Cisco IT SOx Specialist in RTP, North Carolina

IT SOx Specialist

  • Location: RTP, North Carolina, US

  • Additional Location(s) San Jose, California

  • Area of Interest Information Technology

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1241229

What You'll Do

The right candidate will be responsible for assessing the internal control environment for IT Controls. You will participate in the IT SOX Control Assessment for major transformation initiatives as well as SOx and other compliance testing relating to Transformational programs. You will be part of a team responsible for creating and updating process flows and control documentation, performing walkthroughs of controls, identifying and accessing the key controls that mitigate financial statement assertions and various compliance risks and document control deficiencies.

  • Collaborate with various IT departments and control owners to understand, assess and address operational and SOx risks and exposures through a risk and control self-assessment process.

  • Monitor SOX related IT controls as well as overseeing change management for work processes.

  • Identify and recommend changes to improve efficiency as well as process for IT key controls and process flow.

  • Conduct an analysis of internal policies, guidelines, procedures and processes to evaluate the accuracy and adequacy of internal controls, operations, and reporting in the area of Transformational programs and processes impacting Sox/404 process as well as other regulatory compliance requirements as needed.

  • Identify and mitigate areas of risk which might arise from inadequate or failed internal processes or systems.

  • Team with internal and external audit to review the results of SOX testing and work with line-of-business owners to resolve deficiencies and further refine/define controls.

  • Assist with procedures to monitor those risks and related drivers using key risk indicators. Make recommendations to address and mitigate identified risks.

  • Provide direction and support to the IT Controls Owners for the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of financial and operational risk data.

  • Update and maintain the SOX control database; oversee the execution of control testing and act as SOX SME for process.

  • Participate with other Risk Management teams (compliance, credit, market risk) to identify current and emerging risk exposures and develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies.

  • Support other responsibilities of the Operational Risk Department.

Who You'll Work With

You will be part of the IT Compliance & Risk Management team. This team partners with the Financial and Risk Management organization to execute the IT Scope under a company-wide program for financial control compliance covering the existing control environment through the SOX Program Management Office and Internal Control Readiness activities for prospective changes driven by key corporate strategic initiatives. The scope also includes covering the control environment to meet local India Financial Compliance. The IT Compliance & Risk Management team is also an advisor to the IT organization that includes a broad scope of IT Compliance initiatives. You will operate as a Strategic Partner with key stakeholders to include Project Teams, SOX Process Leads, SOX IT Control owner community and IT leadership, external auditors, Business Process Teams and respective cross-functional organization

Who You Are

You are an organized, driven and motivated individual with excellent organization skills with attention to detail. You are an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with cross-functional teams. You have a natural curiosity to learn about new regulatory compliance or understand transformational programs and problems solve these in partnership with SME’s in Cisco to implement the right set of controls that mitigate SOx and other compliance risks.

Our minimum requirements for this role:

• BA/BS degree preferred with a strong academic record

• Project Management experience

• At least 4+ years’ experience with an emphasis on evaluation of internal controls or operational risk in one or more of the following areas: IT Processes and General Controls, operational/enterprise risk management, audit, accounting, Sarbanes Oxley compliance

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