Senior IT Sox Analyst

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity.  Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team.  As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

“Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.”

Job Description

Visa Inc. is recruiting a Senior Financial Analyst to provide assistance with the SOX program, both in the Business Process and IT controls, and will be located in Foster City. 

Primary Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Senior Financial Analyst include the following:

  • Assist in the execution of Visa’s SOX program in accordance with COSO 2013 framework 
  • Participate in evaluating, reinforcing and promoting the SOX 404 and 302 program standards and approaches for documentation, control design evaluation and effectiveness testing. 
  • Challenge status quo and bring effective ideas to enhance the SOX program.
  • Drive efficiencies by seeking opportunities for centralization, globalization and automation 
  • Maintain the SOX work paper tool 
  • Perform end to end SOX activities, including scoping, controls documentation, walkthroughs, testing, remediation and reporting 
  • Assess and test IT controls, with due consideration for embedded and automated system controls, whilst also considering and assessing the impact of IT on business and finance processes;
  • Assist in evaluating, monitoring and resolving material findings (Internal and External Audit, etc.). 
  • Clearly articulate to stakeholders including Senior Management findings, its impact to the company and ways to solutions the issues. 
  • Liaison with process owners and other stakeholders; prepare business for internal and external audit reviews.
  • Evaluate risks and controls for new system implementations such as billing, contract management tools etc., assess the financial impact on SOX controls and recommend solutions to correct issues identified. 
  • Participate in process reviews and identify opportunities for significant enhancements in operational efficiency, overall effectiveness and identifiable benefits to the company

Strategic Nature, Mgmt Accountability and Scope:

  • This is a high profile/high impact position with plenty of opportunity for exposure to senior management team. 
  • Results of the work performed by this team are typically shared with senior management, audit committee and external auditors.

Decision Making and Complexity:

  • This position requires interaction with business owners and senior management globally. Visa views the individual in this position as a subject matter expert in risks and controls. The individual is expected to use sound discretion and professional judgment when interacting with business owners, senior management and external auditors.
  • This position should at all times make decisions on what will be most beneficial to the company, strive for an optimum balance between implementing and executing controls versus the cost of implementing controls.

Organizational Scope:

  • Currently, there will be no direct reports to this position.
  • This position will be located in Foster City and report to the Director 
  • Work extensively in a team environment with business process owners and prepare business for internal and external audit reviews.
  • Participate in meetings with Senior Management to discuss findings and develop solutions.

Key Competencies:

  • Proven experience in the execution of an end to end SOX program.  Must have strong IT audit or IT controls experience
  • Good understanding of risks and controls both Information technology and Business Processes
  • Detail oriented and be able to work well under pressure and accustomed to project work with tight deadlines.
  • Creative, self-starter, quick thinker and dedicated individual who is eager to put  his/her stamp on this job role. 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor.
  • Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively across regional and/or functional lines.

       




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Qualifications

Key Competencies:

  • Proven experience in the execution of an end to end SOX program.  Must have strong IT audit or IT controls experience
  • Good understanding of risks and controls both Information technology and Business Processes
  • Detail oriented and be able to work well under pressure and accustomed to project work with tight deadlines.
  • Creative, self-starter, quick thinker and dedicated individual who is eager to put  his/her stamp on this job role. 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor.
  • Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible.

Additional Information

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