Head of SOX Compliance


We are looking for a Head of SOX Compliance with solid understanding of and experience with all aspects of SOX and internal controls, including: risk assessment, maintenance and preparation of process documentation, enhancement of current business processes and controls, planning and conducting the test of controls, assessing the testing results and identifying deficiencies.   

Role Responsibilities   

As a Head of SOX Compliance, you will directly report to the CFO and you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a consistent, repeatable SOX control process for Eurolife FFH Insurance Group.
  • Partnering with the Business Partners during design, modification, or streamlining of process and controls with a focus on controls rationalization and resolving SOX related issues.
  • Coordinating and performing controls walkthroughs both internally with business process owners and externally with auditors to validate or identify potential gaps in controls. Provide direct assistance to the business process owners as needed to facilitate efficient walkthroughs.
  • Identifying and testing key controls around end-to-end processes impacting financial reporting including controls around system interfaces, data transformations, and reporting.
  • Assessing the results of SOX testing, including the assessment of identified control deficiencies, and work with the process owners on ensuring timely remediation.
  • Evaluating and developing control recommendations for system and process changes that impact internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Performing all documentation creation and maintenance for the assigned business processes and controls.
  • Mentoring and educating Business Partners on internal controls and SOX compliance.
  • Reviewing and interpreting policies, reporting requirements, rules and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • 7 years in accounting, auditing, process improvement and or risk management including public accounting or consulting experience, including five years of experience in designing and implementing internal controls procedures or other process improvements and preparing disclosures and reports.
  • Working experience preferably in insurance industry
  • Solid experience in SOX implementations and compliance
  • Familiarity with GAAP, IFRS and COSO principles
  • Proficiency in process flow mapping and control documentation
  • Ability to take initiative in a dynamic, results driven environment
  • Multi-tasking, organization and detail-oriented skills
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to develop strong interdepartmental partnerships

Desired qualifications  

  • Experience in Big 4 accounting firm
  • CIA-Certified Internal Auditor certification
  • ACA, CPA, ACCA or relevant certificate