Sr. IT Controls Analyst

Waste Management Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

The IT Controls Analyst is a key member of the Internal Controls team. Your deep experience with IT Governance, financials, SOX, systems, SDLC, and cyber security will be of great value in this role. The IT Controls Analyst will be instrumental in mapping out system flows, data queries, identifying logic behind the queries and IT audit and controls framework. This is a fast paced, career directed position in Audit and Controls as well as the entire organization.

This position will travel up to 30% of the time.

The IT Controls Analyst opportunity is located in Houston, Texas and reports to the Manager, IT Internal Controls.

I. Job Summary

The IT Controls Analyst applies IT SOX methodology to ensure satisfactory implementation of IT governance control structure.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To be successful in this role, the IT Controls Analyst must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Execution of SOX strategy decisions, scoping and planning for assigned environments.

  • Review and refinement of key controls around significant financial processes, accounts, and applications as well as digital innovation.

  • Focusing on continuous improvement of the processes and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency and ongoing compliance.

  • Review of deficiencies and monitoring of status of recommendation.

  • Communicating status to leadership.

  • Ensuring that our SOX repository program PolicyIQ remains up to date while initiating and executing enhancements, as needed.

  • Collaborating with the field, finance, business/operations, IT, and corporate process owners to help ensure ongoing compliance.

  • Ensuring the SOX 404 program management has visibility to downstream processes and results.

  • Establishing and communicating standardized practices with sites and functions throughout the company.

  • Driving cross functional involvement in ongoing SOX programs to ensure integration of IT controls.

  • Completing walkthroughs, as needed.

  • Driving cost reduction and efficiency of SOX 404 compliance activities, including identifying efficiencies enabling the reduction of external audit fees, if applicable.

  • Interacting with internal auditors on test execution and resolution of identified control failures.

  • Coordinating the expectations of our external auditors.

  • Direct, manage, and conduct special and ad hoc information requests. Report results of findings to SOX management.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This role could be responsible for supervising 0-2 staff or intern level employees.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems or Computer Science. Experience with internal or external audit and/or SOX 404 compliance, 3+ years of progressive internal controls experience, and proven project management capabilities.

Highly Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in Accounting or other areas of business

  • Public Accounting Firm or Public Company accounting experience

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, or Other Requirements

Preferred: Certification in Accounting or Auditing (CIA, CISA, or CPA), proficiency in desktop programs such as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and experience with providing professional services to large enterprises.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Ability to learn new systems and operations quickly.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team; build solid relationships with team members and seek guidance, clarification, and feedback from more experienced team members.

  • Must be self-motivated and willing to take necessary actions to get the assigned tasks completed.

  • Ability to apply strong understanding of risk recognition in financial and operational processes with solid core analytical and problem-solving skills.

V. Work Environment

Normal setting for this position is an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting.

Travel up to 30%.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply."

I understand that applying to this job indicates that I have the legal right to work in the United States. I agree to perform physical duties of this position as outlined in the job with or without reasonable accommodations. I understand that if offered the position, I will be required to pass a drug screen.

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