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Synchrony AVP, SOX Testing Lead in CHARLOTTE, South Carolina

Job Description:

Role Summary / Purpose:

This position reports to the VP, Senior SOX Testing Manager. The role is responsible for testing of controls and completion of fieldwork for assigned internal audits. The scope of work will primarily be focused on financial reporting controls for SOX and to support the external audit of Synchrony's financial statements.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Execute control testing and project assignments individually and as part of a team.

  • Conduct and document detailed process and control walkthroughs with management, including the verification or identification of process risks and controls.

  • Apply audit sampling and testing techniques in line with industry and departmental standards.

  • Develop and conduct tests of effectiveness for in-scope controls.

  • Clearly document work performed, results, and conclusions.

  • Utilize tools such as Excel and data analytics packages (ACL/SAS) to effectively and efficiently execute control tests.

  • Identify control gaps or control deficiencies and assess the root cause of issues and potential impact.

  • Maintain internal audit competency through ongoing professional development including actively pursuing internal audit certifications.

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business or equivalent related field.

  • Minimum experience of 3+ years in audit, financial control, or control testing; or in lieu of a degree, 7+ years in audit, financial control, or control testing .

  • Must be able to work from one of Synchrony's hub locations

Desired Characteristics:

  • Currently holds, or is actively pursuing CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE or other relevant professional designation/association.

  • Demonstrated ability to execute design and tests of effectiveness over internal controls with efficiency and accuracy within deadlines.

  • Knowledge and experience of US GAAP, SEC, and SOX reporting requirements and processes.

  • Demonstrate verbal and written ability to articulate the business objectives, business risk, processes, and controls.

  • Demonstrate emerging knowledge of Regulatory expectations and finance principles.

  • Ability to effectively integrate business, operational, compliance, technological, and financial components into audit work performed.

  • Ability to objectively identify problems and recommend solutions to complex control, financial, or technical issues.

  • Understands relevant business technologies and their impact to the control environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Prior auditing or SOX testing experience is strongly period.

  • Ability to flowchart business processes.

  • Strong analytical, risk management, and problem solving skills.

  • Strong PC and Data Analytic Skills - MS Office suite, Visio, SAS, ACL.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 60,000.00 - 130,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 10

Job Family Group:

Risk Management