SOX Program Analyst
DescriptionThe SOX Program Analyst is a position within the Corporate Accounting Department of Columbia Bank. This is a mid-level, analytical position administering SOX compliance efforts. The incumbent will assist the SOX Program Manager in executing the SOX program for the Bank.
Essential Job Functions:
- Assist with annual risk assessment, materiality determination, identification of in-scope processes
- Assist with coordinating and performing annual SOX walkthroughs for business and general information technology control (GITC) processes
- Assist with creating and maintaining SOX process documentation, as necessary
- Assist with the external auditors’ requests for documentation
- Update annual risk and controls matrix and as needed
- Assist with performing annual segregation of duties (SOD) analysis
- Assist with performing a deficiency analysis on SOX-related findings, including issues identified in the Bank’s GRC solution
- Assist with coordinating testing with Internal Audit and the Bank’s external auditor, which includes providing guidance on testing, tracking the status of testing, and answering questions as needed
- Assist with reviewing Internal Audit’s test scripts and testing results as needed
- Assist process owners with remediation of control deficiencies, which includes coordinating with Risk Advisors for closure of issues noted in the Bank’s GRC solution
- Assist with re-writing control descriptions, documenting processes, and updating in-scope systems/applications/servers
- Ensure that the SOX program is in adherence with the 2013 COSO Framework
- Assist in serving as the point person to liaise among all relevant personnel on all SOX issues
- Assist in migrating the SOX program documents to Workiva
- Assist in creating/maintaining SOX SharePoint site for documentation and access for Internal Audit, external auditors, and process owners
- Assist with quarterly internal control certifications
- Provide support on ad hoc projects (e.g., CECL, RPA) and identify opportunities to improve business processes and internal controls
- Assist with SOC 1/SSAE 18 reviews performed by the Vendor Management/Enterprise Risk Department to ensure that in-scope vendors’ complementary user entity controls are in place and operating effectively
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance preferred
- SOX 404 compliance experience
- Ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented
- Ability to analyze and research and issues
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently to solve problems as well as work as a part of team on special projects and assignments
- Proficient with MS Office
- Financial services experience preferred
- Three years public accounting experience preferred
- CPA Certification preferred
- Ability to perform well in high-growth, intensive environments
- Experience writing reports and ability to identify and implement process efficiencies and improvements
Physical and Mental Requirements:
- Ability to sit at a computer monitor for extended periods of time
- Ability to perform repetitive finger, hand, and arm movements
- Ability to lift up to 15lbs.
- Ability to effectively discern information and formulate appropriate action
- Ability to reach, squat, bend, and manually manipulate standard office equipment
Values and Behaviors:
- Build enduring RELATIONSHIPS with clients and each other.
- Drive INNOVATION that simplifies life and work.
- Seek continuous GROWTH in your personal and professional development.
- Commit with HEART to serve others.
- Extend TRUST in order to receive it.
Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives:
We do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Columbia Bank’s Talent Acquisition team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed written requisition contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Resumes submitted to any Columbia Bank employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed requisition search agreement, will become the sole property of Columbia Bank. Columbia Bank will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. No employee outside of Columbia Bank’s Talent Acquisition team has the authority to enter into a requisition search agreement.