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Date live: Aug. 30, 2021

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Risk and Quantitative Analytics

Reference Code: 90288121

Contract: Permanent

Controls Assurance Manager – Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

As a Barclays Controls Assurance Manager – Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) your role is to support the Barclays annual Sarbanes Oxley (SOx) process. The role will require the review of SOx documentation specific to processes assigned, and perform design effectiveness assessments (DEA). Your role will also require the testing of the operating effectiveness of the in scope controls, the assessment of any control issues or gaps raised, and supporting control owners with remediation plans. 

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

What will you be doing?
•    Conducting SOx Design Effectiveness Assessments (DEA) which includes documenting the walkthrough meetings and procedures
•    Conducting SOx Operating Effectiveness Testing (OET) which includes preparing a detailed request list, selecting appropriate samples for testing and executing the testing
•    Identifying and communicating any DEA and OET deficiencies and following up with control owners to ensure deficiencies are resolved in a timely manner
•    Assessing the impact of control weaknesses on financial reporting and raise issues 
•    Reviewing and monitoring progress of remediation plans for SOx related issues 

What we’re looking for:
•    Experience in Finance and/or Auditing 
•    Experienced in identifying, documenting and testing controls 
•    Good understanding of SOx requirements, Committee of Sponsoring Organisations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) framework and application to internal controls over reporting 
•    Ability to understand, implement and drive improvements to a risk and control framework

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Good understanding of internal controls and governance including knowledge of financial accounting and products, control governance and SOx
•    Execution and delivery-focused, able to drive a process forward effectively and efficiently in a timely manner; able to effectively challenge current processes and develop recommendations 
•    Effective communication and influencing skills with different audiences using suitable channels for achieving clear outcomes, consensus and conflict resolution
•    Ability to deal with pressure in a calm and focused way, ensuring that priorities are managed and important as well as urgent tasks are delivered

Where will you be working?
We’ll soon be opening our new state-of-the-art campus, right in the heart of Glasgow. It will be a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one - by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.


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