Director - Head of SOX Project Management & Operations at TransUnion
What We'll BringAt TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. This environment gives our people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.
Come be a part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.
What You'll BringBachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (or equivalent)
At least 10 years of experience working in a related field (experience in public accounting is strongly preferred)
Certified Public Accountant (or equivalent) is preferred
Demonstrated strong experience with SOX and further risk and control activities (both relating to business processes and IT General Controls)
Experience working in complex and global organizations, including sound intercultural skills
Possess excellent project management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and deadlines
Strong presentation skills as well as strong people management and leadership skills
Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with senior key stakeholders
Fluent in English, additional languages would be an asset
Impact You'll MakeThe Director - Head of SOX Project Management and Operations (SOX PMO) role provides group-wide leadership for the development and support of internal control over financial reporting activities. As Head of SOX PMO, you will ensure further enhancement of TU's SOX compliance program and financial reporting control framework in close cooperation with business and major assurance stakeholders. Furthermore, you will support the business and functions in the implementation and enhancement of the internal controls over financial reporting including impact on processes and controls from automation, new system implementations and acquisitions.
This position will report directly to the Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) and will work closely with the Internal Audit Team on key projects and initiatives as well as coordinate closely with our external auditors. The Head of SOX PMO will work closely with the Chief Accounting Officer to establish the SOX PMO by leveraging AuditBoard, executing on global SOX program enhancements and building key business relationships. The successful candidate will need to work across the organization and be comfortable in engaging employees at all levels in support of internal control over financial reporting activities.
Lead the design, development and implementation of the SOX PMO and related policies and procedures under the direction of the CAO (both relating to business process and IT General Controls).
Collaborate and assist in the SOX scoping process with Internal Audit and the external auditors
Lead the global roll-out of AuditBoard and continuous training
Provide group-wide leadership for the development and support of financial reporting risk and control activities, including the SOX framework, Minimum Common Financial Control (MCFC) framework, and coordination with other assurance functions
Further develop and ensure a consistent risk based internal control framework for financial reporting risks, strongly aligned with the needs of key stakeholders (e.g. Finance, Business Leaders).
Drive implementation of consistent financial reporting risk identification, assessment and control process throughout the TU regions.
Act as a senior point of contact with Internal Audit, Global Technology, Finance and Accounting and the external auditors to ensure holistic and high quality coordination and collaboration on the execution of the internal control over financial reporting strategy globally
Coordinate with the aforementioned stakeholders to ensure meaningful and timely updates to methodology and frameworks
Act as the liaison with Internal Audit management to ensure proper maintenance and development of AuditBoard
Develop, propose and lead the implementation of initiatives to improve financial reporting risk management processes, develop policies and generate innovation
Identify and execute on opportunities to enhance controls through automation
Travel of up to 15% of your time will be required