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The Global SOX Assurance function is part of the Corporate Finance Risk and Assurance team at CBRE. The function is responsible for managing risk identification, response, and mitigation activities and providing assurance over the design and operation of key controls as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX") with the Manager/Sr Manager and for supporting the Director in special projects and other initiatives.
The Global SOX Assurance Senior Associate (Sr Associate) will be integral for the timely delivery of high-quality SOX program in accordance with professional standards and CBRE guidelines. The Sr Associate provides support in the execution of the design and implementation of internal controls strategy to identify and mitigate risks while meeting key stakeholders' expectations. A strong understanding of SOX is required as part of this role. The Sr Associate will work with the process owners and SOX team and be independently responsible for delivery of their work in time and with quality standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in day to day execution of the SOX program; this includes SOX walkthroughs, controls testing, deficiency evaluation and remediation tracking
Document testing, prepare workpapers, respond to comments and keep their Manager updated on status
Collaborate with process owners to plan and execute SOX engagements effectively
Conduct interviews with business partners to ask engaging questions to quickly understand complex business environments and process flows, evaluate financial records, 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 IT risks and controls, and leading business practices
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, systems or related field
3-5 years of recent SOX experience with knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures required
3-5 years of recent Big 4 or national accounting firm experience required
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) highly preferred. Real estate experience preferred.
Proficiency in Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook is required. Proficiency in audit software is a plus
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated ability to develop productive and lasting relationships across the business
Strong project management experience in organizing, planning and executing the program from vision through implementation
Effective communication skills with the ability to hold discussions with the audit team and business partners, 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 and team player
Self-motivated to continually learn new skills and pursue emerging SOX trends and best practices and apply this knowledge to the job
**Colorado Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate's education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Global SOX Assurance Senior Associate position is $105,000 annually and the maximum salary for the Global SOX Assurance Senior Associate position is $120,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE's applicable benefit program.
CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.