Altum Consulting are pleased to be supporting a global FinTech organisation, who have achieved a record financial year and are approaching an IPO. Altum are aiding them in the search for a Head of Internal Controls and SOX Specialist to manage their Compliance program and have an integral role in the organisation's future roadmap. This is an exciting opportunity to guide a leading Tech organisation through an IPO process.
Reporting to the Director of Finance & Control, you will:
Manage the company's SOX compliance program and act as a central point of contact and subject matter expert to ensure appropriate internal controls (manual and system) over financial reporting are designed and implemented under the 2013 COSO Framework.
Responsible for on-going project management of the SOX program, including managing a team, to optimize engagement economics and quality deliverables for the SOX program.
Oversee the coordination efforts between external auditors and internal Business Process and Information Technology owners.
Drive the SOX scoping and risk assessment by collaborating with cross-functional teams to stay up to date on significant changes that may have an impact on the design and/or operating effectiveness of controls.
Identify, evaluate, and monitor the remediation of control deficiencies.
Deliver timely and concise communication, including developing and producing management reporting, illustrating SOX status, trends, and remediation of deficiencies.
Prepare executive management and Audit Committee materials highlighting overall SOX progress and results.
Educate Business Process and Information Technology control owners by leading training sessions and focus sessions to demonstrate compliance requirements and share hot topics in SOX compliance.
Experience setting up and leading first-line control functions in financial services, with a focus on payments and money transfers being an advantage
Strong working knowledge of balance sheet and income statement dynamics and ability to develop appropriate risk measurement techniques
SOX control experience and comprehension of end-to-end finance business processes
Experience of managing dialogues with both Senior Management and external auditors
Practical experience with financial risk model development, implementation, and governance