Controls Assurance Senior Analyst
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- The Controls Assurance Sr Analyst supports CTE Manager in creating a risk based financial control testing plan for majority of RDS Group financial controls operated by Finance Operations as well as in business. Testing plan should be developed in accordance with a risk based methodology and delivered in line with group Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Financial Control guidelines, as well as in joint consideration with Business facing Qualitative risk factors.
- Supports The CTE Manager in ensuring the plan is managed and delivered in line with agreed timeframes adhering to SOX attestation requirement and the standard of testing is consistently of a high quality across all process and business and if sought external audit reliance is gained on any internal testing carried out.
- Performs testing for controls design and operating effectiveness as Line of Defense 2 for Shell.
- Performs financial control testing for both FO as well as in business, providing independent assessment of control design and operating effectiveness with any key observation or recommendation.
- Testing coverage includes complex accounting areas, External Auditor - Management Reliance, migration operational readiness tests, RDS and key controls with Control Owners in various Shell locations.
- Support the CTE Manager in ensuring financial controls are tested and walked through for SOX purposes in line with the agreed plan.
- Monitor progress of Control testing activities against plan and report regularly on progress to Central Testing Unit Manager
- Ensures that any deficiencies are appropriately documented in MetricStream and is always kept up to date detailing root causes, deep dives/retrospective reviews performed along with a clear plan for remediation which meets SOX attestation criteria. Ensuring businesses are kept communicated in the investigation and remediation of all controls relevant to their area.
- Provide Royal Dutch Shell (RDS)/SOX testing service to FO Process leads and for Financial Control Business leads
- Act as subject matter expert in RDS/SOX testing area
- Supports other assignment and ad hoc matters as required
- Graduate in Accountancy/Finance/Economics area
- Professional qualification in Accountancy/Finance/Audit/Internal Controls field desirable
- Experience: 2-3 years in internal controls area or audit
- Experience of planning and executing audits/test/walkthroughs
- Experience of implementing controls frameworks within the business.
- Experience in documenting processes and changes within the processes
- Highly experience in finance functional process with limited audit background/testing skill can still be considered
- Sox/RDS experience and experience of one or more Financial Processes desirable
- In-depth knowledge of internal/financial controls, Risk Management, SOX, Audit Standards, Corporate Governance, Accounting & Finance
- IT literate and solid working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Power Point, Word, Excel)
Work Shift: 3 PM-12MN