Financial Controls and SOx Compliance Manager

Full Time Permanent

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Financial Controls and SOx Compliance Manager
London, UK based (Flexible Remote Working)
£75,000 – £85,000 + Car Allowance + Generous Bonus + 12% Pension + Healthcare

Vitae Financial Recruitment are partnering exclusively with this globally Listed technology business in their search for a proven risk and controls professional.

The role will be UK based with direct responsibility for 3 staff with a global remit to roll out, lead and operate the compliance framework and overall approach to compliance to the Group Finance Manual, Minimum Acceptable Practices (MAPS) and Sarbanes Oxley (SOx) requirements.

We are specifically interested in speaking with applications who are experts in Financial Control frameworks with previous experience of developing SOx controls ideally on a global stage and certainly within a Listed company environment.

The role will be based in London but with a high proportion of remote working.

Role In Detail
*Support the EMEA region in fulfilling their SOx and MAPS control requirements in their day-to-day business operations.
*Assist regional management in ensuring that the appropriate documentation standards for SOx compliance are in place.
*Manage the complete and timely execution of process and controls walkthroughs and internal management testing of SOx controls in line with Group requirements.
*Act as main point of contact for the Audits for the region with regards their work around internal controls. Reporting identified control deficiencies from both internal and external testing to the regional management team and supporting the team in identifying practical solutions to remediate deficiencies.
*Be recognized as an expert on Group financial control requirements, and best practice and champion standardisation of controls and activities.
*Maintain the design of the framework for compliance with the Group Finance Manual, Minimum Acceptable Practices ("MAPs") and the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley ("SOx") Act across the markets.
*Support the Regional Financial Controller and their team of Controllers as well as Global Finance to assess and identify gaps in the control framework, and provide guidance on solutions.
*Monitor compliance with action plans to ensure the implementation of applicable MAPs control actions (identified by the business and or Internal Audit); SOx remediation actions and Group Internal Audit recommendations. Provide regular updates to the Group Senior Director on SOx updates and progress on MAPs compliance in the region. Support the preparation of senior management and Audit Committee reports.
*Coach and mentor the Internal Control Specialists for EMEA as appropriate.
*Provide leadership, training and support to the Financial Controls & Compliance Regional team – address specific training and development needs to fill compliance gaps.
*Develop and embed Continuous Improvement across the business being alert to opportunities for efficiency improvements in all processes. Providing training and support to the Regional Finance teams – address specific training and development needs to fill compliance gaps.
*Attend and participate in appropriate Audit & Controls Committee meetings; provide reporting and liaison with Group teams.
*Meet and communicate with key regional or department managers to advise them of necessary training to bring the region, department or particular employees up to speed on standards. Comparing market and employee activities to prescribed standards.

*Qualified Accountant (Likely BIG 4) / Certified Internal Auditor
*Strong technical financial controls, accounting and IT skills
*Experience required with Financial Controls
*Must have extensive experience of Sarbanes Oxley (SOx)
*Must have Listed Company experience
*Analytical thinking to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions to design control improvements
*Continuously and proactively looks for ways to improve processes, controls and products
*Ability to identify patterns in data to identify common themes and translates these into trends that can be used for business and control improvements.

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