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IT SOX Sr. Specialist

IHS Markit
George Town, Malaysia
Posted 9 days ago Permanent Competitive
IT SOX Sr. Specialist
S&P Global Corporate

The Role: IT SOX Sr. Specialist

Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 6

The Location: Penang, Malaysia

This position is an individual contributor within the Internal Audit team responsible for performing audit engagements including U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance testing. This position will contribute significantly to IT SOX testing efforts as well as supporting key operational and integrated risk-based audits.

The Impact: The IT SOX Sr. Specialist is a role with high visibility as you will work closely with process owners to gain an understanding of key processes, key controls and identify control gaps to strengthen the internal control environment providing assurance in the accuracy of reported financial information for a leading data provider worldwide.

What's in it for you: You will interact with key process owners and colleagues across the Company. You will also be responsible for completing the audits and projects as outlined in the Internal Audit Plan and play a critical role in assessing the effectiveness of the control environment and providing value added recommendations across the organization. You will gain a robust understanding of the operations of all divisions and functions within the company.
  • Opportunity to work with colleagues across the Company to empower the markets of the future
  • Ability to collaborate with global team of seasoned financial services/audit professionals and access to the latest technological and data analytic tools
  • Competitive compensation package with excellent benefits, including generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, parental leave and more
  • Advancement opportunities in a global company with presence in 30+ geographies


The Team / The Business: We have teams made up of people that work effectively together, while working with the larger group of auditors. Opportunities are presented every day to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and to develop a close team dynamic with coworkers from around the globe. The Internal Audit function is a global team with presence in all regions (Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific). The function is independent and reports functioning to the Audit Committee.

Responsibilities:
  • Execute walkthroughs and perform testing and review of key IT controls. Identify deficiencies and areas of opportunity to strengthen processes.
  • Work closely with SOX process owners, manage cross-functional deliverables, and provide status updates and related reporting.
  • Perform risk based operational, compliance, assurance, and consulting engagements of Corporate processes in accordance with Internal Audit standards and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Internal audits include planning the audit, designing, and executing audit procedures, creating audit working papers, and preparing the audit report.
  • Work with other auditors in the Internal Audit function to support audit plan management and execution and participate in key department wide initiatives.
  • Collaborate with management to develop appropriate action plans, as needed.
  • Present audit results to all levels in the organization, as required.
  • Follow up with management on previous audit findings to assure action plans have been completed.
  • This role is expected to be an individual contributor with limited oversight.


What We're Looking For:
  • You will be an effective communicator, in both verbal and written form, and an analytical thinker who employs logic and persuasion to influence with diplomacy and tact.
  • You will be a proactive, innovative, collegial team player who can be accountable and absorb/integrate ideas from diverse views, create partnerships and collaborate with others.
  • You will be nimble in learning and support the implementation of agile techniques.
  • You will be responsible for balancing stakeholders and building/fostering relationships with stakeholders.
  • Candidate with strong interest to learn, embrace agile auditing techniques, adoption of data analytics and emerging tools to strengthen quality of audit execution and SOX controls testing.


Basic Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate must be an experienced audit professional with progressive and diverse internal control and auditing skills in IT SOX, internal audit, or related roles in control function organizations.
  • Experience/exposure with different data analytics tools (such as Tableau, Alteryx, Power BI, etc.).
  • Agility to support different Internal Audit capabilities such as business/data/IT auditing and SOX compliance.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience of IT controls-based testing through planning audits, conducting audit procedures, and preparing audit reports.
  • Strong understanding and operational application of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 - Public Accounting experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of or experience with managing and providing audit support during integrated financial and operational audits.
  • Experience with integrated audits, electronic work papers and standard productivity tools
  • Strong academic and professional credentials including undergraduate degree.
  • Willing to travel (domestic and international), limited to 10 - 15%
  • Professional certifications preferred but not required (CISA, CIA, CPA, etc.).


S&P Global Corporate

At S&P Global, we don't give you intelligence-we give you essential intelligence. The essential intelligence you need to make decisions with conviction. We're the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets. Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com .

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy. Equal Opportunity Employer:

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only:

The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.
Job ID  R30811
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