KBRwyle SOX Champion - Houston, TX in Houston,, Texas

SOX Champion - Houston, TX


GSUS SOX Champion

Roles and Responsibilities

Job Summary:

It is expected that this role should be at least a Manager level familiar with establishing and maintaining a strong internal control environment.Primary responsibilities will be overseeing the SOX Internal Control requirements within the GS US business.Coordination with KBR corporate and the GS US business as well as identifying resource requirements to support the successful fulfilment of KBR’s SOX requirements.

Over All Responsibilities:

“Go to” person within the Segment for matters related to SOX controls, tests and peer reviews.

  • Serve as “first responder” for questions and issues, consulting with Corporate when necessary.

  • Ensure that all necessary SOX controls are operating effectively and documentation exists to support each control.

  • Identify and facilitate training requirements within the businesses.

  • Reviews anti-corruption tests and quarterly anti-corruption representation letters.

  • Coordinates preparation and submission of quarterly management representation letters

  • Provide guidance and informal coaching to Testers, Reviewers and Peer Reviewers as needed

  • Identify and communicate training and other issues to leadership

  • Assist the Segment Controller with Segment ICC meetings

–Status of tests & peer reviews, escalating as needed to meet deadlines

–Status of remediation efforts & remediation testing of prior deficiencies

–New deficiencies for the period (descriptions, root cause, remediation plans, etc.)

–Prepare Internal Control Committee agenda and related minutes

  • Report Segment testing & remediation status at SOX Status meetings

Self-Assessment and Doublecheck Responsibilities:

  • Control Set-Up and Administration

–Maintain Tester, Reviewer & Peer Reviewer assignments

–Coordinate changes to control wording between Segment personnel, GSUS financial leadership and Corporate.

–Maintain control properties for the segment

  • Frequency

  • Start Effective Date of control (used if a control has recently changed or is a new control)

  • Develop and update lead sheet testing

  • Test Cycle

–Monitor status of tests, reviews and peer reviews

–Escalate to Controller as needed to meet deadlines

  • Run reports from DoubleCheck as needed

  • Issues (exceptions)

–Provisionally classify new issues as a deficiency with Remediation Required, a deficiency with No Remediation,or Not a Deficiency

–Provide details to Corporate to enter issues identified from sources other than tests & peer reviews (e.g., Internal Audit, KPMG, internal findings)

–Assign Remediation Owner to new issues

–Ensure quality and completeness of issue data in DoubleCheck

–Monitor status of deficiencies in remediation to ensure that remediation and retesting are completed timely

–Evaluate retests of remediated deficiencies

  • Maintain Tester, Reviewer & Peer Reviewer assignments

Internal Audit and External Coordination

  • Coordinate control testing plans and test work with Business Unit personnel and both Internal and External audit personnel.Where possible, align work to prevent duplication as well as conflicting deadlines.

  • Participate in all control walkthroughs with external and internal audits.Communicate external and internal audit control concerns to business segment CFO.

  • Participate in opening and closing meetings for internal audits.


Requirements required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field with minimum of 9 years of experience. Must possess in-depth knowledge of internal audit and SOX compliance and demonstrate compliance and operational acumen. CPA or equivalent licensure preferred.

SAP and/or CostPoint experience preferred but not required.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Accounting/Financial

Primary Location: US-US-TX-Houston,

Other Locations: US-US-AL-Huntsville

Req ID: 1062289