Financial SOX Compliance and Control Specialist

Sellick Partnership
£40000 - £45000 per annum
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Sellick Partnership has been engaged to recruit a Financial SOX Compliance & Control Specialist for an instantly recognisable global financial services organisation in the Manchester.

We are seeking a highly motivated professional to be responsible for Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Financial Reporting Controls and Compliance for all the business international locations (primarily Europe, but also including Asia and Latin America). This team of five is based in the Manchester office and offers a high profile opportunity for the successful candidate to make their mark both with the SOX group and within the wider Finance function.

Reporting to the Manager of SOX Compliance - Finance, you will be part of a team of experienced SOX Compliance professionals evaluating internal controls in the Finance and other business segments of the business. As a Financial SOX Compliance & Controls Specialist, you will continually evaluate processes and controls which includes Investment Management, Investment Services, Markets Group and Business Partners.

The Financial SOX Compliance & Controls Specialist will:

  • Execute and document SOX Compliance and regulatory reporting controls testing throughout the organisation including documentation of processes and controls and evaluation of control design and operating effectiveness.
  • Participate in an advisory capacity on non-SOX projects that have internal control implications.
  • Provide written and verbal communications to senior executives on SOX Compliance and regulatory reporting controls related issues.
  • Liaise with external auditors and internal auditors for SOX compliance and regulatory reporting controls related issues.
  • Work with minimal supervision completing work under tight deadlines.

This role includes excellent growth potential within Finance and can also serve as a gateway to other areas within the business. Your success will largely derive from your technical and analytical abilities as you take on multiple projects/tasks within tight timelines. The quality of your work product will also be key and should demonstrate attention to detail and sound judgment.

You will manage activities relating to implementing a comprehensive evaluation and

assessment of the design and effectiveness of financial controls of the assigned department(s). This evaluation and assessment will be designed to comply with Sarbanes Oxley regulations and provide thorough and reliable information and recommendations for improvement in financial controls to the Board of Directors and management

The person

The successful applicant will be either be a qualified ACA, ACCA, CPA or CIMA or someone coming from a similar role, coupled with a strong academic record.

You will have 5 years plus of accounting/audit experience; experienced at working with complex departments; have great oral and written communication skills and in-depth knowledge of auditing and accounting principles; strong interpersonal skills and sound, objective judgment required; working knowledge of US GAAP and IT audit experience and /or qualification and working experience with a Big 4 Firm is preferred.

Due to the multi-faceted nature of this position it is essential that the successful individual has proven experience in relationship building, influencing others as well as managing people and projects.

In a workplace where teamwork is essential, excellent people skills are a must. Likewise the individual must be diligent with has a keen eye for detail and an analytical mind. If you consider yourself to be a committed, motivated individual, who can demonstrate the above skills then we would be pleased to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for this role or would like to find out more, please apply online or contact Jonathan Moss at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642.

Sellick Partnership is a market leader in financial recruitment, offering temporary, contract and permanent solutions. Over the last decade we have built up an enviable relationship with key employers, and our expert team of consultants boast up to date market knowledge and a strong reputation, making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.

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