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Business Line Risk Manager (SOX)

Job Title
Business Line Risk Manager (SOX)
Job ID
Detroit,  MI
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Position Description

The CFO Business Line Risk Manager (Financial Controls) is critical to management’s annual assessment of internal controls over financial reporting, as required to demonstrate compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) standards and to support other financial control processes within the Financial Controls function. The Financial Controls function strives to evaluate the design and operational effectiveness of the detective and preventative controls within processes that facilitate the preparation of reliable financial statements. The function will also work with management to develop an appropriate level of financial controls to address new processes or risks.

This position will be responsible for managing the execution of testing and associated documentation in compliance with enterprise policies and audit industry standards. This position will offer the opportunity to provide functional advice and training to more junior team members while also affording the opportunity to interact with various business partners within a diverse organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the review and evaluation of existing and proposed internal controls over manual and automated operations to support management's assessment of ICFR to comply with SOX
  • Provide insight into potential process improvements and support management to ensure that they implement adequate financial controls within new processes
  • Support qualitative improvements in control operations to reduce/eliminate control deficiencies
  • Monitor identified deficiencies and issue remediation efforts to ensure timely closure of findings
  • Supervise team members and perform review of team member's work to ensure that it meets quality and professional standards
  • Coordinate the performance of process walkthroughs
  • Prepare ad-hoc presentations to senior management
  • Participate in the development of controls including analytical tools, reports, and systems to meet management's needs
  • Work with internal and external auditors to answer questions and provide supporting documentation


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or similar discipline, is required
  • CPA Certification or equivalent is highly preferred
  • 5 years + experience
  • Previous audit experience is preferred
  • Previous Banking or Financial Services industry experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal control concepts and auditing standards (Sarbanes Oxley experience a plus)
  • Demonstrated experience with audit industry documentation standards (preparation of workpapers, flowcharting, narratives, walkthroughs, and control testing)
  • High-level of written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively across business levels (both vertically and horizontally)
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with and motivate other team members
  • Ability to support multiple assignments and stakeholders and to self-prioritize workload and coordinate with teammates and to ensure that deadlines are met


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