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Manager - Financial Compliance IT

at Discovery Communications, LLC

Posted: 5/17/2020
Job Reference #: 23134
Keywords: compliance

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Posted Date3 months ago(3/5/2020 9:18 AM)
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Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel, is searching for a Manager, IT Compliance in Knoxville, TN to join our team.

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The Manager, Financial Compliance IT will report directly to the Director, Financial Compliance based in Knoxville, TN. This individual will work closely with business operators, including Global Business Services (GBS), the broader Finance community, IT, Internal Audit, and external auditors on various IT controls and compliance initiatives, as well as IT process best-in-class transformation projects. This individual will be specifically responsible for coordinating with Financial Compliance, the business, various IT groups including audit and InfoSec, ensuring that there is conformity in internal controls, identifying effective and efficient internal control frameworks for the business, recommending process efficiency improvements, and helping ensure the IT internal control transformation efforts around the world remain compliant with SOX requirements and Discovery policies.


1. Provide IT technical consultation to control and process owners on risk assessment, internal controls (SOX; COSO), and compliance
2. Review IT processes and identify, assess, design, and coordinate necessary documentation (narratives; flowcharts) with process owners and Internal Audit
3. Provide advisory services to respective business owners and management with respect to IT internal controls design and implementation, including best practices with respect to new/changing IT processes, initiatives, and system implementations
4. Deliver SOX and COSO expertise to the organization that address IT control issues and provide process improvement opportunities, including through the delivery of training programs
5. Monitor and ensure internal controls are updated according to IT changes for the business (process changes, system implementations, etc.)
6. Review IT processes, controls, data, and reports with respective owners and identify gaps/opportunities for improvement while maintaining SOX compliance
7. Assist business partners with developing remediation plans and track and monitor progress against agreed upon timelines for IT deficiencies
8. Partner with Internal Audit on annual risk assessment related to IT process/systems
9. Cultivates a close relationship with Internal and External Audit teams to align and enact risk-based design of internal controls
10. Coordinate with various IT groups across the organization to ensure alignment of company IT objectives
11. Provide system implementation support including review of controls around system configuration/requirements, data migration, system access and security
12. Review and creates presentations for senior management
13. Perform SOC IT Reporting Checklist reviews completed by business owners
14. Other duties and responsibilities as needed


* BS/BA in related discipline from an accredited university
* CISA Required
* Minimum of 5 years of experience and a strong understanding of IT governance, audit, risk, and SOX compliance-related requirements

* Experience with designing and implementing IT internal controls in a SOX organization preferred
* Strong understanding of business process and best practices is preferred
* Experience with testing operational effectiveness of IT controls in a SOX environment preferred
* Experience with designing and/or testing IT controls covering system implementations, including ERP applications preferred
* Ability to build effective relationships at all levels within the organization
* Experience working directly with IT, internal and external auditors preferred
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills
* Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
* Capable of working and excelling in a changing and challenging environment
* Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
* Willing and able to travel at times (estimated 15% to 20%), including internationally

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Knoxville, Tennessee, KX, TN