|Date Posted||July 22, 2021|
Job Description: SOX Compliance ManagerCompany: 174 Power Global - Irvine, CaliforniaEmployment Type: Full-time, Salary, ExemptIndustry: Renewables & Environment, Solar, Utilities & ConstructionCOMPANY OVERVIEW174 Power Global, headquartered in Irvine, California, is an affiliate company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm that is among the eight largest business enterprises in South Korea. 174 Power Global designs, builds and manages solar power plant solutions. The company brings a decade of global leadership in solar PV to North America, combining best-of-world technology, processes and partnerships to deliver utility-grade solar PV solutions customized for local energy markets. 174 Power Global offers the full spectrum of PV solutions - from power plant development, design, construction, operations and maintenance. With proven capabilities across the solar value chain, 174 Power Global minimizes uncertainty and risk, and helps customers achieve a higher return on their investment in solar energy.POSITION OVERVIEWThe SOX Compliance Manager will enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and scalability of the company's processes, systems, and underlying internal control environment, whether through the SOX compliance efforts or by conducting special projects. This leader will have a firm grasp of financial reporting and SOX requirements and methodologies (risk assessment, controls design, testing strategies, etc.) and must have knowledge of process flow mapping, design and documentation of controls, controls testing, evaluation of control deficiencies, and remediation plans. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to effectively manage internal and external partners (process owners, external auditors, outsourcing partners), demonstrate proficient project management skills, superior communication (written and oral), and organizational skills. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and the Head of Corporate Finance, or another senior management personnel that the President of the Company may designate.This position is located in Irvine, California, and the ideal candidate will be within commutable distance to the Irvine office location. Working hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 6:00pm, with a 1-hour lunchbreak. RESPONSIBILITIESDevelop and implement SOX ready documentation, narratives, flowcharts, RCMs and control descriptions;Manages all activities related to compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act;Serve as liaison with external auditors;Ensure best in class controls are embedded in each business process area, including effective control design to address the risk;Manage daily operations in support of financial controls testing for SOX compliance to ensure they are operating effectively as designed;Identifies process deficiencies and partner with process owners to remediate and improve;Periodic report on testing progress and results to Corporate;Support the SOX integration of any new applicable accounting pronouncements and significant transactions;Act as a trusted advisor; fostering strong relationships with business and technology partners, and external auditors;Support various IT compliance projects related to accounting and financial software applications;Stays abreast of current changes in regulations to ensure the organization's timely compliance; andPerform all other duties and special projects, as assigned by Management. QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or another business-related field;Certification in accounting and/or auditing, required, including a CPA, CA, CIA, and/or CISA;Proven track record of experience in supporting the execution of an end-to-end SOX program;Minimum of 3+ years of experience in "Big-4" public accounting, including experience at the senior level with audits of publicly-held companies, or equivalent combination of "Big-4" and accounting/financial reporting experience with a publicly-held company, required;Minimum of 2+ years of management experience;Strong knowledge of US GAAP, COSO, PCAOB Auditing Standards, Sarbanes-Oxley, risk and controls standards, and business process best practices;Strong planning, project management, and analytical skills; team player with the ability to proactively problem-solve, identify, advocate for and execute improvements;Ability to directly identify and tackle critical issues by effectively utilizing technical, analytical and problem-solving aptitudes;Knowledge of ERP Systems is a plus;Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills with the ability to present and explain complex information clearly;Strong, self-motivated team player;Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Outlook;Strong, self-motivated team player;Assertive, able to cope with pressure, a team player; andComfortable working in a fast-moving dynamic, environment.174 Power Global provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. .