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Location: Arlington, VA
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager, SOX Internal Controls & Business Systems located in Virginia. The position works closely with the Controller, control owners, auditors, and other stakeholders in support of the company’s internal controls and execution of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and DFARS Business System programs.
To be successful, it's important that the individual provide thought leadership in key audit areas, such as risk assessment, internal controls assessments, and other regulatory, operational and compliance initiatives that support a strong internal control environment. The individual will provide guidance to internal stakeholders including finance, IT, HR, Legal, etc. regarding best internal control practices that minimize risk to the organization and advise on process improvements.
Oversee the development and execution of the company’s SOX compliance and DFARS Business Systems program while ensuring compliance with regulatory rules and deadlines
Monitor changing business environment for items that may impact the company
Lead discussions with control owners and business leads to identify risks and provide guidance on process or policy improvements
Work collaboratively with control owners to ensure internal controls are adequately designed and implemented
Lead operating effective testing and review all control deficiency action plans and monitor for complete remediation. Conclude on the overall operating effectiveness and adequacy of controls
Prepare management reporting on the internal control environment, including control deficiencies, for Executive Leadership and Audit Committee
Act as the key point of contact for the company’s external auditors, internal auditors and process owners on all matters related to SOX and DFARS compliance, including evaluation and resolution of identified control deficiencies
Develop internal control staff through education and training and/or modify and enhance internal controls processes as required by organizational needs
Must be able to work on a self- initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours when needed
Here Is What You Need:
Bachelors Degree or 7 years of equivalent industry experience
Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Experience with progressively complex experience in finance/accounting with a large enterprise accounting firm performing SOX financial statement audits and internal controls experience for public company or experience with a large enterprise accounting firm experience performing SOX financial statement audits, including management level experience
Extensive knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements (SOX) and the internal control framework (specifically COSO), including IT controls.
Demonstrated knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS)
Bonus Points If:
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, or related discipline
10+ years of industry experience
Experience with Deltek Costpoint
Proven ability to manage a team in a fast-paced environment
Strong professional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with senior leadership and auditors.
Strong project management skills – able to work on multiple projects concurrently
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