What you’ll be doing...

Associate Director, Controls Compliance is responsible for the administration of Verizon’s Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance program, overseeing policies, processes, people and systems and partnering with business leaders to identify and mitigate financial and regulatory risks, serving as the Company’s second line of defense for internal controls.

This leader not only oversees the day to day compliance functions, but also thinks and acts strategically. This leader will focus on supporting our stakeholders, maintaining effective controls, pushing us forward in our journey to an integrated ERP and driving process improvements to help speed our digital finance evolution. This role will be responsible for leading a team of 23 professionals, including 3 Senior Managers. This position reports to the Director, Enterprise Risk Management.

  • Lead and manage a diverse team and support team members’ professional and career development.

  • Lead discussions with executive and senior management on key issues, resulting impacts and conclusions.

  • Develop and design sufficiently precise controls for the business to mitigate risks.

  • Provide training/coaching to professional staff on all areas of SOX compliance.

  • Liaise with partners in business units, other corporate functions and executive management to provide insights into controls issues, identify implications and offer practical solutions.

  • Engage with other members of the Corporate Accounting and Accounting Operations teams to address issues on a timely basis.

  • Develop positions and opinions to anticipate and resolve accounting and reporting controls.

  • Discuss and resolve issues with the Company's external auditors.

  • Execute on time sensitive issues and bring them to appropriate conclusions.

  • Develop digital tools to ease administrative burden of internal controls while also strengthening the controls environment.

What we’re looking for...

You’re a great listener and highly effective communicator. People know you for your strong leadership and the way you inspire teams to perform at their best. No stranger to working in a fast-paced environment, you convey a sense of urgency and manage multiple competing priorities with ease, never missing a deadline.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • CPA or CISA.

  • Six or more years of experience in Accounting/Finance; in a public accounting firm or large organization with hands-on experience addressing accounting and internal controls.

  • Six or more years of experience developing and executing audit/test procedures.

  • Extremely broad-based knowledge and experience with accounting and controls standards.

  • Advanced knowledge of IT General Controls, best practices and testing procedures.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Even better if you have:

  • A Master's degree in Business Administration.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Effective organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong leadership skills, motivates others through empathy and resilience.

  • Demonstrate ability to formulate controls applications to complex business issues and communicate highly technical matters in a manner that is clear and easy to understand by non-technical personnel.

  • Highly analytical; can synthesize information and produce clear, concise and organized summaries, visualizations and documentation.

  • Seven or more years of leadership experience directly managing teams (people leader).

  • Experience driving complex problems and analytics to provide automated and efficient solutions.

  • Experience in resolving accounting/controls issues with national offices of Big 4 accounting firms.

  • Experience formulating, affecting, interpreting and implementing policies and processes.

  • Experience leveraging audit principles and methods to evaluate policies, processes and systems.

  • Working knowledge of statistics, reporting and analytical tools.

  • Knowledge of digital finance tools.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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