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Sr. Analyst- SOX/MAR Compliance in Brighton, MA at Global Atlantic

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

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Global Atlantic Financial Group, through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of retirement, life and reinsurance products designed to help our customers address financial challenges with confidence. A variety of options help Americans customize a strategy to fulfill their protection, accumulation, income, wealth transfer and end-of-life needs. In addition, Global Atlantic offers custom solutions and responsive service for the capital, risk and legacy-business management of life and annuity insurance companies around the world

Global Atlantic is a retirement, life and reinsurance company with an entrepreneurial spirit. We value people, integrity, teamwork, innovation and stewardship. We work in a team-oriented, dynamic and fast-paced environment. The company’s unique entrepreneurial culture encourages all employees to assume significant levels of responsibility. We invest in our people because we believe they are critical to the long term success of our business.  


The Senior Analyst will primarily be involved with the daily activities in support of the firm’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Model Audit Rule (MAR) compliance programs. This will include responsibility for gathering data and creating reports, documenting disclosure controls which include internal controls over financial reporting, and participating in testing with internal and external auditors.

Candidates must be active team members with a value-added mindset, interacting with local and inter-office personnel to ensure an adequate framework of controls and procedures exist to maintain appropriate internal control over financial reporting.

In particular, job responsibilities include:

  • Assist with assessing the adequacy of SOX/MAR internal controls and efficiencies in business processes
  • Assist with documenting SOX/MAR process and control activities via flowcharts, narratives, matrices and test scripts, etc.
  • Execute audits and tests of SOX controls, summarizing and communicating the results / findings to key stakeholders (including senior management), (Compliance audit scopes will be cross-functional and will include operational and financial objectives, as well as related reviews over controls related to the firms Third Party Administrators)
  • Engage departments / managers to identify specific business risks and perform continuous monitoring activities
  • Incorporate data analytics into the audit process
  • Assist with maintaining a library of SOX/MAR documentation, including flowcharts, narratives, test scripts and risk matrices
  • Build strong relationships with SOX/MAR control and process owners, Internal audit team, and external auditors
  • Identify various enterprise risk initiatives and projects with exposure to all company activities that impact Financial Reporting disclosure controls and procedures which include internal controls over financial reporting   


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and three (3+) or more years of experience in the insurance industry or public accounting
  • CPA or CIA preferred (or currently working towards obtaining)
  • Strong knowledge of audit processes and internal controls, with previous experience with SOX/MAR, preferred
  • Experience in Statutory, IFRS or US GAAP accounting in a life insurance company preferred
  • Strong analytical, technical and problem solving skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges/audits/projects
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with management
  • Strong written and verbal communication, collaboration and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel (approximately 25%)

Global Atlantic is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.


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