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Global Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Manager (Internal Controls)

Chicago , USA


Company Overview

Thoughtworks is a Nasdaq listed global technology and consultancy that builds customer software applications to help digitally transform businesses.  We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.  We work with a range of clients from media though banking to NGOs.  With offices in 17 countries and 42 cities (at last count!), we’re passionate global citizens, aiming to have a huge impact on the world. www.thoughtworks.com

This position is a new position and is a result of rapid growth at the organization and is an amazing opportunity to join our Global Finance team and make an immediate impact in the development of the Internal Audit function.  This role will be integral in maintaining and supporting the integrity and effectiveness of the Company’s control environment. Thoughtworks is seeking a seasoned Financial Controls Manager to join our finance team to develop and lead SOX compliance across the organization.  The Global Financial Controls Manager will be a key member of our Global Controllership team and will be responsible for managing the rollout of internal controls covering financial reporting across the organization.  We are seeking an experienced internal controls and risk management, professional who has a history of working at a publicly traded company and designing and implementing SOX compliant internal controls over financial reporting across a multi-national business. This position will be responsible for assessing financial risks associated with key financial functions, updating applicable risk control matrices (RCMs) and suggesting the best internal controls to mitigate the identified risks.  The role will require a self-starter who can work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple competing projects.

This position will be based in Chicago, Illinois and report through the global corporate finance function.


Here’s What You’ll Do

Execute on all phases of the Company’s ongoing SOX 302 and 404 compliance efforts, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain (and create) RCMs, control checklists and assist control owners with quarterly assessments to monitor the effectiveness of such controls
  • Manage upgrading of internal control environment that would align with best practice aspects of a SOX compliant environment
  • Perform financial risk and ERM assessments to determine top risks to the organization and identify mitigation plans
  • Direct projects to help achieve sound internal controls
  • Organize and assign the documentation of RCMs, narratives, flow-charts and TOD (Test of Detail) and lead preparation of detailed documentation
  • Assign control testing to process owners and monitor status of completion 
  • Summarize results of testing and report results to Global Controller and CFO
  • Monitor status of assigned tasks for control implementation and work with already existing team to prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Responsible for working with a variety of business owners across the organization on implementation, execution, and compliance with entity level controls
  • Recommend steps needed to address any control deficiencies, work with control owners to ensure all deficiencies are addressed on a timely basis and provide regular status updates to management
  • Conduct ongoing training & education on internal control related topics across all functions
  • Staying current to changes in regulatory guidance, industry best practices, and areas of focus/hot topics for external audits
  • Facilitate requests between the control owners and the external audit team 

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 5+ years of SOX management experience (managing a variety of stakeholders across the breadth of the organization) with at least 2 years in a public company environment
  • Experience working with SEC clients in a public accounting environment or directly for, publicly traded companies
  • Degree in Accounting and CPA required
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley implementation and oversight at a multi-national company
  • Experience communicating with all levels of management
  • Experience collaborating and working in a team environment


Preferred Qualification

  • Time spent in publicly traded companies
  • Prior experience managing complex multinational workflows & risk management
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience with 404 compliance


Thanks for your interest in joining Thoughtworks. A member of our Recruiting team will review your application as soon as possible. 


In the meantime, check out our Consultant Life page to learn more about the extraordinary impact Thoughtworkers make on clients, the tech industry and each other. 


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