The Global SOX Assurance function at CBRE is led by the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer who reports directly to the Chairman of the Audit & Finance Committee. This team continuously strives for world class service delivery and currently consists of close to 20 professionals globally. Partnering with Finance and Technology, Global SOX Assurance manages and oversees the global internal control environment to meet CBREs requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, in addition to providing independent and objective assurance and advisory services through special projects. Special projects cover a wide variety of business risks across financial, operational, technological, and strategic areas. The function, charged with building future leaders for CBRE, offers support for certifications and professional education, and operates with a flexible work schedule.
The SOX Senior Associate will be a project and/ or section lead responsible for evaluating risks to the company and consulting with management to identify process improvements and operational efficiencies, all performed in accordance with professional standards. The SOX Senior Associate will direct the work performed by staff members and guide staff in professional auditing techniques.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs complex audit testing verifying the effectiveness of established processes and procedures and verbally communicates and confirms audit findings/observations identified through detailed testing.
Provides guidance to staff members on engagements and special projects through knowledge sharing and assistance with assignments, while fostering a strong team environment.
Able to independently conduct a walk-through and demonstrate a strong understanding of business processes resulting in the creation or supervision of a process flow to review with the client.
Reviews and interprets organizational data, policies, processes, procedures, and practices in order to verify the accuracy and compliance with management expectations, regulatory requirements, and overall leading practices.
Assists in the planning of SOX program that adequately addresses risk and compliance with company standards and relevant regulations.
Prepares the first draft of audit deficiency evaluations that identify the appropriate assessment of risks, magnitude of deficiency, compensating controls, and provides value-added recommendations and improvement opportunities to management.
Demonstrates leadership capabilities to facilitate change in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provide guidance to staff members on audit and special projects through knowledge sharing and assistance with task assignments. Provide assistance with planning audit assignments which can including scheduling planning meetings with clients and the assigning of tasks to team members.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or related field. 4+ years of external/internal audit and overall knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures.
Real estate and/ or Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Professional certifications are preferred. Further advancement will require achieving one of the following: Master's Degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
As a service provider and internal advisor, professional in appearance and interactions is critical. This will include working with those whose first language may not be English.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret various types of business documents. Ability to effectively respond to complex inquiries from clients, co-workers, supervisor, and/or management.
Possesses strong public speaking / presentation skills and is comfortable leading opening and closing meetings, including explaining issues to Executives and handling constructive disagreements
Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Organizational ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports. Conducts advanced financial analysis.
Ability to analyze and solve problems involving several options with limited information. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form and to work independently. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Ability to work independently to complete tasks and assignments. Willingness and flexibility to travel (domestic and international) up to 20%. Proficient in Visio, PowerPoint, EXCEL, Word and Outlook. Knowledge and proficiency in audit software is a plus.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve general results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.
Location/Region: Newport Beach, CA