Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/CIO
Location: negotiable
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.
CIO Controls & Compliance Team
The CIO Controls & Compliance team’s primary responsibility is to ensure Accenture is compliant with the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation on the IT side of Accenture internal operations. We work with 20-30 financial related applications and infrastructure areas and review their processes as they relate to SOX, such as SDLC, Access Reviews, job scheduling, etc. 
Role Description – SOX IT Controls Manager
Manager required to oversee SOX IT General Controls compliance
Responsibilities will include the following: 
  • Coordinate & track SOX IT General Controls activities (i.e. Internal Controls testing, external audit, etc.)
  • Coordinate the work efforts of others to complete key compliance activities and ensure those activities are completed in a timely manner
  • Work with external auditor and/or other consultants to understand and improve on changing compliance requirements from PCAOB, etc
  • Integrate new applications into the IT Controls environment (meet with new contacts, assess impacts, explain controls, write meeting minutes, follow-up for implementation, etc.)
  • Assess new IT systems or changes to existing applications to determine controls impact & risks to environment (such as migration to new deployment tools, migrations to PaaS, etc)
  • Review vendor SOC1 reports for appropriate ITGC coverage, engage with vendors as needed, and assist applications in their review & analysis of exceptions & client control considerations
  • Engage in learning about & testing new tools that are rolled out to CIO to assess functionality and any gaps in meeting requirements (e.g Service Now, Microsoft ADO, etc)
  • Review process/controls documentation and assist control owners in developing and maintaining clear, detailed and accurate documentation such as process flow charts, access review templates, and control wording
  • Communicate across the CIO organization on Security and SOX related topics
  • Coordinate with Internal Audit on reviews with SOX impact & review resulting reports
  • Provide guidance/oversight to off-shore IT compliance teams
  • Coach/mentor junior members of the team; provide performance feedback
  • Bring issues to closure by overseeing the investigation and directing the team accordingly
  • Create PPT decks & status reports for leadership


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Accounting or similar
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Industry certifications such as CRISC, CISA, CPA, CIA are a plus
  • Prefer 5-7 years’ experience addressing SOX Compliance
  • Candidate either has Big4 Accounting firm experience as an ITGC Auditor or has ITGC SOX managerial experience at another large corporation
  • Knowledge of the IT environment and Software Development Life Cycle processes, methodologies, tools, etc.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office applications’ skills – Word, Excel, & PPT
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps, especially as related to ITGCs is a plus
  • Experience with Workday or ServiceNow are a plus
Professional Skills:
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a number of simultaneous projects and tasks while demonstrating urgency and ownership to drive issues to completion
  • Be able to engage at all levels of the organization across geographies to organize, drive and communicate results
  • Have strong ability to work with minimum direction and possess a high drive for results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, well-organized, can track items to closure
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and decision-making skills
  • High moral and ethical behavior – understand responsibilities with respect to sensitive information and working with external audit firms
  • Energetic & innovative team player
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate global meeting times
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture. 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.
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Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.
If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.
Other Employment Statements
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.
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