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Financial Accountant at 24 Hour Fitness

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Carlsbad, California

Job Description:


This position assists in the coordination, planning and execution of Internal Audit projects and ongoing SOX compliance efforts within the Company. This position also be actively involved in business and operational process reviews and re-engineering efforts designed to ensure scalable long-term solutions to support Company growth model.

Additionally, this position directly supports integration with other compliance related functions (Loss Prevention & Risk Management) towards an Enterprise Risk Management strategy. This include compiling, evaluating and providing critical data points across the integrated compliance function, as well as Operations and other key business partners as appropriate. This position is instrumental in improving the business analytics framework utilized to evaluate and drive compliance decisions and initiatives, by developing, managing and regularly analyzing reporting and key trends.


Auditing, Reporting & Analysis

  • Perform detailed internal audit procedures (including SOX compliance). This includes reviewing and evaluating design of existing process documentation, performing testing procedures, providing recommendations and tracking remediation plans with business process owners.

  • Perform operational review procedures, providing recommendations to increase efficiency, improve control environment and to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures and/or applicable laws and regulations.

  • Refine current exception reporting framework, standardizing reporting/benchmarking and triangulation of data across various internal and external systems and processes (increasing reporting efficiency through automation).

  • Develop and analyze innovative outlier reporting, leveraging statistical modeling, for reporting to compliance department and cascading across 400+ club locations (as required).

  • Partner with cross-functional compliance department and key business partners in providing insight and root-cause analysis based on detailed review and evaluation of large data sets.

  • Partner with cross-functional compliance team and key business partners in reviewing trends and developing and refining operational assessment process performed across 400+ club locations.

  • Assist with compilation of Internal Audit reports and Audit Committee reporting presentations (as required).


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This position interfaces with Risk Management, Loss Prevention and Internal Audit departments. Position also interface regularly with Finance, Information Technology, Category Management, Operations, as well as other business functions and third party outsourced service providers. Reports to Senior Manager of Internal Audit & Compliance.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Technical Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with financial and/or operational auditing.

  • Demonstrated experience in compilation, analysis and presentation of large data sets.

  • Experience with database application development required (e.g. Microsoft Access).

  • Demonstrated experience using advanced Microsoft Excel features and query techniques.

  • Strong experience in all other Microsoft Applications (including PowerPoint).

Other Requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have passion for data compilation/analysis and deliverance of quality work product.

  • Must have strong desire to learn reporting functionality of computer applications.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Must have strong initiative and assertiveness.

  • Must be goal oriented and a team player.

  • Must have the ability to multi-task in fast paced corporate environment.

  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills and intellectual curiosity.

Minimum Educational Level/Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant field.

Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications

  • 2+ years in Public Accounting (Audit), Internal Audit (Private Industry) or Data Analysis role.

Physical Demands/ Environmental Conditions

  • Telephone usage to communicate with internal and external customers.

  • Sitting: frequent sedentary work.

  • Viewing computer monitor: average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare document, enter data into computer system, read reports and from computer monitor

  • Keyboarding: use of fingers to make small movements such as typing.

  • Work is performed in a normal business office environment. Extended workdays are a frequent occurrence.

Travel Requirement

  • Infrequent travel between Carlsbad Corporate Office (Southern California) and San Ramon Corporate Office. (Northern California). Other travel to club locations may be required for specific projects.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • ACL or other data mining software experience/knowledge.

Educational Level/Certifications

  • Master's degree.

  • Certified Public Accountant, CIA, or Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Work Experience and Qualification

  • Experience in retail industry or multi-unit environment.

FUNCTIONAL GROUP Finance and Accounting