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IT SOX Control Specialist / Auditor
New Brighton, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
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Applied on June 5, 2023
Job Id #63241 Posted May 26, 2023

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About APi: APi Group is a global, market-leading business services provider of safety and specialty
services, operating in over 500 locations worldwide. APi provides statutorily mandated and contracted
services to a strong base of long-standing customers across industries. APi has a winning leadership
culture driven by entrepreneurial business leaders to deliver innovative solutions for our customers. APi
operates in over 500 locations worldwide, powered by over 20,000 employees.

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced SOX Auditor/IT Controls Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a background in internal auditing, with a strong focus on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and experience working with control owners in IT to execute SOX 404 controls. The candidate should be a self-starter who is comfortable working independently and as part of a team. This role will report to the IT Risk and Compliance Leader. This role will provide the opportunity to work closely with high-level leadership to design, execute, and automate SOX 404 Controls, and will provide the candidate with opportunities to lead initiatives and influence change within the organization.


  • Execute and report on SOX 404 controls.
  • Identify and evaluate control deficiencies and work with stakeholders to develop and implement remediation plans.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of SOX controls and testing procedures.
  • Stay up to date on changes to SOX regulations and industry trends related to internal controls.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders, including management, process owners, and external auditors.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with company objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience in internal auditing, with a focus on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Strong knowledge of SOX regulations and internal control frameworks, including COSO
  • Experience working with control owners in IT to execute SOX 404 controls.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA) preferred.  
  • Provides leadership and training in the consistent use of the PMO methodology.
  • Drives the importance of risk management, formal test plans, and security controls.
  • Provides accurate project timelines and ensures project activities and resources are aligned to deliver established priorities.
  • Participates with the IT and Business Teams to develop and measure project success criteria and return on investment.
  • Champions the promotion of improved inter-departmental relationships through effective project communications and practices.
  • Advocates for change management with an empathy for relationships and positions.
  • Develops self in the knowledge of APi Group project methodology, technical skills, and culture.
  • Assists project assigned resources and IT team members in the awareness and knowledge of PMO methodology to achieve increased productivity and quality in APi Group’s solutions deployments.

Experience You Will Bring:
  • Project Management M&A experience role
  • Experience working in organizations with diverse cultures, business operations and organizational needs.
  • Experience in industries that include manufacturing and/or distribution functions.
  • Contractor and vendor relationship experience.
  • Deployment of dynamic business analysis methodology and approach that results in precise, well-understood requirements. Effective communication for various stakeholder levels (project team, IT leaders, and business stakeholders).
  • Exceptional meeting facilitation skills (in-person and virtual)
  • 7+ years of M&A Project experience in a Senior IT Project Manager role
  • 10+ Years of experience working in an IT environment independently and in teams (including remote and global delivery models).

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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