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Sr. IT Financial Controls Analyst (SOX)

Job Title
Sr. IT Financial Controls Analyst (SOX)
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Detroit,  MI
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Position Description

The Sr. IT Financial Controls Analyst is critical to management's annual assessment of internal controls over financial reporting, specifically as it relates to the evaluation of IT general computer controls, as required to demonstrate compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). The individual will support the IT Financial Controls Manager in understanding the risks within various processes and business cycles throughout the organization that are relevant to financial reporting and assessing the related controls. This role is ideal for a candidate with audit experience, who is actively seeking professional growth and experience with a large and dynamic organization. This role allows an individual the opportunity to interact with a number of individuals and functions at various levels across the organization. The role provides an individual the opportunity to develop the skills needed to succeed in different organizations within .

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and lead the performance of process and control walkthroughs
  • Lead the review and evaluation of existing and proposed IT general computer controls supporting financial reporting (Sarbanes-Oxley/SOX controls)
  • Monitor the status of and execute controls testing to ensure completion within predefined deadlines
  • Work with management to provide insight into potential risks and provide suggestions on enhancements to processes to mitigate relevant risks
  • Monitor the status of identified issues and work with management on remediation efforts to ensure timely closure of findings
  • Collaborate and provide guidance to contractors supporting the IT audit efforts
  • Work with external auditors to understand their reliance plan, any updates to audit guidance for consideration, potential issues identified, etc. Special projects, as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Information Technology, or related field is required
  • 4 years + relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience with audit industry documentation standards (e.g., preparation of workpapers, flowcharting, narratives, walkthroughs, and control testing)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal control concepts and auditing standards (SOX experience preferred)
  • CPA or CISA Certification or equivalent is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing work of others is a plus
  • Previous Banking or Financial Service industries experience is a plus
  • Public accounting experience is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across business levels (both vertically and horizontally)
  • Ability to apply effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with multiple internal business partners
  • Flexible and able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented, energetic, motivated, and action-oriented


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