Director - Head of SOX Project Management & Operations at TransUnion

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What We'll Bring

At 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 Bring

Bachelor’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 Make

The 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


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555 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

TransUnion Benefits Overview

At TransUnion, our associates are our greatest asset. However, we understand that work is only one part of our associates’ lives. We recognize the importance of providing a healthy balance between work and home because that’s really where being a force for good starts.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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