Senior SOX Compliance Analyst

Netapp Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

As a NetApp Senior SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) Analyst, you are part of a team of professionals who plans, performs and implements process improvement initiatives for the Finance SOX Compliance Program. Additionally, you will provide consultation on the Sarbanes Oxley Compliance requirements and provide recommendations on key business process and internal controls related to various business processes. Strong process and program management and communication skills, along with strong compliance technical competencies are key to the success in this role.

Job Requirements

Essential Functions

  • Plan, perform and implement process improvement initiatives related to SOX compliance program for the Finance organization.

  • Organize, lead and facilitate cross-functional finance/business process owner teams through remediation efforts.

  • Participate in identifying critical internal controls risk, determine key controls and updating process documentation through walkthroughs and interviews

  • Develop metrics that provide data for process measurement, identifying indicators for future improvement opportunities.

  • Evaluate company initiatives to determine impact to the compliance program scope and recommend inclusion/exclusion based on compliance risk

  • Collect data to identify root cause of problems

  • Measure performance against process requirements/objectives

  • Evaluate internal control measures for operating effectiveness and design objectives against standard frameworks

  • Review completed work papers for consistency and re-performance standards.

  • Facilitate audit cycles with internal and external auditors acting as the primary liaison between the auditors and NTAP management.

  • Provide recommendations on the use of Auditing techniques/procedures to effectively measure control performance

  • Provide recommendations on business process improvements and efficiencies where appropriate to the cross functional Finance teams.

  • Deliver presentations and training courses including measurement, analysis, improvement and best practices.

  • Survey and analyze best practices for audit practices and processes and emerging compliance issues.

  • Develop and create compliance communications plans to affect Finance teams

Responsibilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; including presentation skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment and across functional teams to meet aggressive goals and pre-defined measurement criteria.

  • Ability to evaluate, define and prioritize tasks/projects. Ability to manage concurrent task and re-prioritize as required.

  • Strong understanding of the PCAOB requirements and Audit Methodology.

  • Thorough understanding of SOX rules and standards (Section 302, 404 and AS5)

  • Experience with working with business control objectives and activities (COSO/COBIT frameworks)

  • Experience in performing process walkthroughs and documenting process narratives and/or process flows

  • Demonstrated experience in working with internal and external auditors

  • Demonstrated experience in developing audit plans, sampling techniques and control effectiveness evaluation.

  • Creative approach to problem solving.

Education

  • A minimum of 5 years of audit experience is required; 6-8 years of compliance program/audit role in technology industry experience is preferred.
  • BA or BS in Accounting, Finance or Related Field.
  • CPA (or equivalent) with Big 4 external audit experience is preferred

Nearest Major Market: San Jose

Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Compliance, Program Manager, Business Process, CPA, Accounting, Legal, Management, Finance


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