Director Of SOX And Internal Controls

Zovio Chandler , AZ 85249

Posted 4 weeks ago

The Director of SOX and Internal Controls position is a full-time employment opportunity. Reporting to Chief Financial Officer and a dotted line to the Chief Accounting Officer, the Director of SOX and Internal Controls is a key leadership role in our Accounting department, responsible for administering effective and efficient SOX compliance. The Director of SOX and Internal Controls will be required to proactively communicate with all departments within the organization.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist in:

  • the design, monitoring, and testing of the organization's internal control environment, and

  • the presentation of finding and specific recommendations to Senior and Executive Management.

  • Understand various budget variances and investigate and resolve accounting issues and transactions, as needed

  • Responsible for monitoring new accounting requirements and determining their impact on the Company

  • When necessary, creates and provides tailored guidance and/or training to various constituencies

  • Assists departmental leads in applying technical accounting guidance to specific situations (e.g., revenue recognition, acquisition purchase accounting, etc.)

  • Works with internal audit to help ensure the controls are working effectively to support Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance

  • Development of staff through objective setting, performance reviews and training

  • Support long-term strategic planning and business development initiatives

  • Other assignments including ad hoc projects

  • Key member with Finance/Accounting; ensures best practices and ongoing compliance with the accounting and disclosure control requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

  • Reviews internal controls and financial reporting under Sarbanes-Oxley, specifically Section 404's assessment and documentation requirements

  • Completes control initiatives by closely working with senior management, internal and external auditors

  • Project liaison for key business initiatives to ensure proper control environment

  • Lead in the implementation of the Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 compliance project (SOX).

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ years of audit and SOX compliance working in public companies.

  • Strong United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) knowledge

  • Strong SOX knowledge and experience

  • Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Access

  • CPA and Big 4 experience required.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong project management experience to aid in completion of internal (management and internal audit) and external (auditors) SOX compliance steps.

  • Continuous improvement mindset and working style.

  • Strong leadership skills, in particular, a "lead by example".

  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and positive attitude; able to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines.

  • Detail oriented, analytical thinker who also understands the big picture and can identify and proactively act on issues before they become problems.

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Independent worker.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Masters or MBA preferred
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