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Commercial Banking - Finance – Controller- Associate

Req #: 180036274
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Potential Referral Amount: 5000 US Dollar (USD)
The regulatory reporting function within Commercial Bank Finance seeks a strong associate to support its application of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).  SOX Section 404 requires SEC registrants to issue an annual internal control report that includes the  following:
  • A statement indicating that management is responsible for the internal control structure over financial reporting, and,
  • An assessment at the end of the fiscal year regarding the effectiveness of the internal control structure and  procedures for financial reporting  
Commercial Bank Finance is responsible for the Commercial Bank’s SOX program, which includes scoping and risk assessing CB processes, coordinating management testing, assessing deficiencies individually and in aggregate and reporting on the results to senior management on a quarterly basis.    
This Associate role will be part of a team responsible for the following:
  • Overall SOX program governance for Commercial Bank
  • Updates to and maintenance of process flows and narratives
  • Testing of select SOX controls for design and operational effectiveness
  • Assessment and remediation efforts of any identified control gaps
  • BS in Accounting
  • CPA or equivalent credential, or working towards CPA or equivalent credential
  • 2 to 5+ years in an Audit, Accounting, Internal Control and/or Finance role
  • Solid understanding of internal control framework (experience with SOX a big plus)
  • Ability to respectfully challenge existing processes and controls to make them better
  • Solid analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Ability to understand the big picture while maintaining a detailed focus on reporting requirements
  • Ability to document and prepare executive-level presentations of findings  (PowerPoint)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to make connections and understand potential impacts across entities, businesses, and functions
  • Strong process flow documentation skills, including prior use of MS Visio or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Regulatory/SEC reports and related requirements a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with credit and risk systems a plus
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