IT SOX Manager

Boston Metro

IT SOX Manager

WilliamsMarston is a premier accounting advisory and management consulting firm, advising some of the fastest growing and most dynamic companies in the world, providing the expertise and resources they need to succeed.

 

The Opportunity

The most talented professionals are attracted to the opportunity to solve the most complex problems. Our SOX Compliance client service professionals work closely with our client’s senior management and their external auditors to ensure full alignment on all IT SOX regulatory compliance issues and ensure that client processes and associated controls for IT SOX compliance are designed, managed and assessed for effectiveness to reduce overall compliance risk across global IT organizations.

Typical roles and responsibilities may include:
  • Manage multiple client IT SOX Compliance programs in establishing and standardizing SOX compliance and IT general controls
  • Lead implementation of the IT General Controls and Application Controls for in-scope systems, including control monitoring and reporting results to client management
  • Direct control owners to identify and remediate any potential issues prior to formal external audits
  • Establish key metrics/status report to client management on a periodic basis; including execution results, general audit activity, management action plan status, special projects status, and other key metrics as appropriate
  • Educate and oversee control owners regarding design of controls, control execution, external auditor requirements, and facilitation of the external audit of IT controls
  • Work collaboratively with client senior management and external auditors to ensure IT controls are consistent with expectations and leading practices
  • Track and monitor implementation of management action plans (MAPs) and monitor remediation activities according to agreed-upon schedule
  • Perform SOX compliance assessments for IT projects
  • Provide training and coaching to IT staff regarding areas of SOX compliance risks and related controls
  • Manage client or third-party service providers to support the SOX compliance program

 

The Candidate

Highly motivated and well-rounded professionals committed to contributing to the growth and future success of our firm.

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or information systems;
  • Other auditor qualifications (e.g., CISA, ISO Lead Auditor, ASQ) a plus
  • 5+ years of public accounting experience (Big Four accounting, advisory, or consulting experience preferred)
  • Thorough understanding of SOX 404 and IT General Control principles and practices
  • Knowledge of industry standard frameworks (e.g., ISO 9001/27001/20000, COBIT, COSO)
  • Working experience with SOX controls and compliance (i.e., manual controls)
  • Auditing experience, including planning/executing/reporting, and hosting/facilitating
  • Experience with ERP systems (e.g., Oracle, NetSuite, etc.)
  • Willingness to tackle complex problems, applying analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member
  • Attention to detail and commitment to delivering high quality client service
  • Capable of managing multiple client engagements simultaneously
  • Team oriented with strong desire to contribute to the growth and success of the firm

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