EMEA SOX Manager - Global Real Estate Business
Managing a team of Senior Associates and supporting in the development of the SOX program for a global, US listed business.
Our client is world's largest commercial real estate services and investment management business, completing over $330 billion dollars' worth of transactions annually and managing over $100 billion of invested assets and 5 ½ billion square feet of property. The company has has over 80,000 employees through more than 450 offices worldwide.
Our client is also passionate about the people that make up their business and look to hire and retain a wide variety of people. They have various initiatives such as a return to work programme, apprenticeship & mentoring programmes, a program to support women and talent initiatives to drive diverse recruitment and retention.As a business, they believe that an inclusive culture is a thriving culture.
The Global SOX function has undergone significant redesign and is in a position now to grow and expand. They are aiming to deliver world class service delivery across the group. This newly created role represents a fantastic opportunity to join a motivated, engaging and truly international team!
DescriptionReporting to the Associate Director, the Manager will oversee the SOX team and ensure the timely delivery of a high-quality SOX program.Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Support in managing the SOX program from planning through to completion. This includes SOX walk-throughs, controls testing, deficiency evaluation, remediation tracking, review of work papers and on-the-job-training of staff. Delegate and track resources to ensure that they are efficient utilisation.Partner with the business to understand the complex nature of the global business, using relevant information to evaluate processes, flows, financial records, policies and apply professional accounting & auditing standards to assess risks. Manage priorities to ensure work is delivered in a high-quality, timely fashion. Foster a positive work environment and lead teams in the planning, execution, and reporting phases of audits or special projects, in line with leadership team guideline and time-line.
ProfileRecent working experience of SOX with knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures Top 6 or national accounting firm experience required Experience leading more junior team members in environments of transformation, change and disruption. Experience facilitating training and awareness relating to SOX initiatives and compliance. Strong analytical capabilities, process improvement and organization skills;Excellent communication skills and presentation skills.
This role offers a competitive salary with additional benefits such as a cash car allowance, bonus, pension scheme and healthcare scheme.
They are based in Central London with the expectation to be in the office 2 days per week, potentially more at the start to support with on-boarding of more junior members of the team.
This opportunity will provide you with opportunities to progress within the company due to the fast-growth of the team as well as the strong stakeholder relationships you will build. This role is a key hire to support with the Senior Associates and act as a key stakeholder within the SOX team.