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Financial Compliance Manager

Company: WideOrbit Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About WideOrbit:
Say hello to a Wider World. WideOrbit helps media companies do more business by making it easier to complete more sales. We build the one platform that ties everything together - from TV, radio, and digital ad sales, to reporting, invoicing, and payments. Chances are if there's an ad on your local TV or radio station, or on your favorite streaming service or podcast, we helped put it there. Our customers include NBCUniversal, AMC Networks, ViacomCBS, A+E Networks, Hearst Media, and many more industry leaders around the world.

At WideOrbit, we make preserving our inclusive environment an ongoing priority, empowering team members to contribute at every level, in every function. -We hire high-energy innovators who value diversity, unafraid to wield their passion and expertise to advocate for our customers and each other. At WideOrbit, you'll make a difference and see your impact every day, while learning, growing, and enjoying what you do! Job Description: WideOrbit is growing and our Corporate Compliance Team is expanding! In this position, you will perform a variety of financial and operational audits as well as special projects in partnership with key business partners in Accounting, Finance, HR, IT, Operations, Product, and Sales. You will work on protecting assets by planning and completing financial audits and identifying inadequate, inefficient, or ineffective internal controls within the Accounting function. Additionally, you will be conducting reviews of controls for all of the operational business processes that impact the Company's financials, recommending improvements and conducting SOX compliance audits as required for internal purposes or customer assurance. You will also assist evaluating new systems and products, test key controls, document test results and support business partners where necessary to ensure their areas are operationally efficient and compliant. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing and building an internal controls program and partnering with stakeholders to develop efficient and well-controlled audit processes across the company, a clear and deep understanding of GAAP. If you're a financial compliance or internal audit subject matter expert, we want to hear from you today! This position will offer a lot of autonomy, a platform to show your leadership skills, a place to contribute ideas around best practices, and exposure to high level management who will value your ideas, feedback, and recommendations which will result in carrying out your own agendas and projects. Here is what success will look like:

  • Assist in planning financial and operational audits by mastery of organization goals, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives, and preparing audit programs.
  • Assess compliance with financial regulations and controls by executing audit program steps; testing general ledger account balances, balance sheets, income statements, and related financial statements; examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation.
  • Assess risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance; evaluating manual and automated financial processes, identifying process weaknesses, inefficiencies, and operational issues.
  • Provide risk management, internal audit, SOX and internal control services.
  • Verify assets and liabilities by comparing and analyzing items and collateral to documentation.
  • Complete audit work papers and memoranda by documenting audit tests and findings.
  • Communicate audit progress and findings by providing information in status meetings, highlighting unresolved issues, reviewing working papers, and preparing final audit reports.
  • When evidence from an audit is provided, own and manage the entire process from beginning to end - reviewing, maintaining and documenting information with accuracy while applying best practices.
  • Help to improve the current compliance and control environment, recommending methods which automate manual processes and make for more efficient business operations.
  • Educate and prepare stakeholders on how to "pass" audits, meeting all requirements.
  • Improve fiscal protection by identifying root causes of deficiencies in the internal control structure and in operating processes, recommending changes in management monitoring, assessment, and motivational practices.
  • Assist external auditors by coordinating information requirements.
  • Update financial control information and documentation by collecting, scrutinizing, and summarizing data and trends and implementing new policies and best practices.
  • Protect the organization's reputation by keeping information confidential.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Contribute to team results by welcoming new and different work requirements, exploring new opportunities to add value to the organization, helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed. To thrive in this role, we're looking for:
    • Prior experience in a big 4 accounting firm highly desirable.
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, or equivalent practical experience
    • Experience in internal audit, internal controls assessment, SOX 404 rules, regulations, evaluation, and testing.
    • Strong analytical and mathematical thinking skills, clear understanding of GAAP, general accounting principles.
    • Consultative and collaborative approach to gathering information from departments and facilitating time resources from others.
    • Proven track record of providing recommendations and/or solutions after identifying errors, mistakes, and missing documentation.
    • Concise and articulate communication, both verbally and in writing.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a proven track record of establishing credibility with key customers (internal and external).
    • Positive attitude, approachable, and professional, growing and maintaining relationships internally and externally.
    • Ability to identify problems and passionately create solutions; recognize areas that need improvement and suggest steps to solve root level problems.
    • Willingness and curiosity to learn new systems, concepts, and broaden knowledge in the industry.
    • Proven ability to be self-motivated, take initiative, and have a strong attention to detail.
    • Five (5) + years financial audit/attestation experience with or related compliance areas.
    • Microsoft Office Suite experience with intermediate Excel skills
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or related experience such as Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) is highly desirable. *WideOrbit mandates Covid vaccination, with accommodation for religious or medical reasons in accordance with law. Location: This position will be based in our San Francisco or Coppell offices. Telecommuting will also be considered. Compensation, Benefits and Perks:
      Besides a great work environment with smart and friendly coworkers, access to leadership and knowledge about how your work impacts company success, here are some of our benefits and perks:

      A competitive salary, health insurance, sabbatical leaves, great vacation package, work/life balance, life event benefits, casual work attire, stocked caf--, 401(k) match, and plenty of opportunities to grow! - We are committed to treating all applicants fairly, WideOrbit is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other factor protected by law. Additionally, we consider qualified applicants whose histories are impacted by our justice system, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

Keywords: WideOrbit Inc., San Francisco , Financial Compliance Manager, Accounting, Auditing , San Francisco, California

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