Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Specialist

Saudi Arabia
03 Oct 2016
05 Jul 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Description
Controllers are seeking a Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Specialist to join the Organization which rolls up under the Finance, Strategy & Development (FSD) business line within Saudi Aramco.

This SOX role involves assessing and reporting the effectiveness of the company`s internal controls over financial reporting. This assessment directly contributes to improve transparency, enhance reliability, and strengthen accountability of the company`s financial reporting processes. In addition, the role includes documenting any new business processes, updating existing controls, initiating the program's self-assessment tasks, evaluating the assessment results and assisting process owners in resolving any identified control issues.

Ideally, the applicant will possess relevant experience within one or more industries and will have the ability to establish personal credibility with various internal clients and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and engagement skills. Additionally, the applicant must be a team player, be able to plan and coordinate their own workload, meet established deadlines, add value by delivering work of the highest quality and be able to proactively overcome issues to ensure timely and accurate delivery.

The applicant should also have an audit background with experience in Sarbanes Oxley's (SOX) requirements, while also understanding the principles of auditing Consolidated Financial Statements and have a strong working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial control risk and the impact on the Financial Statements.

Minimum Requirements
A successful candidate should have 9+ years of applicable experience, a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or equivalent. A graduate degree is desirable as well as finance and / or management focused advanced professional competence evidenced by professional licenses and / or other forms of continuing professional education.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required. SAP or equivalent ERP systems experience is highly desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities
You will be required to perform the following:

Provide the necessary insight to all SOX compliance requirements;
Review of financial controls and their impact on financial statements.
Analysis and review of Consolidated Financial Statements;
Review of system configured controls;
Preparation of various presentations (Excel, Powerpoint);
Liaising with various Department coordinators to complete the annual FRCA cycle;
Ad hoc project support as required.