Sr.Associate, SOX Administrator

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions.

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. 

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic is currently searching for an IT Controls Manager to join our high performing SOX team.  The IT Controls Manager will be strong team player who can work across the organization executing our Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Model Audit Rule (MAR) compliance requirements. This position works directly with IT and business process owners on the identification of SOX controls, including process redesign, policies, procedures, documentation, evidence evaluation, and system enhancements.

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:

  • Perform annual SOX 404 process/compliance efforts (e.g. financial statement scoping, risk assessment, identifying significant accounts and critical processes)
  • Understanding business and IT processes and the control environment considering generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and regulatory compliance for SOX and MAR 
  • Execute and review tests of controls, summarizing and communicating the results / findings to key stakeholders
  • Lead SOX walkthroughs, manage SOX control testing to ensure appropriate evidence is obtained and communicated to management for evaluation
  • Collaborate with external consultants to ensure sufficient documentation and adequate design and testing of controls
  • Resolve deficiencies through collaboration with process and control owners and work on remediation of identified deficiencies
  • Liaise with the external auditors and proactively coordinate the SOX audit
  • Monitor process and system changes that result from our growth in transaction volume and automation of processes
  • Participate in additional special projects and initiatives as required
  • Documenting SOX/MAR process and control activities via flowcharts, narratives, matrices and test scripts, etc.
  • Build strong relationships with SOX/MAR process owners and control performers, Internal audit team, and external auditors

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant major and 3 or more years in public accounting and/or private industry experience with strong knowledge of information technology and internal controls
  • Previous experience with SOX/MAR IT General Controls
  • Clear understanding of IT audit methodologies
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a larger functional team
  • Strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, collaboration, and time management skills

Various jurisdictions have passed pay transparency laws that require companies provide salary ranges for any positions for which they are accepting applications. Global Atlantic has offices in Atlanta, Batesville, Bermuda, Berwyn, Boston, Des Moines, Hartford, Indianapolis, and New York City. The base salary range posted below is inclusive of the lowest cost of living geography to the highest in which we have a Global Atlantic office. 

Global Atlantic’s base salary range is determined through an analysis of similar positions in the external labor market. Base pay is just one component of Global Atlantic’s total compensation package for employees and at times we hire outside the boundaries of the salary range. Other rewards may include annual cash bonuses, long-term incentives (equity), generous benefits (including immediate vesting on employee contributions to a 401(k)), as well as a company match on your contributions), and sales incentives.  Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer. Compensation for our more senior positions have a larger component of short-term cash bonus and long-term incentives.  The base salary range for this role is $83,680 to $159,390.

 

This can be a remote position based out of your home office.

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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 committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Employees who require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job will participate in an interactive process which may include providing documentation. If you are hired and require an accommodation for any protected status, please email benefits@gafg.com.

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