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SOX Compliance Manager

SOX Compliance Manager

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Finance & Accounting
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Job Description

Amazon is a fast paced, dynamic, high-tech company based in Seattle. Amazon’s finance team is searching for bar-raising financial accounting professionals who consistently exceed expectations, who thrive in a challenging workplace, and who can actively contribute to our talented team. The global accounting organization supports our financial reporting, internal control, intercompany, and transfer pricing activities and also supports new business launches globally for Amazon in the consumer products, digital initiatives, merchant, operations, logistics, payments, and cloud computing lines of business.

This position will part of the Global Internal Controls over Financial Reporting / Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance programs. Responsibilities include enhancing and leveraging internal/ external partnerships to assist the team lead with the annual program plan and the execution of the plan as well as all process improvement initiatives. This role will require a deep understanding and experience with all aspects of internal controls including financial information technology systems for a complex, high-growth stage, multi-disciplinary organization. Requirements for this position also include extensive knowledge the COSO 2013 framework and SEC/PCAOB regulations, as well as the demonstrated ability to design and monitor an effective global risk-based internal control environment.

We are currently looking for experienced, manager level candidates who have held similar positions in large public companies or who have held a similar position within the advisory practice of a Big 4 public accounting firm serving Fortune 500 clients for 3 or more years. Successful candidates for this position will have the equivalent of 10+ years of professional experience. Demonstrated experience in leading teams to accomplish unusually complex challenges will be expected as this is an ongoing requirement for this position. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate they were top performers at their level.

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in accounting, information technology or related field (a CPA license is not required for this position)
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the internal control framework (specifically COSO) and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency
  • Strong knowledge of SOX requirements and ability to assist with documentation of ITGC and financial process controls to support operational as well as SOX compliance audits, including performing walkthroughs and developing process flow charts

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Chartered Accountant (or equivalent)
  • Big 4 public accounting experience with Fortune 500 clients
  • Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills
  • Internal controls experience with one or more Fortune 500 companies
  • Strong risk management experience, including: performing assessments and audits, designing controls, managing enterprise control frameworks, and prioritizing risk
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment similar to a high tech start-up
  • A demonstrated history of solving multiple and complex challenges
  • Aptitude for leading teams; influencing and galvanizing others to follow you toward a solution
  • Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills \
  • Solid organizational skills along with an aptitude for information technology
  • Excellent analytical skills

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.