SOX Analyst, Global Financial Control

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
27 Jan 2021
16 Feb 2021
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

The SOX Analyst role will join the Global Financial Control (SOX) team within the Corporate Controller’s Group. The team is responsible for the Corporation’s global internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) that includes annual scoping and risk assessment, key process documentation and control identification, deficiency analysis, quarterly certifications and management reporting. The professional will be involved in efforts related to the annual Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance and will be responsible for key quarterly processes. The position provides varied and hands-on exposure into the entire organization, frequent interactions with SOX stakeholders at all management levels globally, as well as internal and external auditors. The successful individual will be required to have strong process execution skills and attention to detail in addition to interacting and developing working relationships with the global business and finance teams. 


  • Responsible for assigned governance areas and execution of end-to-end related activities in a timely and dependable manner
  • Lead/Support the operation, documentation, and enhancement of technically sound SOX program governance methodologies, policies and procedures
  • Assist in maintenance and quality assurance of SOX process and control documentation including updates to narratives, flowcharts, and risk-control matrix
  • Assist with the system implementation of the new GRC application, perform user acceptance testing, design reports and develop sound SOX Governance processes in the new environment
  • Assist in updating regular presentations and reporting to Audit Committee, Disclosure Committee, Controls Committee and Management Group; create ad hoc reports and presentations as required 
  • Partner and communicate with teams across business areas to move key SOX initiatives forward
  • Manage relationships with SOX stakeholders to provide guidance and training regarding SOX program and requirements
  • Use critical thinking and good judgement to solve problems and resolve issues
  • Consider key risks, key reports, control evidence, end-user computing, and management review controls with information provided by process and control owners
  • Participate in walkthrough-like meetings with process and control owners as well as management testing team and external auditors
  • Perform control deficiency analysis and aggregation analysis
  • Bachelor's degree, accounting or finance is preferred
  • At least 3-4 years of relevant financial accounting experience is required 
  • CPA is preferred
  • Experience in a “Big 4” CPA firm preferred 
  • Functional / Industry knowledge preferred
  • Working at Northern Trust goes far beyond just having a job. We encourage our partners to bring their full self to the workplace. Learning how your interests and experience could continue to grow with our longstanding and trusted business is important to us. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:

  • Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review
  • Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days
  • Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Health & Wellbeing – Private Medical Insurance, Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program
  • We hope you’re excited about this new opportunity to develop your career with us

    We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and believe together we can achieve greater.

    For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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