AVP, Financial Control Risk (SOX) Director in Atlanta, GA at Voya

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

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Job Description

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Position Summary:

The AVP, Financial Control Risk Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction-setting for risk and controls assessment including SOX testing to major business segments/lines of business.  Works with business units, other risk management disciplines like Operational/Information Risk Management and Corporate Security to set and communicate the vision, mission and strategic direction for risk and controls assessment within the US. 

Position Description:

  • Directs and manages a comprehensive annual assessment (testing) plan for major business segments in coordination with business and external auditors. This includes testing of management controls, financial controls (including SOX), IT general controls, systems and policies and procedures to establish the adequacy of the control environment.
  • Participates in the risk based testing strategy for the business units and provides guidance on the risk profiles of business processes and controls. May provide guidance and consulting on business self-assessment on the effectiveness of the controls where applicable.
  • Supports the process and controls rationalization efforts of the business units and provides recommendations to management on process and control optimization opportunities.
  • Manages and maintains Voya Sox Policy & Procedures, ensuring documentation exists in line with best practices.  Ensures consistency across teams, driving high quality results.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining technology enablement needs for Monitoring and reporting on control environment, trends and emerging risks.  Assess opportunities for Robotics and Analytics to drive efficiencies in team.
  • Participates in the evaluation of identified control deficiencies and their categorization with management and provides guidance on the alternative controls that could be implemented to mitigate the risks.
  • Maintains client relationships and appraises the adequacy of actions taken by management to correct or remediate reported deficient conditions and validates sustainability.
  • Directs and manages the testing process through the implementation of policies, procedures and methods to perform the testing efficiently and effectively in accordance with professional standards. Reviews work performed by the team for consistency and quality.
  • Reports to senior management and appropriate executive committees on testing progress, developing trends and significant control issues requiring executive attention, and guides the management group in addressing and prioritizing strategic issues.
  • Selects, develops, motivates, directs and appraises high potential professional staff that includes external consulting resources.
  • Develops and delivers to a consistent testing methodology and provides on-boarding and training to the assessment team including internal staff and external consultants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Professional Designation/Advanced Degrees Preferred:  (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA, MBA)
  • 10+ years experience in specific business area(s) and/or audit functions
  • Proven leadership skills including demonstrated people management experience and driving change.
  • Planning and organizational skills including Project Management
  • Client oriented, ability to work with different areas (Business units Corporate Audit, Operational/Information Risk Management, IT, Voya)
  • Change management skills including the ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Understand Voya’s confidentiality policies and guard confidential or sensitive information



Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

Learn more about Critical Skills.


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