Senior Director SOX Program Management Office
Oakland, CA, USA | Kaiser Permanente
Industry:Healthcare - Hospitals
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The Senior Director, SOX Program Management Office is a key financial leader for Kaiser's compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act and Model Audit Rule in support of Kaiser's commitment to quality internal controls over financial reporting (ICOFR). This leader will report to the Vice President, SOX Program Management Office and will work closely with internal SOX PMO leadership and SOX Mega Process and Control Owners in the assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness of Kaiser's ICOFR environment. This position will also advise and participate in the establishment of the annual SOX Program assessment approach and scope. The Senior Director role will also assist in the development of the vision and strategy for the SOX PMO's continual evolution in support of ensuring high-quality internal controls. This leader will be responsible for continually improving existing SOX PMO processes and procedures to support Kaiser's operating areas in the areas of governance, project management, knowledge management and transfer, and change management, with respect to SOX compliance. The Senior Director will participate in the communications of key control issues and assist in preparation updates and messaging to the SOX Governance Board as required and SOX Functional leadership on a regular basis. The Senior Director, SOX Program Management Office has broad freedom to act within SOX Governance Board guidance, SOX Program practices, and establishing appropriate policies and guidelines for the overall KP SOX Program. The Senior Director role will initiate and maintain contact with the SOX Governance Board members, Key Regional and Mega Process Leaders, auditors, and other external and internal parties, as necessary.
- Program-wide leadership and coordination for the assigned Mega SOX assessment and evaluation deliverables on behalf of management over the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.
- Active participation in overall program assessments from an ICOFR perspective using qualitative and quantitative data and methods.
- Collaborates with the Mega and Regional Controllers and Mega Process Leaders to ensure SOX adoption in their regions and organizations.
- Key subject matter expert in assigned area of responsibility providing a deep understanding of Kaiser's financial information, business processes, systems and internal controls and how they interrelate.
- Key leader in the development, execution and continual evolution of effectiveness of the SOX program strategy.
- Actively leads and develops a team of SOX professionals in the execution, priorities, and performance of assigned key areas of responsibilities and SOX program deliverables.
- Ensures the competency and active development of assigned staff.
- Key leader the SOX program execution and ensuring ability to conclude on the effectiveness of Kaiser's ICOFR annually.
- Lead role in ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and Model Audit Rule requirements.
- Lead technical representative between the SOX PMO and external auditors.
- Lead representative and liaison with Internal Audit Services and developing/coordinating required resources for the annual integrated SOX assessment plan.
- Active participation in advanced methodologies and practices for increased efficiencies of SOX core assessment activities.
- Represent SOX PMO leadership in various committee and initiatives as required.
- Participates in advancing a highly effective communication strategy to ensure clear understanding of SOX principles and guidance and maximum alignment with national SOX vision.
- Minimum ten (10) years of comprehensive experience in financial management, including substantial experience in SOX compliance activities, internals control and management of internal and external audit issues.
- Minimum seven (7) years of experience supervising and developing professional staff.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in managing enterprise-wide projects in complex in matrixed organizations.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
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- Thorough knowledge of complex project management processes, tools, techniques and methodologies to lead large scale PMO effort.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills. Includes ability to address large audiences and meet deadlines under time pressure.
- Strong ability to collaborate and maintain cross-functional relationships. Requires focus on influence and ambiguity management to ensure all parties impacted are informed and aligned.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance preferred.
- Master's degree in business, finance, accounting or related field preferred.
- Professional accounting or audit designation/certification preferred (CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA, etc.).
- Broad knowledge of the health care industry, insurance, managed care and integrated delivery systems preferred.
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