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Director, SOX Compliance

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Rivian -is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. - As a company, we constantly challenge what's possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. - Rivian is seeking a Director, SOX Compliance to join our growing team. The role will enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and scalability of Rivian's processes, systems, and underlying internal control environment, whether through the SOX compliance efforts or by conducting special projects. The cross-functional role will closely partner with Legal, Finance, Engineering & Security business leaders, as well as internal & external auditors to unify SOX Compliance across the organization. The role reports directly to the Chief Accounting Officer. Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Company's SOX compliance program and act as a central point of contact and subject matter expert to ensure appropriate internal controls (manual and system) over financial reporting are properly designed and implemented.
  • Responsible for on-going project management of the SOX program, including the use of co-sourced providers to optimize engagement economics and quality.
  • Integrate newly acquired businesses under the Corporate SOX program, provide SOX training and roll-out compliance requirements to new subsidiaries (both domestically and internationally).
  • Coordinate efforts between Internal Audit, Eternal Audit, and business process owners, including alignment on SOX planning, walkthroughs/testing, audit requests, and deficiency evaluations.
  • Leverage technology to drive improvements in both the efficiency and effectiveness of the Company's SOX program.
  • Drive SOX scoping and risk assessment by collaborating with cross-functional teams, including accounting, engineering, and others, within the Company to stay up to date on significant changes that may have an impact on the design and/or operating effectiveness of controls.
  • Partners with IT and business process owners on internal control considerations for system implementations impacting financial reporting.
  • Identify and evaluate control deficiencies.
  • Facilitate the remediation of identified control deficiencies, including working with business process owners on both immediate and long-term solutions.
  • Deliver timely and concise communication including developing and producing management reporting illustrating SOX status, trends, and remediation of deficiencies.
  • Prepare periodic SOX compliance presentations for Executive Management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Educate business process owners by leading training sessions to demonstrate compliance requirements and share hot topics in SOX compliance. Experience -& Skills:
    • 12+ years of experience required, with Big 4, SOX consulting and/or Internal Audit experience strongly preferred
    • Experience working in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred
    • Direct experience with PCAOB standards, SOX requirements, and COSO Framework required. Specifically, ideal candidate must demonstrate a firm grasp of financial reporting and SOX requirements and methodologies (risk assessment, controls design, testing strategies, etc.)
    • Knowledge of process flow mapping, design and documentation of business process and general information technology controls, controls testing, evaluation of control deficiencies, and remediation plans required
    • Top-level critical thinking and analytical skills
    • Detail-oriented and exceptionally organized
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to critically think through complex problems, determine proper processes, and derive conclusions to present results to the team
    • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage projects/tasks in a fast-paced environment Ability to be a team player and work well in a remote and distributed work environment Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law. Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at . Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto , Director, SOX Compliance, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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