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Senior Specialist, Accounting Compliance
ICF is a global strategic consulting and technology services provider. Its clients include government as well as commercial organizations. The company employs a variety of professionals, such as business analysts, technologists, digital strategists, social scientists, creatives, and more.
ICF provides an excellent, fast-paced working environment where you will have an opportunity to work across dynamic teams throughout the company. We are currently seeking an experienced, energetic, and results-oriented Senior Specialist, Accounting Compliance and SOX to join the team!
The Senior Specialist, Accounting Compliance and SOX will report to the Manager, Accounting Compliance and SOX and support the team in many ways, including administering the company’s SOX compliance program, serving in an advisory capacity for special projects and ad-hoc functions.
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance:
Serve as a business partner to process owners throughout the company to preemptively monitor the design and operating effectiveness of key and operational controls that impact the overall control environment.
Assist with SOX related activities including audit planning, annual scoping, process documentation updates, coordinating the annual walkthrough discussions, managing and / or providing the audit request lists, performing certain controls testing on management’s behalf, and coordinating meetings as needed.
Liaise with the external/internal auditors and process owners in support of the annual audit of internal controls over financial reporting (both business process controls and ITGCs).
Assist with administering the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual user access reviews and conducting the review of the user entity control mapping of the Company’s in-scope SOX systems.
Partner with process owners on ITGC optimization efforts with an increased focus on data security risk and user access governance.
Assist with SOX remediation efforts including monthly/quarterly analytics and monitoring.
Assist with the site administration of the team’s SharePoint and OneDrive sites.
Participate in special projects upon management request.
Assist with non-SOX related annual Accounting and Finance risk assessments and audit requests.
Partner with key stakeholders in an advisory capacity and serve as the controls expert for new acquisitions, system migrations and upgrades, and data conversions.
Assist with planning, leading, and executing operational reviews and investigations.
Assist with rationalization and optimization of key management reports.
Aid with documenting key accounting policies and process flows where needed.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
3-4 years of SOX experience with a minimum of 2 years in audit with a public accounting firm.
Robust understanding of internal controls including ITGCs, financial reporting/close processes and practical business process improvements
Knowledge of COSO2 and 17 guiding principles
Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration
Applied knowledge of Deltek Costpoint, Deltek Maconomy, COGNOS, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), SharePoint, Blackline, and Integrify
Working knowledge of BI Reporting, HFM SmartView, and Tableau
Experience in government contracting and project accounting
Experience with mergers & acquisitions and financial processes/controls due diligence in a multi-national environment
Self-starter with minimal supervision who demonstrates general business acumen and professional maturity
Team player with the ability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced, rapid growth, ever-changing, hands-on environment on cross-functional initiatives
Strong analytical problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions in a concise, practical way
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Ability to prepare and conduct training on an ad-hoc basis
Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) including Visio
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
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