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  • Location: South Bay, California
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #528

The SOX Auditor Senior will support the project management and testing for SOX 404 business (i.e. financial) controls’ annual regulatory certification process. Reporting to the SOX Audit Manager, you will have broad exposure to operations and will interact with leaders across Finance, Legal, HR, Operations, Sales, Manufacturing, and IT, as well as our external auditors and advisors.

This individual will work with the SOX Audit Manager for the planning, testing, remediation, and follow-up of business control testing.  The SOX Audit Senior will also work with our third-party internal audit co-source provider. 

Responsibilities: 

Assist in the execution of Mattel’s SOX program in accordance with COSO 2013 framework:

  • Assist in evaluating, reinforcing, and promoting the SOX 404 and 302 program standards and approaches for documentation, control design, evaluation, and effectiveness testing.
  • Assist in the SOX scoping and risk assessment activities.
  • Responsible for walkthroughs, testing, remediation, documentation, and reporting for SOX financial controls, etc.
  • Assist in assessing the impact of assessing the impact of SOX Business Controls on business and finance processes.
  • Maintain the SOX Business Process Audit Tool (e.g., AuditBoard).
  • Support the Director and the Manager in the overall management of SOX program
  • Assist in evaluating, monitoring, and resolving audit findings (internal and external audit, etc.).
  • Develop value-added relationships with process owners and make recommendations for process improvement
  • Evaluate evaluating risks and controls for new business and finance processes as well as assessing the financial impact on SOX controls and recommending solutions to correct issues identified.
  • Participate in process reviews and identify opportunities for significant enhancements in operational efficiency, overall effectiveness, and identifiable benefits to the company.
  • Challenge status quo and bring effective ideas to enhance the SOX program.
  • Drive efficiencies by seeking opportunities for centralization, globalization, and automation.
  • Liaison with process owners, internal auditors, external auditors, and other stakeholders; prepare business stakeholders for internal and external audit reviews.
  • Identify opportunities and support the deployment of Continuous Control Audit Modules (CCM) and related dashboards.
  • Identify opportunities and support the deployment Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
  • Ad-hoc projects

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or related field is required.
  • CPA and/or CIA certifications is required.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in Public Accounting, External Auditing, Internal Auditing and/or related areas or a combination of education and experience
  • Proven experience in leading the execution of an end-to-end SOX program. Must have strong project management experience in financial / internal audit or financial / business controls. Experience of designing and implementing internal controls is required.
  • Good understanding of risks and controls for both Business Processes and Information Technology.
  • Detail-oriented and able to work well under pressure and accustomed to project work with tight deadlines.
  • Creative, self-starter, quick thinker and dedicated individual who is eager to put his/her stamp on this job role.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor.
  • Team-oriented, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively across regional and/or functional lines.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10%.

 

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