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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Financial SOX Controls Analyst in Tempe, Arizona

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Job Description

The Financial SOX Controls Analyst position requires an experienced accountant or auditor to monitor, assess and improve the existing SOX Controls of the division. This position will maintain updated narratives, perform SOX testing, and act as the liaison between the division and internal/external auditors. They will work cross-functionally with control owners to resolve issues and drive continuous improvement by assessing the adequacy of internal controls and ensuring processes are in compliance with financial control requirements.

The Financial Controls Analyst will also be responsible for royalty calculations and sending payments to AP to ensure they are paid on time. This also requires the Financial Controls Analyst to maintain royalty agreements and host quarterly, cross-functional meetings to review current and future agreements. Additionally, they will be responsible for performing intangible and goodwill impairment analyses, which requires the understanding of complex issues and in-depth analytical skills. Additionally, this position is responsible for completing special projects as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinates with external auditors to assist with interim and year-end testing.

  • Coordinates with internal auditors to ensure division’s SOX controls comply and are in-line with company wide controls.

  • Performs SOX testing for the division.

  • Keeps SOX controls updated in Archer and keeps updated narratives.

  • Regular meetings with control owners to align and drive continuous improvement. This includes assessing risks, identifying gaps, utilizing tools / templates, and working collaboratively with control owners and Finance.

  • Leads sessions to discuss testing procedures and findings with control owners. Partners with the control owners to develop remediation plans to address internal control deficiencies and failures arising from the testing process. Oversees the implementation of identified remediation tactics.

  • Assists in evaluating and recommending improvements to business practices, processes and control procedures.

  • Participates in the monthly accounting close process, including account reconciliations, and ensuring financial statements are in compliance with US GAAP and all deadlines are met.

  • Prepares monthly balance sheet flux and hosts quarterly balance sheet review with VP, Directors and Managers of Finance.

  • Manages Co-Star Lease system and works with the shared service center to ensure lease entries are booked correctly and tie to agreements.

  • Liaison with the shared service center to ensure accuracy and completeness of major balance sheet accounts the shared service center oversees (AP accounts, Fixed Assets, RNV).

  • Calculates royalty accruals and payments.

  • Ensures all royalty agreements are in order, are paid on time, and payments are ceased once agreements have expired.

  • Hosts quarterly royalty meetings with VP of Finance, Business Development and IP General Counsel.

  • Performs quarterly and annual intangibles and goodwill impairment reviews.

  • Performs ROTA calculations and considerations.

  • Participates in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Finance or Accounting

  • A minimum of 4 years internal audit/SOX experience in a corporate environment (manufacturing preferred) or a minimum of 2 years internal audit/SOX public accounting firm is required.

  • CIA and/or CPA/ACCA, CFE qualified or working towards a certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong Microsoft Excel proficiency needed, including the ability to create and manipulate data and create pivot tables, VLOOKUPS, etc.

  • Familiarity with additional software programs is highly valued (JDE, Archer,).

  • Knowledge of accounting policies and procedures – GAAP/IFRS/SOX

  • Good organizational skills, including close attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a proactive manner under tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of various intricacies of the accounting processes, and how the accounting activities interrelate to the company’s operational and financial processes and controls.

  • Capable of analyzing and resolving complex accounting issues of a broad scope using independent judgment.

  • Highly responsive, with a strong sense of urgency paired with a definitive emphasis on quality control.

  • The ability to work effectively in a high growth environment and a rapidly changing organization.

  • Collaborative working style, ability to foster effective working relationships and build trust across a team environment and cross-functionally.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; comfortable dealing with all levels of management and maintaining relationships with divisional personnel

  • Ability to work with ambiguity and complexity

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Primary Work LocationUSA AZ - Tempe Headquarters

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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