Western Alliance Bank

Financial Control Senior

Req No.
2017-3815
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Accounting & Finance
Type
Regular Full Time
Phoenix

Overview

The Financial Control Senior is responsible for Western Alliance Bancorporation’s (the “Company”) compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) by performing and/or leading planning, execution, and reporting of SOX results.  This individual will assist with the annual SOX risk assessment, work with business owners to verify SOX documentation is compliant with COSO framework and mitigates related risks, oversees  and/or performs walkthroughs and test of controls, tracks and assist with deficiency evaluation, and assist with related reporting to upper management.  This position will also be responsible for creating and maintaining organized SOX documentation and overseeing internal and external audit requests.

Responsibilities

  • Perform SOX planning, execution, evaluation, and reporting under the direction of the Financial Control Manager
  • Participate with and/or supervise staff, which includes coaching, training, and developing staff.
  • Assist with the annual SOX risk assessment, development of audit objectives, scope, and audit plans and procedures.
  • Work with business owners to ensure comprehensive flowcharts and risk control matrices capture accurate and complete information that meet department and regulatory standards. Lead the quarterly SOX control self-assessment process.
  • Execute and document walkthroughs and test of controls, including reviewing staff work.
  • Identify and track control deficiencies and assist with evaluation procedures.
  • Maintain organized SOX documentation within our SOX software (Workiva).
  • Develop presentations and coordinate meetings to discuss on-going status updates and audit results.
  • Oversee Internal Audit and External Audit requests.
  • Perform ad hoc management and Department requests.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within the team and throughout the organization.
  • Stay abreast of audit “hot” topics and standards.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or other relevant fields.
    • Master’s degree in Accounting preferred.
  • Professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Audit (CIA) required.
  • 4 years of public accounting experience with SOX expertise.
  • Working knowledge of internal controls over financial reporting and risk assessment methodologies, COSO Framework, SOX Section 302/402 requirements, and GAAP standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required to work with all levels of internal and external teams. Must be effective at communicating issues through written reports, verbal discussions, and presentations.
  • Team oriented, organized, and have the ability to represent the Department in a professional manner. Client-oriented, exercises good judgment and tact in dealing with others, and have the aptitude to manage multiple properties simultaneously while meeting established deadlines.
  • Well-developed analytical thinking skills are needed to identify problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and solve problems with minimal assistance.
  • Ability to remain independent, unbiased, and neutral. Must be able to handle confidential information.

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