Gallagher Senior SOX Financial Controls Analyst in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. , one of the world's largest insurance brokerage and risk management services firms, provides a full range of retail and wholesale property/casualty (P/C) brokerage and alternative risk transfer services globally, as well as employee benefit brokerage, consulting and actuarial services. Gallagher also offers claims and information management, risk control consulting and appraisal services to clients around the world.

Gallagher is a rapidly growing company, via acquisitions and organic growth, with revenues of over $5.6B in 2016 and employing over 24,000 employees.

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Position Summary:

Arthur J. Gallagher is looking for a Senior SOX Compliance Analyst, to join the Global SOX team. The team is responsible for the Corporation’s global internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) that includes annual scoping and risk assessment, key process documentation and control identification, deficiency analysis, quarterly certifications and management reporting. The Senior will be involved in all efforts related to annual SOX compliance and will own the key process documentation for several significant processes. This position provides a varied and hands-on exposure into the entire organization, interacting frequently with controls owners at all management levels globally, as well as internal and external auditors.

  • Participate in the annual risk assessment to determine scope and key SOX controls;

  • Perform SOX control walkthroughs and create/update narrative, flowchart and risk-control matrix documentation for processes with information provided by process and control owners;

  • Maintain relationships with control owners to provide guidance and training regarding SOX program and requirements;

  • Serve as a valued control advisor to process and control owners on any SOX related issues;

  • Assist in piloting self-testing programs with various businesses;

  • A good understanding of GAAP and internal control;

  • Collaborate with management to identify, review, and monitor internal risk and control activities and strategies;

  • Aid process owners in documenting and implementing controls;

  • Maintain a good understanding of the IT systems supporting the entity and process level controls to leverage automated controls were applicable;

  • Evaluate and identify issues, scoping and coverage tracking, findings and practices with Process Owners across all areas of the Company;

  • Communicate SOX issues and work with various levels of members of Finance teams and Process Owners to identify solutions / path to remediation;

  • Assist in reducing control deficiencies, year over year;

  • Assist in conducting an annual SOX control “refresh” to assess updates, additions or deletions needed across all controls in place; track, monitor and report on the Company’s SOX controls inventory and related status; and

  • Work actively with the Global Technology Services team on the SOX 404 technology guidance and IT-related issues.

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • 4 or more years experience in an Audit and/or Internal Controls role.

  • Strong desktop skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and financial management software skills are essential.

  • Prior SOX compliance experience with design/operational effectiveness testing.

Desired:

  • Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA) a plus.

  • Strong understanding of internal controls.

Work Traits:

  • Ability to effectively develop and communicate recommendations based upon SEC guidance and PCAOB standards.

  • Detail-oriented problem solver with proven ability to evaluate processes, controls and issues to determine the risks; proven ability to facilitate discussions and bring to closure control issues.

  • High ethical standards with a drive to achieve the right answer in difficult and/or urgent/frequently-changing situations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a history of collaboration across teams.

  • A professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of preparing and presenting summary level reports to middle and senior management.

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U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization.

  • Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement, which require, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure.

Gallagher offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.

Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability, national origin, or any other legally protected status. Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Job: Finance

Organization: Corp - Home Office

Title: Senior SOX Financial Controls Analyst

Location: Illinois-Rolling Meadows

Requisition ID: 44519