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SOX Compliance Program Lead

Job Req ID 21417597 Primary Location New York, New York Job Category Finance
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The SOX Program Office - Vice President - Operations role supports the SOX Program Compliance Lead in managing the core operations of Citi’s SOX program as a PMO, overseeing the timely execution of key SOX program activities, including status reporting, dashboard development and management of the group's quarterly control assessment process and Issue tracking. The individual will work closely with other parts of the SOX program office, conduct team meetings, create presentations depicting the groups progress and objectives, as well as other activities supporting the execution of the SOX Program Office's goals.


  • Assist the Director and SVP of SOX operations in maintaining the SPO's Book of Work
  • Developing status reporting and management dashboards to support the SPO's objectives and goals
  • Liaise with all the SPO program leads to drive timely execution of SOX related deliverables
  • Serve as a key point of contact for SPO related escalations, following up with key SOX stakeholders as needed, driving resolution to timely completion
  • Lead or assist in the ongoing remediation of SOX related issues, and oversight of the SPO's Manager's Control Assessment (MCA) process
  • Lead bi-weekly SOX stakeholder meetings
  • Serve as a liaison between the SPO and the 2nd and 3rd lines of defense
  • Assist in quarterly senior management reporting processes, including preparation of materials, review decks, memos, etc.
  • Assist in the review and improvement of SOX Program methodology and practices, including innovation initiatives and maintenance of policies and procedures
  • Be a change agent to deliver and maintain a best-in-class SOX program
  • Manage multiple competing priorities and meet strict deadlines, both internal and external


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Related certifications (CPA, CIA, CISA or similar) preferred
  • 5+ years relevant experience in SOX and/or risk and internal controls, including within a public accounting firm (auditing of financial services a plus)
  • Experience with SOX scoping and testing, SOX 404/302, FDICIA, or Internal Audit preferred
  • Working knowledge of internal control concepts including the COSO 2013 internal control framework preferred
  • Finance or related experience with a focus on process design and improvement. Preference for experience supporting regulatory compliance, operational risk management, or financial reporting.
  • Understanding of common financial products and processes in consumer banking, institutional banking, corporate treasury, and various other corporate finance activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and negotiation skills
  • Effective project management skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Excel for data analysis, PowerBI, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint for presentations is required. 
  • Proven ability to work effectively with virtual teams, developing sensible, effective project plans,
  • Experience working with various levels of management to drive adherence to policies and deadlines
  • Highly skilled communicator, with the ability to influence others across organizations and drive partnership across functions

Effective time manager, self-driven, with demonstrated ability to proactively communicate,


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Job Family:

Process Control


Time Type:

Full time


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