Manager, Financial Controls Program

Fidelity Investments

Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: Boston, MA
Contract type: Full time
Fidelity Investments

Job Description:

Manager - Financial Controls Program

The Financial Controls Program (FCP) is an enterprise-wide function that supports the Finance strategic objective of ensuring a strong financial controls environment. The function provides reasonable assurance over the completeness and accuracy over the key processes that impact Fidelity’s financial statements. Specifically, FCP evaluates the design and operating effectiveness of key financial controls through integrated reviews.

The Manager role will deliver significant value to the business by assessing relevant risks and key controls supporting the firm’s financial processes and systems through integrated audits. This role will partner with Business Unit Controllers, Controllership Resources, other risk groups, process, and control owners as well as FCP associates. This role will provide excellent opportunities to learn about Fidelity’s many business units, key financial processes, and systems. This role will report to the FCP Senior Manager or FCP Director.

The Expertise You Have and The Skills You Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in relevant fields (e.g., Accounting, Finance, Information Technology)

  • Six plus years of progressive experience with leading integrated financial audits

  • Professional certification CPA and/or CISA highly desired. Other relevant certifications CISSP and CIA

  • Blend of Public Accounting (SOX / IT SOX) and Internal Audit experience highly desirable

  • Strong understanding of general accounting concepts including financial statement risks, and controls

  • Exposure to IT Application Controls (ITACs), report testing (IPEs) and familiarity with IT General Controls (ITGCs)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present information to senior management

  • Strong project management skills, ability to manage competing priorities and workload

  • Proven track record of driving change within complex / matrixed corporate environments

  • Strong learning agility to quickly understand and connect key concepts

  • Exposure partnering with IT Audit teams in performing integrated audits as a financial controls SME

  • Financial services industry experience desirable

The Value You Deliver

  • Support the FCP annual plan through the execution of multiple integrated work streams

  • Effectively identify key risks and controls including IT application controls within key processes

  • Assess the design and operating effectiveness of key manual controls, key reports, and ITACs

  • Ensure the quality of flowcharts, risk control matrices, narratives and workpapers

  • Lead process walkthroughs, evaluate the control environment, validate findings, and develop overall conclusions

  • Author impactful findings in a clear concise manner in coordination with FCP Squad Leads

  • Effectively manage relationships and build successful partnerships with key stakeholders

  • Participate in recurring risk assessments with Business Unit Controllers to evaluate the changing risk landscape

  • Develop understanding of financially significant processes and relevant control considerations

  • Co-lead training initiatives, coach and train junior practitioners and provide meaningful feedback when appropriate

  • High level of professionalism, sense of urgency, and self-motivation


Company Overview

Fidelity Investments is a privately held company with a mission to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients' money.

Join Us

At Fidelity, you'll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples' lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, we have been recognized by our employees as a Best Place to Work in 2022. And you don't need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity—we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you've always imagined.

At Fidelity, our goal is for most people to work flexibly in a way that balances both personal and business needs with time onsite and offsite through what we're calling "Dynamic Working."

We invite you to Find Your Fidelity at

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Accommodation Team by sending an email to accommodations, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 3.

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