Job Description

Date Active

Apr 8, 2022 9:47:37 AM

Requisition #

22-1386

Hours Per Week

40

Location

145 Bank Street-NH501

City

Waterbury

State

Connecticut

Job Description/ Requirements

Since 1935, Webster Bank has been helping individuals, families and businesses meet their financial goals. As a leading regional bank, Webster’s strong foundation is built on our core values of responsibility, respect, teamwork, trust and commitment to our communities. Webster bankers remain our most valuable asset, and we pride ourselves on our diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. Come join our team!

 

Webster is reshaping and expanding the SOX department and the Sr. IT SOX Manager will play a critical role in the refinement and management of the IT SOX program. This role has high visibility across the organization and will be responsible for regular communication with key stakeholders, including various levels of Management and external auditors. The Sr. IT SOX Manager is responsible for the oversight, coaching, and development of senior IT analysts as well as management of the team of contractors utilized in the co-source model.

 

The Sr. IT SOX Manager performs comprehensive reviews of IT processes to ensure appropriate controls and procedures are in place and operating effectively. The Sr. IT SOX Manager plays a key role in the execution of the SOX Program and makes recommendation to various levels of Management for enhancing processes and controls and improving documentation to meet SOX requirements. The IT Sr. SOX Manager requires strong leadership and communication capabilities and will be a critical point of contact for the lines of business. Forming strong relationships with IT business partners and fostering a collaborative environment are critical to success in this role. The Sr. IT SOX Manager will serve as a primary contact for the external auditors and will coordinate SOX efforts between the SOX department, SOX stakeholders and external audit.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Lead the transformation of the IT SOX department and play a critical role in the refinement of the IT SOX program. Review existing SOX Program scope and identify areas for control rationalization, control enhancement, and testing approach changes. Evaluate recent merger and associated implications on SOX program scope.
  2. Maintain a high level of visibility across the organization with various levels of Management and serve as a key point of contact with the CIO Group. Manage communications with key partners, including messaging of SOX objectives and requirements and facilitating discussions on controls.
  3. Facilitate the planning, risk assessment and scoping activities for IT processes, including assessment of recent merger activity and legacy systems.
  4. Lead the walkthrough process with Management and external audit. Collaborate with IT partners to identify areas where control enhancements and/or documentation improvements are needed.
  5. Review SOX testing for key general IT controls (GITCs/ITGCs), IT application controls (ITACs), and key reports (IPE). Review 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. Leverage knowledge of audit and SOX methodology and industry requirements to ensure effective and efficient testing program is in place.
  6. Support the team-oriented culture of the SOX department. Oversee and review work completed by senior analysts and contractors.
  7. Research and assess deficiencies identified and work with Management to identify an appropriate solution. Follow-up on remediation activities to verify appropriate resolution.
  8. Manage communication with external auditors and serve as a liaison between external audit and IT.   
  9. Review SOC 1 report evaluations to ensure exceptions are appropriately addressed and that appropriate complementary controls are in place and operating effectively.

 Education/Skills/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 10 years of related, cumulative experience
  • Prior experience in public accounting or SOX experience is required
  • Prior experience leading transformational and/or high visibility projects
  • CPA, CIA, CISA, or similar designation required
  • Prior experience managing direct reports is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, time management, project management, and analytical skills
  • Strong IT background required (Windows, UNIX, SQL server/ Oracle database, etc.)

 

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