SOX Finance Analyst

Location
England, Bedfordshire, Luton
Salary
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
27 Aug 2020
Closes
24 Sep 2020
Ref
14107146/001
Contact
Ryan Cooke
Job Title
Accountant
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

As the Assistant Internal Controls Manager you will be responsible for UK SOX Compliance as well as oversight over implementing effective internal controls nationally.

Client Details

A multi-national FMCG brand with ambitious growth plans following 12 months of European transformation headed out of the UK.

Description

  • Liaising with stakeholders to identify and understand key business changes.
  • Evaluate and assess the impact of the change on financial /operational/business processes and its overall impact on financial reporting.
  • Supporting the business in designing effective controls to mitigate risks emerging from the business change and ensuring that all new / changed processes are adequately documented and/or existing narratives are updated accordingly.
  • Administers global Risk and Compliance Framework, monitor resolution of control weaknesses and recommendations.
  • Provide guidance and training on all aspects of internal control including interpretation of relevant policies, application of documentation best practices and the detection of possible red flags of fraud.
  • Identify improvement opportunities to enhance quality, consistency, relevance and efficiency of internal controls.
  • Assists evaluating effectiveness of the global Risk and Compliance Framework. Periodically reviews automated transaction monitoring reports and investigates the potential SOD conflicts.
  • Providing regular update to line management on SOx compliance and contributing to the monthly Control Steering Group (CSG) to inform and challenge key stakeholders in control issues

Profile

  • Internal Controls & Risk Management Experience
  • Knowledge of core financial and operational processes
  • Accounting/Audit background
  • Knowledge of using data analytics

Desirable:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent) plus 1 PQE
  • Internationally recognised certification Internal Audit (CIA or equivalent)
  • ERP implementation and business transformation programme experience
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. This will include presentational, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Must have the ability to negotiate and persuade, sometimes in a setting that is unresponsive or hostile to control recommendations.
  • Must have a good level of numeracy, keyboard skills and computer literacy.
  • Must have the ability to make judgements and recommendations in the context of complex systems and risk and materiality of findings.
  • Must have good time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst managing competing priorities.
  • Must be able to be flexible and adaptable to change.

Job Offer

£45,000 - £55,000 + benefits.