SOX Manager

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

Square is seeking an execution-oriented and strong team player who is capable of working across the organization and managing our Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements.   

The ideal candidate possesses fin-tech experience, with a focus on end-to-end SOX Compliance. The candidate must have a firm grasp of technical accounting and SOX methodologies (controls design, risk assessment, testing strategies, etc.) and must have knowledge of process flow mapping, design and documentation of controls, controls testing, evaluation of control deficiencies and remediation plans.

Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to effectively manage Internal Audits external partners (external auditors, outsourcing partners, control owners) who assist us with SOX testing, demonstrate proficient project management skills, superior communication (written and oral) and organizational skills.

You will:

  • Manage and perform SOX testing and ensure testing results are appropriately documented and communicated, including detail review of outsourcing partners execution of SOX procedures

  • Plan, implement, coordinate, and execute all phases of SOX compliance, (to include leading walkthroughs and identifying/validating key controls, developing test procedures, executing and documenting testing, and reporting results to Management internal and external audit)

  • Update documentation including process flowcharts, process narratives, risk and controls matrix and evaluate controls as new systems are developed and/or process changes

  • Ensure clear, concise, actionable and practical observations and recommendations, with a well-documented process for communication and clearance

  • As SOX Compliance Manager, you will be responsible for PMO responsibilities including overseeing our outsourcing partners engagement economics, and resource requirements at each testing phase

  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors on the annual SOX testing plan and provide support to them to ensure timely and smooth completion of SOX projects

Qualifications

You have:

  • A BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required
  • An appropriate certification in accounting and/or auditing is mandatory, including a CPA, CA, and/or CIA

  • Demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge with IIA Professional Practices and Standards

  • A minimum 5+ years of experience in a senior internal audit role; Experience with similar internal audit roles in large organizations or with Big 4 audit firms highly preferred

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, COSO, PCAOB Auditing Standards, Sarbanes-Oxley, risk and controls standards and business process best practices

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and presentation skills

  • Experience in managing a team is required

  • A maintained knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices are always considered

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.