BBVA Compass Sox Internal Controls Manager in BIRMINGHAM, Alabama


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The SOX Internal Controls Manager will be responsible for BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc.’s SOX risks and controls. The responsibilities will include managing the:

  • Knowledge and understanding of all SOX risks and controls (BBVA Compass and non-BBVA Compass entities) by the various responsible groups within the bank and externally.

  • Monitoring of new risks input to the risk and control system on a periodic basis for identification of potential new SOX risks.

  • Relationships between Control Specialists (local and global) and Control Managers as it relates to SOX.

  • Scheduling and monitoring all SOX testing and results.

  • Review of Internal Audit reports for potential SOX issues and reporting of issues to the external auditors.

  • Quarterly SOX control failures aggregation for reporting to Line of Business management, the CFO, CEO, and external auditors.

  • Quarterly SOX certification process.

  • SOX-related requests from BBVA Group.

  • Track SOX Critical Applications population and changes therein.

  • Drafting and distributing annual SOX Memo – procedural guidelines for all SOX compliance efforts.

Other duties include:

  • Acting as a liaison between business units and Internal Audit for quarterly and annual Internal Audit SOX testing.

  • Meeting all external auditor SOX control-related requests.

  • Review quarterly SEC filings and provide comments to SEC Reporting.


  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or related field.

  • CPA or CIA a plus, large public accounting firm experience a plus.

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, Sections 302 and 404.

  • Knowledge of COSO 2013

  • Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and work independently.

  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organizational skills required.

  • Extensive experience in internal controls, process improvement, internal audit, and/or financial accounting and reporting.

  • Experience reviewing, assessing, designing, documenting, monitoring, testing, and updating internal controls and procedures.

  • Experience preferred evaluating and establishing plans to address SOX risks and control issues in working with cross functional teams across the organization.

  • Experience preferred acting as primary contact for internal controls with external auditors on annual audits.

  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment while also multi-tasking assigned work.

  • Experience using PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and e-mail software.

  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours on a periodic basis as required.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to various company locations as required although minimal travel is anticipated.

Job ID 2019-120034






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