Manager, SOX Accounting

Company information

Western Union

Location

Vilnius

Overall score:

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Organization introduction

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!


Job information

Business area

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Profession

Finance Manager

Location

Vilnius

Job title

Manager, SOX Accounting


Team / organisation unit description

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both! Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage.


Tasks and activities

We’re seeking an execution-oriented and strong team player who can work across the organization and managing our Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements in our Vilnius office. In this role you will manage the planning and direction of departmental activities related to accounting SOX functions and preparation of testing for SOX compliance in Lithuania. The candidate will assist in establishing objectives, and specifically responsible for understanding the process narratives, key risks and controls, and testing areas. May also participate in additional tasks including peer review, walkthroughs and testing of significant processes and perform all duties inherent in a managerial role.   

 

  • Collaborate with leadership and business units to ensure that adequate internal controls are designed and documented to comply with SOX 404 and company-wide requirements. Monitor major changes in business, process and systems to ensure timely updating of controls documentation to mitigate the risks.
  • Plan, implement, coordinate, and execute all phases of SOX compliance, (performing risk assessments, leading walkthroughs and identifying/validating key controls, developing test procedures, executing and documenting testing, and reporting results to Management, internal and external audit)
  • Review SOX 404 workpapers to ensure that they are clear, concise, and supported by operational facts results to justify conclusions.
  • Communicate recommendations to process owners/management through logical, clear and concise written and oral means to gain understanding and agreement on internal controls issues and commitment to implement corrective action.
  • Monitors strategies to remedy SOX deficiencies and reports on status and clearance gaps to executive team.
  • Coordinates work with internal and external auditors.
  • Provides technical guidance for compliance with SOX legislation, Accounting regulations and Internal Policies.
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
  • Assist with establishment of training programs as it relates to SOX 404 Compliance and internal controls.
  • Performs all duties related to a managerial role. 

Requirements

  • Detailed knowledge and strong understanding of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance, PCAOB regulations, and the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) framework.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and influencing skills to drive internal controls strategy across the company.
  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-starter with demonstrated project planning, management and execution capability.
  • Highly committed, motivated and team oriented personality with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization required.
  • Literacy and intermediate skills in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, etc.)
  • Data analytics is a plus. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred. 
  • 5-7 years’ experience in one of the fields of public accounting, internal audit, large financial institutions, risk management or other related business area or experience with Big 4 audit firms highly preferred.
  • Fluency in English


Additional information

Normal

Senior team member

Full-time

Permanent employee for indefinite time

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