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Principal SOX Program Manager (Mountain View)

Vaco

Vaco

Operations
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Principal SOX Program Manager (Mountain View) POST NUMBER: 402657

San Diego, CA, US Hybrid
February 29th, 2024
Finance
Vaco
$ 165760.00 - 224250.00 yearly
direct hire
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Principal SOX Program Manager

Our client, a financial software development company, is looking for a Principal SOX Program Manager to join their team. This role is highly visible and will work cross-functionally with leadership from product development, engineering, corporate accounting and others.

LOCATION:
Mountain View, CA. Hybrid capacity, 2 days/week in office (potentially moving to 3).

JOB DESCRIPTION:
As a Principal Program Manager you will partner closely with the Internal Audit team members and cross functionally with stakeholders to deliver the SOX program on time and on budget while increasing awareness and accountability over SOX controls.

This role will report to the SOX Director with a focus on driving strategy, planning and program management for the company’s SOX program.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 10 years of relevant audit and SOX experience, Fintech or Software industry experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Accounting, Business) or equivalent work experience.
  • CPA or CA certifications preferred.
  • Experience managing a SOX program along with strong GAAP, business process, risk, and control knowledge beyond SOX.
  • Must possess strong attention to detail, excellent organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent written communication, oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to engage, influence action, and drive change.
  • Ability to proactively look ahead, anticipate questions, independently assess risk, and think critically and creatively to achieve the best outcome.
  • Drives the right levels of accountability and shares responsibility for outcomes.
  • Operates without boundaries to remove friction and builds credibility and trust.


RESPONSIBILITIES
Think Strategically

  • Design and implement the annual SOX program schedule and key milestones. Identify and remove barriers to sustain program velocity.
  • Develop and drive the SOX communication and education plan to provide regular status updates and enhance stakeholder understanding of the SOX program and new requirements.

Lead Cross Functionally

  • Distill complex topics in simple terms and inspire transformational improvement in internal controls.
  • Drive program level continuous improvement with Corporate Accounting, Business Unit teams and leaders for business process controls.
  • Manage the quarterly control certification and representation letter process in partnership with the SEC reporting team for the company’s senior leadership.
  • Assist in the creation and alignment on regular SOX Executive, Audit Committee and Disclosure Committee materials to provide an update of the overall SOX program.

Apply Technical Acumen

  • Assess, benchmark and research SOX and audit requirements to provide a point of view on audit requirements related to SOX controls.
  • Manage multiple “special projects” under the umbrella of the SOX program (that are cross-functional and multi-disciplinary), serving in a project leadership capacity.
    • Assemble project teams, collaborate on individual responsibilities, develop project schedules, determine resources needed to achieve milestones and overall objectives/outcomes, execute project requirements and communications.
  • Assist in the planning, scoping and execution of walkthroughs and testing primarily for business process controls.
  • Review testing exceptions, facilitate the remediation of control gaps, and escalate critical issues to senior management.

Drive Program Operations

  • Collaborate with the SOX IT Program Manager, to develop and provide regular status reporting of the overall SOX program to senior management.
  • Maintain our SOX management tool, AuditBoard, to ensure it represents the most up to date status.
  • Manage co-sourced vendor budgets, expectations and workpaper delivery from both the technical and program perspective to ensure alignment with plan, quality and internal audit expectations.
  • Build and maintain a process to assess current internal audit SOX team resourcing and budgeting for actuals, and projections for “Run the Business” and new initiatives.


COMPENSATION:
Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, office location and other geographic considerations, as well as other business and organizational needs. With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure: $170K - $210K bonus. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@vaco.com .

Vaco also wants all applicants to know their rights that workplace discrimination is illegal.

By submitting to this position, you agree that you will be giving Vaco the exclusive right to present your as a candidate for the foregoing employment opportunity. You further agree that you have represented information about yourself accurately and have not affirmatively misrepresented your qualifications. You also agree to maintain as confidential, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any information you learn from Vaco about the position and you will limit disclosure of information about the position only to the extent necessary to perform any obligations in furtherance of your application. In exchange, Vaco agrees to exercise reasonable efforts to represent you through all solicitation, job screening and resume dispersal.

Privacy Notice

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” or “Vaco”) respects your privacy and are committed to providing transparent notice of our policies.

  • California residents may access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees here.
  • Virginia residents may access our state specific policies here.
  • Residents of all other states may access our policies here.
  • Canadian residents may access our policies in English here and in French here.
  • Residents of countries governed by GDPR may access our policies here.

Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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