Technical Financial Controls and Oversight Consultant

  • location: Minneapolis, MN
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $90,000 - $116,000 per year

job description

Technical Financial Controls and Oversight Consultant

job summary:
-Providing meaningful assessments of IT control environments impacted by financial, risk, and regulatory reporting

-Assessing compliance with Company's COSO based policies for IT controls impacted by internal controls over financial reporting (SEC and Regulatory Reporting) and strategic planning for on-going IT control compliance with COSO policies (proactive anticipation of internal control related matters)

-Monitoring new and emerging internal control related guidance and issues and assist with facilitating group-wide training to interested and impacted stakeholders

-Providing consultation and subject matter expertise for process and IT control related matters including evaluating severity of control deficiencies and related remediation efforts

-Providing process and control support and thought leadership for projects

-Interfacing with external auditors, regulators and others on control related matters

-Acting as a change agent for continual improvement of the control environment

location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
job type: Permanent
salary: $90,000 - 116,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
This individual will be responsible for the following team directives:

-Performing the following for IT Application Control (ITAC) and IT General Control (ITGC) testing: Partnering with IT/LOB Process Owners/Control Owners to document significant in-scope processes according to corporate COSO policy (both process narratives and process flow diagrams). Additionally, assessing the appropriateness and completeness of key risk and key controls identified

Performing walkthroughs of significant processes and ensure required COSO documentation is accurate and reflects relevant risk and key controls

Partnering with IT/LOB Process Owners/Control Owners in the creation of process risk assessments (RAM) as well as validating and challenging risk assessment conclusions

Validating and providing credible challenge to identified shared services, third party service providers, and significant applications

Performing COSO testing of key ITACs and ITGCs, including design effectiveness assessments and operating effectiveness testing

Validating and challenging documentation of control deficiencies, including issue description, root cause, unmitigated impact, and corrective actions

Analyzing the severity of control deficiencies and their impact to internal control over financial reporting

Validating corrective actions and issues

-Building relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders in the applicable line of business (IT) functions related to assigned process areas

-Assisting with projects impacting the team

Required Qualifications:

-4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, reporting or business/technology audit or a BS/BA degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, or Business and 2+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, reporting or business/technology audit

Desired Qualifications:

-A BS/BA degree or higher in one or a combination of the following: Finance, Accounting, Analytics, or Reporting

-Ability to successfully operate in a complex and matrixed environment

-Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills

-Intermediate Microsoft Visio skills

-Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment

-Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

-Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability

Other Desired Qualifications:

-Minimum of three years experience in IT audit and/or IT SoX advisory/consulting service or Public Accounting

-Experience with large financial institutions

-strong knowledge of the COSO and COBIT 5 Frameworks.

-Prefer one or more of the following certifications: CISA, CISM, CISSP

-Practical experience performing and documenting IT audit/IT COSO ITGC/ITAC testing

-strong critical thinking skills with ability to credibly challenge status quo

-strong organization and prioritization skills

-strong relationship management skills ability to negotiate difficult positions without harming relationships

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 4 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Finance experience
  • Accounting
  • analytics
  • business/technology audit

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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