Manager of Internal Controls and Financial Reporting

  • Lehi, UT, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Ancestry has an amazing opportunity for a self-motivated Manager of Internal Controls and Financial Reporting. This position will report to the Director of SEC Reporting & Internal Controls. This financial leader will also have an entrepreneurial drive and a desire to be a part of a unique culture that is committed to growing our organization.


Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:

Internal Controls (80%)

  • Assist with the evaluation and assessment of design and operating effectiveness of the internal control environment through the performance of process and control walkthroughs and testing.
  • Assist process and control owners with developing and maintaining adequate internal control documentation such as narratives and process flowcharts.
  • Perform monthly monitoring of control compliance for all control owners on the business process and IT application/system teams.
  • Assist the Director of SEC Reporting & Internal Controls with managing engagement objectives of the third-party internal audit consulting firm.
  • Regularly review the Company’s risk control matrix to ensure internal controls over financial reporting are effectively designed and executed; verify internal control documentation is accurate and updated in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the annual scoping of Management’s evaluation and assessment of the ICFR environment activities.
  • Assist the Director of SEC Reporting & Internal Controls in performing risk assessments that evaluate the reliability, consistency, and integrity of financial and operating information, in collaboration with process owners and business leaders.
  • Engage in routine discussion with business partners to maintain awareness of business initiatives and assess the implications/impacts of such on the Company’s internal control environment.

Financial Reporting (20%)

  • Assist with the preparation of financial statements for external reporting.
  • Assist the financial reporting team participate in IPO readiness.
  • Assist with the completion of quarterly and annual GAAP checklists.
  • Compile and maintain quarterly work papers that support of the Company’s financial statements and footnote disclosures.
  • Assist Investor Relations with the preparation of earnings releases and investor conference decks, and maintain support binders.
  • Monitor activity of the FASB, SEC and other authoritative bodies to identify the potential impact of new pronouncements.
  • Support the annual external audit and quarterly reviews.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA or CIA certification required.
  • 4 years of relevant experience in internal/external audit roles. Mix of public accounting and industry preferred. Big 4 audit and SEC registrant experience is a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of internal control design and testing concepts, and practical experience with performing internal audit assessments.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • A thorough understanding of US GAAP accounting principles, a strong understanding of SEC reporting requirements, and capability of researching and applying both in a practical manner.
  • Confidence to act independently, exercising independent decision-making and fulfilling responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, ability to deal with others in a professional manner.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with high attention to detail.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Wdesk experience a plus.
  • Oracle and IBM Planning Analytics (TM-1) experience a plus.

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