Full Time Job

Senior SOX Analyst

ViacomCBS

New York, NY 04-14-2021
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

DESCRIPTION:

As a Senior SOX Analyst, you will be joining the Corporate Risk and Compliance team rolling up to the Senior Vice President of Internal Controls and SOX Compliance. You will have an opportunity to work across many areas of the company and its operations, with exposure to senior leadership. In this position, you will be responsible for activities related to SOX compliance including the performance and documentation of internal controls design and operating efficiency testing, as well as the maintenance of risk matrices, process narratives and process flow diagrams. In addition, you will drive the planning and execution of special purpose projects related to process improvements, system implementations, adoption of GAAP change and other ad hoc initiatives across the organization's business units. We are seeking candidates with experience in SOX, internal controls and accounting, and who display a strong sense of ownership and accountability, have outstanding interpersonal skills and possess an eagerness to learn.

Responsibilities:
• Participate in the annual risk assessment and update Company risk matrices
• Assess design and operating effectiveness of controls to ensure they mitigate identified risks
• Prepare clear, concise, appropriately referenced work papers to document test procedures performed and conclusion drawn
• Create and maintain internal control documentation including process flow diagrams, process narratives and design and operating effectiveness of testing results
• Monitor remediation of control deficiencies identified and provide recommendations for operational improvements
• Identify gaps or limitations within our financial processes and systems, and work with senior leaders and global teams to develop and implement internal controls to sufficiently mitigate risk
• Drive project plans including tracking and communicating progress of projects while adhering to deadlines
• Build effective working relationships with key Corporate departments (e.g. Global Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial Reporting, Treasury, Human Resources and Benefits etc.), as well as the operational level groups within the business units (e.g. Advertising, Affiliate, Streaming, Production, etc.)
• Serve as a liaison between senior management, business process owners, key operation groups (IT, HR, Legal), Corporate and external auditors
• Facilitate annual walk-throughs of key business processes with business owners and external auditors to assess adequacy of control design effectiveness
• Support the administration of the Global Risk and Compliance platform (AuditBoard) to ensure test result data integrity, appropriate user security and the implementation and monitoring of automated workflows

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related area
• Professional qualifications highly desirable (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA)
• 2+ years of experience (public accounting preferred)
• Experience in the entertainment industry a plus
• Good working knowledge of US GAAP, COSO and SOX
• Experience developing test plans, executing testing and concluding on the operating effectiveness of internal controls
• Experience flowcharting business processes, preparing risk and control matrices and writing process narratives
• Ability to build strong working relationships with senior leaders, global cross-functional teams and external consultants
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to understand and summarize complex information
• Proficient in excel and data analysis, with a desire to grow in this area
• Solid organizational skills including attention to detail, multi-tasking and project management
• Able to plan and manage own workload including delivery to deadlines, budgets and quality standards



JOB CATEGORY: Finance

FUNCTION: Finance/Accounting

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4yxzq-18-206-238-77-42 in your application.

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