Finance Analyst – SOX

Finance Analyst – SOX

ProViso Consulting

Job Description:

• Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Controls Office, the Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for managing and monitoring business and/or Information Technology related processes and controls within the ICFR program as well as managing other processes, such as planning in accordance with the program methodology.
• The Senior Financial Analyst while not having direct reports, will have the opportunity to cross train, coach and develop analysts on the team.

Job Responsibilities:

• The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for establishing strong relationships with key Business, Information Technology and Finance management as well as with the external and/or internal auditors. In addition, the Senior Financial Analyst must keep abreast of significant changes at client as it relates to the program including the regulatory landscape to assess the impact to the program.
• The Senior Financial Analyst will represent the Global Controls Office (GCO) on appropriate forums and is responsible for keeping Senior Manager up to date on the execution of the program.
• The role requires the incumbent to have a broad and in-depth knowledge of key risks including Information Technology and business risks impacting financial reporting.

Key Responsibilities Include The Following:

• Execute the annual ICFR planning activities
• Assess and monitor financial/ technology/business risk
• Completion of the GCO’s process, including planning, attestation, findings analysis and management, on-going client communications and reporting
• Present an objective and independent opinion on the adequacy of ICFR
• Monitor progress of testing by Internal Audit
• Keep abreast of emerging IT/business issues, trends and regulatory requirements and assess the potential impact on the program
• Maintain effective relationships and regular interaction with key contacts within Business/ Finance/ Information Technology
• Provide advice and counsel on risk and control questions or issues
• Contribute to, and promote positive working relationships by effectively communicating and regularly sharing information, issues/points of interest, learning and knowledge with the team
• Represent GCO on key projects and forums
• Perform periodic reporting for the group
• Lead and/or participate in group activities aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness of the GCO processes and methodology.

Education & Experience:

• Professional accounting designation is required
• SOX/NI-52-109/FDICIA experience is required
• 3-5 years related experience required
• Internal or External Audit background is an asset
• IT Audit experience is an asset
• Technology degree or certification is preferred (e.g. CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, etc.);
• Excellent project management skills
• Proven ability to manage and work within a diverse group of professionals
• Confident presentation and facilitation skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to facilitate working with individuals at all levels
• Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to improve efficiency and effectiveness of processes and teams
• Excellent problem solving ability
• Excellent conflict management skills
• Promotes and enables change
• Effective time management, multi-tasking and organization skills to meet tight deadlines as well as flexibility to adapt to changing priorities
• Excellent communication and decision making skills
• Self-motivated and the ability to motivate and influence others
• Strong knowledge of the SOX/FDICIA regulatory requirements
• Team Player and Good working knowledge of Microsoft office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.)
• Within the global controls office they have segment leads that lead the SOX controls (some business some business and IT)
• Ensure payments and inventory are up to date for those SOX controls
• Work with external auditors and managers
• Mitigate financial risk
• Assessment of 3rd party vendors (ensure there is the right kind of coverage in relations to SOX requirements)
• Pre-audit reporting (findings)
• Ad hoc projects

Must Have:

• SOX regulatory experience – 5 years
• IT Audit – 3-5 years
• Accounting background – 3-5 years (professional accounting designation such as CPA, CA/CPA)
• Advisory/ consulting experience – 3 years

Nice To Have:

• Project management skills (engaging with project managers on what’s going)
• Experience in FI industry
• Experience in assessment of new Accounting Standards

Job Details



12 Months



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