Manager - Internal Controls & SOX Advisory

New York, NY
Full-Time /
CNM LLP is a technical advisory firm that provides high value, specialized accounting advisory services based in Southern California, with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and New York. Recognized as a Great Place to Work®, CNM is an organization fully-committed to help businesses ranging from startups and loosely held mid-market companies to multi-national Fortune 500 companies identify and address critical issues in an effective and proactive way.

Founded in 2003, CNM is a vibrant company full of people committed to consistency in processes and performance. The CNM reputation is built upon a foundation of professional excellence and trusted relationships and is recognized nationally for commitment to excellence. Employees value the open and honest environment, consistent focus on work life balance and an outstanding culture that is difficult to find anywhere else in the professional services industry.

We are currently searching for a Manager to join our high performing Internal Controls and SOX Advisory team in New York. We offer a hybrid (onsite/remote) work environment that will allow you to continue working with the flexibility that you have grown accustomed to over the past few years, while also continuing to provide onsite service to our fantastic clients. There is local travel throughout the New York area for 2-3 days per week, with the remaining workdays spent remotely.  Out-of-town travel is very rare.

Managers work with clients to provide solutions that meet their needs; developing relationships through trust, open and honest communication, and quality delivery.   


    •  Lead SOX compliance teams at mature public companies and build SOX compliance programs at pre-IPO and first-year public companies; overseeing the delivery of fieldwork and project teams to meet and exceed our client’s expectations
    • Advise clients as an SME on complex Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance issues, including PCAOB hot topics and external auditor requirements 
    • Lead engagement planning and monitor progress against key milestones; identifying and communicating timely roadblocks or delays
    • Assist with and provide advice to clients on related areas including, but not limited to: risk assessment and scoping, entity level controls, fraud risk, segregation of duties, control rationalization, internal control design and operating effectiveness, management action plans, and deficiency assessments
    • Collaborate with process owners to create process narratives, risk and control matrices and flowcharts; identifying opportunities to improve business processes and internal controls using your knowledge, prior experiences, and leading practices
    • Evaluate, synthesize, organize and interpret data and information to conclude on design and operating effectiveness of key controls
    • Prepare for and lead internal, client, and external auditor meetings, including, but not limited to walkthroughs, status reporting, and fieldwork close meetings
    • Perform timely review of project deliverables to ensure alignment with client, external auditor requirements, and CNM quality standards
    • Provide timely, open, honest, and constructive feedback to team members; seeking out ways to create extraordinary development opportunities and ways for your team to make an impact on our clients
    • Build and manage client relationships, serving as a trusted advisor, responding to client needs, and acting as the main point of contact with clients
    • Oversee project budgets, project resource assignments, and monitor project status and reporting; proactively identifying project risks, roadblocks, or scope creep and communicating them timely to the client
    • Assist with oversight and management of off-shore delivery teams
    • Balance competing priorities with minimal client disruptions, managing time effectively to maintain project progress


    • Bachelors degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Finance or a related field of study
    • Minimum 6 years of experience at a public accounting firm with external audit, advisory, or internal audit services
    • Knowledge of PCAOB standards, US GAAP, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley Act provisions and methodologies for achieving compliance. 
    • Professional certification of CPA, CIA, CISA or similar preferred (CNM provides extensive resources and support to enable our team to learn and grow and obtain professional certifications if you do not yet have these certifications)
    • Have an understanding of core business processes such as Financial Close, Accounts Payable, Inventory, Revenue etc.
    • Desire to coach others, train and mentor and help the team build core competencies based upon ever changing needs of clients, the business environment, and regulatory environment
    • Exceptional people, project and client management skills gained by working in multiple, professional environments
    • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely – also able to assess situations and ensure responses are well suited to various business situations
    • Deep experience translating complicated issues into simple and easy to understand terms to guide clients and provide information
    • Experience working in high pressure and fast paced environments using skills learned to manage resources to ensure that projects are achieved and well managed
    • Ability to adapt to unexpected changes in timelines, deadlines, and scope of work

Pay and Benefits:

    • 40-hour work week
    • Training events to ensure CPE compliance
    • Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
    • 401(k) match
    • PTO: 15 days accrued per year            
    • Company paid holidays, including company shutdown the week between Christmas and New Years
    • 3 wellness days
    • Various opportunities for peer engagement: quarterly huddles, happy hours, summer and a holiday party
    • Monthly mobile reimbursement
    • Reimbursement allowances: flex, technology, health and wellness and personal development
    • Fully stocked kitchen
    • Base Pay $110,000 - $140,000          
    • Overtime bonus and Performance bonus in addition to the base pay 
CNM LLP offers an excellent base, bonus and incentive compensation package. The benefits package is designed to meet an employee’s needs regardless of the stage an employee is at including medical, dental, paid maternity and parental leave, 401(k) with match and flexible spending accounts for employees and dependents.  We offer training that assists employees in reaching their career goals and, in addition to a regular paid time off policy, we also offer an extra five days off between Christmas and New Year holidays annually for firm-wide shut down. CNM believes in social interaction and networking and employees participate in unbelievable social events each summer and winter. The firm also supports employees offering an annual technology bonus, health and wellness bonus, monthly cell phone reimbursement, fully stocked kitchens with food, drink and snacks and much, much more. Please reach out to our talent team and we will walk you through why you deserve a career with CNM LLP.
Please note: all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.