• Controls Analyst

    Job Locations US-TX-Lewisville
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/30/2019 11:19 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Finance / Accounting - Analysts
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Tribune Publishing is hiring a Controls Analyst on our Compliance team in our Lewisville, Texas office. This position will enable the organization to continuously improve operations while maintaining an effective internal control environment.  This is performed by constant evaluation, remediation, and process/control redesign covering all business, financial, and information system processes.  The results of this work will create a proactive and highly reactive control environment enabling management to achieve their goals and objectives as well as comply with Company policies and applicable legal and regulatory requirements.


    About Us

    Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the
    Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.


    Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal and is majority owner of BestReviews.


    Our brands are committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. We create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.


    • Enforce the integrity of the overall internal control environment including Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance
    • Review financial and operational internal controls to determine their effectiveness at addressing risks, enabling management to achieve their objectives and safeguarding of Company assets
    • Document SOX and other business/IT processes and internal controls in matrices, narratives and flow charts
    • Perform remediation of internal control deficiencies by identifying root causes and developing sustainable process improvements and solutions
    • Prepare segregation of duties analyses utilizing system access listings and user profile security details
    • Review SOC1 reports for the Company’s outside service providers and prepare the SOC1 report evaluation
    • Identify issues and opportunities for improvement within the financial and operational internal control environment and report results and recommendations to Sr. Manager
    • Perform detailed continuous risk assessment covering all operational and financial business processes to identify risks that may negatively impact management’s ability to achieve goals and objectives
    • Serve as liaison to organization management, corporate, technology, internal audit, and external audit


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 1-2 years of experience performing SOX 404 audits for a Big Four or mid-tier audit firm
    • Thorough understanding of business process, risks and internal controls as well as Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance, General Accepted Accounting Principles, COSO, risk assessment practices and SEC requirements
    • Possess strong analytical, decision making, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions and solve problems
    • Natural curiosity of how processes and systems work, and ability to prepare detailed process flows and system diagrams
    • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Visio)


    Preferred background:

    • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
    • Certifications of CPA, CIA or CISA a plus
    • Knowledge and experience with IDEA or similar data mining/analysis software
    • Experience performing audits of IT General Controls and IT Application Controls
    • Experience with Oracle Cloud and Wdesk
    • Experience in the media or publishing industry a plus


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