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SOX Analyst

Company: Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 13, 2018

Job Description:

The SOX Analyst will be responsible for assisting the SOX Compliance Manager in executing all components of the Company---s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Internal Control Program lifecycle. This position will require frequent collaboration and communication with leaders and business control owners across the Company to continuously improve business processes and controls. Additionally, the Analyst will be responsible for completing ad hoc technical accounting and special project assignments.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in executing the development/update of the SOX risk assessment process to analyze, map, define and document key financial reporting risks, processes and controls, in coordination with management and external auditors.

  • Assist in the ongoing design, assessment, communication and monitoring of the Company---s internal controls.

  • Assist in the administration of the Company---s internal control certification process, including maintenance of the control database and reporting of results.

  • Facilitate performance of segregation of duties reviews for all IT users and business application users for in scope systems.

  • Collaborate with leaders and business process owners across the Company to develop and maintain the Company---s process narratives, flowcharts and risk control matrices in accordance with professional standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Continually seek a greater understanding of business processes to be able to identify opportunities to refine and improve the Company---s control environment.

  • Assist in the coordination and tracking of internal and external testing of SOX controls.

  • If applicable, assist in the remediation of control deficiencies through identifying symptoms, root causes, problems and identification of potential mitigating controls to evaluate the severity of findings and to make recommendations for remediation and work with business process owners to remediate any control deficiencies.

  • Execute ad hoc technical accounting and special projects as requested.

    Required Skills


    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or other related field.

    • 2 --- 3 years of experience in public accounting, internal audit or similar functions with exposure to assessment and testing of an entity---s internal controls over financial reporting, preferably under the standards established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and PCAOB.

    • Experience in technical accounting is preferred.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, across a wide range of stakeholders.

    • Ability to review, understand and document end-to-end processes (narratives/process maps), understanding each individual phase and transition, ensuring risks and controls are properly defined and implemented.

    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently or in a team/project environment, handling multiple tasks and changing priorities.

    • Ability to independently prioritize, plan, perform and communicate activities and findings in both written and verbal form.

    • Strong independent initiative and work ethic.

    • Demonstrated good decision making skills and sound judgment.

    • Great attention to detail.

    • Proficiency in the use of key Microsoft Office Suite applications (particularly Word and Excel; experience with Access is a plus).

    • Practical knowledge of Oracle ERP system is preferred.

    • Limited travel may be required.

      Required Experience

      Job Location

      Portland, US-OR

      Keywords: Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., Portland, SOX Analyst, Accounting, Auditing, Portland, Oregon

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