SOX & Internal Controls Analyst

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £275 - £325 per day

  • Contact:

    Paul Francombe

  • Contact email:

    paul.francombe@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH95540_1546528348

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-02

  • Start date:

    14/01/19

My client, a well-known telecommunications company based in the City of London, is currently seeking a SOX and Internal Controls Analyst to join them on a 3-month contract.
You should ideally be immediately available or on a maximum of 1 week's notice, and be set up to work via your own limited company.

My client's Group Finance department has created a new team focused on supporting the business to meet its financial control and compliance obligations, within a wider refresh of the group's control framework.
This role will support driving the design, delivery and reporting of the assurance programme over the group's financial risks and controls to support the effective delivery of the financial reporting and controls, with the main focus on the Sarbanes-Oxley requirements for FY18/19.

Being a core member of the Group Finance team, you will be responsible for:

  • The financial control framework
  • The Sarbanes Oxley programme including re-designing, planning, coordination and testing
  • Reporting on the control framework and assurance testing to relevant committees

On a day to day basis you will be;

  • Maintaining and improving the risk framework and providing management oversight and support to the business
  • Supporting the maintenance of the financial control framework, and the setting of related policies, standards and guidelines, and dispensations
  • Undertaking activities to deliver the Sarbanes Oxley s404 annual programme of work including planning, testing, certification, managing remediation and evaluations, and reporting
  • Executing the transition of the Sarbanes Oxley testing programme from Internal Audit
  • Providing best practice expertise to the Group on the COSO and Sarbanes Oxley internal control frameworks
  • Providing independent reporting of key risks and collating inputs to provide integrated assurance reporting over financial controls
  • Providing advice/support and delivering communications and training to the business units or group operations
  • Delivering the above with pace, drive and rigour, whilst developing team capability and insight
  • Handling day-to-day relationships with the group's external and internal auditors on control matters and related issues

Key Requirements

  • ACA qualified accountant from a Big4 practice background with 1-3 years post-qual experience
  • Recent risk and controls framework/operation experience
  • Experience of preparing reports for key stakeholders
  • Telecoms industry experience is desirable
  • Strong Excel skills and Oracle system experience