Provide strategic oversight and management of JLL’s end-to end SOX program as the Americas lead while also assisting in the coordination of the global SOX program.
Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the SOX program and Global Internal Audit department.
Perform the annual SOX risk assessment and determine in-scope controls for testing globally.
Manage process owners in maintaining and updating the process narratives/flowcharts; and control owners in ensuring the appropriate /sufficient evidence of controls.
Provide regular updates to management on the status of the SOX program, including preparing presentations to executive management and the Audit Committee.
Provide training on SOX guidelines and related topics.
Manage implementation of internal control improvements, including process changes and system implementations.
Partner and coordinate with GIA IT Audit Manager on the execution of SOX IT program.
Interview end users, perform walkthroughs and test internal controls.
Monitor PCAOB and SEC requirements and provide training on SOX guidelines and related topics.
Represent GIA as liaison and insure a close relationship and proper alignment with the external auditors.
Represent GIA as liaison with other compliance groups (e.g. legal, compliance, and professional standards) to understand the scope and impact of all assurance programs throughout the world.
Ownership of SOX and internal control related technology to maintain the company-wide risks and controls.
Participate in audits and advisory reviews where needed, and communicate audit findings and Action Plans to key stakeholders on a regular basis.
Coordinate and manage internal audits, including the scoping of audits, identification and analysis of key risks and related critical processes and controls, development of audit work programs and control self-assessments and documentation of program results.
Support leadership to ensure an effective SOX program on an on-going basis, including the planning, execution and reporting on the system of internal controls over financial reporting, the effective coordination of audit activities, other internal resources, external auditors, senior management and other stakeholders.
Manage a cohesive, responsive, engaged and high-performance team including indirect reports as required during projects and assignments.
Ability to travel up to 20% may be required for this role.
BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required
A minimum 5+ years of experience in SOX-related role; Experience with large, global organizations or with Big 4 audit firms highly preferred
Strong knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, US GAAP, COSO, PCAOB Auditing Standards, risk and controls standards and business process best practices
An appropriate certification in accounting and/or auditing is strongly preferred, including a CPA, CA and/or CIA
Demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge with IIA Professional Practices and Standards
Excellent communication, collaboration and presentation skills
Solid organizational, project management and execution skills.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with all levels of management.
Ability to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team.
Big 4/Public accounting experience a plus.
Experience with Workiva or other GRC systems a plus, in addition to Microsoft Excel and Visio.
PeopleSoft, JDE/E1 or Large Scale ERP financial systems experience or implementations experience a plus.
High ethical standards and values that support our company’s values healthy, high performance culture
Ability to provide creative recommendations, work well with and lead others and to affect process change, reengineering projects and overall improvement
Results-oriented and service-minded with the ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally, while maintaining a healthy balance of independence and objectivity
Collaborative work ethic and ability to work in a team-oriented culture
Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written), project management and developing leadership skills; ability to communicate ideas effectively, concisely and courageously
Ability to work with virtual, global teammates and ability/sensitivity to work with and within cultural and international differences
Proven track record of excellence, ownership and accountability
Ability to exercise sound judgment and execute against deliverables under deadlines and competing priorities
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