Collins McNicholas


Our client are looking for a part-qualified accountant to join their team in the Finance Shared Services Centre as a Compliance Analyst/ Junior Auditor.

The Compliance Analyst/ Junior Auditor must be able to manage interactions at many levels of the company, from the divisional, regional and corporate management teams to the internal and potentially 3rd party outsource shared services teams to establish and sustain the internal control framework and deliver to commitments.

Support SOX Controls Monitoring– Interim and Year End

  • Template Updates – coordinating with Hub to ensure templates are accurately updated. Assist in standardization/harmonization of templates
  • Assist in data collection for SOX template testing
  • Perform required SOX testing
  • For any issues highlighted during testing, follow up with team to ensure alignment around test results and remediation activities

Controls documentation updates

  • Support Controls Documentation Updates– For harmonization of controls, coordinating with Operations team to write- up/update the internal controls descriptions and finalize proposed test scripts

Support for internal audit testing for shared services Hub and outsource service provider

  • Assist in audit coordination working with Hub operations team
  • Ensure alignment of Internal Audit requests in line with Hub scope
  • Work with Hub to fulfill audit requests
  • Assist in overall management of timely audit deliverables
  • Track findings/remediation plans

Support SOD review and mitigation in partnership with Hub Operations Team

  • Support periodic SOD reviews for key ERPs used by Hub
  • Support implementation of mitigation control required for identified SODs

Migration/Integration activities

  • Work with project and operational teams to ensure smooth transition of controls as part of finance migration/integration projects

Minimum Experience

  • Understanding of internal control elements. Minimum one to two years experience performing operational and financial audits, including SOX compliance work
  • Experience developing and providing oversight for audit plans and control reviews
  • Exposure in General Accounting experience in a finance function
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written and listening)
  • Good knowledge of general accounting & reporting concepts and processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to perform risk assessments
  • Ability to develop control and audit risk mitigation strategies
  • Analytical skills
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills

Preferred Experience

  • Graduate in Finance or Business
  • Qualified  ACCA, ACA, CIMA 
  • Experience managing communications and responses to audit teams and local statutory and regulatory authorities a plus
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, disciplined initiative & follow-up approach
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized & Ability to meet strict deadlines


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