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Financial Controls Oversight Leader - Data System/Governance (Hybrid)

First Citizens Bank
Raleigh, USA
Closing date
Jul 23, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Financial Control Oversight is the department within Corporate Finance responsible for SOX / FDICIA compliance, including other certain financial reporting controls.

The team member plays a critical role in managing all aspects of the FCO system of record (Workiva) and ensures data produce/used within FCO is high quality. This team members develops analytics to evaluate data quality and operates procedures to ensure data is properly governed throughout its lifecycle. The team member will develop monitoring mechanisms that enable effective oversight and reporting. The team member will also advise other FCO team members on data quality topics, driving consistency across the team. This role will also be a key member of the US-based team and will provide operational support to the global FCO team, ensuring seamless continuity between First Citizens Bank and offshore resources at First Citizens India. The team member will also support the creation of operational guidance within Financial Control Oversight. Collaborates and builds strong relationships with the Bank's control executors, external auditors and other key stakeholders.


  • Project Management- Manages assigned work to ensure results meet identified timelines. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as required.
  • Risk Mitigation- Investigates and manages key interdependencies that impact Financial Reporting risk. Advises leadership team on the themes identified through issue analysis.
  • Control Evaluation- Performs thematic root cause analysis based on insights identified from data analytics. Completes thorough documentation in accordance with departmental standards. Evaluates the adequacy of data management activities.
  • Business Strategy- Supports internal processes analysis to identify efficiencies, key objectives, and optimal level of control/risks. Utilizes external networks and other resources to keep current on and provide insight regarding assigned area of responsibility. Keeps manager informed of practices and regulations affecting SOX/FDICIA.
  • Relationship Development- Builds and maintains influential relationships with multiple levels of management, external auditors, and other internal controls assurance functions.


    Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of experience in SOX, Internal auditing, or equivalent OR High School Diploma or GED and 12 years of experience in SOX, Internal auditing, or equivalent
    Preferred Area of Experience: Banking/Financial Services industry
    License or Certification Type: Possess designation as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or other relevant industry certifications. Preferred
    Skill(s): In depth understanding of assigned bank processes at the Commercial and/or Consumer Bank., Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), SEC Rules and SOX / FDICIA, Ability to anticipate future risks and trends, and evaluate alternative strategies, Ability to demonstrate courage and objectivity when communicating with executive and senior leadership when presenting complex issues, recommendations, and opinions

First Citizens benefits programs are designed to meet our associates where they are in life. Full-time associates (20+ hours) are offered a comprehensive benefits program, with customized offerings, including those designed to support families, however defined. More information regarding our benefits offerings can be found here:

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