Ericsson invites application from suitably qualified candidates for the job position of SOX Compliance Manager within Ericsson’s Region sub-Saharan Africa (RSSA). With operations in 45 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and a staff complement of approximately 2 300, Ericsson is the largest global telecommunications vendor that is innovating, developing and improving the lives of people, business and society. We supply and service all major African operators, with market leadership in Mobile Broadband, Communication Services, Fixed Broadband Convergence, Operations and Business Support Systems. We also boast the largest MS community in the world and are the technology leaders in both Television and Media Management and the Service Enabling Area.
Ericsson truly believes that a successful business can only be built on successful people, so we are a people focused company. Our continuing leadership within the market place shows we have the ability to transform our business within a rapidly changing technological arena, through vision and diversity. Therefore our products have continued to shape the future for our customers and we are continually developing to meet new market opportunities.
Ericsson attracts and develops high performing, competent and motivated individuals, by building on everyone’s competence and ambition to succeed. We offer an exciting, diverse and challenging environment for this.
SOX Compliance Manager within Ericsson’s Region sub-Saharan Africa (RSSA).
Scope of SOX Key Controls
Analyze financial statements against scope drivers.
Map general ledger balances to processes and Key Controls.
Determine, if standard Key Controls are applicable (perform process walkthrough).
Explain and document why specific Key Controls are out of scope.
Review deviation requests and align with SOX Expert Function (SEF).
Checks impact from operational changes on scoping of Key Controls.
SOX Key Controls
Check that EBP processes in scope are implemented.
Check that the in scope SOX Key Controls is implemented.
Check that all applicable changes to the SOX Key Control Framework originating from process releases are implemented.
Check that all organizational changes are reflected in the execution of SOX Key Controls.
Monitor set-up in SAP GRC PC.
Ensure that in scope SOX Key Controls are populated in SAP Process Controls.
Ensure that correct users are assigned to SOX Key Controls in SAP Process Controls.
Ensures that the organizational structure in SAP Process Controls is correct and reflects responsibilities in the organization.
Submits Change Requests to SEF and to Contact Centre.
Organise and Execute SOX Management Independent Testing (MIT)
Perform risk assessment.
Scope SOX Key Controls to be tested.
Select, appoint, and secure independent and objective test resources.
Train and induct test resources.
Prepare, plan, and organize MIT.
Participate in test work.
Assure quality of test work and secure all test scripts are completed correctly.
Secure that test results are logged in SAP Process Controls.
Summarize and report results to Corporate Audit, SEF, and Local Management.
Monitor and follow-up on remediation of Issues identified during testing.
Secure Proper Execution of Key Controls
Secure that all Control Self-Assessors (CSA’s) have right competence to perform the control.
Secure that all monthly, quarterly, and yearly CSA’s are completed in accordance with time schedule.
Review and analyze Issues logged in SAP Process Controls.
Review and request “time deviations” for Issues older than 90 days.
Monitor and follow-up on remediation of Issues logged in SAP Process Controls.
Secure Management Certification
Secure that all control self-assessments are completed according to time schedule.
Secure quarterly management certification according to time schedule.
Inform local management about major Issues reported in SAP Process Controls.
Coordinate and/or Support Internal and External SOX Audits
Interacts with internal and external SOX Auditors.
Coordinates and aligns internal and external SOX audits
Secures preparation for internal and external SOX audits.
Drives effective and efficient internal and external SOX audits.
Evaluates internal and external SOX audit results.
Secures that results from internal and external audits are reported in SAP Process Controls.
Monitors and follows-up on remediation of Issues identified during internal and external SOX audits.
Reviews and request “time deviations” for Issues older than 90 days resulting from internal and external SOX audits.
Feeds back audit results to local management and to CSA’s.
Coordinate and Communicate Related Areas.
Secures correct completion of ELC testing (Self-Assessment).
Aligns with Local Authorization Advisor (LAA) on SOD waivers.
Secures that SOX information on local Website is updated.
Ensures correct split of SOX Key Controls between SSC and Local Company / Region.
Participates actively in global SOX network.
SOX Compliance role interacts with or is part of Regional Finance Management Teams and/or Company Control Management Teams.
Works closely together with the LFPD and other Process Drivers and other relevant staff in RSSA Operational Excellence department. Works closely together with Control Self-Assessors and Local Sub-process reviewers within the region.
Is the primary interface for Internal and External Auditors. Is the primary interface into the region for the SOX Expert Function and for Corporate Audit and actively participates in the global SOX network.
TOOLS AND PROCESSES
SAP GRC PC.
Gap Analysis Template.
SAP (MUS or ONE) or any other approved local financial system.
Business Warehouse (BW).
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Business and Ericsson Operative Knowledge
Good understanding of Ericsson/Telecommunication industry and Sub-Saharan businessenvironment and operational challenges short- and long-term.
Excellent knowledge of financial systems, accounting, reporting, and financial analysis.
Good knowledge of project management and control.
Good statutory and tax knowledge.
Good experience in driving audits and assessments.
Be able to lead others.
Good interpersonal communication and negotiations skills (influencing).
Be able drive change.
Excellent analytical skills.
Good strategic thinking.
Task and result oriented, committed to and delivering true performance results.
High degree of perseverance.
Communication skills, creating clarity.
Able to work independently and in team and networks.
Excellent ability to present audit results in a structured manner to enable decisions on actions.
Good ability to analyze requirements and how they impact the organization and the business.
Ability to see the big picture as well as complex relations and dependencies.
Good ability to plan and structure work efficiently.
GENERAL AND EDUCATION
Fluent in spoken and written English.
University degree (Finance/Business and/or Science).
Documented experience in a SOX Compliance Role
at least 5 years experience in a multinational company
HOW TO APPLY
Click link https://tas-ericsson.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl
Insert “00078306″ in Job Number box and search.