Senior SOx Analyst

West Yorkshire

Location: Bradford


Salary: Competitive salary + bonus + benefits

Senior SOx Analyst

Bradford, BD4 8PW

Competitive salary + bonus + excellent benefits

Here at Virgin Media we have an excellent development opportunity for someone wishing to gain exposure to the end to end accounting and reporting process within VM. Critical to the Group Risk function, we are looking for a Senior SOx Analyst to ensure that the business is operating an appropriate financial control environment in accordance with the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley Legislation.
Working as part of the VM SOx team, the Senior SOx Analyst will play a proactive role in assisting, creating and maintaining an environment in which senior management and the business is able to comply with finance regulatory requirement. As a result, your duties will be wide ranging, but ultimately you will be responsible for:

* Providing end to end process reviews across SOx processes.
* Monitoring and reviewing the monthly SOx self-assessment, performing follow-up actions and investigations as needed.
* Working with the business to maintain process documentation, challenge process design, assess risks, advise on best practice controls and perform appropriate testing to ensure that the internal financial controls are operating as designed.
* Performing tests of control design and operating effectiveness, producing high quality documentation and evidence in a timely manner.
* Supporting SOx managers in the quarterly and annual internal attestation on assessment of the internal financial control environment in accordance with the requirements of the US SOx legislation.
* Monitoring and reviewing the monthly SOx self-assessment, performing follow up actions and investigations as necessary.
* Engaging with the business to develop remediation plans for deficient controls and regular provide reporting for senior management.
* Contributing to the development of a pro-active SOx function, which works closely with the business owners to achieve SOx compliance in an efficient manner.
* Supporting the business with new and emerging system and process changes, including IT developments, by providing SOx subject matter expertise.
* Reviewing projects and providing guidance on SOx requirements.
* Carrying out monthly and ad-hoc reporting activities (including assisting in Corporate Governance reporting activities and deficiency reporting).
* Acting as a point of contact for any SOx related queries from the wider business.
Everyone in our Group Risk function has excellent attention to detail, the ability to work well under pressure and to deliver to deadlines. If you join us as a Senior SOx Analyst we would want you to have:

* Prior internal/external auditing experience, preferably with experience performing walkthroughs, financial audits, controls testing and an understanding of financial statement assertions.
* A recognised accountancy qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA or equivalent).
* Experience advising on financial risk and compliance matters.
* The ability to analyse large quantities of data efficiently and effectively.
* Strong communication skills, including the confidence to deal with senior directors across the business.
* Flexibility to travel to other VM offices and to the Netherlands on occasion.
* Work experience within a Top 10 Accountancy practice (i.e. KPMG, EY or PWC) - desirable.
* Experience working in a SOx program for a US listed business or subsidiary (IFRS/UK GAAP sufficient) - desirable.

* An understanding of IT SOx would be an advantage - desirable.
So why Virgin Media? We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a huge programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to 17 million homes and businesses. We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds.
Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too! You will get a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, performance related bonus and, of course, discounts across Virgin Media products ad Virgin brands!
Come and be a part of something special. Join us!