Lead Financial Specialist


Strategic Staffing Solutions


Job Title: Lead Financial Specialist

Location: St Louis, MO

Role Type: W2 Only

Contract Length: Permanent

How to Apply: Please send resume and contact information to Rene May, Sourcing Specialist, at and reference job #209529.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assess financial statement risks to verify the completeness of existing controls and reduce SEC reporting risk.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to design controls for new processes and system implementations that mitigate financial statement risk and meet control objectives. Additionally, identify automation opportunities to reduce risks associated with manual controls.
  • Prepare and maintain SOX narrative and control documentation, ensuring it is appropriately detailed, accurate, and meets the requirements of the internal and external audit teams.
  • Monitor control completion and assess the adequacy of control evidence using the Company’s SOX Compliance application.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors to maintain an efficient walkthrough and control testing program.
  • Work with business process owners and the internal and external audit teams to evaluate control deficiencies and assess the severity, magnitude, root cause, and required remedial actions.
  • Advise and educate business process owners on the importance of controls and their impact on the reliability of the financial statements.
  • Lead other ad hoc financial projects, as necessary.

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university required. CPA also required. Master’s Degree preferred. Five or more years of accounting or relevant experience required. In-depth internal controls experience required. Previous project leadership and ability to balance competing tasks preferred.
  • In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to set, measure and consistently achieve goals within established timelines while balancing multiple priorities
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to interact with all organizational levels

S3 supports and adheres to customer COVID-19 vaccination policies, which may include the disclosure of vaccination status.

The S3 Difference

The global mission of S3 is to build trusting relationships and deliver solutions that positively impact our customers, our consultants, and our communities.  The four pillars of our company are to:

  • Set the bar high for what a company should do
  • Create jobs
  • Offer people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life
  • Improve the communities where we live and work through volunteering and charitable giving

As an S3 employee, you’re eligible for a full benefits package that may include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vacation Package
  • Life & Disability Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Job ID: JOB-209529
Publish Date: 21 Nov 2022

Tagged as: Lead Financial Specialist