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SOX Manager

Hays Senior Finance
England, Chester, Cheshire
GBP55000.0 - GBP75000.0 per annum + £55,000 - £75,000 DOE
Closing date
8 Aug 2024

Job Details

Hays Senior Finance are working with a global manufacturing business near Chester who are looking to appoint a SOX Manager based from their UK site but covering multiple international sites. Due to ongoing growth and internal promotions, the business is looking to appoint a SOX Manager. The successful candidate will be required to assist in the planning, testing and execution of management's internal controls programme in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act along with performing Business Assurance projects as directed. Previous experience of SOX is not required, but candidates should have a large Practice background and substantial experience in external audit - SOX controls can be trained and the role would work within a team of six people.

Key roles and responsibilities:

* Involvement in the roll-out of a new ERP system, with focus on standardisation of controls across the Group
* Perform SOx testing across the Group for quarterly s302 and s404 attestation
* Provide guidance and training on the operation of controls, based on understanding of business operations and SEC requirements
* Maintain reporting procedures to comply with internal control requirements for SOx and assist in the implementation of the Group's SOx strategy
* Manage interactions with external auditors on ICFR testing
* Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving SOx processes
* Some involvement in internal audit testing, as required
* Some involvement in IT controls, as required
* Some opportunity to travel to sites across the world for detailed controls testing
* Assist with controls requirements relating to M&A activity, as required

Key requirements:
* Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
* Knowledge of US GAAP and SOx is preferred but not essential
* At least 5 years external audit experience in an accounting firm or 5 years' experience working in an internal controls or internal audit department
* Ability to research and propose controls based on business operations and / or accounting issues
* Must possess a strong analytical capacity
* Must be capable of working autonomously, as well as being a team player and possessing the ability to interact and interface with all levels of management

We are looking to speak to either Top4/10 trained accountants who have post-qualified experience in Practice or those who have moved into Industry into a relevant, controls-focused role. This is a great opportunity to join a successful, global business who offer unrivalled career progression into either Group finance or Operational finance.
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