Sr Specialist, Accounting Internal Controls

Fairfax, VA
Jul 12, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
Key Responsibilities: Accounting Compliance: Serve as a business partner to preemptively monitor key operational and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls that impact the overall control environment through the execution of quarterly process reviews providing assurance to Accounting leadership. Conduct internal test procedures to evaluate the presence and functioning of key SOX controls, supporting the company s quarterly disclosure and control procedures. Liaise with the external/internal auditors and process owners in support of the annual audit of internal controls over financial reporting (including ITGCs). Assist with SOX related activities including audit planning, coordinating the annual walkthrough discussions, managing the audit request lists, and coordinating meetings as needed. Assist with the annual SOX process documentation updates as well as partner with process owners to critically assess their current internal controls providing recommendations to maintain optimal control coverage of the 17 COSO2 principles. Assist with administering the user access reviews and conducting the review of the user entity control mapping of the Company s in-scope SOX systems. Assist with the quality assurance review of all related policies and procedures under the CFO Office and lead the communication efforts of P&P issuances. Assist with the site administration of the team s SharePoint sites. Special Projects: Participate in special projects upon management request. Serve as the controls expert for new acquisitions, system upgrades, and data conversions. Assist with planning, leading, and executing accounting operational reviews. Aid with documenting key accounting policies and process flows where needed. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting CPA 4 5 years of professional work experience with a minimum of 2 years in audit with a public accounting firm and 3 years of Sarbanes-Oxley experience Robust understanding of internal controls, financial reporting/close processes and practical business process improvements Knowledge of COSO2 and 17 guiding principles Willingness to travel domestically and internationally approximately 10% of the time Preferred Skills/Experience: Master s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration Applied knowledge of COGNOS, Hyperion Financial Management, SharePoint, Deltek Costpoint, and Deltek Maconomy Experience with mergers & acquisitions and financial processes/controls due diligence in a multi-national environment Professional Skills: Self-starter with minimal supervision Ability to demonstrate general business acumen and professional maturity Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills Ability to prepare and conduct training on an ad hoc basis Strong analytical problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions in a concise, practical way Team player with the ability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced, rapid growth, ever-changing, hands-on environment Diplomacy and consensus-building skills to establish trust and credibility Ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels of the company on cross-functional initiatives Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) including Visio Fairfax, VA (VA01)