At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.
What is the Sr. Financial Risk & Controls Analyst responsible for? As a Sr. Financial Risk & Controls Analyst, you will work as a member of the Enterprise Risk & Controls team to ensure Franklin Templeton's global compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, and related corporate governance requirements.
What are the ongoing responsibilities of a Sr. Financial Risk & Controls Analyst ?
Assist in the design and maintenance of an effective internal control environment through the documentation of processes and controls in support of business and other corporate governance requirements.
Assess new processes, or changes to existing processes, and provide practical recommendations for improvements
Corroborate with team members and research available information to gain in-depth knowledge of business processes, industry trends and best practice
Evaluate the operating effectiveness of internal controls for assigned cycles; including the coordination of all required work needs with the respective business units, internal audit, and the external auditors
Interpret the significance of control audit findings, draw analytical conclusions from evidence, and communicate potential issue clearly, and participate in decision making process
Development and maintenance of strong relationships with multiple stakeholders, including internal / external customers and auditors
Coaching and development of team members, while maintaining organizational and professional ethical standards and exercising initiative and independent judgment.
Participate in other special projects on a need basis.
Qualifications What ideal qualifications, skills & experience would help someone to be successful?
Three to five years of combined experience in internal or external auditing of SOX compliance practices.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance. Advanced degree a plus.
Certification such as CPA, CA, CIA, CISA, CFE, and/or MBA.
Big 4 Public Accounting experience preferred.
Experience with providing advisory support to business unit leaders in the identification and design of controls, remediation of exceptions and process improvement initiatives will be viewed favorably.
Work experience in the investment management industry and/or financial sector.
Knowledge of regulations governing the investment management industry.
Possess a strong understanding of the COSO framework, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (Sections 302 and 404), financial reporting risks, internal controls, US GAAP, and IFRS, with the ability to make control recommendations to successfully mitigate key risks.
Solid understanding of business process risk analysis and financial controls testing, in order to design and assess key financial reporting controls testing.
Be a strong team player, with the ability to multitask and work in cross-functional teams, in order to cultivate leadership abilities and develop operational and financial management skills.
Possess a strong work ethic, high degree of motivation and the ability to contribute to a positive team attitude; proven dedication to teamwork, leadership and integrity within a professional environment.
Be results driven, able to lead and influence without authority and be flexible with good work prioritization skills.
Possess analytical reasoning, creative problem-solving abilities, and strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrate a confident and well-developed communication style, both written and spoken, that establishes credibility and facilitates a clear understanding of SOX issues and influence change where appropriate.
Possess well developed project management skills with the focus on timely completion of tasks and ability to identify and assess a changing array of risks.
Proficient computer skills including applications within the Microsoft Office suite, including MS Word, Excel, Visio, and related MS Office applications. Ability to learn new or unfamiliar software applications through research, training, and self-instruction
What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?
In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards -the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.
Highlights of our benefits include:
Three weeks paid time off the first year
Medical, dental and vision insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
Employee Stock Investment Program
Tuition Assistance Program
Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
Onsite fitness center and recreation center*
*Only applicable at certain locations
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