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Senior Auditor, SOX Technology

Philadelphia, PA
Finance and Accounting (Finance and Accounting)

Job Description

Business Unit:

Senior Consultant, SOX Technology Comcast Global Audit

The Comcast Global Audit team (CGA) is a partner to Comcast's individual businesses including Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. CGA performs projects (engagements) year-round to help these groups understand and manage risks to their business and technology. CGA is a diverse group looking for strategic thinkers and analytical problem-solvers who have a strong desire to grow their careers within a world-class organization. CGA promotes a culture of integrity, encourages professional development, and provides career path options both within the CGA department and into Comcast's various business units.

The Senior Consultant plays an active role throughout all stages of the annual SOX cycle (planning, walkthroughs, interim testing, remediation, follow up, and reporting), applying an analytical mindset to make a meaningful business impact. A Senior Consultant will demonstrate professional curiosity, a continuous improvement mindset, and the desire and aptitude to rapidly learn new skills. Individuals in this role are comfortable with changes in workload and focus of work, and modify actions to suit business needs. The candidate will also exemplify the highest degree of trust and integrity by continually upholding the principles of professional standards.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Senior Consultant, SOX is an active member of the engagement team throughout each phase (i.e., planning, execution, reporting). Primary responsibilities will be focused on SOX compliance for key financial systems. This includes:
-IT General Controls (ITGCs) design and operating effectiveness testing
-Validation of automated application controls as identified in SOX process flows
-Continued standardization of controls
-Driving process improvements in technology disclosure processes

-Operates within a team to execute the Sarbanes-Oxley testing for Corporate, Cable, and NBCUniversal. Out-of-town travel approximately 25%.

-Planning Assists the team in identifying the project scope and key milestones, which includes researching background information, evaluating metrics, assessing risks, identifying scope areas and designing innovative test procedures. Participates in presenting project plan to CGA and Business Leadership.

-Walkthroughs, Interim Testing, Remediation, and Follow Up Works within assigned scope area(s) to develop and document lines of inquiry and testing procedures and may provide support to junior staff. With manager oversight, interacts with all levels of management and Company employees to fully investigate scope area. Performs testing and works with team to develop impactful audit findings. Follows up appropriately on remediated issues and performs remediation testing, helping to develop final messaging.

-Reporting Communicates findings by assisting team in developing Audit Presentations, which include action plans developed with Business Management. Participates in presenting the Audit Presentations to CGA and Business Leadership.

-Development Uses resources available to develop audit and business skills. Identifies opportunities for improvement to audit methodology, tools, and training. Actively participates in CGA, Comcast, and other external community activities and service.

Core Responsibilities:
-Conducts interviews, performs controls testing, and documents results.
-Proactively pursues additional industry and business knowledge through training, continuing education, and certifications.
-Develops responsibilities with regards to supervising, coaching, and leading teams as well as individual team members.
-Assists the Supervisor and Manager with developing an approach for each audit including implementing a risk-based approach for each audit, scoping the level of effort associated with each area.
-Evaluates procedures, system controls, security measures, and verification procedures. Benchmarks and assesses controls in 'non-standard' IT Audit areas including Asset Management, and Operational and Incident Management.
-Develops responsibilities with regards to supervising, coaching, and leading teams as well as individual team members.
-Evaluates recommended control gaps and clearly communicates associated risk(s) and recommendation(s) to IA management through written reports and presentations.
-Develops detailed audit reports which summarizes and prioritizes noted control gaps into executive communication points. Operates financial enterprise management software packages.
-Demonstrates a consistently strong work ethic and leads by example on audit projects.
-Participates in planning meetings with Internal Audit management and Company management to assess risks across a variety of technologies including Windows and Unix Operating Systems, databases, financial and operational processing applications, and network devices.
-Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
-Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Educational, experience, and skill requirements:
-Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Accounting / Finance, Information Systems or other related field with solid academic credentials strongly preferred
-Generally requires 5-7 years related experience
-Minimum of 3-5 years of experience highly preferred
-Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance requirements and experience in Sarbanes-Oxley 404 engagements a plus.
-Knowledge of Comcast and/or NBCUniversal operations or combination of public accounting and/or internal audit experience a plus. Industry experience (cable, telecom, entertainment) a plus.
-Familiarity with Technology risk and control assessment frameworks a plus including, but not limited to: COSO, COBiT, ITIL, PMBOK and ISO 27000.
-Proficient in use of Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
-Familiarity with Information Technology General Controls for the following technologies a plus: UNIX, Linux, Windows, Active Directory, Oracle database, MS SQL, AS400, NetBackup, SAP ECC, SAP BW, SAP BPC, Oracle Financials, Hyperion.
-Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, dynamic, and fast-paced environment with strong inherent project management skills, including: prioritizing tasks, balancing workload between multiple projects, anticipating next steps, adapting to changing situations and project scope.
-Strong interpersonal skills required including: written and verbal communications, ability to work with others, willingness to assist in areas outside of direct assignments when necessary, and commitment to self-improvement and completion of team objectives.
-Willingness and genuine desire to tackle new areas and consistently challenging topics.
-Able to quickly grasp complex subject matter (both technical and business processes) and apply strong analytical skills and business orientation to assessing processes, risks and controls.

Comcast is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Comcast via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Comcast HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Comcast. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Comcast as a result of the referral or through other means.

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