Waste Management Sr. Internal Controls Analyst in Houston, Texas
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
The Sr. Internal Controls Analyst is a key member of the Internal Controls team. In this role, you will utilize your functional and technical background in SOX and compliance. A strong ability to build and foster relationships both internally and with external vendors is paramount.
The Sr. Internal Controls Analyst is located in Houston, Texas and reports to the Director, Internal Controls. This role will travel 30% of the time. I. Job Summary The Sr. Internal Controls Analyst applies advanced principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports, and coordinates the implementation of accounting control. II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.
Execution of SOX strategy decisions, scoping and planning for assigned environments.
Review and refinement of key controls around significant financial processes and accounts.
Focusing on continuous improvement of the processes and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency and ongoing compliance.
Review of deficiencies and monitoring of status of recommendation.
Communicating status to leadership.
Ensuring that our SOX repository program PolicyIQ remains up to date while initiating and executing enhancements, as needed.
Collaborating with the field, finance, business/operations, and corporate process owners to help ensure ongoing compliance.
Ensuring the SOX 404 program management has visibility to downstream processes and results.
Establishing and communicating standardized practices with sites and functions throughout the company.
Driving cross functional involvement in ongoing SOX programs to ensure integration of IT controls.
Completing walkthroughs, as needed.
Driving cost reduction and efficiency of SOX 404 compliance activities, including identifying efficiencies enabling the reduction of external audit fees, if applicable.
Interacting with internal auditors on test execution and resolution of identified control failures.
Coordinating the expectations of our external auditors.
Direct, manage, and conduct special and ad hoc information requests. Report results of findings to SOX management. III. Supervisory Responsibilities This role is occasionally responsible for supervising 0-2 staff or intern level employees. IV. Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job. A. Education and Experience
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance (accredited), or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four (4) years of relevant experience.
Experience: Five (5) years of progressive internal controls experience with internal or external audit and/or SOX 404 compliance (in addition to education requirement). B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, or Other Requirements
Prefer certification in Auditing (CIA, CISA, or CPA) C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
Proven project management capabilities.
Proficiency in desktop programs such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and experience with providing professional services to large enterprises.
Preference for accounting experience with public accounting firms or public companies.
Ability to learn new systems and operations quickly.
Ability to work independently and within a team; build solid relationships with team members and seek guidance, clarification, and feedback from more experienced team members.
Must be self-motivated and willing to take necessary actions to get the assigned tasks completed.
Ability to apply strong understanding of risk recognition in financial and operational processes with solid core analytical and problem-solving skills. V. Work Environment Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Normal setting for this job is: office setting.
Travel up to: 30%. Benefits At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site. If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply.”
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