Financial Reporting (SEC/SOX)

February, 2024

We are looking for an experienced and detailed oriented SEC and SOX Manager/Senior Manager, Financial Reporting, for one of our global shipping clients. The position will assist the finance department in ensuring compliance with SEC regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements, and other financial reporting standards. The ideal candidate would have strong background in financial reporting (US), internal controls, and a proven track record of successfully managing SOX compliance programs.

Key Responsibilities

Assist in all SEC accounting activities, contribute to the analysis of key business data to aid in the formulation of company strategy and facilitate informed management decision-making.

SEC Reporting

  • Oversee the preparation and filing of accurate and timely quarterly and annual reports (20-F, 6-K) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including legal and external auditors, to ensure compliance with SEC regulations.
  • Stay informed about changes in SEC reporting requirements and communicate relevant updates to the finance team.

SOX Compliance

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program.
  • Lead and manage the organization’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, ensuring the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify key controls and monitor changes in business processes that may impact internal controls.
  • Coordinate with process owners to update and document control narratives, process flows, and control testing procedures.

Internal Controls and Process improvement

  • Assess and enhance internal control procedures to strengthen the control environment.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements to streamline financial reporting processes while maintaining a strong control environment.
  • Provide guidance and training to process owners and stakeholders on internal control principles and best practices.

Audit Coordination

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for external auditors in matters related to SEC reporting and SOX compliance.
  • Facilitate the audit process, ensuring timely provision of required documentation and information.
  • Address auditor inquiries and findings, implementing corrective actions as needed.

Technical Accounting Research

  • Stay abreast of new accounting standards and regulatory changes (e.g. ESG, EU-ETS), including the implementation of new pronouncements.
  • Conduct technical accounting research to address complex accounting issues and ensure compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; CPA certification preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in public accounting or a finance role with a focus on SEC and SOX compliance.
  • Thorough knowledge of SEC regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements, IFRS and other relevant regulations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding!

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