SOX Compliance and Internal Controls Consultant

Job Category: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Contract / Temporary
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 134961
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LaSalle Network is partnering with a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions to find a SOX Compliance and Internal Controls Consultant to join their team. With a network of over 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries, they empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

Our client is seeking a SOX Compliance and Internal Controls Consultant to join their dynamic team in Chicago. This role is crucial in ensuring the integrity of the company's financial reporting through the design and implementation of effective internal controls. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) requirements, strong analytical skills and a proactive approach to risk management.

SOX Compliance and Internal Controls Consultant Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the SOX compliance program, ensuring all processes and controls are documented, tested and assessed in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate with external auditors to facilitate SOX testing and remediation efforts
  • Develop and maintain SOX compliance documentation, including process flowcharts, risk control matrices and testing scripts
  • Conduct annual risk assessments to identify areas of improvement and ensure coverage of all critical processes
  • Design, implement and monitor internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR)
  • Lead the evaluation and enhancement of existing internal controls to ensure effectiveness and efficiency
  • Collaborate with process owners to address control deficiencies and implement corrective actions
  • Provide guidance and training to staff on SOX compliance and internal control best practices
  • Conduct internal audits to assess the adequacy of controls, adherence to policies and regulatory compliance
  • Prepare detailed audit reports and present findings to senior management and the audit committee
  • Monitor and report on the status of remediation efforts and risk mitigation plans
  • Stay abreast of emerging risks and regulatory changes to ensure the internal control framework remains robust and compliant

SOX Compliance and Internal Controls Consultant Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field. CPA highly preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in SOX compliance, internal controls, audit or a related field
  • In-depth knowledge of SOX requirements, internal control frameworks (such as COSO) and financial reporting processes
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines

This SOX Compliance and Internal Controls Consultant role is a great opportunity to fine tune your regulatory knowledge and make a lasting impact on this organization. Even if you don’t meet all the requirements, we still would like to speak with you!

Thank you,

Allee Struve
Team Lead – Management Resources
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries.

LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets. LaSalle Network offers temporary Field Employees benefit plans including medical, dental and vision coverage. Family Medical Leave, Worker's compensation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave are also provided. View a full list of our benefits here: View a full list of our benefits here