The Global Assurance function is part of the Global Governance, Policy, and Special Projects team at CBRE. The function is responsible for managing the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) program and supporting the Vice President in special projects and other initiatives.
The Global Assurance Manager oversees and ensures the timely delivery of high quality SOX program and special project(s) in accordance with professional standards and CBRE guidelines. The Manager is instrumental in the design and implementation of internal controls strategy to identify and mitigate risks while meeting stakeholders' expectations. A strong understanding of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) is required as part of this role. The Manager will work directly with the SOX team as well as independently and with cross-functional teams on special projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in day to day management of the SOX program from planning through scheduling,
preparing, execution, tracking and reporting; this includes SOX walkthroughs, controls testing, deficiency evaluation and remediation tracking. Review workpapers and provide comments and finalize reports.
Coordinate and manage SOX team resources to ensure that they are effectively and efficiently utilized.
Collaborate with process owners to plan and execute SOX engagements effectively.
Conduct client interviews and ask engaging questions to quickly understand complex business environments, evaluate financial records and operational systems, interpret policies and procedures and apply professional accounting and auditing standards to assess risk and controls environment.
Successfully manage competing and priority demands, all delivered on time, with quality and within budgeted hours.
Strong understanding of GAAP, SOX, COSO, financial and/or IT risks and controls, and leading business practices.
Provide guidance to and/ or supervise team members (internal and co-source resources) on audits and special projects.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, systems or related field.
4-6 years of SOX or external/ internal audit experience with knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures.
Experience leading teams in accounting, auditing or consulting field preferred. Real estate experience preferred.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or related certification preferred.
Proficiency in Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook is required.
Knowledge and proficiency in audit software is a plus.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Strong project management experience in organizing, planning and executing the program from vision through implementation across multiple internal reporting and organizational lines.
Effective communication skills with the ability to hold discussions with the audit team and clients, analyze complex business documents and write reports and other communication succinctly and clearly with attention to detail.
Proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve complex issues and deal with a variety of high priority situations.
Proven ability to thrive in a creative, dynamic, fast-paced environment, and work both independently and in a matrixed team environment, shifting between the role of an individual contributor, team player and project manager.
Internal Number: 19016152
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