SOX Senior Associate

Austin, Texas
San Jose, California
Requisition Number R0038288 Subsidiary eBay

Looking for a company that encourages passion, courage and creativity, and you can help influence the future of global commerce? Want to understand 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 build a results-oriented and inclusive environment, join eBay.

SOX PMO Overview:

The SOX PMO is tasked with the Company's global compliance with the provisions of Section 404 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"), and ultimately, supporting management’s certification that our internal control environment is operating effectively. The team works closely with key partners across eBay 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 participating in key operational excellence initiatives and drives improving of internal controls. The SOX program is run out of the company’s Internal Audit department.

Job Description:

The SOX Senior Associate will assist with leading and driving the SOX requirements for assigned activities, which includes understanding the overall financial control environment, coordinating documentation, scoping and testing, identifying and evaluating deficiencies, and providing controls guidance for process and system changes. He or she will work closely with process and control owners to ensure the global SOX program is compliant.

The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated individual or a self-starter with a strong work ethic and should take ownership of projects and tasks. He or she should have strong project management, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills and be able to see the big picture as well as dig deep into details. Additional key qualities include financial process understanding, process-oriented thinking, ability to work with others, and ability to lead and effect process change and improvements. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills spanning across all levels of management. Lastly, candidates must thrive in a demanding, fast-paced work environment that is energetic, driven, and team-oriented. Responsibilities include:

  • Assistance with annual planning of the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts (e.g., risk assessment, materiality, significant accounts disclosures, establish due dates, etc.);

  • Assistance with coordination with process and control owners for the regular update of process documentation, as well as external auditors, for process walk-through and documentation;

  • Coordination with testers, process and control owners, and external auditors for the audit of the Company's internal controls;

  • Assistance with testing of key reports, spreadsheets and SOX controls;

  • Review and analyze attestations and audit reports (SSAE18 and Internal Audit issued reports);

  • Collaboration with process and control owners for impact assessment of identified deficiencies, as well as remediation of identified deficiencies, advising them on internal control enhancements or process changes, as appropriate;

  • Proactively identify and monitor process and system changes that result from our growth in transaction volumes, international expansion, automation of processes, software application changes, accounting integration in connection with acquisitions and other areas of change that have a direct impact the Company's financial statements and related disclosures;

  • Assist with preparing reports to SOX management and partners on the status of the program;

  • Assist in using controls to optimize operational benefits throughout the organization through the streamlining and automating control activities within financial and IT processes;

  • Assistance with existing and new accounting standards, technical guidance (AS5, ACS606, ASC842, FAS123 etc.) to ensure enhancement/reengineering of SOX controls in current accounting processes; attestations and audit reports (SSAE18 and Internal Audit issued reports).

Job Requirements


  • 3-4 years of public accounting experience

  • Good understanding of SOX manual, IT automated and general computer controls

  • Strong financial process understanding

  • Project management and influence skills and a desire to drive sustainable change

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a strong emphasis on partnership, collaboration, initiative and integrity

  • High energy with a superb attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and deliver in a fast-paced environment


  • Big 4 preferred

  • CPA or CISA preferred

  • Accounting technical skills a plus

  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint


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:

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