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Audit Project Manager (SOX)

Primary Location: Hartford, CT
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford
The SOX and Controls Assurance (SCA) team is responsible for the oversight and management of Aetna, Inc.’s Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance program in accordance with SEC and NAIC Model Audit Rule (MAR) requirements. The group provides the framework for SOX compliance, including identification of key risks and controls, related testing, and assessment, monitoring and reporting of deficiencies in order to support management’s SOX certifications.

The SOX Audit Project Manager will mainly be responsible for performing SOX compliance activities (walk-throughs, testing, identifying risks, deficiencies and remediation) in conjunction with business owners. In addition, (s)he will act in a project lead role in the day-to-day performance as well as oversight of SOX activities within assigned business areas. Serve as a team leader and in-filed project supervisor to plan, organize and facilitate multiple, concurrent audit projects of moderate complexity. Review, in depth, the process documentation obtained during walkthroughs & risk monitoring prior to the commencement of each assigned component. Develop project plan based on agreed timeline with the business area. Draft exceptions/deficiencies and Deficiency reports that effectively communicates the finding and related conclusions in a concise manner appropriate for senior leadership. Participate in department wide activities such as training and staff development as well as management presentations to other Aetna areas.

The SOX Audit Project Manager may be required to travel up to 10% of the year to audit locations within the U.S., although travel has not been that significant in recent years.

Fundamental Components:
Key Responsibilities of the SOX Audit Project Manager:
Participate in the execution of SOX and MAR compliance activities
Identify, document, review and validate test evidence
Identify key internal control risks in business process including control design defects
Evaluate quarterly roll-forward assessments
Document of internal control over financial reporting
Evaluate and analyze business processes and how they affect the financial statements
Work with management to create Management Action Plans (MAPs) to resolve deficiencies or issues
Demonstrate a commitment to Aetna code of conduct and respect for diversity

Background Experience:
Required Qualifications and Education of the Audit Senior Consultant:
The successful candidate will be highly organized, self-starter, energetic and with a strong capacity to multi-task across multiple priorities. In addition, the candidate must have:

A minimum 5 years of experience in audit, accounting or related business experience
Experience with Sarbanes Oxley Compliance / COSO Framework
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
Microsoft Office proficiency
The ability to work independently
Strong analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience within the Health Insurance
Experience with financial statements and financial internal controls
Advanced degrees/Professional certifications desired (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA)

Required Skills:
Finance - Profit and Quality Vigilance, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy, Leadership - Driving a Culture of Compliance

Desired Skills:
General Business - Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Leadership - Creating Accountability

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.


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