The SOX function at CBRE is led by the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer who reports directly to the Chairman of the Audit & Finance Committee. This team continuously strives for world class service delivery and consists of 10+ professionals based in El Segundo, CA and Dallas, TX. The function is responsible for performing annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing on behalf of management, as well as providing independent and objective assurance and consulting services. The department is charged with building future leaders for CBRE, offers support for certifications and professional education, and operates with a flexible work schedule.
The IT Manager oversees and ensures the delivery of timely, high quality and value-add SOX and project results in accordance with professional standards. Responsible for managing and mentoring a team and supporting them in achieving career goals and growth. A strong understanding and background of Sarbanes-Oxley IT control and documentation requirements is required as part of this role.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviews organizational data, policies, processes, procedures, and practices in order to verify the accuracy and compliance with management expectations, regulatory requirements, and overall best practice.
Able to perform advanced analysis of complex IT and business processes identifying risks, controls, and gaps while supervising and/or creating process flows and walkthroughs to review with the client.
Performs complex testing verifying the effectiveness of established processes and procedures and verbally communicates and confirms audit findings/observations identified through detailed testing.
Performs quick and detailed reviews of testing to validate effectiveness of work performed and monitors results of work in order to provide timely updates to management.
Designs unique and complex audit programs that adequately address risk and compliance with Company standards and relevant regulations.
Provides timely feedback of reviews and finalizes audit programs that adequately address risk and compliance with Company standards and relevant regulations.
Has a strong understanding of the evaluation of SOX issues and the level of precision required by compensating controls to mitigate the individual and aggregated risks.
Prepares detailed reports with recommendations to management that are professionally written for an executive audience. Reports will reflect a strong understanding of company objectives and capabilities, control requirements, and industry best practices.
Reviews work papers as appropriate and finalizes report drafts for review ensuring professional writing and value-added industry perspective.
Successfully manages many competing demands, all delivered on time and within budgeted hours, and participates in developing Audit Plan.
Has demonstrated leadership capabilities including public speaking and working with executive management.
Develops, trains, motivates, and works to retain and maintain engagement of audit teams. Monitors quality of work by fostering a strong team environment by providing opportunities for others to develop skills.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Has strong data analysis and querying capabilities and has developed areas of technology expertise.
Able to research and analyze new and complex technologies to identify key controls and risks, and explain them to non-technical personnel. Stays current with new and emerging technologies.
Possesses advanced knowledge of internal and external control expectations for technology, IT control frameworks, and technology regulations.
Has developed specialized skills in specific technologies (ex. SQL, Oracle, Linux, vmWare, Active Directory, PeopleSoft, etc.).
Direct responsibility for staff which includes identifying objectives and developmental opportunities, providing guidance on project assignments, and completing performance evaluations.
Responsible for assigning project tasks and reviewing work papers to ensure conclusions are adequately supported, documentation standards met, and detailed testing performed.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in information technology, business, accounting, finance, or related field is required.
6+ years of years of relevant work experience are required with a minimum of four of the six total years of experience being in the area of Information Technology/ Information Security/ IT Auditing.
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) experience required.
Experience with auditing the real-estate industry is preferred.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Professional certifications are required and may include one of the following: Master's Degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), or Six Sigma.
As a service provider and internal advisor, is professional in appearance and interactions. This will include working with those whose first language may not be English
Has the ability to effectively respond to advanced inquiries from clients, co-workers, supervisor, and/or management.
Possesses advanced public speaking / presentation skills and is comfortable leading opening and closing meetings, including explaining issues to Executives and handling constructive disagreements to resolution.
Ability to analyze the most complex business/ financial data and IT system controls to develop innovative solutions.
Advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), IIA Standards, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of options in varying situations.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple assignments.
Willingness and flexibility to travel (domestic and international) up to 20%.
Proficient in Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge and proficiency in audit software is a plus.
Internal Number: 19004331
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CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.