SOX Analyst in Deerfield, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  910626

Key Accountabilities

Strategy & Policy.

  • Provide input to the creation of the department’s Compliance Strategy & Policies
  • Communicates the department’s strategy to ITGRC stakeholders.



  • To work with members of the local IT teams on agreeing governance, risk and compliance plans for the business
  • Work with the management teams on agreeing and implementing metrics to measure projects, their implementation and ongoing operation
  • Working with the stakeholders on ensuring improving quality of IT Systems by the use of testing and monitoring.
  • Ensure effective collaboration between all teams and individuals involved in governance, risk and compliance activities, e.g. Project Managers, Process Owners, Control Owners and Governing Bodies
  • Proactively manage Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies, ensuring that these are identified, mitigated or escalated as necessary
  • Set clear expectations and hold colleagues, partners and suppliers to account


Process and quality

  • Work with local IT and IT Security to ensure our processes are aligned to company and industry regulations.
  • Look for opportunities to promote continuous improvement of the testing, documentation and operating processes
  • Ensure appropriate compliance with the agreed governance/risk framework to ensure standardisation of operational assessment and evaluation of results


Business engagement and stakeholder management

  • Work closely with internal and external audit teams, the IT department, steering committees, accountants, consultants, and other key stakeholders to ensure strict compliance with relevant standards and regulations
  • Build strong relationships with and gain the trust of all stakeholders, understanding their priorities and the business benefits to IT to ensure appropriate guidance in all GRC matters
  • Engage key stakeholders within and outside of IT to drive their sustained and active commitment to success
  • Ensure that all stakeholders, at every level, have timely and accurate communications as required. Messaging is consistent and is in line with the ITGRC standards and commitments
  • Understand the business vision and apply the principles in their daily activities




Lead, manage and develop people (including virtual teams)

  • Educate stakeholders and the wider IT business in ITGRC activities.
  • Lead and motivate associated colleagues, providing coaching and guidance as required
  • Develop the business knowledge of the ITGRC
  • Communicate and engage others effectively. Builds and maintains relationships with key individuals at the appropriate level in the business, and is able to understand their requirements and drivers
  • Drive change through personal behaviour, encourages team to respond positively to change and contribute ideas
  • Actively use performance management to develop team and improve delivery. Plan and organise effectively for team and self to achieve objectives

Skills, Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications



  • Fluent in English
  • Degree, preferable in finance, or information technology or languages
  • Strong understanding of IT Service and Service Level Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work effectively within a global organisation
  • Ability to clearly and concisely articulate ideas both verbally and in writing
  • Experience anticipating and adapting to changes in the external environment
  • Skilled in risked-based decision making
  • Proven success working collaboratively as part of a team in a fast paced environment
  • Can adapt to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to manage and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams & stakeholders.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in Governance and/or Compliance of IT Systems
  • Solid understanding of assessing and designing internal controls in an enterprise-level environment.
  • Experience of technology risk and IT General Controls
  • Enthusiasm, motivation, tenacity
  • Background of working with one of the Big 4 audit firms
  • Professional accounting designation (CA/ACA/CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation preferred
  • Strong understanding of IT financial control
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • SOx & PCI knowledge/experience ideally with a minimum of 3 year’s experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of COBIT and COSO frameworks
  • Basic level of platform knowledge (SAP, Mainframe, unix, linux, Oracle, DB2)
  • Knowledge of other languages

Function/Team Specific Requirements


  • Based in Nottingham
  • Must be flexible for infrequent travel to other WBA work locations (Domestic and Internationally)



Performance Measures


  • Regular sessions carried out with stakeholders
  • Feedback from the business on the quality of deliverables / products / solutions
  • Feedback from the business on stakeholder engagement and partnering
  • Quality of management information relating to Compliance assessments and tests
  • Feedback from suppliers & 3rd Parties on joint working
  • Feedback from team members on contribution towards the team’s success, collaboration and support for other team members
  • Feedback from business teams on support provided










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