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Apply before April 15, 2022 at hr@hiredirect.com


Irving, TX financial services client needs an Accounting Policy and SOX Compliance Manager on a contract basis.

This is a 6-month contract position. Hybrid work schedule (in the office in Irving, TX on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; and work from home on Monday and Friday).

Accounting Policy and SOX Compliance Manager:

HireDirect has overall responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Bank’s SOX 404 compliance activities and assisting with the development, implementation and administration of accounting policies for the Bank. Will coordinate the implementation of new accounting and reporting requirements with accounting personnel and functional departments. Owner of the Bank’s internal 302-certification process works closely with internal process owners to assist with the continued refinement, timely completion, and ongoing maintenance of all SOX 404 documentation (Narratives, Test Scripts, and Risk Matrices). Assesses business processes to identify financial control strengths and weaknesses. Liaises with external and internal auditors to ensure compliance with rules and interpretations of SOX guidelines.

Provides technical expertise in developing interpretations and application of authoritative accounting pronouncements.

Leads the Bank’s efforts in complying with the internal control’s requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, in particularly Section 404. Manage the Bank’s internal 302 certification process.

Assists process owners with developing and maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley 404 documentation and test scripts. Works with process owners to remediate any design or operating effectiveness issues. Establishes procedures and practices to ensure that SOX documentation and test scripts are accurate and current.

Reviews the Bank’s existing accounting policies, processes, and procedures. Maintains the Bank’s Accounting Policies and Procedures manual.

Coordinates SOX 404 management testing, as well as performs testing for certain processes.

Monitors the activities of the FASB, SEC, AICPA, PCAOB, FHFB, and other organizations for emerging accounting issues, new pronouncements, and the latest authoritative accounting guidance. Prepares accounting position papers and proforma analysis of new accounting pronouncements.

Reviews System’s accounting position papers and Office of Finance’s accounting consistency issues forms.

Provides training on internal controls and SOX documentation both to groups and individuals throughout the Bank.

Prepares and presents technical accounting updates in support of the Accounting Department’s educational and training development initiatives.


BA/BS degree with a major in accounting. Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CISA) strongly preferred.

6-8 years of directly related internal / external audit experience with a minimum of 5 years in banking / financial services strongly preferred.

Extensive knowledge of GAAP as it applies to the banking/financial services industry. SEC reporting experience strongly preferred.

Public accounting experience required.

Thorough understanding and practical experience with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act required.