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Lead SOX Advisor

Company: Alliant Energy
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

4683BRJob Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, evaluates, develops, implements, maintains and verifies internal and business controls in the execution of the companys SOX compliance program.
  • Understands inherent financial risks, business processes and mitigating controls; ensures control documentation is appropriate and public company documentation standards are met.
  • Performs annual planning for the SOX program including preparing the risk assessments, materiality and scoping analysis.
  • Proactively recommends process improvements. Advocates for change by assisting the business process owners with developing creative solutions to simplify and streamline business process while mitigating risks.
  • Manages the internal and third-party audit teams as they test control design and effectiveness; understanding testing strategies, ensuring control activities are accurate and leading effort to ensure findings are resolved timely.
  • Evaluates findings and ensures appropriate resolution by coordinating with business process owners.
  • Leads and coordinates all management SOX Committee meetings and internal SOX-related trainings.
  • Assess and tests effectiveness of Entity Level Controls.
  • Maintains the SOX administration tool to ensure control and testing documentation is updated.
  • Works on ad hoc projects and participates in various business initiatives to assess the impact to the internal controls environment (e.g. new system implementations, automation, cybersecurity enhancements).
  • Keeps fully informed of current developments in the SOX and financial risk environments.Requisition ID:4683BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Cedar Rapids, IA, Madison, WISchedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:Looking to power up your career? If you enjoy challenges, have the drive to learn, and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy!What sets us apart?
    • Excellent pay and benefits
    • A commitment to career growth and development
    • A culture that embraces our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond be bold.
    • The opportunity to make a positive impact on our local communitiesDo you enjoy evaluating business processes and identifying efficient and effective ways of managing financial risks? Do you have strong collaboration skills along with a keen eye for improvement opportunities? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you!We are currently recruiting for a Lead SOX Advisor to join our team in either Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA. In this new role, you will manage our SOX program and proactively transform our SOX environment to incorporate new technology, automated controls and impacts from other transformation efforts throughout the organization. You will regularly interact with business process owners throughout the company as well as internal and external auditors.Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.Job Category:Accounting/Finance/Audit Job Qualifications:Education Requirements Bachelors degree with an emphasis in business, accounting, or related area. In the absence of a bachelors degree, four years of related experience is required.Experience Requirements In depth experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and general auditing principles within complex business processes in a SOX control environment.Preferred Certification Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designationOther Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
      • Knowledge of general accounting principles, theories, practices, and procedures of the utility industry.
      • Strong technical knowledge of SOX compliance, COSO internal control framework and risk identification.
      • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
      • Working knowledge of basic project management concepts and processes.
      • Ability to work collaboratively with all areas of the business and work effectively in a diverse work environment.*NOTE: All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at www.alliantenergy.com/careers. Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.Posting Title:Lead SOX AdvisorTalent Gateway Posting Details:In this new role, you will manage our SOX program and proactively transform our SOX environment to incorporate new technology, automated controls and impacts from other transformation efforts throughout the organization. You will regularly interact with business process owners throughout the company as well as internal and external auditors.

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