Global SOX Assurance Associate (based in Dallas or Los Angeles)
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Dallas - Texas - United States of America, El Segundo - California - United States of America, Los Angeles - California - United States of America



The Global SOX Assurance function is part of the Corporate Finance Risk and Assurance team at CBRE. The function is responsible for managing risk identification, response, and mitigation activities and providing assurance over the design and operation of key controls as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) with the Manager/Sr Manager and for supporting the Director in special projects and other initiatives.



The Global SOX Assurance Associate (Associate) will be integral for the timely delivery of high-quality SOX program in accordance with professional standards and CBRE guidelines. The Associate provides support in the execution of the design and implementation of internal controls strategy to identify and mitigate risks while meeting key stakeholders' expectations. An understanding of SOX is required as part of this role. The Associate will work with the process owners and SOX team and be independently responsible for delivery of their work in time and with quality standards.


Assist in day to day execution of the SOX program; this includes SOX walkthroughs, controls testing, deficiency evaluation and remediation tracking

Document testing, prepare workpapers, respond to comments and keep their Manager updated on status

Collaborate with process owners to plan and execute SOX engagements effectively

Conduct interviews with business partners to ask engaging questions to quickly understand complex business environments and process flows, evaluate financial records, interpret policies and procedures and apply professional accounting and auditing standards to assess risk and controls environment

Successfully manage competing and priority demands, all delivered on time, with quality and within budgeted hours

Understanding of GAAP, SOX, COSO, financial and IT risks and controls, and leading business practices






To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, systems or related field

2+ years of SOX or external/ internal audit experience with knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures. Real estate experience preferred

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or related certification preferred

Proficiency in Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook is required. Proficiency in audit software is a plus



Demonstrated ability to develop productive and lasting relationships across the business

Strong project management experience in organizing, planning, and executing the program from vision through implementation

Effective communication skills with the ability to hold discussions with the audit team and business partners, analyze complex business documents, and write reports and other communication succinctly and clearly with attention to detail

Proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve complex issues and deal with a variety of high priority situations

Proven ability to thrive in a creative, dynamic, fast-paced environment, and work both independently and in a matrixed team environment, shifting between the role of an individual contributor and team player

Self-motivated to continually learn new skills and pursue emerging SOX trends and best practices and apply this knowledge to the job