Senior Manager, Global SOX Program

Location:

Austin, Texas
Requisition Number:
R0050277

Looking for a company that encourages passion, courage, and creativity? Want to help influence the future of global commerce and shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to building a results-oriented and inclusive work environment, join eBay!

SOX PMO Overview

The SOX PMO is tasked with eBay's compliance with the provisions of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"). Our efforts support management’s ability to certify that internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) are designed and operating effectively at eBay. The team works closely with key partners across eBay's operations and corporate functions globally, including our technology organizations. In addition to oversight of the global SOX program, the team also supports the business by driving and/or assisting in key operational excellence initiatives and improvements in internal controls. The SOX team is organizationally positioned within eBay's Internal Audit function.

Job Description

The SOX Senior Manager oversees a team of ICFR professionals specializing in business process and information technology governance and control. This individual supports the Director of Global SOX in identifying and implementing opportunities to streamline existing processes and promoting the effectiveness of the overall control environment within the Senior Manager’s assigned areas of responsibility (e.g., transaction revenue, managed payments, site operations, shared services, corporate functions). General responsibilities include leading SOX design reviews and testing of operating effectiveness, providing controls guidance across the evolving business and IT landscapes, evaluating deficiencies, and collaborating with management to implement remediation plans. The SOX Senior Manager oversees certain assigned PMO activities such as SOX scoping and methodology or executive and audit committee reporting and leads special projects focused on improving the operational efficiency of the function, as needed.

This is a dynamic and fast-paced role with frequent interaction with Finance, Technology, and business leaders across the company. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic who enthusiastically commits to projects and tasks. They have strong project management (including frequent status reporting using data visualization techniques), organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. They can see the big picture as well as dig deep into details when needed. The role requires a strong understanding of financial cycles, process mapping skills, and IT general and application controls as well as experience in assessing financial, operational, and technology risks. Additional key qualities include the ability to perform in a matrixed environment and lead through influence to effect process change and improvements. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills spanning across all levels of management and demonstrated integrity and professionalism. Those who have been most successful in this role thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment that is results driven.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely and efficient execution of quality work supporting each annual SOX program and certification for assigned business areas
  • Identify operational, emerging, and financial risks in the context of risk management, specifically as it relates to SOX
  • Guide process and control owners in identifying key financial, general computing and application-specific controls and reports for new processes. Ensure timely review and updates to process/system documentation and controls for existing processes
  • Develop/improve detailed testing plans. Coordinate and facilitate SOX testing with co-source firms, external audit, and business owners
  • Evaluate business process and IT control deficiencies, including determining aggregation risk, and coordinate with business and technology leaders to remediate identified exceptions
  • Review and analyze attestations and audit reports (SSAE18 and Internal Audit reports)
  • Prepare dashboards on SOX program status and results for presentation to executive management and Audit Committee
  • Partner with various 1st, 2nd and 3rd line of defense partner functions for risk identification, mitigation, reporting, and remediation, as necessary (including during system implementations, launch of new strategic initiatives and/or major organization changes)
  • Stay current on new technical literature applicable to the internal control process (e.g., PCAOB guidance, SEC, COSO, COBIT, etc.) and abreast of emerging trends and leading practices around internal controls
  • Lead a team of skilled employees from individual contributor to manager level and develop employee capabilities

Job Requirements

Required:

  • BA/BS in finance, accounting, audit or a related field. Relevant professional certification (e.g., CISA, CIA, CPA)
  • Minimum 10 years of combined experience in accounting, audit or risk including proven experience performing SOX compliance and/or operational/IT audits with an emphasis on internal controls and 3+ years of management of diverse teams and projects

Preferred:

  • Big 4 accounting firm experience
  • SAP ERP experience
  • Audit management software experience
  • Understanding of eCommerce and FinTech industries and global payment processing practices

Education

Bachelor’s degree required

Shift Day

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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Senior Manager, Global SOX Program

Austin, Texas Requisition Number R0050277

Looking for a company that encourages passion, courage, and creativity? Want to help influence the future of global commerce and shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to building a results-oriented and inclusive work environment, join eBay!

SOX PMO Overview

The SOX PMO is tasked with eBay's compliance with the provisions of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"). Our efforts support management’s ability to certify that internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) are designed and operating effectively at eBay. The team works closely with key partners across eBay's operations and corporate functions globally, including our technology organizations. In addition to oversight of the global SOX program, the team also supports the business by driving and/or assisting in key operational excellence initiatives and improvements in internal controls. The SOX team is organizationally positioned within eBay's Internal Audit function.

Job Description

The SOX Senior Manager oversees a team of ICFR professionals specializing in business process and information technology governance and control. This individual supports the Director of Global SOX in identifying and implementing opportunities to streamline existing processes and promoting the effectiveness of the overall control environment within the Senior Manager’s assigned areas of responsibility (e.g., transaction revenue, managed payments, site operations, shared services, corporate functions). General responsibilities include leading SOX design reviews and testing of operating effectiveness, providing controls guidance across the evolving business and IT landscapes, evaluating deficiencies, and collaborating with management to implement remediation plans. The SOX Senior Manager oversees certain assigned PMO activities such as SOX scoping and methodology or executive and audit committee reporting and leads special projects focused on improving the operational efficiency of the function, as needed.

This is a dynamic and fast-paced role with frequent interaction with Finance, Technology, and business leaders across the company. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic who enthusiastically commits to projects and tasks. They have strong project management (including frequent status reporting using data visualization techniques), organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. They can see the big picture as well as dig deep into details when needed. The role requires a strong understanding of financial cycles, process mapping skills, and IT general and application controls as well as experience in assessing financial, operational, and technology risks. Additional key qualities include the ability to perform in a matrixed environment and lead through influence to effect process change and improvements. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills spanning across all levels of management and demonstrated integrity and professionalism. Those who have been most successful in this role thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment that is results driven.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely and efficient execution of quality work supporting each annual SOX program and certification for assigned business areas
  • Identify operational, emerging, and financial risks in the context of risk management, specifically as it relates to SOX
  • Guide process and control owners in identifying key financial, general computing and application-specific controls and reports for new processes. Ensure timely review and updates to process/system documentation and controls for existing processes
  • Develop/improve detailed testing plans. Coordinate and facilitate SOX testing with co-source firms, external audit, and business owners
  • Evaluate business process and IT control deficiencies, including determining aggregation risk, and coordinate with business and technology leaders to remediate identified exceptions
  • Review and analyze attestations and audit reports (SSAE18 and Internal Audit reports)
  • Prepare dashboards on SOX program status and results for presentation to executive management and Audit Committee
  • Partner with various 1st, 2nd and 3rd line of defense partner functions for risk identification, mitigation, reporting, and remediation, as necessary (including during system implementations, launch of new strategic initiatives and/or major organization changes)
  • Stay current on new technical literature applicable to the internal control process (e.g., PCAOB guidance, SEC, COSO, COBIT, etc.) and abreast of emerging trends and leading practices around internal controls
  • Lead a team of skilled employees from individual contributor to manager level and develop employee capabilities

Job Requirements

Required:

  • BA/BS in finance, accounting, audit or a related field. Relevant professional certification (e.g., CISA, CIA, CPA)
  • Minimum 10 years of combined experience in accounting, audit or risk including proven experience performing SOX compliance and/or operational/IT audits with an emphasis on internal controls and 3+ years of management of diverse teams and projects

Preferred:

  • Big 4 accounting firm experience
  • SAP ERP experience
  • Audit management software experience
  • Understanding of eCommerce and FinTech industries and global payment processing practices

Education

Bachelor’s degree required

Shift Day

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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