Verizon Lead Accountant - Corporate Risk Management & Compliance in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

What you’ll be doing...

Corporate Risk Management and Compliance is responsible for the administration of Verizon’s Sarbanes Oxley compliance program, overseeing policies, processes, people and systems, partnering with business leaders to identify and mitigate financial, operational, legal, regulatory and reputational risks.

  • Work with the Sr. Manager to assess the risk inherent in the business function under review and make decisions concerning the scope of work to be performed based on those risks. Be the subject matter expert in all processes within scope. Use data mining results, statistical analysis and other techniques to assess the effectiveness of system controls and perform testing as needed to identify root-cause issues and formulate improvement recommendations for senior management.

  • Assist with Verizon’s SOX 404 program for assigned processes including; review of process documentation, management training, establishment of management test plans, assessment of management test results, and remediation plans.

  • Provide knowledge based leadership in driving the automation of controls to improve financial performance and transactional accuracy; the repair of controls that are not functioning as intended; the enhancement of the control environment, where necessary to address current and developing threats; and the overall improvement to change control. Take a key role in developing risk assessments, recommendations and field work.

  • Manage frequent, ad hoc requests from the business for advice/assistance regarding controls and compliance.

  • Lead compliance training programs for function, including training of compliance personnel and/or function teams as needed to ensure compliance.

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with key internal customers, including senior channel, and Market leaders. Prepare and deliver presentations communicating risks mitigated, and the potential impacts of unmitigated risks to senior management. Communicate timely and accurate information regarding findings and improvement recommendations for senior management and monitor management’s improvement actions.

  • Support audit groups—including Internal and External Audit in planning and completing their audit engagements.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience in operational Compliance, business controls or Finance.

  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley Section 404.

  • Knowledge of statistics, reporting and analytical tools.

Even better if you have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Math, or Information Systems; or equivalent experience.

  • Two or more years of work experience with a concentration in operational Compliance, business controls or Finance.

  • Experience leveraging auditing principles and methods to evaluate policies, processes and systems to identify business risks and control gaps.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently leveraging organization and time-management skills.

  • Strong analytical, investigative, problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • A Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE).

  • Experience with report writing/database.

  • Experience interpreting and implementing policies and processes to ensure a strong control environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for analytics and presentation.

  • Demonstrated organizational, facilitation and negotiation skills.

  • Telecommunications experience.

  • Strong verbal and written communication.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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