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CBRE SOX Associate in El Segundo, California

The SOX function at CBRE is led by the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer who reports directly to the Chairman of the Audit & Finance Committee. This team continuously strives for world class service delivery and consists of 10+ professionals based in El Segundo, CA and Dallas, TX. The function is responsible for performing annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing on behalf of management, as well as providing independent and objective assurance and consulting services. The department is charged with building future leaders for CBRE, offers support for certifications and professional education, and operates with a flexible work schedule.

JOB SUMMARY

The SOX Associate is responsible for evaluating risks to the company and consulting with management to identify process improvements and operational efficiencies, all performed in accordance with professional standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs substantive testing verifying the effectiveness of established processes and procedures and verbally communicates and confirms audit findings/observations identified through detailed testing. Successfully manages competing demands and is a able to monitor that their individual work is delivered on time and within budgeted hours. Conducts client interviews to understand and document processes and procedures.Reviews organizational data, policies, processes, procedures, and practices in order to verify the accuracy and compliance with management expectations, regulatory requirements, and overall best practice. Individual work papers and evidence of work performed are completed on time and are organized to fully support conclusions and findings. Results of project work will be a draft formal, professionally written recommendations to executive management on organizational improvement opportunities.Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or related field. 2+ years of external/internal audit and overall knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures. Real estate and/ or Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) experience preferred.

CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) are a plus.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

As a service provider and internal advisor, is professional in appearance and interactions. This will include working with those whose first language may not be English.. Ability to effectively respond to moderately complex inquiries from clients, co-workers, supervisor, and/or management.

Ability to present information to client, internal department, and/or large groups of employees.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports. Conducts basic financial analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form and to work independently. Requires basic analytical and quantitative skills.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

Ability to work independently to complete tasks and assignments. Willingness and flexibility to travel (domestic and international) up to 20%. Proficient in Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook. Knowledge and proficiency in audit software is a plus.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans

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