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Cornerstone onDemand Senior Controls Associate (Sandy, UT) in Sandy, Utah

The Senior Controls Associate will be responsible for the planning, performing, and reporting of SOX 404 and internal audit projects. This role reports to the Associate Director of Controls and Compliance. This position will work primarily on the SOX 404 controls testing and design evaluation. Additional special projects, including due diligence and other analytical and value-added projects, will be assigned on an as-needed basis.

We are looking for someone who is honest, hardworking, and able to interact with the accounting team and our external auditors on a daily basis. We are also looking for an individual who is eager and willing to grow and develop in the audit and compliance field. This candidate must be focused, intelligent, detail oriented, hands-on, dependable, able to multi-task, a fast learner, and able to have fun while working in a fast-paced environment. We provide an attractive environment for career advancement in a fast-growing company.

In this role you will…

  • Contribute to SOX risk assessment and scoping in accordance with IIA COSO, and COBIT professional audit standards

  • Independently plan, schedule, and execute walkthroughs of SOX processes and controls

  • Conduct meetings with business process owners to discuss processes and controls

  • Prepare and manage audit requests

  • Develop process narratives and flowcharts, and provide feedback to management on design of internal controls

  • Conduct testing (tests of control design and operating effectiveness) for business process controls (and IT controls as needed)

  • Identify, document, and analyze internal control deficiencies including root cause analysis, and recommend correct course of action

  • Lead process improvement assessments and ensure management follow-through

  • Assist with financial system integration and implementation projects by assessing business process controls related to those systems

  • Administer the Auditboard system (GRC software) to process updates to the risk and controls matrix and manage quarterly certifications

  • Draft internal communications emails, reports, and PowerPoints, as needed

  • Assist in coordinating the integrated audit, including updating the project timeline calendar, scheduling meetings and follow-ups

  • Act as the primary liaison and day-to-day point person between the team and the external auditors

You’ve got what it takes if you have…

  • 3+ years experience in audit or controls and compliance

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, and/or equivalent work experience

  • Understanding and/or working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley and overall internal controls

  • MS Excel experience (vlookups, formulas, pivot tables, etc.)

  • Detailed oriented

  • Executive presence and good communication skills (written and oral)

  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills

  • Ability to provide guidance to audit team peers and management on audit and control issues

  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects while meeting deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and be a team player

  • Employ audit independence, integrity, ethics, and other privacy and security obligations

  • Consideration for privacy and security obligations

Extra dose of Awesomeness if you have…

  • Audit experience in public accounting or industry

  • CPA, CIA, and/or CISA certification(s)

  • Working knowledge of NetSuite

  • Working knowledge of Visio/Lucid Charts

  • Working knowledge of application controls and key reports

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental commitment at Cornerstone OnDemand. All qualified applicants are given consideration regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class as provided in applicable Federal, State, or Local fair employment laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at