SOX Compliance Finance Manager

Permanent
Office
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Full time hours
VR/06197
Sally Evans

Job Specification

For: SOX Compliance Finance Manager - Peterborough - GBP50,000 - GBP60,000 - Permanent

Meyer Scott Ref: VR/06197

Meyer-Scott have worked with this business for some time and can therefore vouch for their culture and the way they look after their people.
A business which has journalism at its very heart. Their newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week.
If you are interested in working for this business, they are attracted to people who are willing to stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to their readers and customers. They embrace creativity and initiative and have some of the most talented people in the industry.
role is based in the Corporate Reporting Team in Peterborough reporting to the Head of Finance - Corporate Reporting. Approximately 10% of time will be at the head office in London bridge.

Responsibilities
· Project management of the companies SOX process
· Key contact and project lead for business ( finance, commercial and technology) in designing and implementing controls
· Educating the business about the SOX programme
· Liaising with Corporate Audit and Corporations compliance team.
· Completing testing of key SOX processes
· Managing relationship with SOX audit team
· Bridging gap between Finance and Technology processes
· Ensuring review controls and EAE are robust
· Responsible for remediation of action items

Other compliance
Involvement in the design of internal controls for new systems and processes ahead of these becoming in scope for SOX.
Management of quarterly certification process

Acquisitions
Involvement in implementation of compliance (inc SOX) in new acquisitions
Ensure new businesses adhere to the Companys policies.
Involvement in further M&A activity as required.

Financial Statements
Assistance in financial statement process and management of audit processes.

Technical Accounting
Involvement in ad hoc technical accounting issues.
Recommend solutions to stakeholders across the business.

Governance Risk and Compliance
Lead the GRC project team, providing assistance and solutions to SAP access changes
Communication of policy and processes in respect of GRC.
Management of user access reviews for various systems
Ensuring segregation of duty issues are identified, reviewed and mitigated where required

Professional Competencies
- present conclusions clearly to a financial and non-financial audience
Modelling - construct variable, business-case focused models
Reporting & Compliance - manage complex reporting processes involving input from multiple teams to improve efficiency
Business Knowledge & Expertise - develop good business relationships with key business stakeholders, showing understanding of competitive factors, and legal structure.
Qualification & Experience - qualified ACA/ACCA accountant with experience of a controls nature.
Behavioural Competencies
- proactively encourage team to work diligently towards common goals
Communicating & Influencing - influence/update colleagues on key information that may be useful for current or future decision making
Relationship Management - proactively communicate to stakeholders who have a reliance on work done and ensure relationships with key stakeholders are maintained
Setting Direction & Decision Making - identify and set clear goals which support department priorities

Additional Requirements
Preferably from Big 4 background
SOX experience preferable
Large company controls based audit experience
Up to date technical knowledge with strong accounting skills
Drive and enthusiasm to develop the role


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