Lead SOX Auditor

Date:  Apr 2, 2024
Job Requisition ID:  1198
Company:  Hanesbrands Inc
Brand:  Corporate
Location: 

Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27105

Overview

HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) makes everyday apparel that is known and loved by consumers around the world for comfort, quality and value. Among the company’s iconic brands are Hanes, the leading basic apparel brand in the United States; Champion, an innovator at the intersection of lifestyle and athletic apparel; Bonds, which is setting new standards for design and sustainability; Maidenform, America’s number one shapewear brand; and Bali, America’s number one bra brand. HBI employs 48,000 associates in 29 countries and has built a strong reputation for workplace quality and ethical business practices. The company, a longtime leader in sustainability, has set aggressive 2030 goals to improve the lives of people, protect the planet and produce sustainable products. HBI is building on its unmatched strengths to unlock its #FullPotential and deliver long-term growth that benefits all of its stakeholders.

 

The Lead SOX Auditor will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of SOX compliance program, playing a pivotal role in safeguarding the integrity of our financial reporting processes. This position requires a  professional with extensive experience in SOX compliance, internal auditing, and risk management.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Conduct walkthroughs of process and test controls for various cycles (Inventory, Financial Close, Order to Cash, Tax, Treasury, Procurement, Financial Reporting etc.) and deliver the SOX Plan timely & with quality All testing should be comprehensively documented, evaluated and testing is concluded objectively and on-time. 
  • Update SOX test tracker regularly on status of SOX testing assigned to and ensure timely follow-ups on open tests with control owners to determine if remediation testing can be conducted.
  • Conduct and prepare audits reports including detailed work papers listing audit findings and recommendations. Assist with automated control testing under the guidance of VP, Internal Audit.
  • Conduct timely follow-up on SOX/audit remediation and document the remediation comprehensively.
  • Oversee the planning, execution, and reporting of SOX compliance activities, including risk assessments, control testing, and remediation efforts.
  • Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, identifying key control deficiencies and areas for improvement.
  • Lead the development and implementation of remediation plans to address control deficiencies, working closely with process owners and stakeholders. Work as a business partner with the management team without impeding independence.
  • Conduct cycle counts/physical Inventories as required.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on SOX compliance matters, providing guidance and support to stakeholders across the organization.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the SOX compliance program.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders, including executive management, internal audit, external auditors, and process owners.
  • This position REQUIRES meetings with Australia during the course of the year and will require early morning or evening meetings.
  • This position may offer the opportunity to work remotely.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field with 7+ years relevant work experience (Additional 4+ years of equivalent work experience can be substituted for Bachelor's degree).
  • Master’s degree with 5+ years relevant work experience preferred.
  • CPA or relevant professional certification preferred.
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in SOX compliance, internal auditing, or related fields, with demonstrated expertise in leading SOX compliance programs.
  • Thorough understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements, COSO framework, and relevant auditing standards.
  • Strong knowledge of the PCAOB standards, and the GAAP principles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and audit software tools.

 

Job Specific Competencies

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Written/verbal communications and listening
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Results oriented
  • Adaptability

 

Core Values

Play to Win - We expect to win, working together to drive results. We push ourselves to simplify and innovate. When we fail, learn from it.  We will break with the past when necessary to move forward.

Act Like Owners - We take action. We build relationships across functions so we can see the company holistically and seek out opportunities for improvement.  We’re willing to sacrifice in one area if that leads to our overall success.

Do What’s Right - We behave ethically. We are transparent. We share information about the factors influencing our actions. Our behavior aligns with our values. Our products make the world a better place.

Create Opportunity for All - With success comes opportunity.  Everyone is respected and included.  We provide opportunities for all associates to reach their Full Potential.

 

This position requires full COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons by contacting HBI_TA@hanes.com

 

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status

 

EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:  

Telephone: 877.999.5553

Email: HBI_TA@hanes.com


Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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