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Dow Jones Sr. Analyst, FMA, Compliance & Technical Accounting in PRINCETON, New Jersey

Job Description:

The Senior Analyst will support planning and execution for a wide variety of audit and internal control/compliance tasks, various initiatives and projects for the Finance department. Tasks and responsibilities will include Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other compliance testing, internal control assessments for business process improvement initiatives and other miscellaneous Finance related duties. Successful execution will require excellent communication with stakeholders across various departments.

The Senior Analyst will support ongoing monitoring of compliance and engaging in the resolution of internal control inquiries/disputes and enhancements as deemed appropriate. Expected deliverables include working on policy/procedure documentation such as process improvement guidelines, control narratives and flowcharts as well as general communication of such information.

Location: Princeton, NJ (Open to Remote Work)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support and execute Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audit programs as assigned; including identifying and assessing controls, testing, documentation of findings and remediation follow through.

  • General audit support including document retrieval and review as well as research.

  • Prepare narratives and flowcharts to document financial and operational workflows (people, process, systems) beyond focus on just SOX financial controls.

  • Support ongoing monitoring of internal controls and respond to related inquiries.

  • Manage and support certain subscription operational compliance monitoring tasks.

  • Engage in business process improvement initiatives/projects as assigned.

  • Independently research and bring to resolution general compliance issues as they arise and as assigned.

  • Document and/or update policies/procedures.

  • Compile, analyze, review and research transactional data for issue resolution as well as to support business process improvement assignments.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum 5 years related work experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with auditing principles, standards and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance.

  • Relevant background and understanding of finance operations and processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently troubleshoot and resolve internal controls and compliance issues.

  • Experience in project coordination/management for systems implementation a plus.

  • Ability to quickly understand, interpret and communicate business and technical issues.

  • Proficient in internal control policies and procedures design and implementation.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • SAP S/4 Hana experience a plus.

  • Demonstrated strong data analysis skills.

  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft office.

  • Demonstrated prior business process improvement experience.

  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize a variety of systems.

  • Strong organization, time management and multi-tasking skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • Relevant professional certifications are a plus.

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Business Area: FINANCE

Job Category: Finance Group

Union Status:

Non-Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified

Req ID: 34230