Summary Description: Responsible for providing business unit support for SOX Audits and Internal Audit. Completion of the assigned task timely and accurately. Maintaining the documentation related to the existing SOX controls, Update changes related to process and control owners. This role supports across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.
Responsible for effectively planning and executing comprehensive SOX walk through sessions for Business units and Audit partners
Obtaining an understanding of the business areas under review
Managing the SOX team and ensuring the deliverables are met as per SLA
Act as the liaison between Onshore team, GBS Hyderabad leadership and ensure effective escalation management and operational updates
Evaluating and documenting the design of key controls
Executing testing and completing work papers of high quality in accordance with Department standards
Executing special projects as requested
On-going SOX management, which includes:
Liaising with the business to ensure all SOX controls are implemented and facilitating certain entity-level or department-owned controls
Explaining to both finance and non-finance staff the reasons (necessity) for all controls
Ensuring all SOX controls are consistent across the business and any changes to the existing controls to be communicated to the Business units and updated in the SOX repository
Investigating current control/procedure weakness within the business and suggest corrections.
Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of these controls/procedures
Ability to compile/track information.
Teamwork and communication skills – ability to work with others and communicate effectively (both email and verbal communication)
Provides financial data schedules to support auditor and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance requests and including evaluation of annual SOX scoping based upon key financial data
Aligning with audit partners on defining how to evidence controls operation and facilitating timely Evidence Gathering throughout the SOX evaluation processes
Prepares reports for internal, government, or statutory requirements as directed
Participates in special projects under the direction of the Director of GBS Hyderabad
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required: (List only the minimum requirements needed for satisfactory job performance.)
Work Experience: 7+ years of experience, specifically in Managing the SOX process; Experience with financial systems, preferably Oracle; BWise. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Education/Training: A Bachelor’s Degree in Business is required with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance preferred. Auditing or Accounting course work preferred.
License/Registration/Certification: M.Com or MBA (Finance major) Preferred CA inter.
Critical Competencies required:
Understanding of internal control elements; analytical skills; good interpersonal skills; good written and oral communication skills; highly organized; ability to meet strict deadlines; excellent customer service skills
SOX experience is required
Advanced excel skills
Ability to handle confidential information
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