SOX & Compliance Senior Analyst - Europe (Remote)

Finance Emmaboda, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.


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We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”


  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.


The Role:

 In this role you will be responsible for assisting with Sarbanese Oxley (SOX) Compliance for 50+ entities in the region with a particular initial focus a few business entities. Offer training, provide guidance, ensure compliance with Corporate Control Framwork. Conduct compliance reviews, and work with local units to improve their control environment where needed. Ensure SOX compliance is a key priority in the region and assist with implementing strong control environment at Sensus European Locations - including transitioning ownership of control environment to local leadership. Assist US GAAP & SOX Compliance Manager with technical accounting issues as needed.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional capable of working in a fast paced environment while collaborating with various business stakeholders in administering the day-to-day operation of Xylem’s Global Finance program.


Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, prepare, and carry out Compliance reviews for select units within Europe. Reviews can cover the following: SOX reviews, balance sheet, anti-corruption related procedures, and revenue as applicable.
  • Assist management with identifying a remediation plan and follow-up on Compliance Review findings to make sure units have closed out issues identified.
  • Manage transition of control environment ownership to local leadership at Sensus Europe units including Italy, Spain, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland,UK, and Germany (Ludwigshafen and Hanover). Assist with control design and SOX documentation as needed. Offer guidance around Segregation of Duties (SOD) and User Access Review (AUR) requirements to be performed in July 2022.
  • Assist in designing/implementing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) / Anti-Corruption related controls and procedures at sites with a  higher perceived corruption risk.
  • Promote SOX compliance within the region. Share updates to Xylem Control Framework/SOX requirements as needed. Track SOX Compliance Checklist for Region. Offer Training on SOX related topics.
  • Liaise with internal and external audit as they conduct reviews within the region.  Work with local teams to prepare for an efficient and open audit and raise concerns in a timely manner to ensure appropriate management response. 
  • Work closely with Regional Managers and local Business Unit Finance leads to help close gaps identified via Internal Audit’s Reviews.  Track findings and documentation addressing remediation.
  • Assist with training on technical accounting topics, such as revenue recognition.
  • Assist with ad hoc tasks related to technical accounting/compliance as needed. 
  • Lead or participate in special improvement projects or assignments within Finance area and especially within the compliance area.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

Required Qualifications:

Minimal education & experience, essential skills & abilities and required license/certification to perform this job.

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Significant audit experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience in US GAAP and SOX/Internal Controls
  • Strong Technical Accounting Skills
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Ability to work with people from many different departments
  • Ability to communicate well with others

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional preferences for a specific position.

  • 2+ years Xylem experience
  • Big 4 audit experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and OneStream skills
  • International experience
  • SAP Experience
  • Good understanding of German, spoken and written