SOX Compliance IT Manager in Long Island City, NY

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8 - 10 years

Posted 8 weeks ago

The SOX Compliance IT Manager is responsible for ensuring the Company effectively maintains a proper IT control framework as it relates to the effective operation of internal controls over financial reporting (ICOFR). The Manager works as a critical member of the SOX compliance team and oversees the assessment and effectiveness testing of IT general and application controls and reports status, including related deficiencies, to management and external auditors. The manager will also assist in the testing of SOX business process controls, if needed.

  • Oversee execution of the SOX IT program and work effectively with AUSA's external auditors to maximize their reliance and efficiencies; when needed, perform testing of IT controls to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Lead the effort in creating and managing the testing schedule for all IT related testing and oversee the day to day activities of SOX IT testing across multiple business units.
  • Develop and coordinate the execution of management test plans, including reviewing, summarizing and evaluating test results and communicating these results to management and external auditors. Perform tests in a coordinated and efficient manner to avoid duplication of efforts with external auditors.
  • Manage the SOX IT Controls remediation process, providing a single point of contact to verify findings with control owners, monitor remediation activities and provide management reporting to key business stakeholders.
  • Act as a liaison between external IT auditors and management for SOX IT related activities on a regular basis.
  • Partner with the IT Compliance department to ensure IT control activities are efficiently planned, managed and executed throughout the year.
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of systems and process elements for areas under review.
  • Partner with internal IT areas to ensure effective control measures are in place and recommend streamlined improvements and efficiencies when necessary.
  • Ensure timely completion of critical activities, including process documentation updates, control testing and remediation efforts.
  • Utilize and apply strong leadership practices, principles and skills to effectively manage direct reports.
  • Assist in preparing materials for presentation to management and the Audit Committee.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
  • 8+ years of experience in an IT related audit environment. Big 4 experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience.
  • CISA / CPA / MBA preferable.
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration or Accounting.
  • Strong understanding of IT controls over financial reporting. Experience with various and complex IT applications and the associated supporting infrastructure of a large organization.
  • Excellent understanding of concepts related to information systems audit, information security, general IT controls, application controls, and technology risks.
  • Ability to understand broader business implications of IT matters while considering operational risk in addition to IT risk.
  • Experience with significant system implementations/conversions.
  • Maximum proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point and Access, Project) and other applications (e.g., Visio etc.).
  • Excellent relationship skills, excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Team building skills, including ability to work effectively with colleagues that are not in direct reporting relationship.
  • Organizational management skills in a highly complex, fast growing IT control environment.
  • Ability to prepare and articulate objective, defensible, fact-based information.
  • High level of energy and commitment, stress tolerance.