SOX and US Compliance Manager

Chelmsford, Essex
Job Description


The role will assist the senior management in defining the control objectives and monitoring compliance efforts. It will involve the reviewing of test findings within the Internal/External Audit Team, facilitate the remediation of control gaps, and escalate possible critical issues to the senior management of the company. The role will also involve having technical knowledge of US GAAP and assist with internal training of the finance team and wider business where needed on any new standards.  The current standards will also need to be reviewed to ensure full compliance. 

Key Deliverables:

  • Monitor company compliance with SOX controls
  • Identify areas of potential improvement for key processes and procedures
  • Work with different business owners on implementation, execution and compliance with entity level controls
  • Completion of quarterly/monthly SOX reviews
  • Ensure finance team comply and understand new and current US GAAP standards
  • Prepare technical memos for any new standards or key accounting issues for senior management
  • Adhoc duties
Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Knowledge of auditing principles and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements (Experience of practical application would be beneficial)
  • Knowledge and experience of US GAAP
  • Excellent communication skills, strong organisation and process performance experience and an ability to work in a deadline driven and multi-task environment.
  • Accounting qualification or qualified by experience 
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Word


  • Knowledge of auditing standards, IIA standards, PCAOB
  • Sound understanding of IT platforms, applications, and related technology
  • Knowledge of IFS
About The Company

The Global Marine Group is an innovative market leader in offshore engineering and consists of three business units; CWind delivering power cable and asset management services topside and subsea to the offshore renewables and utilities market, Global Marine providing fibre optic cable solutions to the telecommunications and oil & gas markets and Global Offshore delivering trenching and power cable lay services to the oil & gas industry.

The company has two successful joint ventures in China, SB Submarine Systems and Huawei Marine, demonstrating the true global reach of the company.  The combined experience and knowledge has led to significant embedded intellectual property and an enviable track record.

GMG has an outstanding health & safety record, completing 1.65 million hours worked in 2016, without injury and stands by a core value of safety first.

The company is in a unique position owning one of the world’s largest offshore support vessel fleets. The company has installed over 300,000 kilometers of subsea cable, which is around 21% of the total installed worldwide.

The Group aspires to achieve its vision ‘Engineering a clean and connected future’.