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SOX Compliance Manager

Waterloo, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

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  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

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Reporting to the Director SOX Compliance, the SOX Compliance Manager will be responsible for all aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for certain business processes and enabling technologies in a complex public company environment. The candidate will manage the relationship with the control owners, advocate for an appropriate control environment and collaborate effectively with internal and external audit.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop an understanding of the business process including enabling technologies, ensure the documentation is up to date and assess the relevant risks through the SOX lens.
  • Perform appropriate tests to conclude on control design and operating effectiveness.
  • Manage deficiencies from identification through to remediation and prepare status reports.
  • Develop plans to use resources available most effectively to ensure SOX deadlines are met.
  • Review the work of team members to ensure quality standards are met, and sufficient appropriate audit documentation is maintained to support the CEO/CFO certification.
  • Participate as a member of a project team to ensure new / changing business processes are SOX compliant at the time of implementation.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with control owners and external audit.
  • Facilitate internal training on requirements for SOX compliance.
  • Work with external auditors to plan and execute on an expanding reliance testing program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in public accounting and/or industry experience.
  • BS/BA or MS/MA in Accounting, Audit, Finance, or related discipline.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, COSO, Auditing Standards, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) / Bill198 (CSOX), and business and system process best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and executive presence, including a proven ability to develop and maintain internal and external executive relationships.
  • Experience collaborating across multiple internal departments and geographies and working with remote colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work as a part of a team to deliver results while maintaining a high degree of professionalism.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to challenge the status quo.
  • Proven ability to think ahead, engage proactively and take initiative.
  • Collaborative, enthusiastic, positive outlook.


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