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GDS Consulting_Internal Audit Senior (SOX)

Location:  Taguig
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  01-Dec-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1145561

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. 



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, internal controls, SOX 404, business process compliance and reviews, 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 responsibilities

•    Manage a team of staff (if needed) to deliver SOX engagements across multiple processes for various clients
•    Drive conversations with the clients for process discussions and conduct walkthroughs
•    Basis process discussions, prepare process flows / narratives and risk & control matrices
•    Identify process gaps and accordingly provide recommendation in areas requiring improvement based on the client's business process and industry practice 
•    Conduct (and review, if needed) test of design and operating effectiveness, and suggest controls to improve the client’s control framework
•    Understand client’s IPEs (Information provided by the entity) and MRCs (management review controls) and test the same
•    Document testing workpapers as per the defined standards and quality benchmark
•    Support the Manager in conducting SOX scoping, control rationalization and standardization for business processes
•    Monitor project progress, manage multiple assignments and related project teams, if needed
•    Meet quality guidelines within the established turnaround time (or allotted budget) for assigned requests
•    Provide regular status update to the Manager on the controls
•    Demonstrate application and solution-based approach to problem solving while executing client engagements and documenting working papers 


Client Management
•    Develop strong working relationships with the client and onshore client teams
•    Maintain excellent rapport and proactive communication with the client
•    Mentor and coach junior team members, enabling them to meet their performance goals and successfully grow their careers.  


Market Leadership
•    Participate / support business development initiatives.
•    Support multiple innovation initiatives to enhance existing solutions leveraging emerging technologies like robotics, AI, advanced analytics
•    Support the practice in developing thought leadership content and other innovation initiatives from time to time 


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.
•    Conduct workshops and technical training sessions for team members. Contribute to the learning & development agenda and knowledge harnessing initiatives.


Skills and attributes for success
•    Exceptional command on spoken and written English 
•    Globally mobile and flexible to travel to onsite locations
•    Highly analytical, organized and meticulous consulting skills
•    Strong academic history (degree in Business, Accounting, or similar work experience in similar industry, Big 4 preferred)
•    Proficient in MS-Office Suite, data analysis & validation
•    Team player with strong interpersonal skills
•    Ability to prioritize deliverables effectively in order to achieve optimum results.


To qualify for the role, you must have
•    More than 1 year (CPAs) or 3 years (others) of a “Big 4” or professional firm or professional industry experience in risks & controls, with majority of experience in SOX / internal controls / IPO readiness
•    Strong understanding of SOX and COSO framework
•    CIA certification is preferred
•    Strong academic history (degree in Business, Accounting, Engineering or similar)
•    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



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