SOX Compliance Senior Analyst in Charlotte, NC at Sonic Automotive

Date Posted: 1/8/2021

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Location: 4401 Colwick Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Job Type: Accounting/Auditing
Experience: Mid-Senior Level


At Sonic Automotive, a Sonic Automotive family dealership, you'll find the opportunities, resources, and support you need to grow and develop professionally. Our 100+ dealerships are concerned with more than moving inventory; they're committed to your success and invested in your future. So read on, and consider a rewarding career with Sonic Automotive, Inc.

Job Description

The SOX Compliance Senior Analyst supports the SOX Compliance Director in providing process improvement expertise and driving effective controls management of financial reporting & compliance throughout the company and will assist in the identification of financial statement risks, process reviews, and design or redesign of controls to mitigate financial statement risk. 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for activities related to the corporate governance process and provide support in maintaining compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  Responsibilities include assisting with periodic risk assessments, administration of the quarterly 302 certification process, control self-assessment training and validation, process evaluation and documentation, and flow charting all aspects of internal control and assisting to remediate internal control deficiencies, if any.  The ideal candidate will possess the  experience and education that fit the following job description and qualifications.

Job Description

·         Supports the various departments in monitoring for changes in business which impact internal controls over financial reporting, assisting with the development of processes, re-engineering and streamlining processes and controls primarily related to accounting functions;

·         Monitors the financial controls performed throughout the company and communicates with the Director of SOX on process and/or control improvement areas;

·         Performs process walkthroughs to identify financial statement risks and controls to mitigate – flow charting the process; 

·         Manages the quarterly 302 process;

·         Researches, analyzes, and resolves discrepancies in Financial/Accounting positions identified for the purpose of preventing possible future occurrences;

·         Supports the  SOX program deliverables (including but not limited to: scoping, walkthrough, design and operational effectiveness testing, RCM creation, and deficiency evaluations) in accordance with SOX Compliance methodology/techniques and program calendar;

·         Assists Director to serve as liaison/business partner to the business in support of their needs to evaluate process and design or remediate controls;

·         Supports the business with input and evaluation of internal control improvements;

·         Collaborates with the business to ensure consistency and coverage of specific business processes;

·         Facilitates and/or assists in training sessions on control self-assessment;

·         Validates process and control owner’s self-assessment testing;

·         Assists with the annual/quarterly significant account analysis reviews;

·         Assists with the management of the risk and control matrix of business and application controls;

·         Supports the Director of SOX with projects to remediate internal control deficiencies; 

·         Completes special projects and perform other duties as assigned;


·         BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or related discipline required;

·         6+ years of progressive experience preferred in process improvement and SOX experience preferred with a public company working on financial processes and SOX internal control documentation and compliance, both business and IT processes/controls;

·         Strong analytical, process evaluation and root cause analysis capabilities; challenges the status quo;

·         Intermediate process re-engineering, flow-charting, and data analysis background and experience;

·         Experience in control self-assessment for assessing financial control compliance;

·         IT controls exposure

·         Working knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and US GAAP;  

·         Understanding of the criteria set forth in the COSO 2013 and COBIT control frameworks; 

·         A self-starter that demonstrates ability to independently plan, coordinate, and execute work;

·         Must be a team player willing to interface and partner with all members; 

·         Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Visio, and PowerPoint;

·         The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing;

·         Attention to detail

·         Must be able to travel (up to 15%) as needed

It's time to make the most important move of your career.  From our cooperative, team-based approach, to our more than 1,000 internal advancements each year, it's easy to see the difference. When you join our organization, you'll enjoy comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and unparalleled benefits. Simply put, you'll experience the best that a career in the automotive industry has to offer.

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