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Staff Auditor

Endeavor

New York, NY 03-15-2024
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Who We Are:

Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world's most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

Main Purpose of Job
• Key member of the IASC team, focused on performing the process documentation, testing and deficiency identification. Additionally, you will be responsible for helping capture management remediation planning and following up until remediation has been achieved.
• You will be responsible for working with a broad spectrum of stakeholders and multiple business units across the Endeavor organization.
• You will perform financial, operational and compliance audits of business functions and processes (with a current emphasis on financial audits) to ensure the integrity of controls in accordance with applicable standards, as well as reviewing the efficiency of operations.
• You may help prepare draft results, including key findings and recommendations for improvement.
• You may be asked to work on multiple projects/tasks concurrently, and report back to the respective Senior/Manager/Director at agreed-upon cadences.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Project Management
• Help prepare planning documents (memos, project plans, etc.) to support clear understanding of project requirements with both IA and Finance leadership, as well as the business impacted
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to drive clear understanding of project objectives
• Able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

Project Execution
• Help perform the execution of SOX and or IA projects including, but not limited to, the following:
• Documenting processes and controls, confirming completeness and accuracy with key stakeholders and control owners
• Developing a level of auditor scepticism to raise concerns and/or questions to Senior/Manager/Director as necessary.
• Testing design, implementation, and operating effectiveness of controls through the examination of evidence
• Attending discussions with process and control owners on process and/or control expectations, as well as to discuss exceptions (deviations from expectations)
• Responsible for identifying exceptions and escalating to project lead

Clearly document results of IASC work in a manner that allows for IASC leadership review of identified exceptions and proposed remediation plans.

Analytical Skills
• Ability to review evidence to identify exceptions and or potential issues for further discussion with control owner(s) and/or project lead.

IT Proficiency
• Understands how to use technology effectively including the use of tech-enabled software solutions, such as AuditBoard.
• Proficient knowledge of MS Office suite applications utilized in day-to-day testing and analytical operations.

Unusual Challenges or Circumstances e.g., shift(s)/ unsocial hours/ travel etc.
• Will be required to work outside of standard working hours. These time periods will typically be known in advance to which plans can be made.
• Will require limited travel. Candidates should expect to be traveling up to 20% of the year domestically.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and Experience

Mandatory
• Understanding of financial risks and controls
• Understanding of operational, compliance and strategic risks and controls
• Inquisitive mind-set, strong desire to understand Endeavor's myriad business activities
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong team player

Desirable
• 1-2 years of Internal Audit or SOX 404 compliance experience
• General understanding of the Media and Entertainment and/or Endeavor-owned businesses
• SAP accounting software and BPC planning software
• Moderate to strong IT skills, in particular application controls and how systems can and should be leveraged to improve internal control
• Familiarity with AuditBoard

Skills and Abilities

Mandatory
• Excellent communication skills, confident (not afraid to speak up)
• Excellent planning & organizational skills to meet multiple & sometimes conflicting deadlines
• Strong documentation skills and attention to detail

Qualifications and Training

Mandatory
• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience

Working towards certification (i.e., CPA, CIA or CFE, CISA, etc.)

Aptitude

Mandatory
• Ability to work proactively and individually but also as a team player
• Problem solver and solution-centric

About Endeavor Internal Audit & SOX Compliance:

Endeavor Internal Audit & SOX Compliance's primary mandate is to develop, implement and support Finance in complying with section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Additionally, and at times, the department has served the Company by supporting ad-hoc requests from the business and/or to support Legal with investigations.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world's diverse voices.  

Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Per local requirements and in the interest of transparency, the range shown below reflects the prevalent current hiring range for this position. Hiring pay rates are based on a number of factors, including location and may vary depending on job-related qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience. Endeavor strives to provide locally competitive rewards packages, which include base rate along with, as applicable, short- and long-term incentives, growth and developmental opportunities, and robust benefits, such as health care, retirement, vacation and other paid time off, and additional offerings.

Hiring Range Minimum:
$58,500 annually

Hiring Range Maximum:
$70,000 annually

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3zyvn-3-234-244-181-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $58,500 to $70,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Endeavor

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.