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Accounting & Reporting Advisory - Manager, SOX

Company: Deloitte
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are expanding Deloitte's Accounting and Reporting Advisory practice within the SOX service offering. We are building an extensive team to help our clients proactively evaluate the current state of their processes and controls, improve or add needed controls, and map out an ongoing compliance plan and optimization strategy. Our team will focus on our client's SOX program operating model, processes, and technology in order to drive greater efficiency, quality, and cost savings.

Are you a detail-oriented, inquisitive individual who enjoys coming up with solutions to client issues? We are seeking professionals who want to leverage their existing audit knowledge or accounting experience to provide insights and great value to our clients within their finance, accounting, and operational departments. From technical accounting issues, to new standard implementations; from complex transaction support to internal controls, the leaders of our practice will help you in expanding your experience base to further develop your career. At Deloitte, we provide services using an approach designed to provide the flexibility to serve the unique circumstances and complexities of our clients. You'll gain exposure to a variety of industries, business models and financial accounting areas, helping your career growth and professional development.

Work you'll do

As an Accounting and Reporting Advisory Manager focusing on SOX, you will interact with clients directly and you will also collaborate with a diverse group of talented professionals across the firm. You will use our cutting-edge tools and technologies. Responsibilities will include:

  • Be a trusted advisor to our clients to assist with SOX and internal audit matters
  • Strengthen client relationships and generate additional engagement opportunities through excellent quality, timely execution and a strategic approach to service delivery
  • Supervise, coach and mentor all levels of staff. Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback and training. Develop and communicate workplace culture and adherence to Deloitte's code of conduct
  • Lead annual SOX risk assessments for our clients
  • Evaluate key risks in financial processes and propose changes in control design to address risks
  • Advise clients on internal control considerations during system implementation phases
  • Train Process and Control Owners
  • Advise clients regarding Segregation of Duties rules and mitigating controls
  • Evaluate reliance and risks for financial applications and provide recommendation for inclusion in SOX compliance
  • Partner with internal auditors to monitor progress and to provide input on audit observations
  • Interface with external auditors to review compliance results and to facilitate the external auditor's own assessment of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Monitor and advise process owners on action plans for remediation of deficient controls
  • Prepare written evaluations of deficiencies in operation or design of internal controls
  • Provide recommendations for any material weakness remediation efforts
  • Advise our clients through the SOX optimization and modernization journey
  • Prepare periodic SOX compliance presentations for the SOX Governance Committee, Executive Management, and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Opportunities for business development
    The team

    Our team culture is collaborative and encourages team members to take initiative and seek on-the-job learning opportunities. Our professionals are committed to excellence and to enhancing the trust of the investing public and capital markets.


    • 5-7 years of public accounting or equivalent experience
    • 2+ years of experience in managing and supervising teams
      • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field
        • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
          • Solid understanding, expertise and experience in PCAOB standards, SOX regulations (SOX 404) and US GAAP
          • Knowledge of ERP system-based control design and optimization
          • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail
          • Advanced Excel skills for use in analysis, reporting, and data management
          • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work independently on multiple engagements and in a fast-paced environment.
          • Ability to manage and motivate team members at all levels
          • Strong on-the-job training skills and a desire to teach
          • Good project and time management skills
          • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines
          • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
          • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a virtual environment

Keywords: Deloitte, St. Louis , Accounting & Reporting Advisory - Manager, SOX, Executive , Saint Louis, Missouri

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