Associate Director of SOX

Northern Virginia

Job Summary

We are looking for a talented risk and control professional who will fit into our culture and can provide strong leadership within our team.  We provide our clients with a comprehensive suite of consulting and advisory services that include internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, enterprise-wide risk assessments, regulatory compliance, IT audit, cyber security and privacy reviews, and fraud and investigation services. Our clients include many of the premier commercial companies in the area, offering exciting projects and exceptional growth opportunities.


  • Lead the development and delivery of services in the following areas:
    • Internal Audit Outsourcing/Co-sourcing
    • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
    • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
    • Technology & Information Risk Advisory
    • Fraud & Investigation Services
  • Serve as a key leader in our practice by:
    • Providing input on strategic direction
    • Recruiting and cultivating exceptional talent
    • Guiding the use of methodologies and frameworks
    • Supporting business development efforts in new and existing clients
  • Plan and lead client engagements by:
    • Understanding the client’s needs
    • Developing a corresponding scope and approach
    • Organizing and providing oversight of a team
    • Leading fieldwork and reporting
    • Providing quality assurance for deliverables
    • Identifying and addressing issues before they manifest
  • Manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects including planning engagements, developing budgets, monitoring against progress, performing quality control of deliverables, and delivering on schedule
  • Develop and manage client relationships by understanding their business, listening to their needs, and ensuring responsive service and exceptional quality.
  • Manage teams by guiding performance against objectives, creating an atmosphere of trust and collaboration, modeling leadership behaviors and encouraging continuous improvement and innovation


  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in accounting, finance, information systems, or a similar business or technical discipline
  • 10+ years of professional services experience leading complex engagements at a Big Four accounting firm, leading consulting firm, or commensurate experience
  • One or more certifications such as CIA, CPA, CISA or CFE
  • Extensive expertise working with risks and internal controls
  • An understanding and appreciation for the role of internal audit as a business advisor with a purview that spans throughout the organization
  • Business acumen with a strong understanding of accounting and business processes, as well as information systems