Financial Job Openings Boston | Director of SOX Compliance and Public Accounting Audit Senior

Director of SOX Compliance

Here’s a rare opportunity to join a Boston-based company as Director of SOX Compliance, providing SOX thought leadership and expertise to the senior management team.

The Director of SOX Compliance will be charged with managing the SOX effort for the business across all entities. As such, they will be expected to consult, evaluate, and advise on business controls in an ever-changing environment.  The position requires frequent coordination and negotiation with a wide variety of external work groups, including discussions with people ranging from junior staff to SVPs. Thus, the ideal candidate will be expected to exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills and a flexible approach, allowing them to adapt to every possible situation.

Qualifications include a proven track record in accounting at large, complex, rapidly changing organizations with a minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant experience, including public accounting; a BS or BA in Finance or Accounting; active CPA/CIA certification; outstanding oral and written communication skills; and extremely strong analytic ability. The successful candidate will possess an exceptionally strong analytic ability; excellent project management skills; and expertise in the areas of finance and accounting, including revenues, operations, and financial statements preparation, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. Experience with the GL Module of an ERP system is required.

The Director of SOX Compliance will coordinate the SOX business (non-technology) compliance efforts across the enterprise; coordinate SOX compliance efforts with corporate audit services and external auditors; assist process owners with remediation activities and SOX testing; educate business and accounting groups, both domestically and globally, on these policies; review contracts for potential accounting implications; work with Corporate Audit Services to resolve accounting issues found in their reviews; and build and maintain an understanding of the business units’ internal control structure and processes to identify issues that could impact SOX compliance.

Compensation will be $150,000 plus a bonus. That’s considerably higher than the national average salary of $101,000 for a Director of SOX Compliance, according to Indeed.com.

Public Accounting Audit Senior

Are you looking for an Audit Senior role without having to come into Boston? Here’s a great opportunity with a medium-sized CPA north of the city.

The Audit Senior will assume responsibility for performing fieldwork on audit or review engagements with minimal supervision. He or she will assist with supervising entry-level audit staff accountants assigned to engagements, help implement accounting systems for new clients, participate in the firm’s marketing activities, and ensure that high-level personnel are kept informed about the status of engagements.

Responsibilities include preparing financial statements, notes, schedules, and management letters; directing and performing research and support for projects with supervision; performing audit field work, including adherence to due dates and time budgets; providing technical assistance to staff while maintaining a team environment; speaking confidently to clients about the firm; ensure that their work is error free; and keeping management informed of the engagement status. The chosen candidate will also be expected to stay abreast of general accounting principles and to develop knowledge of accounting principles related to clients and their industry, along with an understanding of the firm’s quality control standards.

Desirable candidates will have two or more years of experience in a relevant position and possess a thorough understanding of audit risks and financial statement assertions, and their effect on the audit approach. He or she will be able to demonstrate excellent skills in Excel and be proficient in core audit software. Qualified candidates will be working toward their CPA with a BS in Accounting and have at least two years of progressive CPA firm experience.

Annual salary will be $65,000 to $85,000 plus a bonus. That’s in line with a national average of $73,000, as reported by Indeed.com.

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