Synovus Director, SOX Compliance in United States

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Director, SOX Compliance

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Synovus Centre-2nd Floor








Full Time



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■ Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: - End-to-End control documentation; control development; financial control identification; risk mitigation - US GAAP, SEC, and SOX 404 requirements

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Job Summary: Directs and manages activities related to identifying, documenting, and implementing internal financial controls and ensures compliance with the regulatory requirements in accordance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX). Partners closely with accounting, internal audit, information technology, and other Synovus divisions to ensure all SOX controls are designed and operating effectively, and that SOX documentation is accurate and up-to-date. Evaluates internal control documentation (e.g., narratives, procedures and matrices) for Synovus Financial Corp. and recommends corrective action to management as needed, assisting process owners in identifying key internal controls, developing the annual SOX 404 Compliance Project Plan, and coordinating audit procedures with internal audit and external auditors. Job Duties & Responsibilities: ■ Serves as the primary interface with internal and external auditors on all SOX 404 items. ■ Partners with IT Senior Directors to ensure all IT controls are documented properly, and effective as designed. ■ Ensures that new controls as dictated by the business are created and documented. ■ Performs selected walkthroughs of internal controls documentation to ensure internal control documentation is current and accessible by the employees performing the controls. ■ Reviews the SOX documentation to ensure all information is updated and easily accessible by the internal and external audit teams. ■ Analyzes internal control systems for proposed changes in accounting and information technology process changes to ascertain their effect on internal controls.■ Assists in the evaluation of controls and Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) documentation requirements when new financial systems are implemented. ■ Prepares and evaluates workpapers to substantiate conclusions with respect to control findings.■ Assists the external auditors in the completion of their SOX examinations, including documentation to be provided by Synovus. ■ Makes recommendations to improve procedures and controls. Discusses recommendations with appropriate levels of management. ■ Assists with the training and education of business personnel on the internal control framework and where to find documentation. ■ Participates in, and contributes to, the activities of appropriate professional societies in pursuing a continuing program of self-development in internal controls over financial reporting and IT skills.■ Provides leadership, direction and growth opportunities to members of the department, performing those responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies and applicable laws. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning or directing work, appraising performance, disciplining team members and resolving problems. Works with the Human Resources Department to resolve more complex team member-related issues. ■ Each team member is expected to be aware of risk within their functional area. This includes observing all policies, procedures, laws, regulations and risk limits specific to their role. Additionally, they should raise and report known or suspected violations to the appropriate Company authority in a timely fashion. ■ Performs other related duties as required. The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Synovus is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V/AA