• Finance Compliance Specialist

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  • Overview

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Becomes the subject-matter expert for projects with moderate to high levels of complexity, working under minimal supervision and following established procedures.
    • Communicates and works with company employees, subsidiaries and affiliates to provide support on behalf of the Finance Division in the area or areas of subject-matter expertise and provide information in accordance with departmental policies.
    • Analyzes business processes, scenarios and issues presented by employees of company and its subsidiaries and affiliates in the areas of subject-matter expertise; performs qualitative decision making with respect to such business processes, scenarios and issues; and escalates issues to supervising professional as appropriate.
    • Prepares precise, clearly-written documents within the area of subject-matter expertise, or as otherwise requested by the supervising professional.  Examples include: corporate records, tax compliance forms, financial records, registration applications, and correspondence.
    • Reads, interprets and researches various tax and finance issues; maintains an understanding of the laws and regulations specific to the areas of subject-matter expertise. Writes research or other memoranda and communicates results of research to others within the Finance Division.
    • Communicates with external clients, internal clients and government agencies, as appropriate, to fulfill subject-matter responsibilities.
    • Monitors automated and manual processes to ensure proper handling of compliance risks.
    • Performs tax or audit case management as assigned.
    • Implements appropriate and consistent documentation and record-keeping across corporate entities, divisions, etc.
    • Develops and maintain knowledge of current company policies, practices and structure.
    • Involves other finance professionals and staff when necessary.
    • Utilizes and maintains departmental databases related to area of subject-matter expertise.
    • Optimizes and modernizes business processes by employing innovation and new technology.
    • Perform notary functions as needed. 
    • Coordinate appropriate follow-up within assigned area(s) of corporate practice regarding documents filed with government offices as assigned.
    • Manages selected projects through completion and coordinate appropriate follow-up.
    • Interacts with company management where necessary.
    • Develops appropriate strategies and cooperates with clients and outside advisors to achieve results consistent with company and/or Finance Division policies and procedures.
    • May participate in negotiations with regulatory authorities as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent ability to identify business, financial, tax and operational issues.
    • Excellent ability to apply prescribed business and financial parameters to differing factual settings.
    • Excellent ability to clearly express finance, tax, organizational, and business concepts orally and in writing.
    • Knowledge of and ability to prepare moderately complex finance or tax documents and forms.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, in particular Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Ability to manage a heavy and complex work load under limited direction and supervision.
    • Working knowledge of SAS’ approved finance policy positions and ability to apply those positions to solve problems and issues.
    • Works independently; receives minimal guidance on day-to-day work and new projects or assignments. Always works with a supervising professional on any matters requiring sign-off by a licensed CPA.


    Experience and Education:

    Bachelor's degree and current Notary accreditation.

    5+ yrs of experience in an accounting or law firm or a similar setting with direct client contact.


    Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the requirements stated above.



    SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.


    Additional Information:

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency 


    Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


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