Manager, Financial Reporting Compliance / Special Projects

Location: *Oglethorpe Power Headquarters - Tucker, GA
Job Code: 229
# of Openings: 1


This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) and other financial reporting compliance requirements.  This position will administer the on-going maintenance and reporting programs for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and 302 and other financial reporting compliance processes.  This position will also provide program / project management, functional thought leadership, and business consulting expertise to assist in managing the Controller Group Long-Term Project plan created to promote continuous improvement via automation and business process streamlining. 

Job Duties:

  • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Compliance Project:  Project Manager – management of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance project involving the following major responsibilities:
    • Development and maintenance of SOX plans, assessment tools and techniques, and documentation and testing standards
    • Development and application of internal control assessment processes
    • Development and application of risk assessment processes, with a focus on internal control over financial reporting (ICFR)
    • Development and application of fraud assessment processes, coordinate the annual fraud risk assessment and chair the Fraud Risk Committee
    • Business process review, assessment, and remediation
    • Coordination of IT General Controls review, assessment, and remediation with GSOC IT
    • Coordination of GPC Joint Ownership compliance processes
    • Review and coordination of testing plans with GSOC A&C
    • Impact analysis and resolution of control deficiencies
    • Coordination of any internal control testing with the external auditor
    • Management of documentation library in Wdesk SOX Management Workspace
    • Coordination of key stakeholders:  Executive management, functional management, internal audit (GSOC A&C), external auditor (EY), and the Board Audit Committee
    • Regular communication and presentation to key stakeholders
    • Research and application of PCAOB, COSO, and COBIT standards and industry best practices
    • Development and application of internal control impact assessment processes for large acquisitions
  • Coordination of OPC internal control auditing (GSOC A&C) activities – Assist in the planning and communication of continuous and annual internal control auditing plan.
  • Program Management of Controller Group Initiatives - At a strategic level, identify, scope, and prioritize projects to improve the department operations by providing consistent high quality business consulting and functional expertise on all types of business improvement – business strategy, operational effectiveness, business process re-design, change management, system analysis, and organizational assessments.

Steward the interest of the Company by ensuring that projects are economically profitable,    strategically sound, and administratively feasible.

  • Create and communicate business cases and points of views to influence decision-making and build consensus.
  • Consult with and influence senior management at various levels.
  • Support and manage planning process to drive approval of specific projects, resource allocation, and target setting for individual projects.
  • Coordinate the successful delivery of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Program / Project Management of Controller Group Initiatives - At a tactical level, develop business cases, solutions, and project management deliverables to support management decision-making. 
    • Direct all phases of projects from inception to completion
    • Assess and/or manage a project against a plan and objectives to ensure commitments are met by monitoring, assessing, and resolving variances in budget, timing, or quality or work
    • Establish relationships and work effectively with internal individuals in order to meet commitments effectively and efficiently
    • Provide direction, leadership and coaching to members of project teams
    • Secure resources for a project or initiative by identifying sources, both across and outside the Controller area of accountability, and ensure commitment of those resources
    • Communicate status of work to appropriate parties in order to keep them informed and involved
    • Analyze situations and take action to remove strategic and cultural barriers or obstacles that provide challenges to change and/or change management risk
    • Develop plans for work, activities, or tasks to ensure effective completion against overall project
    • Organize and coordinate project logistics and resources on a regular basis to meet deadlines and maintain quality
  • Manage direct report(s) – Plan, design, and direct the activities of Analyst/Senior Analyst and/or temporary contract resources responsible for assisting in the administration of the Sarbanes-Oxley program as well as project management of special projects.
    • Responsible for management activities – Career development and goal setting, performance assessment, leadership, training, and oversight of all activities.

Required Qualifications:

Education: A Bachelors and MBA or comparable Master’s degree is preferred

Experience: 5+ years administration of internal control experience with emphasis on strong technical knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, accounting, auditing and testing

- Experience coordinating/managing multiple projects

- Knowledge of operational and enterprise risk management concepts

- Experience communicating and presenting to C-level executives preferred

- Prior consulting experience either with a consulting firm or internal consulting practice preferred.

- Strong oral and written communication skills

- Strong quantitative and analytical skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Familiarity with ERP systems, expertise in Microsoft Office, Workiva Wdesk preferred.

Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Prefer MBA, CPA or Auditing certification, Program and/or Project Management certification.

Status: Full-Time.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.


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