Our client, a leading West Coast hedge fund, is seeking an Internal Controls Analyst.
31st July, 2019
Our client is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $120 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2019. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in credit, private equity, real assets and listed equities. The firm has over 950 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide.
Job Description & Synthesis
The Internal Controls Analyst will be responsible for assisting with our client's annual SOX and SOC 1 testing requirements.
Assisting with identifying and evaluating the organization’s financial reporting risk areas and providing input into the planning and scoping of the annual audit of internal control over financial reporting;
Performing internal control procedures, including understanding and documenting client processes, identifying and defining issues, conducting testing, and concluding on testing results;
Conducting interviews and walkthroughs, reviewing documents and evidence, and preparing working papers;
Identifying, developing and documenting internal control issues and recommendations using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed;
Communicating the results of internal control projects via written reports and verbal presentations to management;
Developing and maintaining productive relationships through individual contacts and meetings;
Pursuing professional development opportunities via professional associations and internal/external training; and
Performing various other tasks and projects as required.
2-4 years audit experience, experience with SOX compliance and/or SOC 1 engagements strongly preferred;
Ability to apply accounting principles and practices, management principles and preferred business practices;
Proven capability in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems and drawing logical conclusions;
Track record in planning and project management and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting deadlines;
Strong skills in resolving problems and negotiating issues; and
Proficient in Microsoft Office products including, Word, Excel, Outlook and other business software to prepare reports, memos and summaries.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
Strong initiative and a self-starter with a proven ability to work with minimal supervision; and
Flexible and team-oriented with strong integrity and professionalism.
Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Accounting or a related field. A CPA or CIA is preferred.