Global Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Manager (Internal Controls)

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Company Overview

Thoughtworks is a Nasdaq listed global technology and consultancy that builds customer software applications to help digitally transform businesses.  We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.  We work with a range of clients from media though banking to NGOs.  With offices in 17 countries and 42 cities (at last count!), we’re passionate global citizens, aiming to have a huge impact on the world.

This position is a new position and is a result of rapid growth at the organization and is an amazing opportunity to join our Global Finance team and make an immediate impact in the development of the Internal Audit function.  This role will be integral in maintaining and supporting the integrity and effectiveness of the Company’s control environment. Thoughtworks is seeking a seasoned Financial Controls Manager to join our finance team to develop and lead SOX compliance across the organization.  The Global Financial Controls Manager will be a key member of our Global Controllership team and will be responsible for managing the rollout of internal controls covering financial reporting across the organization.  We are seeking an experienced internal controls and risk management, professional who has a history of working at a publicly traded company and designing and implementing SOX compliant internal controls over financial reporting across a multi-national business. This position will be responsible for assessing financial risks associated with key financial functions, updating applicable risk control matrices (RCMs) and suggesting the best internal controls to mitigate the identified risks.  The role will require a self-starter who can work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple competing projects.

This position will be based in Chicago, Illinois and report through the global corporate finance function.

Here’s What You’ll Do

Execute on all phases of the Company’s ongoing SOX 302 and 404 compliance efforts, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain (and create) RCMs, control checklists and assist control owners with quarterly assessments to monitor the effectiveness of such controls
  • Manage upgrading of internal control environment that would align with best practice aspects of a SOX compliant environment
  • Perform financial risk and ERM assessments to determine top risks to the organization and identify mitigation plans
  • Direct projects to help achieve sound internal controls
  • Organize and assign the documentation of RCMs, narratives, flow-charts and TOD (Test of Detail) and lead preparation of detailed documentation
  • Assign control testing to process owners and monitor status of completion 
  • Summarize results of testing and report results to Global Controller and CFO
  • Monitor status of assigned tasks for control implementation and work with already existing team to prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Responsible for working with a variety of business owners across the organization on implementation, execution, and compliance with entity level controls
  • Recommend steps needed to address any control deficiencies, work with control owners to ensure all deficiencies are addressed on a timely basis and provide regular status updates to management
  • Conduct ongoing training & education on internal control related topics across all functions
  • Staying current to changes in regulatory guidance, industry best practices, and areas of focus/hot topics for external audits
  • Facilitate requests between the control owners and the external audit team 

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 5+ years of SOX management experience (managing a variety of stakeholders across the breadth of the organization) with at least 2 years in a public company environment
  • Experience working with SEC clients in a public accounting environment or directly for, publicly traded companies
  • Degree in Accounting and CPA required
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley implementation and oversight at a multi-national company
  • Experience communicating with all levels of management
  • Experience collaborating and working in a team environment

Preferred Qualification

  • Time spent in publicly traded companies
  • Prior experience managing complex multinational workflows & risk management
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience with 404 compliance

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Across from Chicago's iconic Millennium Park, our office offers indescribable lake views and access to some of the city's greatest attractions.

What are Thoughtworks Perks + Benefits

Thoughtworks Benefits Overview

Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee-led and driven groups created as a way to help connect underrepresented employees with each other for support, networking, and relationship building.
Daily sync
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have the power to create transformative social change.
Unconscious bias training
An interactive session where participants will learn what unconscious bias is, where it comes from, how to spot it, and how it can have an impact in the workplace.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Communities of passionate individuals committed to growing diversity, equity and inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We strive to be equitable, reflective, and inclusive of the society we live in. Home to all: regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, background or identity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Behavioral Health Program is a free, confidential service to all employees to help with everything from mindfulness and managing stress to planning your new home purchase.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401K with Employer Match up to $4500/Year. Roth (post-tax) and Traditional (pre-tax) options available.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
All permanent employees are granted Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs) upon their hire date.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
$100/year for parenting classes
Generous Parental Leave
Birth mothers are eligible for twelve (12) weeks. Birth fathers, adoptive parents or parent through surrogacy are eligible for (6) weeks.
Remote Work Program
While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Generous Vacation Accrual Beginning Day 1 with Year-Over-Year Rollover
12 week paid sabbatical after 10 years of employment
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
7 personal/sick days per year
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Up to $130/month to cover public transportation and bicycle expenses when working in your home office.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunches on Friday when in their home office.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1650/year to support your unique career development needs
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for books, conferences, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose

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