SOX Controls Manager

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

**We are still hiring and interviewing for this position. We are conducting interviews over video. Our employees can voluntarily return to our office, and we are fully supporting remote work throughout the end of 2020.  The right candidate could work from any location full time, remote now and in the future.***


Global Atlantic is one of the fastest growing companies in the Life and Annuity industry. We are focused on the U.S. retirement and life insurance markets with a broad range of annuities and life insurance options, as well as reinsurance solutions. Our success is driven by competitive, innovative product designs, leading investment management and integrated risk management, along with highly experienced leadership. 

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

In July 2020, KKR & Co. signed a strategic transaction to acquire Global Atlantic.  The transaction is expected to close in early 2021, subject to required regulatory approvals and certain other customary closing conditions.


The SOX team at Global Atlantic is seeking to add an Associate to their team. The individual will primarily be involved with the daily activities in support of the firm’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Model Audit Rule (MAR) compliance programs. This will include responsibility for gathering data and creating reports, documenting disclosure controls which include internal controls over financial reporting, and participating in design and operational effectiveness testing with internal and external auditors.

Candidates must be active team members with a value-added mindset, interacting with local and inter-office personnel to ensure an adequate framework of controls and procedures exist to maintain appropriate internal control over financial reporting.

In particular, job responsibilities include:

  • Understanding business processes and the control environment considering generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and regulatory compliance for SOX and MAR 
  • Assessing the adequacy of SOX/MAR internal controls and efficiencies in business processes
  • Documenting SOX/MAR process and control activities via flowcharts, narratives, matrices and test scripts, etc.
  • Execute tests of SOX controls, summarizing and communicating the results / findings to key stakeholders (including senior management)
  • Engage departments / managers to identify specific business risks that require the establishment of internal controls over financial reporting and perform continuous monitoring activities
  • Support the maintenance of a library of SOX/MAR documentation, including flowcharts, narratives, test scripts and risk matrices
  • Build strong relationships with SOX/MAR process owners and control performers, Internal audit team, and external auditors
  • Overseeing, administering and assessing the quarterly Balance Sheet Reconciliation process in Blackline (this also includes being a local administrator for this application)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and six (6) or more years of experience in the insurance industry or public accounting
  • CPA or CIA preferred (or currently working towards obtaining)
  • Strong knowledge of audit processes and internal controls, with previous experience with SOX/MAR preferred
  • Experience in investment accounting and/or investment operations preferred
  • Experience in Statutory, IFRS or US GAAP accounting in a life insurance company preferred
  • Strong analytical, technical and problem solving skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges/audits/projects
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with management
  • Strong written and verbal communication, collaboration and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel (approximately 25%)

At Global Atlantic, enjoy a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, with a focus on pay equity and flexibility. We are proud to support work/life balance with flexible work arrangements that meet individual and business needs. A casual dress code, above-average paid time off, parental and military leave, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement are just a few of the extra perks that make Global Atlantic a great place to work. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

In Des Moines, we actively partner with Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, Make a Wish, and United Way. Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.  

Global Atlantic is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.

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