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Business Consulting_Non FS Internal Audit_SOX_Senior Manager

Location:  Bengaluru
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 10, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1448048

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 





EY_ Consulting _ SOX – Associate Director

As part of our Consulting Enterprise Risk team, our clients look for EY’s expertise across the consulting solutions and specifically for engagements related to Internal Audit, Process compliance and reviews, SOX 404, Payment application, Developing Standard Operating Procedure manuals, Third Party Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management.

There really is no average day in this role, since every client will have multi-faceted challenges and a distinct business environment. What it means is that you’ll have an opportunity to learn and adapt to our clients’ cultures and contribute towards developing unique solutions that are tailored to individual engagements. Whichever industry or client you’re working with, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to expand your business network and transform yourself into a truly global professional.

The opportunity
This is client-facing role in a rapidly growing practice, where you’ll build client relationships with key stakeholders, including management executives for some of the most globally recognized brands. It makes this the perfect place to gain a deeper understanding of complex businesses transactions, all the while recommending solutions to some of the most pressing business challenges and process inefficiencies. You'll also team with our performance improvement professionals in multidisciplinary engagements, helping major global clients transform and sustain business performance. The team is focused on leveraging emerging technologies like Robotics, AI, Advanced Analytics to enhance various Internal Audit and internal control solutions being provided to the client and actively work in building multiple tools and assets for efficient and effective client delivery. By plugging into our market-leading global network, you'll gain the experience you need to become an exceptional Risk Advisor


Your key roles and responsibilities
Delivery and Team management

  • Responsible for executing client related engagements in the areas of SOX 404 assistance, governance, risk & compliance, process reviews, standard operating procedures 
  • Manage a team of Managers and Seniors (across locations) to manage delivery of the SOX engagements - including scoping, test of design, test of effectiveness and reporting – for multiple processes across clients
  • Lead control rationalization and standardization activity for business processes
  • Plan & schedule client engagements. Determine and deploy the right team with adequate skill sets for executing engagements and periodically review status of engagements and work products
  • Review compliance with internal quality & risk management guidelines
  • Review & package overall project findings into clear, concise & high quality work products
  • Maintain a strong client focus by effectively serving client needs and developing productive working relationships with client personnel. Stay abreast of current business and economic developments and new pronouncements/standards relevant to the client's business.
  • Demonstrate subject matter & industry expertise (deep understanding of the industry, emerging trends, issues/challenges, key players & leading practices).
  • Actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects & internal initiatives by leveraging on lessons learned from other projects.
  • Monitor engagement economics & ensure timely billing of invoices & actively follow-up on collections by managers/seniors.

Market Leadership and client management

  • Executive-level skills in client relationship management and the hold conversations with senior executives. 
  • Partnering with onshore teams to understand client’s business & related industry issues / trends for global clients.
  • Contribute to new solution development basis the industry trends and client’s problem statement
  • Conduct knowledge sharing discussions & contribute to EY thought leadership.
  • Supports in responding to RFP / RFIs
  • Identify buyers, influencers & stakeholders in existing client engagements and build strong relationships.
  • Identify opportunities for cross-selling to current clients/introduce colleagues from other service lines.
  • Assist Partners/Directors in driving the account management agenda by focusing on high impact opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities for growing the existing solution 
  • Play an active role in modernizing the SOX agenda via automation and innovation
  • Create innovative insights for clients, adapts methods & practices to fit operational team needs & contributes to thought leadership documents.
  • Represent the firm in various industry conferences and associations – network with individuals, contribute to key discussion items and explore business opportunities.

Operational Excellence

  • Suggest ideas on improving engagement productivity and identify opportunities for improving client service. 
  • Manage engagement budgets and ensure compliance with engagement plans and internal quality & risk management procedures. 

People related

  • Display teamwork, integrity and leadership. Work with team members to set goals and responsibilities for specific engagements. Foster teamwork and innovation.
  • Utilize technology & tools to continually learn and innovate, share knowledge with team members and enhance service delivery.
  • Understand EY and its service lines. Actively encourage team members to contribute ideas.
  • Conduct workshops and technical training sessions for team members. Contribute to the learning & development agenda and knowledge harnessing initiatives.
  • Drive campus recruitment initiatives


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • More than 10 years of a “Big 4” or professional firm or professional industry experience in risks & controls, with more than 6 years of experience in SOX / internal controls
  • Strong understanding of SOX and COSO framework
  • CIA certification is preferred
  • Strong academic history (degree in Business, Accounting, Engineering or similar)
  • Strong multi-project management skills
  • Skilled at collaborating, motivating and guiding high performance teams.
  • Cognitive problem solving capabilities, quick decision making skills and ability to handle complex situations with a calm demeanor
  • Exceptional command on spoken and written English
  • Globally mobile and flexible to travel to onsite locations
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think differently and innovate

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Responsible for the performance and appraisal of direct reports, including training and developing necessary skill sets to enable them to grow in their careers. 
  • Mentor and coach junior team members, enabling them to meet their performance goals and successfully grow their careers.  


What we look for

  • A Team of people with commercial acumen, technical experience and enthusiasm to learn new things in this fast-moving environment
  • Opportunities to work with EY Risk -Internal Audit practices global with leading businesses across a range of industries


What working at EY offers
At EY, we’re dedicated to helping our clients, from start–ups to Fortune 500 companies — and the work we do with them is as varied as they are.
You get to work with inspiring and meaningful projects. Our focus is education and coaching alongside practical experience to ensure your personal development. We value our employees and you will be able to control your own development with an individual progression plan. You will quickly grow into a responsible role with challenging and stimulating assignments. Moreover, you will be part of an interdisciplinary environment that emphasizes high quality and knowledge exchange. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you



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