Group Head of SOX and Internal Control - Endava

London Permanent £90,000 - £120,000
  • Exciting opportunity to lead a Group SOx team of 8 in an International business
  • Partnering with senior leaders to execute change in a past-paced environment

About Our Client

Endava are a global leader in IT development. By utilising next generation technologies, they provide consultancy services across various industries using Intelligent Experiences, Product & Technology Strategies and World Class Engineering; resulting in more engaging, responsive, and efficient businesses. By putting their clients and employees at the heart of their strategy, Endava have grown rapidly. Having experienced 55% growth last quarter, they now employ over 10,000 people internationally.

As an international business, they have a presence in various locations across Europe, Latin America and the US, with further growth plans in place for the Asia Pacific region.

Our client works with well-known brands including the likes of Bain & Company, Fortnum & Mason, Inmarsat and MoneyCorp to name a few.

Endava are a responsible company, with plans in place to run a Net Zero corporation. They also support local community projects, are an equal opportunities employer and partner with TedX Women.

Job Description

  • Lead on Endava's SOx reporting requirements as per NYSE listing
  • Reporting to the Group Financial Controller and engaging with senior management to plan the SOx programme
  • Lead and own the evolution and maintenance of SOx programme to meet certification requirements.
  • Partner with process owners to review exiting processes and design new controls.
  • Remain up to date with changing requirements in order to support the Group Financial Controller
  • Provide quarterly updates to the Audit Committee and update the Controls & Policies Committee monthly.
  • Drive continuous improvement and report on identified risks relating to entity level and ITGCs
  • Lead an existing team of 8, driving a high performance mindset.
  • Partner with the Finance shared service center process owners as well as IT process owners
  • Partner with the business integration team to assist with the acquisition of new businesses.

The Successful Applicant

Technical Skills:

  • Ideally Big 4/Top 6 Background
  • Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA/IIA
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting clients/the business with SOx implementation
  • Proven experience of driving an overall SOx programme, reacting to changing requirements where necessary
  • Understanding of how to remedy material weaknesses and other identified deficiencies
  • Deep knowledge of SOx requirements including process documentation tools, controls environments, ITGC's, performing audits and walkthrough tests.
  • An understanding of COSO 2013 is desirable
  • Experience of working with international clients/in an international business is desirable.
  • Prior management experience is required

Soft Skills:

  • The successful applicant will need to display the ability to operate in an agile manner in order to adapt to a fast-changing work environment
  • Strong people skills with the ability to engage and influence senior leaders and process owners
  • Project management skills are desirable

What's on Offer

  • This role will offer a competitive base salary + bonus & benefits
  • The role is based in London with a hybrid model applied (circa 1-2 days in office)
  • You will be Department Head for SOx across the Group, with an international remit, the role will allow you to make key strategic divisions in order to lead the function.
  • You will be leading a team of 8 and instilling a sense of ambition, high quality performance and leading-edge methodology.
  • This role may also require occasional travel to the group's international locations - predominantly Romania
  • Annual bonus - dependent on company performance
  • Share options - dependent on company performance
  • Private medical
  • Dental insurance
  • Pension match
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Rebecca Scuffam
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Job summary

Audit & Advisory
Internal Audit
Technology & Telecoms
Contract type
Consultant name
Rebecca Scuffam
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2171
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