Manager, SOX Advisory & Process Improvement

Salesforce

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    Position summary

    rowth, process excellence and innovation. We are currently seeking a highly effective individual with passion and a proven track record for success in understanding business processes as well as identifying risks and potential gaps in relevant controls. This role requires strong discernment, emotional intelligence, and the ability to transform business knowledge into useful solutions. This person will also be responsible for applying business knowledge into the systems, process or reporting solutions that are proposed and delivered for an effective control environment.

    The ideal candidate is expected to lead change, think independently, clearly communicate and support a point-of-view and recommendations, perform SOX risk assessments and scoping, participate in readiness and process/control improvement initiatives, and exercise influence to drive action in a cross-functional environment. Additionally, the candidate for this role will have a deep understanding of auditing requirements including Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) requirements, US GAAP, and standard methodologies and emerging trends relevant for establishing an outstanding SOX program.

    Your Impact

    • Work cross-functionally to support a changing SOX landscape and drive process improvement - we are strategic advisors to the company!

    • Provide end-to-end business knowledge and expertise to assist in SOX readiness activities and SOX program maturation activities

    • Take ownership for all assigned process areas, which includes acquiring a comprehensive grasp of business process activities and controls as well as related company policies and external accounting and reporting guidelines and act as a subject matter authority for each of these assigned areas

    • Work with current functional teams within the organization to review current processes and identify risk areas and areas for improvement and design controls around these to reduce risk and exposure to avoid operational surprises as well as evaluate and assess deficiencies

    • Bring your knowledge and experience designing, implementing and testing internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) per the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to respond to identified risks

    • Partner with the business to ensure SOX documentation, including flowcharts, narratives, and controls are up to date, accurate and properly handled

    • Collaborate with functional teams for compliance to outlined processes and ensure that all key controls are being performed satisfactorily

    • Work effectively in a dynamic, high growth environment, think quickly and creatively, recognize interrelationships early and enable innovation

    • Drive breakthrough solutions, encourage shifts in approach, and build the momentum to help excel Salesforce to $50 billion and beyond

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 3+ years of related audit & accounting experience, preferably gained in both public accounting and private industry

    • Degree or equivalent relevant experience required. Experience will be evaluated based on the values and behaviors for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.)

    • Strong background in public company SOX compliance requirements, accounting, and finance processes, including a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency

    • Solid understanding/experience with key business processes Record to Report, Source to Pay, Acquire to Retire, Hire to Retire, Tax, and Treasury, including Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) requirements and US GAAP

    • Familiarity with financial systems as they relate to reviewing and improving internal controls

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Consulting/ Big 4 experience is preferred

    • Professional certification including CPA, CIA or equivalent

    • Previous experience supporting a company's SOX program and crafting and implementing a system of internal controls, including experience in a large-scale management-led SOX organization

    • A customer service approach to help business process owners navigate the SOX program, especially with non-accounting business partners

    • The ability to quickly develop strong working relationships with internal departments, including those in international locations, IT personnel, internal and external auditors

    • Ability to communicate effectively and influence, interact, and partner with cross-functional and remote teams

    • A willingness to challenge status quo and drive continuous improvement through change

    • Self-motivated, able to manage change, and ability to work under tight deadlines and thrives in a high-growth and challenging environment with strong multi-tasking, analytical and decision making skills

    • Critical thinking self-starter with strong leadership and project management capabilities, including leading projects through a fast-paced life cycle

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    Why you should apply for a job to Salesforce:

  • 63% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 70% would recommend this company to other women
  • 81% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Time off and leaves
  • Perks, such as discounts, commuter benefits & educational reimbursement
  • Mental health, parenting and childcare resources