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Manager, IT SOX Compliance

Requisition Number:  18148
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Betzdorf, LU


Manager, IT SOX Compliance

SES must implement the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX"). The Manager, IT SOX Compliance will be responsible for helping SES to overseeing the IT aspects of the SOX compliance program, ensuring the company’s IT controls over financial reporting are effective and compliant with regulatory requirements. This role involves planning, execution, and continuous improvement of IT control processes, collaborating with IT, finance, operations, internal audit, and external auditors. The Manager, IT SOX Compliance lays a crucial role in managing and mitigating IT-related risks and enhancing the overall control environment of the company.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of effective IT General Controls and automated con-trols based on criteria established in Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”)
  • Perform process walkthroughs and identify relevant systems and IT-related risks and controls to be included within SOX scope
  • Lead the development and documentation of IT-related processes, policies, and controls to ensure compliance with SOX
  • Manage and perform the design, documentation, testing, and monitoring of IT controls, including application controls, general IT controls (GITCs), and IT-dependent manual controls.
  • Identify areas within relevant processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness and drive design and implementation of automated controls
  • Ensure control owners timely design and implement key IT controls to mitigate risks and maintain appro-priate documentation of control activities and processes
  • Identify relevant third-party service organizations and obtain and evaluate required SOC reports
  • Identify control deficiencies, assist with evaluating the severity of the deficiencies, and work with process owners to develop and implement remediation plans
  • Track and report on the status of remediation efforts to ensure timely resolution
  • For new or proposed system implementations, represent the SOX compliance function and embed SOX compliance requirements into system design and implementation
  • Manage IT-related SOX audits with internal and external auditors
  • Drive the implementation of an auditing automation software tool to manage governance tasks and SOX reporting functions
  • Assist with education and training of company personnel on SOX requirements 
  • Maintain current knowledge of SOX compliance regulations, IT standards, and industry best practices and ensure the company adjusts to changes by issuing guidance and instructions to the appropriate IT stakeholders and personnel. Recommend changes to current controls to address required changes.
     

COMPETENCIES

  • In-depth knowledge of SOX requirements and the COSO framework
  • In-depth understanding of PCAOB audit requirements
  • Excellent knowledge of IT processes, applications, and infrastructure
  • Knowledge of IT controls frameworks such as COBIT
  • Experience with assessing and reviewing technology risks and controls over areas including application controls, access management, change management, and computer operations for IT platforms (operating systems, databases, and network components)
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP
  • Experience with Microsoft D365 
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to work independently 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and achieve agreement from stakeholders
  • Willingness to challenge status quo and drive continuous improvement
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field 
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and/or Certified Internal Auditor certification a plus
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in IT audit, IT SOX compliance, or a related field 
  • Significant experience in a Big 4 accounting firm implementing SOX-compliant ICFR programs and/or auditing IT processes in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB
  • Significant experience with SOX compliance, IT General Controls, and automated controls affecting internal controls over financial reporting at large companies
  • Fluent in written and oral English
     

 

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Embark on a career with us, where diversity isn't just a buzzword – it's our driving force. We are crafting a workplace mosaic that values every hue, background, and perspective. Join a global team where inclusivity sparks innovation, and individuality is not only embraced but celebrated. At SES we are committed to hiring inspiring individuals from all backgrounds. We take great pride in creating safe and inclusive processes and we support the recruitment, retention, and evolution of all employees irrespective of gender, colour, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or marital status, background or walk in life.

SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity!

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