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Associate Director, SOX IT Controls



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Who We Are

At Kyndryl, we design, build, manage and modernize the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on every day. So why work at Kyndryl? We are always moving forward – always pushing ourselves to go further in our efforts to build a more equitable, inclusive world for our employees, our customers and our communities.

The Role

The Associate Director, SOX IT Controls, will direct a comprehensive SOX IT compliance program ensuring full compliance with all management defined controls. This role will work across the Chief Information Office to achieve program excellence for all financially significant systems. Additionally, the role will partner with the Kyndryl business organizations and the General Audit Organization. This line 2 organization will be responsible for control performance across a variety of applications and platforms in different IT delivery modalities (IaaS and SaaS.) The leader will be expected to oversee compliance and testing for all in scope CIO applications. Ideal candidates will have experience as a SOX auditor or large company (>$10B annual revenue) compliance leader. Experience with Big 4 accounting firms and the SAP applications (S/4HANA including associated applications, Ariba, Fieldglass) will be considered a plus.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of IT compliance professionals delivering a comprehensive SOX IT compliance capability.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive SOX IT controls and IT dependencies (ITACs, Interfaces, Key Reports) compliance program. This includes integration with policy and control and execution process development

  • Build effective relationships vertically within assigned area of operations along with horizontally cross CISO/CIO supporting organizations

  • Conduct regular reviews and assessments of line 1 activities to evaluate the effectiveness of existing controls and identify areas for improvement.

  • Prepare and present reporting for senior leadership on the status of ICOFR IT controls.

  • Guide and monitor ineffective control remediations.

  • Provide expertise and advice to support application owners in implementing the SOX IT controls.

  • Manage the designation and retirement of financially significant (FINSIG) applications.

  • Serve as primary point of contact for internal and external SOX audits.

  • Stay up-to-date with industry best practices and any regulatory changes.

Kyndryl currently does not require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, however, if you are hired to work at a client, customer, or partner location, you may be required to show proof of vaccination to align with their respective COVID-19 vaccination policies. Those who believe they are eligible may apply for a medical or religious accommodation prior to the start of employment.

Who You Are


  • 10+ years experience in public accounting or large company IT audit, IT risk consulting and/or leading SOX program support/execution, Big 4 preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business/finance/accounting or related field.

  • Demonstrated leadership of IT audit program as auditor or lead program manager. Ability to exhibit successful execution of the essential responsibilities for the role.

  • Dedication to continuous learning through a combination of self-directed, certification, military, and formal education sources.

  • Expert level knowledge in SOX IT controls and compliance oversight requirements.

  • Applicable experience at a large public accounting firm with experience or similar large firm conducting or supporting SOX IT audits.

  • Thorough understanding of testing approaches for ITGCs, ITACs, Interfaces and related supporting controls.

  • Knowledge of SAP system deployments – both on prem and SaaS based – including strategies for implementing controls across the key SOX domains.

  • Knowledge of available compliance and transaction reports to be used for compliance testing and validation support.

  • Skills to identify elements of risk across schedule, cost and technical requirements and techniques to manage.

  • Ability to present effectively across a variety of mediums including written, visual and verbal.

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills required to communicate with employees, customers, and vendors verbally and in writing in a technical and non-technical manner.

  • Proven ability to lead a team encouraging communication and cooperative problem solving across a diverse global team.

  • Skill in learning agility; ability to quickly assimilate, understand and act upon unfamiliar data.

If you are hired, the anticipated compensation range for the position is $116,760 to $221,880 based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your geography, job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately. The pay or salary range will not be below any applicable state, city or local minimum wage requirement.

There is a different applicable compensation range for the following work locations:

California: $128,400 to $266,040

Colorado: $116,760 to $221,880

New York City: $140,040 to $266,040

Washington: $128,400 to $243,960

This position will be eligible for Kyndryl’s discretionary annual bonus program, based on performance and subject to the terms of Kyndryl’s applicable plans. You may also receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical and dental coverage, disability, retirement benefits, paid leave, and paid time off. Note: If this is a sales commission eligible role, you will be eligible to participate in a sales commission plan in lieu of the annual discretionary bonus program.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Being You

Diversity is a whole lot more than what we look like or where we come from, it’s how we think and who we are. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. But we’re not doing it single-handily: Our Kyndryl Inclusion Networks are only one of many ways we create a workplace where all Kyndryls can find and provide support and advice. This dedication to welcoming everyone into our company means that Kyndryl gives you – and everyone next to you – the ability to bring your whole self to work, individually and collectively, and support the activation of our equitable culture. That’s the Kyndryl Way.

What You Can Expect

With state-of-the-art resources and Fortune 100 clients, every day is an opportunity to innovate, build new capabilities, new relationships, new processes, and new value. Kyndryl cares about your well-being and prides itself on offering benefits that give you choice, reflect the diversity of our employees and support you and your family through the moments that matter – wherever you are in your life journey. Our employee learning programs give you access to the best learning in the industry to receive certifications, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Skillsoft, and many more. Through our company-wide volunteering and giving platform, you can donate, start fundraisers, volunteer, and search over 2 million non-profit organizations. At Kyndryl, we invest heavily in you, we want you to succeed so that together, we will all succeed.

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