Senior SOX Program Manager



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

As passionate about our people as we are about our mission.

What We’re All About:

Q2 is proud of delivering our mobile banking platform and technology solutions, globally, to more than 22 million end users across our 1,300 financial institutions and fintech clients. At Q2, our mission is simple: Build strong, diverse communities by strengthening their financial institutions. We accomplish that by investing in the communities where both our customers and employees serve and live.

What Makes Q2 Special?

Being as passionate about our people as we are about our mission. We celebrate our employees in many ways, including our “Circle of Awesomeness” award ceremony and day of employee celebration among others! We invest in the growth and development of our team members through ongoing learning opportunities, mentorship programs, internal mobility, and meaningful leadership relationships. We also know that nothing builds trust and collaboration like having fun. We hold an annual Dodgeball for Charity event at our Q2 Stadium in Austin, inviting other local companies to play, and community organizations we support to raise money and awareness together.

The Job At-A-Glance:
Q2 is seeking a
Sr. SOX Program Manager, based in the Austin, Texas office, reporting to the Head of Internal Audit. The primary focus of this role will be to provide consultative and oversight services to management on the company’s SOX 404 program and to continue to optimize our SOX framework. This position will work closely with process and control owners, across the company, to assess end-to-end processes and controls and SOX compliance. You will partner with the broader Internal Audit, Compliance, and ERM team to build synergies as well as efficiencies in assessing risk for the company. This role will also lead and/or participate in other key audit engagement and initiatives as a key member of the Internal Audit team.

A Typical Day:

  • Coordinate Management’s documentation of SOX 404 processes and controls and review controls to ensure adequate design and identification of key and non-key controls for critical processes/accounts, including rationalizing and optimizing controls through automation.

  • Consult on new business initiatives, system implementations, accounting policy changes and assess the impact of said changes on internal controls to ensure enhancement/reengineering of current accounting processes and controls.

  • Manage and lead engagements, supervising and managing teams on engagements, including setting performance expectations, providing feedback, guidance, and motivation to staff, managing budgets, engagement status, and progress.

  • Manage SOX 404-related aspects of AuditBoard, to include training and administering Workstream projects in addition to coordinating quarterly SOX sub-certifications, process self-assessments, and system self-assessments.

  • Liaise with internal and external auditors to coordinate quarterly reviews, control walkthroughs, and control testing at interim and year-end.

  • Coordinate remediation of findings and deficiencies identified by internal and external auditors, advising process owners on internal control enhancements or process changes, as appropriate.

  • Actively monitor changes in the organization and processes to ensure the SOX controls are updated, and the changes are communicated, in a timely manner.

  • Develop status reports that will be presented to the audit committee and management on the SOX control program, including the addition, removal, retirement of controls, and deficiency reporting.

  • Perform SOX optimization reviews to ensure that the company maintains the proper controls needed to appropriately mitigate risk while being efficient in its SOX program execution.

  • Partner with other members of the Internal Audit team to ensure effective and efficient testing of SOX controls.

  • Build and develop cross-functional relationships and communicate effectively with all levels of management.

  • Deliver difficult messages based on facts and accompanied with recommendations.

  • Conduct or assist with leading special reviews, investigations, monitoring activities, and work for external auditors and/or regulators.

Build Your Passion, Do What You Love. Here's What We're Looking For:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 12 years of related experience; or an advanced degree with 8+ years of experience; or equivalent related work experience.

  • Knowledge of SEC reporting and U.S. GAAP, and experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and the reporting and compliance issues of a public company

  • Hold an active CIA, CISA, or CPA designation.

  • Strong understanding of internal controls, and the COSO framework, with extensive knowledge and understanding of SOX requirements.

  • Project management skills and a desire to drive sustainable change.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex concepts across multiple disciplines.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and other tools to analyze issues and trends.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding in areas of accounting (e.g., GAAP), FinTech industry requirements (e.g., agile software development, NIST), or financial compliance (e.g., FFIEC) preferred.

  • Experience with AuditBoard or other audit engagement support tools preferred.

  • Maintains other designations including Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), or other relevant business designations also preferred.


Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Health & Wellness

  • Hybrid & Remote Work Opportunities

  • Flexible Time Off

  • Career Development & Mentoring Opportunities

  • Generous Retirement Benefit Plans, including a company-matching HSA program.

  • Health & Wellness Benefits, including a 12-weeks of parental leave for eligible new parents

  • Community Volunteering & Company Philanthropy Programs

  • Employee Peer Recognition Programs – “You Earned it”

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.

How We Give Back to the Community:

You can learn more about our Q2 Spark Program, Q2 Philanthropy fund, and our employee volunteering programs on our Q2 Community page. Q2 supports dozens of wide-reaching organizations, such as the African American Leadership Institute, Ladders for Leaders, and The Trevor Project, promoting diversity and success in leadership and technology. Other deserving beneficiaries include Resource Center helping LGBTQ communities, JDRF, and Homes for our Troops, a group helping veterans rebuild their lives with specially adapted homes.

At Q2, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce that fosters mutual respect for our employees and the communities we serve. Q2 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.