Financial Controls Analyst

Employer
Robert Walters
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A highly successful business based in Bedfordshire are looking to recruit a Financial Controls Analyst.

A highly successful business based in Bedfordshire are looking to recruit a Financial Controls Analyst. This role would suit a recently qualified ACA /ACCA candidate looking to move into Industry from a reputable accountancy firm or someone with a strong background in controls and internal audit from Industry.

Responsibilities:
  • General responsibility to support the Financial Controls Framework programme, including supporting in-scope processes, providing subject matter expertise on the overall SOX programme, design and operation of controls and monitoring remediation progress
  • Identify significant locations, business units, transaction cycles and critical processes and accounts ensuring an adequate scope and testing of the Company's financial statements
  • Act as the key liaison with external advisors regarding the Financial Controls Framework programme, serving as the interface between advisors, the business, and the project team
  • Support external advisors in performing walkthroughs and risk assessments with process owners and document/assess results to ensure adequate control design and identification of "key" controls
  • Evaluate any gaps within the current control environment and existing policies and procedures, develop remediation plans to address gaps and make recommendations to optimise and standardise controls across the Group, and support in implementing remediation activities
  • Work closely with the IT team on designing and implementing controls in existing IT applications and new system implementations
  • Support group-wide control initiatives, such as implementation of software / tools, design and implementation of group-wide controls
  • Support Finance teams to address the impact of changes in people, process and systems and proactively manage a changing control environment
  • Coordinate with management and external auditors on controls testing, as appropriate
  • Work with external advisors and Group Finance to implement an effective training/upskilling programme
  • Assist in the annual financial statement mapping, risk assessment and scoping process
  • Update SOX documentation, including risk and controls matrices and process flowcharts, and evaluate controls as new systems are developed or processes change
  • Assist process owners in the preparation and on-going maintenance of SOX process documentation and process flowcharts
  • Coordinate testing of key controls, track completion, monitor status and continuous follow up with business process owners
  • Identify ongoing process/control deficiencies, recommend remediation plan, and monitor remediation progress
  • Support the coordination with external auditors related to testing requests and issues
  • Evaluate changes in process, people, and technology that may have an impact to internal control over financial reporting, document SOX impact and provide controls guidance and training, as required
  • Coordinate the quarterly SOX certification process
  • Work with Internal Audit on SOX audit scoping and planning activities
  • Provide ongoing internal controls training to control owners

Please apply or alternatively email: for further information.

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