Western Alliance Bank

Financial Control Staff

Req No.
2017-3816
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Accounting & Finance
Type
Regular Full Time
Phoenix

Overview

The Financial Control Staff is responsible for Western Alliance Bancorporation’s (the “Company”) compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) by supporting planning, execution, and reporting of SOX results.  This individual will work with business owners to verify SOX documentation is compliant with COSO framework and mitigates related risks, performs walkthroughs to validate design effectiveness, and executes test of controls to validate operational effectiveness.  This position will also be responsible for creating and maintaining organized SOX documentation and working with internal and external audit as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Perform work under the direction of the Financial Control Manager and/or Financial Control Senior.
  • Work with business owners to develop comprehensive flowcharts and risk control matrices to capture accurate and complete information that meet department and regulatory standards. Assist with the quarterly SOX control self-assessment process.
  • Execute and document walkthroughs and test of controls.
  • Identify and document control deficiencies.
  • Maintain organized SOX documentation within our SOX software (Workiva).
  • Assist with 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
  • Professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Audit (CIA) preferred
  • 2 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 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, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to remain independent, unbiased, and neutral. Must be able to handle confidential information.

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