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Manager, Internal Audit, SOX PMO

Company: Est--e Lauder Companies
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The individual will serve as subject matter expert over financial reporting risk and the SOX compliance program and will present results to various stakeholders and steering committee forums. They will assist the ED Global SOX Lead with managing the global team of internal and co-sourced resources in the testing of internal controls over financial reporting and process optimization. --In addition to compliance, the role will be focused on continuous improvement related to the tools, processes, and procedures in the SOX area and synergies with operational excellence processes

  • Supervise internal and co-sourced personnel in the execution of global SOX control testing of 700+ controls across global affiliates.
  • Provide oversight and coordination activities of SOX 404 program
  • Track progress of the SOX Audit against the annual plan and coordinate with the Internal Audit (IA), Global Financial Controls (GFC), Tech GRC groups, and External Auditors
  • Support the preparation of the annual SOX Audit as it relates planning and strategy with GFC, Tech GRC, External Auditors, Internal Audit and Management to ensure approach is communicated amongst the varies groups/departments
  • Provide insights and direction for SOX related matters to ensure deadlines and timelines are being upheld
  • Coordinate alignment with IA and External Auditors throughout various SOX phases (planning, walkthroughs, interim, top-up, year-end/remediation testing) for Business Process (BP) and Information Technology (IT) controls to ensure seamless reliance on the testing work led by IA.
  • Support with the preparation of presentations that are used to communicate SOX activities to Key Stakeholders for reporting
    • Assist the Global SOX Lead in the preparation of the Audit Committee and Quarterly SOX 302 materials of SOX matters
    • Lead SOX 404 Focus meeting by presenting SOX updates on testing status, audit requests, timelines, deficiencies, etc. from a SOX perspective
    • Evaluate overall SOX status, delays, escalations (if applicable) and identified deficiencies as of result of testing
    • Liaison with the External Auditors and SOX Testing teaming responding to any issues on a timely basis related to SOX testing
    • Provide oversight of access for SOX testing team and External Auditors
      • AuditBoard (SOXHub), E-mail, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, etc.
      • Assist in ad hoc projects as required.Skills:
        • In depth knowledge of SOX Compliance, COSO framework, US GAAP, PCAOB Standards, SEC Regulations
        • Strong knowledge of both financial and IT controls
        • Leader who can build relationships with various levels within the organization
        • Robust communication skills, both written and verbal that are appropriate for the intended audience
        • Solid planning abilities
        • Strong project and time management skills
        • Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities
        • Advanced Excel skills for use in analysis, reporting, and data management
        • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlinesQUALIFICATIONS
          • Minimum Education level:-- Undergraduate Degree
          • Minimum Years of Experience:-- 4-- -- ----
          • Required Language Proficiency:----English, other languages a plus--
          • Licenses or Certifications: NoneU.S. CORPORATE/OFFICE EXEMPT ROLESThe anticipated base salary range for this position is $81,000 to $133,000. Exact salary depends on several factors such as experience, skills, education, and budget. Salary range may vary based on geographic location. In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for participation in a highly competitive bonus program with possibility for overachievement based on performance
            and company results.In addition, The Est--e Lauder Companies offers a variety of benefits to eligible employees, including health insurance coverage, wellness and family support programs, life and disability insurance, retirement savings plans, paid leave programs, education-related programs, paid holidays and vacation time, and many others. Many of these benefits are subsidized or fully paid
            for by the company.We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact

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