Senior Analyst, Financial Assurance and Compliance
Equinix is one of the fastest growing data center companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. That’s why we're always looking for creative and forward-thinking people who can help us achieve our goal of global interconnection. With 200 data centers in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home to the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations and complex cloud and application solutions.
At Equinix, we make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Our culture is at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, gritty people who create The Magic of Equinix. We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do.
Equinix’s Internal Audit department, known as Business Assurance Services (BAS), enhances and protects organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. In a demanding high-performance environment designed for high-caliber individuals seeking growth and career advancement, BAS team members gain valuable experience and in-depth knowledge of the strategic, operational, finance, information technology (IT), and compliance areas of the Company by working on a wide range of assurance and advisory activities.
Equinix is seeking a Senior Analyst of Financial Assurance & Compliance for the BAS department who will assist in the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program management office (SOX PMO) as well as perform additional risk-based financial audit and advisory activities. The position, based in either our Tampa (Florida) or Dallas (Texas) office, will report to and work closely with the Senior Manager of Financial Assurance & Compliance. The position requires a person adept in balancing the dual roles of independent, objective assurance provider and consultative business partner.
Assist the Financial Assurance & Compliance Senior Manager in the Company’s SOX compliance efforts including: the annual scoping, planning and execution of the evaluation of internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR); continuous interaction with Business Process Owners (BPOs) and Control Owners (COs) to perform walkthroughs, update process flows and risk/control matrices, and administer the periodic sales and SOX certification; close coordination with the external auditors; evaluation of control deficiencies including preparation of the Summary of Aggregated Deficiencies (SAD); and evaluation of key initiatives impacting ICFR
Perform SOX control testing, perform planning, fieldwork and reporting activities on other financial audit and advisory activities beyond SOX, and work closely with other BAS team members on integrated audits and other BAS projects
Assist with the continuous improvement efforts to drive further effectiveness and efficiency in the SOX compliance program
Be a trusted business partner to management by working regularly and communicating effectively with them
Work with consulting resources on select engagements to carry out activities and meet objectives
Become a trusted business advisor by developing business relationships and providing value-add assurance, advice and insight to management on governance, risk, compliance, and control improvement matters
Work regularly and communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization to relay findings and recommendations, monitor and help drive remediation efforts to closure, advise on control requirements and improvements, and identify trends and insights
Help create a collaborative, positive work environment with BAS team members and internal customers
Conduct work in an efficient and effective manner, monitoring and communicating adherence to project timelines and departmental budget
Strong SOX experience along with strong audit, accounting, financial process, risk and control knowledge and experience beyond SOX
Ability to work in a fast moving, global, complex company environment, to easily adapt between working independently or collaboratively on a team, to be effective in new situations, and to work comfortably in ambiguity on unstructured projects and in a multi-tasking environment
Team player focused on team cohesion and success; adept at building relationships across various geographies and cross-functionally; willingness and ability to lead projects as well as participate as member of project team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to effect change through collaboration, professionalism, trust, credibility and influence
Strong analytical skills with ability to quickly evaluate issues, determine root causes, and creatively solve complex problems in a solutions-oriented environment
Commitment to quality and continuous improvement mindset
Self-motivated, flexible, proactive, rapid learner and responsive; possesses passion, energy, enthusiasm to drive results; action oriented; views challenges as opportunities; tenacious and focused
Willingness to travel nationally and internationally (up to 25%)
Experience with the following systems is a plus: Oracle R12, OBIEE11g, Hyperion, Siebel CRM & UCM, Workday, Equity Edge, SingleView, Salesforce.com, RevPro, Vertex, and ACL GRC & Analytics
Minimum 1+ years of experience with 3 years heavily preferred including SOX/audit experience; combination of Big 4 experience and industry experience at a multi-national public company is preferred
Knowledge of US GAAP, SEC Guidance, PCAOB standards and COSO 2013 required
CPA preferred; additional relevant professional certifications a plus (CIA, CISA, CRMA, etc.)
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or related field; Advanced degree (MBA or MS) is a plus
Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.