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Bank of America Senior Financial Analyst, SOX Program Office in Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Description:

The Senior Financial Analyst will play a key role in ensuring the Company’s global compliance with the provisions of Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002. The person will be responsible for execution of the SOX work including reviewing/updating process maps and narratives over the significant accounts with focus on the adequacy of the control environment and the appropriateness of the key controls identified.

This position will interact with all levels of management, lead and drive process improvements, and gain exposure to a wide variety of the Company’s businesses as part of an expanding SOX Program Office.

Scope of Responsibilities include:

  • Provide guidance to process and control owners on the identification, documentation and testing of SOX controls

  • Assist in the annual risk assessment, materiality determination, and account/disclosure scoping process

  • Work with process owners to ensure timely review and updates to process documentation and controls for new and/or existing processes including successful identification of SOX critical applications, spreadsheets, third parties (SSAE 16)

  • Lead business process walkthroughs with auditors and management

  • Partner closely with controls / compliance team members within the different business units as well as the external and internal auditors

  • Evaluate control deficiencies in accordance with the Company's framework for Evaluating Control Exceptions and Deficiencies

  • Stay current on new technical literature applicable to the internal control process (e.g., PCAOB guidance, SEC, etc.)

  • Identify and drive process improvements to the overall SOX program

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting and/or Finance. Graduate degree and CPA designation is a plus.

  • Minimum of 5 years of financial statement audit (or equivalent) experience with a strong background in internal controls. Big 4 and financial services industry experience preferred

  • Experience with SOX compliance and knowledge of legal, regulatory and industry requirements

  • Ability to converse with management at all levels regarding internal controls, infrastructure, compliance & risk management, and accounting

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills

  • Proven project management skills

  • Proficient use of software packages (i.e. Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio)

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic who is able to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Additional qualities include:

  • Strong project management, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Process-oriented thinking

  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Ability to lead and affect process change and improvements

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to interact and build relationships across all levels of an organization

Posting Date : 03/06/2019

Location :

Charlotte, NC, ONE BANK OF AMERICA CENTER, 150 N COLLEGE ST,

  • United States

Travel : Yes, 15% of the time

Full / Part-time : Full time

Hours Per Week : 40

Shift : 1st shift

Weekly Schedule : No

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