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Senior Specialist, SOX Compliance

Requisition Number:  18149
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Betzdorf, LU


Senior Specialist, SOX Compliance

SES must implement the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX"). The Senior Specialist, SOX Compliance will be responsible for ensuring compliance with SOX by managing and executing the SOX compliance program within the organization. The role involves the assessment, documentation, testing, and monitoring of internal controls over financial reporting (“ICFR”). The Senior Specialist, SOX Compliance will collaborate closely with IT, finance, operations, and internal audit to identify risks, implement control improvements, and ensure adherence to SOX regulatory requirements.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and manage SOX compliance projects, including risk assessment, control documentation, testing, and remediation.
  • Conduct walkthroughs and testing of key business and IT controls to evaluate their design and operating effectiveness.
  • Ensure control owners timely design and implement key controls to mitigate risks
  • Ensure control owners maintain appropriate documentation of control activities and processes
  • Identify areas within relevant processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness and assist process owners with design and implementation of control improvements
  • Identify control deficiencies and work with process owners to develop and implement remediation plans.
  • Prepare and review SOX documentation, including process narratives, flowcharts, risk and control matrices, and testing plans.
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors to facilitate their review and testing of controls.
  • Monitor and report on the status of control deficiencies and remediation progress to ensure timely resolution
  • Provide guidance and training to process owners on SOX requirements and best practices
  • Stay updated on changes in SOX regulations, accounting standards, and industry practices to ensure compliance with SOX.
     

COMPETENCIES

  • Strong knowledge of SOX requirements and the COSO framework
  • Understanding of PCAOB audit requirements
  • Excellent knowledge of financial reporting processes and internal controls over financial reporting
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP, a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft D365 a plus
  • 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 Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field 
  • U.S. Certified Public Accountant or similar certification a plus
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in external audit, SOX compliance, internal audit, or a related field
  • Experience in a Big 4 accounting firm implementing SOX-compliant ICFR programs and/or auditing financial reporting processes in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB
  • Experience with SOX compliance, internal controls, and financial reporting at large companies
  • Fluent in written and oral English
     

 

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.

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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