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SOX Auditor

Job Name

SOX Auditor


Costa Rica




Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Senior Manager, Global SOX

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Pablo Segura

About the role

Your Opportunity

The position of the SOX Auditor will be responsible in assisting the SOX Function in providing certification that our internal control environment is operating effectively. In this role, the SOX Auditor will participate and support the company’s SOX efforts, including execution, reviews, and assessments to comply with SOX regulations. This position reports to the SOX Manager. 

About You 

You inspire others to work collaboratively, and you actively promote the team to think creatively. You are Fearless in challenging the status quo in a professional and thoughtful way, championing our Family culture. Outstanding problem-solving skills are required, with a meticulous attention to detail and a great understanding Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting (ICFR).


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Support the execution of a risk focused Global SOX Program, based on the Company’s risk assessment, along with coordinating and guiding compliance activities.
  • Assist with detailed testing of Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting (ICFR).
  • Perform process walkthroughs, document narratives and flowcharts of key controls over financial reporting, along with the identification of risks, and perform testing of key controls over financial reporting.
  • Propose / maintain SOX Framework control changes including additions, deletions and modifications in the SOX tool (SOXHub) and participate in the change management process.
  • Support the controls certification process and the preparation of detailed test plans for financial controls in compliance with testing SOX requirements.
  • Partner with external auditors, for reliance on internal audit work for SOX compliance.
  • Partner with Finance Manager of Bacardi entities to strengthen and promote controls on SOX program.
  • Engage in special projects within the Internal Audit/SOX function (i.e. operational audits, IT audits) and other cross-functional teams globally (i.e. company-wide initiatives, process improvements).
  • Perform quality reviews over Internal Audit reports/SOX testing, along with auditee feedback and develop action plans to address improvement areas.
  • Escalate high-risk issues identified during the audits, unsatisfactory audit results, and delays in audit plan completion.
  • Able to travel between 20% - 30%, with flexibility to travel on short notice.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • University degree in Finance/Business Administration, Accounting, or another relevant field.
  • 1 year of previous audit experience (internal/external including experience in Sarbanes-Oxley), preferably from an accounting firm.
  • Basic knowledge of Internal Control over Financial Statement (ICFR)/SOX implementation and management / PCAOB Standards and interpretations; COSO framework and experience applying the framework in a manner that supports SOX compliance and operational efficiency; USGAAP framework; and Audit Standards knowledge.
  • A professional accounting/audit certification (CPA) is a plus. Strong financial and accounting knowledge is required.
  • B2 English level (minimum). Any additional language is a plus.
Personal Qualities
  • Detail and results oriented with a problem-solving ability, along with very good communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Being curious innovator, constantly asking questions to gather the right insight to provide the best solutions.
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects and under pressure with tight deadlines

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.