SOX Controls Manager (Chicago)

Accretive Solutions’ Executive Search Practice has been engaged by an excellent mid-size bank to recruit a SOX Controls Manager to join their team, located in Downtown Chicago. Candidate must have SOX controls management experience in financial services and a CPA, CFE, CISA, or CIA (or pursuing). SOX implementation and public accounting experience are highly preferred. The company is growing, has a great culture, and excellent benefits. Salary range $120K + nice bonus.


Bank is seeking to hire a SOX Controls Manager. As a SOX Controls Manager, demonstrated success building and leading a team in the analysis, design, and implementation for Internal Controls department procedures and infrastructure. This position will be responsible for assisting and performing assessment of risks and controls for financial reporting by developing and implementing Bank’s risk rationalization and adopted control assessment approach.
This position interacts with internal and external auditors, as well as process owners and executives. The person in this role will serve as the Internal Controls liaison for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Performing Risk identification / mitigation / control rationalization strategies
• Coordinating of required internal control documentation and maintenance
• Advising on internal control design, integration, and implementation
• Assist process owners with updating process documentation (maps/narratives/control matrices) as needed.
• Execution and review of testing, as needed.
• Assist with baselining of key spreadsheets and reports.
• Evaluating internal control remediation plans
• Analyzing reported changes to assigned processes
• Prioritizing critical business areas for management assessment
• Working with External Auditors to facilitate assessments
• Facilitating and providing guidance with execution and verification of financial reporting internal controls is performed in accordance with the control assessment approach
• Development of control evidence expectations and SOX testing plans
• Maintaining comprehensive SOX documentation
• Assist with special projects as needed


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related financial discipline
• Demonstrated management experience
• Proven track record of meeting regulatory requirements of SOX and standards set by PCAOB and adopted by the SEC
• Experience with SOX implementation in financial services companies highly preferred
• Preferred certifications (or progress toward same) include:
o CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
o CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)
o CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
o CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
• Public accounting experience preferred
• Experience with SOX implementation within a M&A (Merger & Acquisition) environment highly preferred


If you, or someone you know, meet these requirements and are interested in learning more about this exciting career opportunity, please contact Jennifer Weiss at and include an updated resume/CV.

Corporate Statement: 

Accretive Solutions is a national professional services firm providing Consulting, Staffing, and Outsourcing solutions to a wide variety of organizations from start-ups to the Fortune 500. We specialize in solving problems in Accounting & Finance, Governance & Compliance, Information Technology and Business Transformation. Our Executive Search practice has a long and successful history of identifying great talent on behalf of our clients and their organizations.

Throughout our 30 year history performing Executive Search, we have earned an excellent reputation for delivering results and operating with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism. One of the things that set us apart is our practice of always doing what is in the best interests of those we serve - both clients and candidates alike.

Accretive Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Date: 

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:00

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