Unit Manager SOX – Sibanye Stillwater

The appointee should:

  • Be in possession NQF 8 (Post graduate Diploma / Honours Degree / Professional Qualification Degree)
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in a related role, of which 2 years should have been at a management level or experience in a functional/specialist area.
  • Have IT and Manual audit or control documentation experience and process understanding.
  • Understand and/or perform location scoping and materiality assessments.
  • Be experienced in the drafting of and presentation of deficiency evaluations.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years SOX testing and/or implementation related experience.
  • Apply the organisation’s code of conduct in a work environment.
  • Be a critical thinker with problem identification abilities.
  • Be able to manage conflicts and resolve problems.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be proficient in the application of SOX sec 404 & 302 requirements and internal control concepts.
  • Be proficient in identifying key financial reporting risks and controls.
  • Have a sound understanding of the PCAOB and SEC requirements and developments.
  • Be proficient in reviewing of team members work to ensure that it meets the requirements in terms of the SOX methodology and PCAOB guidance.
  • Have computer skills (MS Office).
  • Understand the internal and external micro and macro risk factors.
  • Have good financial and business acumen.
  • Understand the principles of Talent Management and the impact on the organisation
  • Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk-based medical examination at the relevant Sibanye Stillwater Occupational Health Centre

Advantageous requirements:

  • CA(SA) would be advantageous.
  • CISA accreditation would be advantageous

Key responsibilities:

  • Financial reporting compliance, project planning, materiality calculations, scoping, risk assessment, process flow documentation, internal control design, documentation and evaluation, evaluation of control deficiencies and guiding management in terms of deficiency evaluations.
  • Developing a deep understanding of the company’s business and IT processes while working closely with the CFO, SVP Finance Corporate, VP Group Internal Audit, Manager SOX, Group Corporate Reporting team and cross functional business units to identify, design, and document the Company’s internal control environment.
  • Maintaining and contribute to the Methodology for the SOX Compliance function.
  • Assisting the Manager SOX in developing and maintaining an effective control environment that complies with the testing and reporting requirements of SOX Sec 404.
  • Serving as liaison between the process owners, SOX co-sourced providers, and the external auditors.
  • Assisting in the development and management of the SOX project lifecycle (including scoping, financial reporting risk identification, control documentation, process flows (process and RCM), remediation and reporting (IT and Non-IT).
  • Managing and coordinating the quarterly CSA and CEQ process and the escalation of overdue submission.
  • Analysing CEQ results and assess the appropriate actions to be taken on items reported.
  • Performing risk analysis to identify financial reporting risks within in-scope systems and processes and identify, draft, and implement SOX controls to address the identified financial reporting risks.
  • Collaborating with process and control owners on the ongoing design, documentation, and remediation of SOX control deficiencies.
  • Coordinating and tracking remediation of internal/external control deficiencies, identification of control gaps and remediation efforts.
  • Delivering advisory work in complex SOX programmes in several locations.
  • Contributing to the enhancement of the SOX Compliance teams skills to meet the business requirements.
  • Adapting timeously to changes in the internal and external environment and any resulting impact on the company’s internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Ensuring best practice methodologies while not compromising the internal control over financial reporting environment.
  • Implementing the use of technology in SOX and internal control process in various department, i.e., identifying process improvement opportunities.
  • Adhering to the organisations code of ethics and related procedures.
  • Adhering to and support the company values.
  • Adhering to the relevant professional bodies code of ethics.
  • Proactively identifying and monitoring process and system changes, and other areas of change that have a direct impact on the Company’s financial statements and related disclosures.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across the organisation and externally at all levels and cross functionally.
  • Approving operational expenditure.
  • Leading and driving cost saving and cash conservation initiatives. Actively support and meaningfully participate in the execution of organisational development plans. This support will manifest in the targeted shift in culture as described by a valid culture assessment.
  • Aligning to applicable international ESG standards which include but are not limited to: World Gold Council (WGC) Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs), Enhance Together for Sustainability (eTfS)initiative ICCM principles etc.
  • Maintaining and complying with SHE standards within the work environment.
  • Participating in risk assessments and investigate and take appropriate action as per identified risks.
  • Complying with requirements of the Quality Management System.
  • Providing coaching to team members on an ongoing basis.
  • Driving a culture of Transformation within the specific Operation to ensure organisational sustainability.

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