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Senior Vice President - SOX Program Office

Job Req ID 22592672 Location(s) Heredia, Costa Rica Job Category Finance
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Description -

The SOX Program Office - Senior Vice President role supports managing the core operations of Citi’s SOX program, covering control scoping and risk assessment, control documentation, assessment, issues evaluation and other program activities, working closely with cross divisional stakeholders across the firm. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the oversight and management of the Citi’s Global ICFR compliance to Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Support all aspects of SOX compliance including Annual planning, financial statement risk assessment / Scoping, select design walkthroughs, operating effectiveness testing, evaluation of quality of management self-assessment, identification, evaluation and remediation of deficiencies; and management reporting to support quarterly and annual CEO and CFO SOX certifications
  • Act as a senior level point of contact and subject matter expert for cross-divisional teams to ensure appropriate internal controls over financial reporting
  • Enforce and support implementation of global requirements for SOX controls documentation and assessment, control deficiency evaluation, leveraging a global network of SOX coordinators
  • Deliver timely and concise communication including developing and producing management reporting illustrating SOX status, trends, evaluation and remediation of deficiencies
  • Partner with Third Party Management for oversight of SOX relevant vendors, involving review of vendor’s control assessments (SOC1) and assessing impact to Citi’s ICFR
  • Partner with the CBNA and other legal entities in scope for FDICIA sign-off to ensure proper alignment, leveraging the Citi SOX program
  • Support sufficient quality assurance oversight of Management Control Assessment (MCA) coverage of SOX related activities
  • Educate Business Process Owner's (BPO's) by leading training sessions to demonstrate compliance requirements and share hot topics in SOX compliance
  • Act as primary liaison in charge of coordinating compliance efforts with the SOX IT Working Group, Citi Controller, Internal and External Audit partners, as well as senior heads of Citi’s businesses and corporate functions
  • Partner with external audit teams to understand audit requirements, PCAOB focus areas for timely integration into SOX program management
  • Drive change management / continuous improvement initiatives to ensure efficiency and maintenance of an optimized control environment

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in Big Four and/or internal audit, focused on SOX/internal controls, risk and compliance
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance (CPA or CA equivalent certifications preferred) 
  • Expert knowledge of COSO framework and experience applying the framework that supports SOX compliance
  • Demonstrated experience in risk management practices, tooling, and managing projects through the SOX lifecycle
  • Communication and interpersonal experience, and presentation experience that allow interactions with global business partners
  • Leader who has the experience managing, influencing, and driving strategic solution development across teams
  • Experience operating independently while managing multiple projects with strong analytical skills
  • Problem solving experience that demonstrate critical and logical thinking to reach a solution
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information, prioritize and drive results in a deadline driven environment while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy
  • Pragmatic problem solver with strong interpersonal, influencing and written/verbal communications skills
  • Outstanding people leadership skills, self-motivated, highly adaptive and able to work well in a demanding environment

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

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Job Family Group:

Finance

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Job Family:

Process Control

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Time Type:

Full time

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