Senior Manager, IT SOX, Global Risk and Control, Global Financial Risks & Controls at Amazon

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Senior Manager, IT SOX, Global Risk and Control, Global Financial Risks & Controls
US, WA, Seattle


Are you excited about building technology controls over innovative, new technologies like machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and cloud services? Come lead our Global Financial Risk and Controls (GFRC) technology controls team.
Amazon is a fast paced, dynamic, high-tech company based in Seattle. We are searching for bar-raising professionals who consistently exceed expectations, who thrive in a challenging workplace, and who can actively contribute to our talented team. The global accounting organization supports our financial reporting, internal control, intercompany, and transfer pricing activities and also supports new business launches globally for Amazon in the consumer products, digital initiatives, merchant, operations, logistics, payments, and cloud computing lines of business.

The Global Financial Risk and Controls (GFRC) Team oversees internal controls over financial reporting, subsidiary compliance, internal controls readiness, and other enterprise compliance activities. We are a subject matter expertise team that builds, designs, and consults with control owners across the enterprise (Accounting, Business, Engineering/IT, HR, etc.). Responsibilities include enhancing and leveraging internal and external partnerships to assist the technology controls lead with the annual program plan including the design of the IT controls framework, its execution, and enterprise-wide process improvement initiatives. This role will require a deep understanding and experience with all aspects of internal controls including financial information technology systems for a complex, high-growth stage, multi-disciplinary organization.
Requirements for this position also include extensive knowledge the COSO 2013 framework and SEC/PCAOB regulations, as well as the demonstrated ability to design and monitor an effective global risk-based internal control environment.
We are currently looking for experienced candidates who have held similar positions in large public companies or who have held a similar position within the advisory practice of a Big 4 public accounting firm serving Fortune 500 clients for 14+ years. Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively to accomplish complex challenges will be expected as this is an ongoing requirement for this position. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate they were top performers at their level.

Key job responsibilities
Responsibilities will include:
• Designing and executing the IT controls strategy
• Leading IT controls design and implementation with engineering, business, and accounting teams
• Leading deep dives on IT risks related to specific technologies (e.g. Cloud, AI/ML, RPA) to define the set of risk and controls in addressing financial reporting risk
• Owning the IT controls framework and ensuring there are adequate controls over critical components of the ecosystem
• Assisting in the SOX 404 scoping and planning (from a technology risk perspective) to address end-to-end financial statement risks
• Advising on and designing controls and compliance programs over IT General Controls
• Assisting in the design and enhancements of IT compliance over cloud environment
• Providing ongoing support to process owners/control owners and cross-functional teams to ensure controls are designed and implemented effectively
• Participating in annual walkthroughs with process/application/control owners across the company and external auditors
• Supporting the quarterly 302 sub-certification process and related reporting
• Assisting in the evaluation of identified control deficiencies and monitoring of remediation efforts

About the team
The Global Financial Risk & Controls (“GFRC”) team works to promote strong controllership that supports internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) designed to provide reasonable assurance that Amazon’s consolidated and statutory financial statements are complete and accurate and in accordance with professional standards. GFRC partners closely with our global customers to identify and properly mitigate key financial reporting risks to achieve the company’s control objectives. The GFRC team does this by maintaining the overall ICFR framework and supporting the teams responsible for designing, documenting, executing, and periodically assessing their processes, systems, and controls, as supported by the quarterly 302 certification process.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Portland, OR, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

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