Senior Associate, Sox & Internal Controls


Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

For over 20 years, abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Position Overview

Abcam has an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Associate, Internal Controls, SOX to support our Business Process side of the Finance/Compliance team. This person will be responsible for overseeing the development and rollout of SOX compliance initiatives across the global business. This is a highly visible position reporting to the Global Head of SOX Compliance.

The role involves:

  • Oversee and drive the Company’s SOX compliance efforts by partnering with internal process owners including IT (Information Technology), HR, Payroll, and other business units, as well as internal/external auditors in support of the company’s internal controls and execution of SOX compliance initiatives.
  • Responsible for oversight of the management’s design assessment for SOX controls, including gap assessment
  • Responsible for aiding in the development of remediation plans and implementing remediation processes and procedures.
  • Maintaining the deficiency assessment.
  • Support rollout of Sarbanes Oxley requirements and update/maintain substantial and adequate internal control environment in relative jurisdictions.
  • Drive SOX compliance across the enterprise and educate, consult, evaluate, and advise process owners on internal SOX controls and risk mitigation.
  • Create and maintain narratives and flow charts. Maintain the RCM (risk control matrix) document.
  • Manage and continuously leverage the SOX management software


You have a bachelor degree in accounting, business administration or related field with a minimum of 3 years of working experience within internal controls or audit (industry or Big 4/regional auditing firm). You have completed relevant certifications (CIA, CISA, CPA, or other relevant certs).

You have a current knowledge of emerging industry trends, regulations and COSO framework. You have knowledge of GAAP and PCAOB audit standards and SEC reporting experience. You also have experience leading and executing projects simultaneously with the ability to influence global cross functional teams and work with other internal/external departments and stakeholders.

You possess a high degree of work ethic, integrity and commitment and have the ability to manager and prioritize multiple assignments, working under tight deadlines. You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. This role does require occasional travel to our headquarters in the UK.

​​​​​​If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at abcam.


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