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Senior Consultant, SOX Comcast Assurance & Advisory Team
The Comcast Assurance and Advisory Team (CAAT) is a partner to Comcast's individual businesses including Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. CAAT performs projects (engagements) year-round to help these groups understand and manage risks to their business and technology. CAAT is a diverse group looking for strategic thinkers and analytical problem-solvers who have a strong desire to grow their careers within a world-class organization. CAAT promotes a culture of integrity, encourages professional development, and provides career path options both within the CAAT department and into Comcast's various business units.
The Senior Consultant plays an active role throughout all stages of the annual SOX cycle (planning, walkthroughs, interim testing, remediation, follow up, and reporting), applying an analytical mindset to make a meaningful business impact. A Senior Consultant will demonstrate professional curiosity, a continuous improvement mindset, and the desire and aptitude to rapidly learn new skills. Individuals in this role are comfortable with changes in workload and focus of work, and modify actions to suit business needs. The candidate will also exemplify the highest degree of trust and integrity by continually upholding the principles of professional standards.
The Consultant, SOX is an active member of the engagement team throughout the stages of the annual SOX cycle. Senior Consultants gain broad exposure to our businesses and processes through performance of the following responsibilities:
-Operates within a team to execute the Sarbanes-Oxley testing primarily for NBCUniversal, with potential for assistance with Corporate and Cable testing. Out-of-town travel approximately 10-15% annually.
-Planning: May assist the team in identifying the project scope and key milestones, which includes researching background information, evaluating metrics, assessing risks, identifying scope areas and test procedures. Participates in presenting project plan to CAAT and/or Business Leadership.
-Walkthroughs, Interim Testing, Remediation, and Follow Up: Works within assigned scope area(s) to develop and document lines of inquiry and testing procedures. With manager oversight, interacts with all levels of management and Company employees to fully investigate scope area. Performs testing and works with team to develop impactful audit findings. Follows up appropriately on remediated issues and performs remediation testing, helping to develop final messaging.
-Reporting: Communicates findings by assisting team in developing Audit Presentations, which include action plans developed with Business Management. Participates in presenting the Audit Presentations to CAAT and/or Business Leadership.
-Development: Uses resources available to develop audit and business skills. Identifies opportunities for improvement to audit methodology, tools, and training. Actively participates in CAAT, Comcast, and other external community activities and service.
-Performs thorough inquiry and data analysis to understand business operations and assist in developing project scope.
-Prepares clear and well-organized audit work papers that appropriately document the work performed, including audit comments, investigation summaries, and recommendations.
-Formulates appropriate conclusions regarding the adequacy of internal controls and procedures based on the audit work performed and knowledge of Company operations.
-Works with broad discretion as to work details on assignments of a varied and difficult nature.
-Conducts project staff involved in the examination of a wide variety of activities.
-Examines records, documents, methods, policies, costs, and other factors to determine if functional areas are conducting operations in accordance with established guidelines, policies, procedures, and governmental and legal requirements.
-Coordinates the preparation of reports summarizing audit results.
-Makes recommendations regarding corrective action and reviews audit findings with Managers.
-Plans methods to be followed in the conduct of audits; recommends activities to be examined, the extent of examination, and establishes completion schedules.
-Develops audit programs for specific audits or operating entities.
-Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
-Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Educational, experience, and skill requirements:
-Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent in Accounting / Finance, with solid academic credentials.
-Generally requires 5-7 years related experience.
-Minimum of 3-5 years of experience required.
-Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance requirements and experience in Sarbanes-Oxley 404 engagements preferred.
-Knowledge of Comcast and/or NBCUniversal operations or combination of public accounting and/or internal audit experience a plus. Industry experience (cable, telecom, entertainment) a plus.
-Proficient in use of Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
-Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, dynamic, and fast-paced environment with strong inherent project management skills, including: prioritizing tasks, balancing workload between multiple projects, anticipating next steps, adapting to changing situations and project scope.
-Strong interpersonal skills required including: written and verbal communications, ability to work with others, willingness to assist in areas outside of direct assignments when necessary, and commitment to self-improvement and completion of team objectives.
-Willingness and genuine desire to tackle new areas and consistently challenging topics.
-Able to quickly grasp complex subject matter (both technical and business processes) and apply strong analytical skills and business orientation to assessing processes, risks and controls
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