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Part-Time Senior SOX and Internal Controls Specialist Job

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Date: Jan 8, 2018

Location: Newtown Square, PA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 141591
Work Area: Finance
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Part Time




As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.






SAP's global Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) organization in the Board area Finance & Administration consolidates the policies, processes, communication, reporting, and organizational structures of all GRC-related activities. The integrated GRC function focuses on increasing the added business value of governance, risk, and compliance processes at SAP through the utilization of synergies and high-quality business services, without compromising on transparency and compliance. The GRC mandate includes enterprise risk management, global security, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance.


This is a part-time role. The holder of this role is an integral part of the GRC Internal Controls and SOX team and reports directly to the Vice President Global Governance, Risk & Compliance Americas. As a Senior SOX and Internal Controls Specialist you will work closely with the business, you are primarily responsible for the development, maintenance and optimization of the internal control environment, particularly those supporting section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley act for newly created control landscapes due to business model changes. Additionally, you will be accountable for the initiation and drive of cross-entity alignments, including close cooperation with other ‘SOX champions’ of other regions, risk management, corporate audit and the global compliance office.


To effectively support the business you must be technically competent with experiences gained regarding financial statement audits, including the ability to showcase the business value for internal controls to be implemented. Your sound communication skills and your ability to work with ambiguity and change are a pre-requisite as the business is fast and ever changing. Teamwork and cooperation between different parts of GRC risk management, SOX, security and other compliance groups will be key to your success.




  • Performs design assessments, control effectiveness testing, issue resolution monitoring and supports the sign-off by management of processes and controls in scope (including COSO assessment).
  • Shows visibility for key stakeholders internally and the external SOX 404 auditors within one or more countries.
  • Is involved into global or moderate complex projects and/or process re-designs due to business model changes.
  • Demonstrates high proactive engagement to solve problems in regards to process design and training activities for development and implementation of SOX related topics.
  • Is empowered and highly proactive to solve challenges in regards to process design and training activities for the development and implementation of Internal Controls- and SOX related topics at a global level.
  • Builds and maintains strong partnerships to build common ground for cooperation with internal and external key decision makers.
  • Takes decisions with medium to high complexity and makes recommendations of broad nature (decisions within his / her local area of responsibility).
  • Presents medium to high complex topics to cross-functional colleagues and senior managers by applying advanced communication skills and operates with external auditors.
  • Deep understanding in terms of concepts, practices, procedures and tools of Internal Controls- and SOX to accomplish the job.




Required skills

  • University Degree (e.g. in Business Administration, Accounting/Finance, IT/Computer Science or Law)
  • Preferred: Professional credentials (e.g. CA, CPA, CIA, CISA)
  • Solid experience in SOX and PCAOB audit standards with a large multinational corporation or Big 4 audit firm.
  • Good knowledge of typical risks inherent in business processes (IT, Sales, Finance, etc.)
  • Project- and process-change management skills


Preferred skills

  • Masters/Graduate Degree desirable
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)



  • Typically 5+ years relevant experience (3+ years thereof SOX/Internal Controls compliance experience)
  • Fluent written and spoken English skills



  • Newtown Square



  • 0-10%






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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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