This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more
The Walt Disney Company

Senior Manager, SOX IT

Job Summary:

This position is primarily responsible for leading the enterprise-wide IT Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404 compliance effort and drive IT-related initiatives to completion. Work in a team-oriented, project-driven, and fast-paced environment, in partnership with business unit leaders to improve the internal control environment.


  • Managing overall IT SOX compliance effort for the company, under the guidance of the Director, including:
    • Determining annual SOX 404 scope and calendar
    • Lead benchmarking or process improvement initiatives to improve controls, make processes more efficient effective, and/or reduce cycle time for IT SOX Compliance
    • Develop IT SOX compliance approach for new systems and technology
    • Assisting business units with SOX 404 related issues, including compliance with annual calendar, process level risk assessments, walkthroughs, and control deficiency evaluation
    • Reviewing business unit action plans for all SOX 404 deficiencies and ensuring timely remediation
    • Present quarterly updates to Steering Committee and Audit Committee
  • Identify IT risks and process improvement opportunities
  • Provide technical and quality oversight regarding IT risks and controls and technologies
  • Serve as primary contact for external auditor and Segment Controllership teams to coordinate company-wide in-house SOX testing
  • Manage IT SOX budget and allocations to the business segments
  • Supporting Director in evaluating potential projects, and then driving and leading IT SOX projects and initiatives to completion

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum experience of seven years in internal or external IT auditing, increasing responsibility (including public accounting) preferably with a large multi-national company or Big 4 accounting firm
  • Five or more years of experience in leading and managing a team of three or more staff, including managing and mentoring them, providing performance feedback, and monitoring of workloads of the team
  • A strong understanding of the GCC areas and the IT governance framework (COBIT)
  • Candidates should be able to understand, assess and prioritize risks across the components of the IT environment (application, operating system, and database)
  • In-depth experience and knowledge of key IT and information security topics such as CyberSecurity, applications, infrastructure, systems implementations, Cloud computing, IT general controls, back-office operations
  • Ability to lead complex collaborations with executives
  • Ability to understand complex financial applications and security policies is required
  • Advanced written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree is required in a related field; information systems, computer science, business, finance or accounting preferred

Preferred Education

  • One of the following professional certification required: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP); Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

Apply Now

Share this