Controls and Compliance Analyst - SOX - Utilities

Job type:
on-site
Start:
ASAP
Duration:
3 months
From:
Pontoon
Place:
Warwickshire
Date:
08/01/2016
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
project ID:
1177331

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Controls and Compliance Analyst - SOX - Utilities

Overview

To support the UK Controls & Compliance team to provide controls expertise to the UK business, including the provision of general controls guidance, support and formal testing of control design and operation to support annual Sarbanes-Oxley attestation process.

Responsibilities

  • Performing formal evaluation of the design and operation of key controls over financial reporting in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Performing evaluation of the design and operation of other business controls
  • Supporting and advising the UK business with the remediation of control deficiencies
  • Provision of general controls (financial & otherwise) guidance, training and coaching to the UK business
  • Supporting the UK business with the development and maintenance of process documentation for key financial processes (including documentation of process risks and controls)
  • Developing & preparing reporting relating to controls
  • Coaching and training for more junior team members

Skills and Experience Required

  • Qualified Accountant or Audit Practitioner
  • Experience of internal or external audit, or other process/controls assurance activities (for instance Sarbanes-Oxley testing)
  • Ability to understand and critically assess complex business and financial processes and produce high quality process and controls documentation (including production of process flow diagrams using MS Visio or similar)
  • Knowledge and experience of control frameworks - including a robust understanding of process, risk and controls
  • Good finance knowledge & experience
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient planning and project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation and with key external stakeholders.
  • Ability to recognise priorities and adjust/re-direct resources accordingly in order to ensure milestone deliveries.
  • Proactive, with ability to manage own workload, to time and desired levels of quality.
  • Ability to challenge existing processes and provide opportunities for process improvements and/or greater efficiency