Location: Dallas, Texas, United States;Houston, Texas, United States
Reference ID: TX - 333
We are working in with a strong financial services organization that is looking to hire a SOX Manager. Our firm, MR Dominion, specializes specifically in banking placing CFO’s, Chief Accounting Officers, Controllers, Treasurers, etc. in Community and Small Regional Banks Nationwide. That’s all that we do.
Our client is a profitable, growing bank with strong leadership and a great culture. Like other financial service organizations, they are ramping up their internal controls and are housing it in the Chief Accounting Officer’s (CAO’s) Office. The CAO has a strong background in accounting and has an easy going, collaborative management style. They will be an easy person to partner with and they will give you the autonomy and the toolkit you need to be successful in this role.
In banking, many view SOX as a necessary regulatory ‘box to check’ but this bank views this as not only a good business practice, but one that they need someone to shepherd to help internal stakeholders more fully embrace SOX. If you are that unique individual that possesses the requisite expertise and the drive to more fully build the SOX functionality out within this bank, our client is committed to providing you with not only with a VP title to provide proper gravitas, but solid pay and a great culture, and a family/life balance that is certainly very desirable in today’s current environment.
In this role you will work with line of business stakeholders in a variety of areas including Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, Financial Reporting, Treasury, etc. to embed yourself in the organization and learn how the functions are carried out and to ensure that financial reporting and disclosure risks are appropriately identified and addressed through well designed controls. You will assess the Internal Control Framework required by FDICIA and SOX 404 and revise as appropriate. You will manage the SOX and FDICIA implementation project working in conjunction with internal audit and conduct traditional walkthrough assessments of the effectiveness of controls. Communication is key as is collaboration across the enterprise. For this reason, a solid technical accounting acumen, conviction, but with a soft touch is key as you continue to build this functionality out enterprise wide. This is a spotlight role, so interface with senior executives is commonplace in this position.
Our client is looking for banking experience (either within a bank, or having worked with a bank client base within public accounting), a CPA accreditation, six to eight years plus of experience with SOX 404, great communication skills, and decision making skills.
Are you ready to jump into an up-and-coming Super Community Bank? Are you ready to get out of public accounting now that silly season is almost over and put your career on a totally different trajectory? Take ownership of your career and inquire today in confidence. We look forward to hearing from you.