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Career Opportunity: Sr. SOX IT Compliance Analyst

Job Title
Sr. SOX IT Compliance Analyst
Organization
Farm Credit Bank of Texas
Location
Austin, Texas
Department
Experience Level
Mid-Career (5-10 years)
Supervisor's Title
Category
Accounting
Salary Range
DOE, depending on experience
Posted Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Closing Date
Open until filled
Job Description

If you’re looking for a rewarding career with one of the nation’s most respected financial institutions –Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) may be a great fit for you.

 

We’re a $22.1 billion wholesale bank that’s been financing agriculture and rural America for nearly 100 years.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we provide funding and services to rural lending cooperatives in five states and we’re active in the nation’s capital markets. 

 

Join the Farm Credit Bank of Texas team and help us grow to meet the ever-changing credit needs of food and fiber producers, the agribusiness sector, and rural Americans. 

 

Job Purpose and Scope:

 

Responsible for supporting management with the Bank’s compliance program for internal controls under the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act with a concentration in the information technology area.  Works with process and control owners across the Bank to assist with documentation of systems, processes, risks and internal controls over financial reporting and disclosures.  Responsible for working with management and process owners to identify 3rd party vendors and ensure that a program is in place to address controls around reports and spreadsheets that support internal controls over financial reporting.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Supports the maintenance of ITGCs that support SOX activities (process controls, entity level controls and related automated controls, key reports and spreadsheets, General IT Controls).
  • Maintain a good understanding of the IT systems supporting the entity and process level controls to leverage automated controls where applicable.
  • Assist with SOX scoping risk assessment: identify and document significant accounts, processes and systems/applications.
  • Coordinate and assist with updates to IT SOX documentation: system flows, process narratives, risk/control matrices; mapping of controls to financial statement assertions and evaluation of key versus non-key control coverage; mapping of controls to COSO framework; key reports inventory. 
  • Assist in the identification of new controls related to PMOC projects and coordinate readiness controls reviews with Internal Audit to the extent there is an impact on internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Assess the impact of third party vendors on the bank’s SOX assessment.
  • Maintain a dashboard of IT control deficiencies and remediation efforts, expected completion dates, etc.
  • Support IT walkthrough activities of external auditors and management assessment testers.
  • Assist management in gathering information requests for operating effectiveness testing of key controls.   
  • Work with IT management to ensure appropriate ITGCs are in place to support the organizations efforts to comply with the requirements of sections 302 and 404 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and third party assurance (TPA) reporting.

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

 

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in public accounting, internal audit or related business experience with specific experience in information technology compliance related to SOX and SOC2 activities.  CISA or similar certification required.  A good working knowledge of CoBit is required as well as experience working with information technology general controls (ITGCs) and SOC 2 reporting.

 

 

Skill Requirements:

 

Must possess knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), PCAOB, CoBit, ethics and compliance best practices.  Must have the ability to articulate the need for appropriate controls. Must possess strong project management, communications and interpersonal skills.