Manager, Internal Controls
SDI MediaLos Angeles, CA
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The Manager of Internal Controls will report to the Director of SDI JSOX and Special Projects. This position is responsible for leading the Company's global J-SOX program and other initiatives related to improving internal controls. This will include, but not be limited to: creating and updating process narratives, flowcharts and risk and control matrixes, performing walkthroughs, control testing, preparing control failure reports, providing control updates to senior management and the Japanese parent company, documenting action plans and guiding process owners on how to improve their processes. This position will also liaise with internal/external auditors as required.
Principle Duties & Responsibilities
•Develop an annual J-SOX plan which monitors/facilitates the compliance activities across the company.
•Lead the analysis and review of key internal control procedures (including IT General Controls), risk and control matrixes, and test plans.
•Update all process related documentation after reviews or changes
•Track control testing and failures along with analysis performed and updates made to tighten a specific control
•Interview process owners to understand controls in place, challenges or impediments to the control and make suggestions for revising controls as needed to ensure operability and functionality of measurements.
•Provide weekly updates to senior management highlighting when controls are revised or improved.
•Ensure key controls identified in the narratives agree with the control matrixes, test plans and process flows.
•Maintain the control failure documentation and follow-up on timely remediation and outstanding action plans.
•Work on special projects relating to internal controls as directed by the Director, SDI JSOX and Special Projects.
•Monitor changes in the business which might affect the Company's internal controls in financial reporting, IT and Entity Level Controls identifying necessary changes and advising senior management before making changes
•Develop common processes, re-engineer and streamline processes and controls.
•Prepare, analyze, evaluate, and document internal controls testing assessments and results.
•Develop and conduct trainings for J-SOX/internal controls as required.
•Liaise with internal/external auditors on internal control testing.
•Drive process improvements for greater accuracy, financial control, and efficiency.
Must be able to demonstrate:
•Accountability for implementation and measurement of new and established processes.
•Excellent organizational and project management skills.
•Ability to collaborate internally establishing positive working relationships based on trust, and ability to be open to suggestions.
•Strong analytical, project management and organizational skills with the ability to coordinate, manage, and train others.
•Ability to work on multiple projects under time constraints.
•Ability to deal with imperfect information and ambiguity.
•Ability to network and collaborate cross-functionally.
•Strong skills for process analysis, risk and control identification, and problem solving.
Qualifications and Experience
•BA/BS in Accounting or Finance.
•Understanding of SOX and internal controls (specific knowledge of J-SOX is NOT required).
•Minimum of 5 years of internal controls related experience.
•SOX compliance/audit experience is a plus.
•Financial statement audit experience is a plus.
•Understanding of application and system access controls, and COSO framework.
•Knowledge of US GAAP.
•Preferred certifications: CPA, CIA, CISA
•Willingness to travel up to 10% internationally