Job Description

Date Active

Jul 24, 2023 9:23:39 AM

Requisition #


Hours Per Week



145 Bank Street-NH501





Job Description/ Requirements

If you’re looking for a meaningful career, you’ll find it here at Webster. Founded in 1935, our focus has always been to put people first--doing whatever we can to help individuals, families, businesses and our colleagues achieve their financial goals. As a leading commercial bank, we remain passionate about serving our clients and supporting our communities. Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Agility, Respect, Excellence are Webster’s values, these set us apart as a bank and as an employer. 


Come join our team where you can expand your career potential, benefit from our robust development opportunities, and enjoy meaningful work!


Manage end-to-end coordination and review of assigned processes in accordance with SOX Program standards, including the review of test of  design and operating effectiveness workpapers documented by staff members. Lead walkthroughs with Management and review process narratives, flowcharts, and risk control matrices. Report on testing and deficiency remediation status. Perform detailed review over evaluation of SOC 1 reports. Maintain SOX platform and ensure data is up-to-date.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Play a critical role in the continued enhancement of the SOX program in response to a changing control environment and changing processes and technology within the Company.
  2. Maintain a high level of visibility across the organization with various levels of Management and serve as a key point of contact for lines of business.
  3. Manage communications with key partners, including messaging of SOX objectives and requirements and facilitating discussions on controls.
  4. Facilitate the walkthrough process with Management and external audit.
  5. Collaborate with business line partners to review SOX documentation (risk control matrices, narratives, flowcharts) and identify areas where control enhancements and/or documentation improvements are needed.
  6. Ensure SOX documentation is accurate, reflects current process, and addresses key financial reporting risks.
  7. Review, and occasionally complete, SOX testing for key controls identified in the walkthrough process. Coordinate testing approach and align expectations with external auditors to ensure documentation and testing complies with industry standards (including PCAOB) and allows for reliance by the external auditors.
  8. Leverage knowledge of audit methodology and industry requirements to ensure thorough workpapers are maintained.
  9. Support the team-oriented culture of the SOX department.
  10. Mentor team members and review workpapers to ensure they meet department guidelines
  11. Assessment and documentation of deficiencies
  12. Follow-up on remediation activities to verify appropriate resolution.
  13. Apply audit planning and execution knowledge to support the risk assessment and scoping process.
  14. Manage communication with external auditors and serve as a liaison between external audit and lines of business.
  15. Review the mapping of vendor SOC 1 reports to ensure appropriate controls are identified and operating effectively.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required


5-7 years of related experience, public accounting or SOX experience required


Banking experience preferred


Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, time management, project management, and analytical skills


CPA or CIA designation preferred




The estimated salary range for this position is $100,000 to $115,000. Actual salary may vary up or down depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position is eligible for incentive compensation.






Equal Opportunities

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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