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(Assistant) Manager - Accounting Operations Advisory - SOX/ Internal Financial Controls

Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date
Aug 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Location: Zurich, Geneva

Work Pattern Percentage: 80-100%

Finding the talent that makes Deloitte unique

The vision of our Accounting Operations Advisory practice is to be the strategic partner to Finance leaders by leveraging our deep expertise in accounting to build confidence in the value, accuracy, timeliness and reliability of the Controllership function. With Internal Control Assurance, we deliver services that provide confidence in an organisation's internal control and ensure a framework that meets financial, operational, and legal requirements.

Your day-to-day tasks may include leading projects and teams in financial internal controls work and advising clients on issue solving and improvement in the different business areas.

How you can make an impact

As an AOA Assistant Manager/Manager focusing on SOX, you will interact with clients directly and you will also collaborate with a diverse group of talented professionals across the firm. You will use our cutting-edge tools and technologies. Responsibilities will include:

  • Be a trusted advisor to our clients to assist with SOX and internal controls matters. Manage projects and teams and advise clients on their internal control framework by assessing financial risks, scoping, designing or improving financial controls and processes, identifying potential control deficiencies and developing relevant improvement plans.
  • Prepare written evaluations of deficiencies in operation or design of internal controls and Provide recommendations for any material weakness remediation efforts, as well as monitor and advise process owners on action plans for remediation of deficient controls. Interface with external auditors to review compliance results and to facilitate the external auditor's own assessment of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Advise on remediation and optimization: Monitor and advise process owners on action plans for remediating deficient controls, prepare written evaluations of control deficiencies, and provide recommendations for material weakness remediation efforts. Additionally, advise clients on SOX optimization, modernization, and the use of systems, tools, and applications for enhancing financial controls and reporting processes.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor all levels of staff. Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback and training. Develop and communicate workplace culture and adherence to Deloitte's code of conduct.
  • Support financial controls go-to-market initiatives and collaborating across multi-disciplinary teams to develop new market offerings and advance existing one.
Who we are looking for

  • You are pro-active, adaptable, keen to grow and have strong interpersonal and communication skills allowing you to build good relationships with clients and team members
  • You have a bachelor's degree from a university or technical college in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting / and or you are partially or fully qualified in an accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA or others)
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in PCAOB audit, and solid understating and expertise of SOX regulations (SOX 404), or equivalent experience
  • Basic knowledge of ERP system-based control design and optimization
  • Experience in scoping, risk assessment, reviewing, testing and/or performing financial controls, identifying and evaluation of control deficiencies, identifying control improvement opportunities, optimization of controls, designing new controls, implementation and remediation (A good understanding of IT concepts and automations as well as will be considered an asset).
  • You have good knowledge of the core business processes (e.g., PTP, OTC, RTR, Treasury, Tax, HR, etc.), ICOFR relevant controls and key risk management concepts.
  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good project and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English. Any further languages (German, French) would be an advantage.
Your team

Become part of a diverse, multinational and highly motivated team based in our Zurich and Geneva office. We will help you grow both personally and professionally: through our trainings, mentoring programmes and on-the-job learning, but also by connecting with your colleagues across all business lines.

Careers at Deloitte. Choose your impact.

At Deloitte, your ideas create impact and spark meaningful change for our clients, people and society. Your unique expertise, background and perspective helps us find new ways into the most complex challenges so we can brighten the futures of those our work affects. At Deloitte, you can build a career that inspires and energises you. At Deloitte, you can choose your impact.

In Switzerland, we provide industry-specific services in the areas of Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax & Legal.

With more than 2,600 employees at six locations, we serve companies and organisations of all sizes in all industry sectors. We offer meaningful and challenging work, a place where you can be you and where you will never stop growing. You will benefit from flexible and hybrid working conditions as well as wellbeing and parental programmes.

Join us and become part of a global network of like-minded people dedicated to making a difference, whether by addressing climate change or improving 100 million futures by 2030. Want to know more about opportunities at Deloitte? Visit .

How to apply

We look forward to hearing from you! Please click on "apply now" to submit a complete application, including CV, cover letter, references and degree certificates.

If you have any questions, please contact Andre at

*We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability, in accordance with applicable law. Research shows that women are less likely to apply for roles unless they match all the criteria; don't hold yourself back - apply today.

We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies for this position.

Deloitte AG and Deloitte Consulting AG are Swiss subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP, the DTTL member firm in the United Kingdom.

Requisition code: 8235

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