SOX Associate Director - Global Real Estate Business
Working in a critical leadership position overseeing all ICFR activities, enhancing and implementing the control framework.
Our client is world's largest commercial real estate services and investment management business, completing over $330 billion dollars' worth of transactions annually and managing over $100 billion of invested assets and 5 ½ billion square feet of property. The company has has over 80,000 employees through more than 450 offices worldwide.
Our client is also passionate about the people that make up their business and look to hire and retain a wide variety of people. They have various initiatives such as a return to work programme, apprenticeship & mentoring programmes, a program to support women and talent initiatives to drive diverse recruitment and retention.As a business, they believe that an inclusive culture is a thriving culture.
The Global SOX function has undergone significant redesign and is in a position now to grow and expand. They are aiming to deliver world class service delivery across the group. This newly created role represents a fantastic opportunity to join a motivated, engaging and truly international team!
DescriptionLead in all financial reporting risk and control activities, including the SOX framework and management testing function.Develop the risk based internal control framework and risk reporting in line with business aimsOversee the SOX team and provide assurance to management as to the the design and operating effectiveness of SOX Controls. Manage the locally outsourced internal controls testing provider. Identify and implement continuous improvementsImplement technology solutions which are scalable in anticipation of future growth Support and develop the SOX team to deliver a a long-term results-oriented approach with business partnering in mind.Support the SOX team by encouraging a positive work environment, leading on planning, execution, and reporting phases of audits or special projects.
ProfileRecent experience working in a Top 6 Audit firmIn-depth SOX knowledge with an understanding of general accounting and audit procedures Demonstrable experience of working with businesses in an agile environment as they experience change, transformation and a disruption. Proven track record in leading and managing audit teams and complex projects.Ability to liaise, negotiate and engage with external auditorsExperience of engaging the business via training and awareness of SOX initiatives and compliance. Excellent communication skills and with the ability to present to senior business stakeholdersAbility to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team whilst maintaining a positive and professional attitude.
This role will offer a competitive base salary with additional benefits such as a car allowance, bonus, health care, competitive pension, life assurance, discount schemes and more.
The team work in the office in Central London 1-2 days per week on average with some additional days required for specific meetings.
This is a unique and exciting chance to work for a global business who are a market leader in their field as they adopt new approaches to SOX and build out the team.