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Clear Channel Outdoor Senior, Internal Controls Specialist in San Antonio, Texas

Clear Channel Outdoor

Job Summary:

The Internal Controls / SOX Senior will play a key role in managing the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance program and its Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR). This role will partner closely with Accounting, FP&A, Legal, and HR to help ensure that the company remains in compliance with its SOX regulations and that business processes and internal controls are designed and operating effectively. The role has visibility to broad accounting and financial operations and will gain valuable experience with company processes both domestically and internationally. This role will contribute to the annual SOX risk assessment, help execute the annual SOX 404 and ICFR compliance plan. This role will also provide subject matter expertise and corresponding training of process and control best practices to help ensure proper documentation and timely updates to the related risk control matrices and corresponding documentation. As part of our continuous improvement initiatives, the Internal Controls Senior will play a key role in assisting process owners in identifying gaps in our internal controls as we continually improve our business processes and systems applications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning and execution of the annual SOX risk assessment process to support development of the global SOX compliance plan.

  • Support the implementation of SOX compliance solutions/tools to centralize all SOX related documentation, including control matrices, process and procedures, testing and test results, and remediation plans; and provide training to business process owners to increase ownership of SOX processes and allow management to independently monitor compliance efforts.

  • Assist with the development and execution of a Control Owner Self-Assessment (CSA) program.

  • Partnering with control and process owners to identify gaps, risks or issues within the design or operation of control activities and working with the control owner to perform remediation activities.

  • Support coordination with Internal Audit and external auditors on SOX compliance testing. Monitor the progress of walkthroughs, test of controls, and interface with process owners to timely remediate exceptions identified within the SOX audit.

  • Assist with coordinating the risk assessment, internal controls framework and SOX testing efforts with the International Compliance team.

  • Partner with IT business partners to help ensure all ITGC controls are documented properly and functioning effectively as designed, and assist with coordination of SOX related ITGC audits as applicable.

  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to mitigate/manage risks while reducing overall SOX and ICFR compliance costs; including a program to further mitigate SOD (segregation of duties) risks.

  • Partner with functional business areas to analyze and determine the impact to internal controls as we implement new accounting standards, new systems applications or process improvements.

  • Proactively train control owners, finance and accounting staff and business partners/stakeholders on SOX (COSO framework, PCAOB guidance), ICFR and other internal controls compliance requirements.

  • Assist with broader Accounting, Finance and GRC (governance, risk and compliance) initiatives as they surface.

Job Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance or a related discipline.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) a plus

Work Experience

  • Minimum requirement: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline

  • 2+ years in financial reporting, external auditing, internal auditing, and/or SOX related experiences

  • Experience working for a Big 4 public accounting firm or consulting firm specializing in audit / assurance / SOX 404 testing preferred

  • Strong knowledge of:

  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404, and COSO Internal Controls Framework, risk assessment practices; Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

  • SSAE 16 (SOC1 Type 2) review requirements

  • U.S. GAAP; international Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and compliance

  • Experience with financial risk assessment and controls rationalization and the ability to drive key initiatives to support the companies controls framework

Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with cross-functional teams, developing policy and strategy to identify and enhance an already effective SOX internal controls program

  • Strong analytical skills with proven ability to strategize solutions and solve problems

  • Excellent project management skills: proactive, responsive, takes ownership and accountability, drives processes, meets timelines and critical deadlines.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, build and cultivate strong relationships across all levels of the organization

  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, willing to “Roll-up your sleeves” in order to drive and deliver results and improve processes

  • Strong MS Office skills required, including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Workday and ServiceNow a plus.

  • Experience with various tools used to project manage SOX 404 testing, evaluation and dashboards updates on status and progress. Experience with audit analytical tools a plus.

Location

San Antonio, TX: 4830 North Loop 1604 West, Suite 111, 78249

Position Type

Regular

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with a diverse portfolio of 450,000 print and digital displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, reaching millions of people monthly. A growing digital platform includes more than 13,500 digital displays in its international markets and more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S.

Comprised of two business divisions - Clear Channel International (CCI), covering markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America, and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), the U.S and Caribbean business division – CCO employs 5,800 people globally.

More information is available at www.clearchanneloutdoor.com at http://www.clearchanneloutdoor.com/

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