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R202443020

Senior Audit & Advisory Analyst

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Finance

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Enterprises

Location:

  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Description

Role Summary

The Assurance & Advisory (A&A) Senior Analyst will assist in the execution of the department’s plan, budget, objectives, and goals by leading and supporting advisory and assurance projects in accordance with the annual audit plan and risk strategy; driving the team through overall execution of projects from planning through final report delivery; and collaborating with team members and stakeholders to set responsibilities and manage workloads among multiple engagements. The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven ability working within diverse teams and simultaneous work streams on multiple projects while utilizing project management standards and performance management techniques. This role will report to the Assurance & Advisory Manager within the A&A Finance pillar.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as an independent and objective assurance and consulting professional by assessing current processes and internal controls and providing recommendations that add value and improve the organization's operations.
  • Apply and leverage understanding of business processes and risk and control concepts to develop risk assessments, audit programs, and testing procedures that appropriately address identified risks and project objectives.
  • Participate on multiple audit and advisory projects simultaneously ensuring each engagement is conducted in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Review audit evidence and demonstrate the ability to draw appropriate conclusions regarding the effectiveness of the organization’s control environment.
  • Lead internal controls walkthroughs/design assessment projects to identify and assess changes to the control environments.  Advise leaders and process owners to ensure risks are adequately mitigated.
  • Responsible for the preparation of detailed and accurate written deliverables and documentation, including audit reports (with findings, recommendations for remediation, and management responses), workpapers, narratives, control descriptions, risk & control matrices, process flowcharts.
  • Perform peer reviews of workpapers to ensure that workpapers are accurate, complete, and well-documented ensuring adherence to applicable professional standards at all times.
  • Support business units and processes by identifying continuous improvement opportunities with clear quality, cost, and/or efficiency gains; utilizing data-driven, fact-based analytics to formulate tactical solutions to business issues; and understanding the relationships between mitigating risk, improving performance, and balancing cost/benefit of suggested solutions and changes.
  • Act as a trusted advisor in the application of continuous improvement methods by demonstrating end-to-end process perspective and analysis; improving the advisory and assurance skill sets through active participation in the development of department curricula; staying abreast of current business and industry developments as well as new pronouncements/standards relevant to Cox business units; and championing continuous improvement and change.
  • Organize and present project information/summaries in a concise, coherent manner through appropriate communication tools and conduits and apply the templates, methodologies, tools, and technologies supporting the department’s portfolio of services to deliver high-value deliverables and results.
  • Assist in the evolution of the department’s supporting infrastructure by evaluating alternative courses of action; recommending adjustments and improvements; and participating in the department’s ongoing transformation into a continuous improvement culture.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (i.e., finance, accounting, or information systems) and 4 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 2 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and up to 1 year of experience; or 8 years’ experience in a related field.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and high degree of intellectual curiosity with track record of delivered results.
  • Motivated, resourceful, self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills with clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of business risks, process improvement methodologies/tools, audit/assurance techniques/programs, creative problem-solving skills, and structuring findings/recommendations; defining project objectives, structuring work plans, and conducting fact-based analysis to develop and test hypotheses.
  • Working knowledge and experience with data collection and analysis techniques; detecting and solving complex problems; conducting root cause and failure mode analysis; and applying systemic thinking to thoroughly synthesize information from different sources.
  • Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills demonstrating a consistent attention to detail; solid organization and workflow skills.
  • Proficiency with data analysis and process mapping applications; Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Up to 10% travel.

Preferred

  • CPA or CIA highly preferred.
  • Big 4 public accounting experience.
  • SOX compliance experience.

Compensation:

Compensation includes a base salary of $77,800.00 - $116,800.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.

Benefits:

The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 

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Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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