SOX and Compliance Specialist (HR People Operations)
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
People & HR, Legal, Operations
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023
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ABOUT THIS POSITION
Location: Hybrid, Houston, TX. Must reside within a commutable distance to Houston, TX.
The SOX and Compliance Specialist will have a key role in supporting Fluence’s HR system and business compliance requirements within HR People Operations. The impactful team member will work across the team to ensure that SOX controls are understood and well applied, and work with internal and external auditors to ensure the SOX compliance. You will also work with external agencies to maintain our certifications and qualifications.
Responsibilities, on any given day:
•Serve as a subject matter expert and project manager to coordinate and drive the Global Sarbanes-Oxley compliance (SOX) Program with the HR People Operations organization
•Reviews and analyzes processes and data pertaining to HR People Operations systems (Workday, ADP, etc) and processes (like payroll) relative to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
•Uses experience to help proactively design or correct operational processes that will lend to SOX Compliance
•Collaborate with team members as necessary on their items to ensure understanding and response to SOX and audit topics
•Participates in end-to-end walkthroughs to identify risks, control gaps, and improvement opportunities
•Liaises with SOX Steering Committee as well as internal and external audit team members to manage controls and audit items.
•Reviews test findings within the Internal/External Audit Team to facilitate the remediation of control gaps, and escalate possible critical issues to correct stakeholders
•Ensures clear, concise, actionable and practical observations and recommendations, with a well-documented process for communication and clearance
•Updates documentation including process flowcharts, process narratives, risk and controls matrix and evaluate controls as new systems are developed and/or process changes
•Represents the HR People Operations functions in other audit, compliance and certification matters (such as SA8000, SA2001)
•Working together with the legal team to communicate the requirements associated with all applicable HR-related legal/regulatory and compliance programs
•Staying informed of impending legislative changes that will impact HR People Operations within Fluence
•Manage and/or contribute to special projects both on-going and recurring (e.g., scaling controls, segregation of duties, implementation support/advisory), as needed
What does the ideal candidate bring to Fluence?
- Comprehension of internal auditing standards, Sarbanes-Oxley and risk-assessment practices
- Technical auditing skills and corporate-level audit experience required
- Expert knowledge of legislation and regulations
- HR and payroll specific compliance knowledge required
- Experience in General System Application Controls and sound understanding of technical platforms, applications, and related processes preferred
- Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance preferred
- 5+ years of experience in SOX/internal audit preferred, of which at least 3 years of SOX experience required
- Experience with social risk auditing (ex SA8000) and cybersecurity risk auditing a plus
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management
- Displays excellent planning, problem-solving, and collaborative skills
- Ability to effectively manage Internal Audits external partners (external auditors, outsourcing partners, control owners) who assist us with SOX testing
- Possesses superb organizational, analytical and decision-making skills
- Self-starter and flexible team player
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing processes and procedures
- Strong project management abilities
At Fluence we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply!
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Pet Insurance
Generous 401K Match
Annual Bonus Incentive
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