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SOX Analyst

The SOX/Analyst will join the Global Financial Control (SOX/SOC) governance and oversight team within the Corporate Controller's Group. The team is responsible for the Corporation's global internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) that includes annual scoping and risk assessment, key process documentation and control identification, deficiency analysis, quarterly certifications and management reporting. Professional will be involved in all efforts related to annual Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance and will 'own' the key process documentation for several significant processes. Additionally, professional will support the governance program of the internal controls identified within the Service Organization Control report regarding services provided to clients.
Position provides exposure into the entire organization, interacting frequently with control owners at all management levels globally, as well as internal and external auditors.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Evaluate risk and likely sources of potential misstatement for significant processes
Maintain relationships with control owners to provide guidance and training regarding SOX program and requirements
Create/update narrative, flowchart and risk-control matrix documentation for significant processes including appropriate consideration of key reports, control evidence, end-user computing, and management review controls with information provided by process and control owners
Participate in walkthrough-like meetings with process and control owners as well as internal and external auditors
Facilitate control testing and resolve control issues
Perform individual control deficiency analysis monitoring and aggregation analysis
Assist in developing regular presentations to Management and Audit Committee on relevant topics
Partner and communicate with teams across business to move key SOX initiatives forward
Assist with the GRC application implementation and user testing
SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
Required Skills
BS Accounting preferred
Public accounting experience is ideal
2 or more years of relevant regulatory and statutory financial reporting exposure
Ability to meet strict deadlines thru multi-tasking and prioritizing assigned deliverables
Strong written and verbal skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Financial services experience preferred
Attention to detail and solid documentation techniques.
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. We serve the world's most-sophisticated clients ? from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.
We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.
As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:
$135 billion in banking assets
$8.1 trillion in assets under custody
$10.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$1.1 trillion in assets under management

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