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Accounting Manager - Enterprise SOX Controls at Cigna

Accounting Manager - Enterprise SOX Controls

Cigna St. Louis, MO Full-Time
**_Job Description Responsibilities_**

+ Develop strong partnerships and further SOX PMO relationships with key stakeholders (Business Areas, auditors and SOX and 3rd party testing teams)

+ Project-manage Evernorth SOX/MAR controls and key automated business process controls (ABPC) and other activities:

+ Develop in scope control population for testing, including new or updated controls as a result of changes in the environment, processes and systems

+ Create project plans for testing and key activities, while gaining commitments from key stakeholders and external auditor

+ Monitor testing plan, third party testing resources, deliverables and external auditor testing questions until resolved

+ Manage SOX Tool and ensure consistency with Enterprise SOX Approach

+ Ensure integrity and quality of documentation involving SOX controls, testing documentation and results

+ Consult with Financial Compliance and business areas on SOX control matters and modernization of control activities

+ Lead and/or support special projects and SOX initiatives

+ Oversee 3rd party testing teams with control testing in assigned areas. This includes:

+ Resolve items with key stakeholders (issue resolution, managing conflict, etc.)

+ Evaluate and/or confirm SOX exceptions and ensuring action plans are in place

+ Develop/enhance testing procedures for controls

+ Assist w/ clearing external auditor and other review comments

+ Develop and implement automated testing strategies

+ Perform evaluations on control issues and document conclusions for select areas

+ Through partnership with key stakeholders, review the impacts on controls resulting from acquisitions, new system implementations and process changes associated with enterprise initiatives and projects

+ Partner with Financial Compliance to drive control harmonization and optimization opportunities that is aligned with Enterprise SOX Program standards

+ Further an organizational understanding of SOX and controls through education and communication

+ Manage, coordinate and communicate updates to key activities


+ Strong knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls

+ Bachelor degree in Accounting, or related discipline is strongly preferred

+ 5-8+ years of diverse work experience in Internal Audit and/or Public Accounting firm

+ Strong project management skills - ability to manage detailed deliverables, assess delivery risk, enact correct actions and mitigation strategies and deliver on time.

+ Strong communication skills with the ability to disseminate information quickly

+ Working knowledge of the COSO framework, business and automated internal control design and related testing principles

+ Experience with SOX and audit tools, MS Project and Visio desired

+ Excellent oral, verbal presentation and written communication skills

+ Independent problem-solver, team player and self-starter

+ Flex office designation which allows for the majority of work to be performed at home

+ **Please note this position does not manage direct report**

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

**About Cigna**

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

_Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws._

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_Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State._

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