Senior IT SOX Analyst

  • Palantir Technologies
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 01, 2024
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

A World-Changing Company

Palantir builds the world’s leading software for data-driven decisions and operations. By bringing the right data to the people who need it, our platforms empower our partners to develop lifesaving drugs, forecast supply chain disruptions, locate missing children, and more.

The Role

As the Senior IT SOX Analyst, you will be responsible for operating as the second line of defense, establishing and maintaining controls, policies, and procedures that help monitor and enhance the company's global control environment and support management in the identification of emerging risks. This role will involve extensive collaboration with teams across Palantir, including Tech Ops, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources and Legal. This is an opportunity to lead and manage various aspects of the SOX program - planning, design, testing, reporting, and remediation.

As a key advisor and stakeholder, the Senior IT SOX Analyst will be addressing business issues and processes that impact both current and future IT systems that come into scope for ITGC control requirements.

In this role, you’ll work to mature and improve control and testing framework, interact with external auditors, and identify and lead practical and appropriate approaches for control remediation. Our ideal candidate will have a solution-oriented mindset and risk-based approach to identifying, evaluating, and addressing critical SOX compliance risks, operational technology risks, and the relevant business and governance processes.


Core Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and support to control owners if they propose process or system changes (e.g. implementation of new systems, impact assessment for changes in people, process, or technology).
  • Provide timely and proactive updates to the SOX, Finance, and IT leadership on key risks, gaps, process enhancements, or any areas of potential concern.
  • Prepare and provide regular training on SOX and control requirements, risk management, and other relevant areas (e.g. ITACs, management review controls, IPE, etc.).
  • Work cross-functionally to create, roll out, and support a consolidated control and testing framework for all systems.
  • Engage with in-scope system and control owners to identify opportunities for automation or other efficiencies in our controls and testing approach.
  • Coordinate with co-sourced providers, external auditors, internal leaders and process owners to ensure engagement and timely execution of audit work and the SOX compliance program.


What We Value

  • Experience in crafting and evaluating internal controls associated with cloud-based systems (e.g. NetSuite, Workday, Salesforce), CI/CD systems, and ability to understand and navigate sophisticated home-grown systems.
  • CISSP, CISM CISA, and/or CIA certification preferred.
  • Highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders and teams to achieve outcomes, leveraging effective written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to effectively navigate an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment and artfully distill complexity.


What We Require

  • 3+ years of audit and project management experience within an Internal Audit/Risk Management function and/or as part of an assurance and advisory services Big 4 firm; with expertise in ITGC audits, key interfaces and reports testing over in-house built and enterprise corporate systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, COSO, Sarbanes Oxley Act, and PCAOB Rules.
Life at Palantir 

We want every Palantirian to achieve their best outcomes, that’s why we celebrate individuals’ strengths, skills, and interests, from your first interview to your longterm growth, rather than rely on traditional career ladders. Paying attention to the needs of our community enables us to optimize our opportunities to grow and helps ensure many pathways to success at Palantir. Promoting health and well-being across all areas of Palantirians’ lives is just one of the ways we’re investing in our community. Learn more at Life at Palantir and note that our offerings may vary by region.

In keeping consistent with Palantir’s values and culture, we believe employees are “better together” and in-person work affords the opportunity for more creative outcomes. Therefore, we encourage employees to work from our offices to foster connectivity and innovation. Many teams do offer hybrid options (WFH a day or two a week), allowing our employees to strike the right trade-off for their personal productivity. Based on business need, there are a few roles that allow for “Remote” work on an exceptional basis. If you are applying for one of these roles, you must work from the state in which you are employed. If the posting is specified as Onsite, you are required to work from an office.

Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in solving the world’s hardest problems. Palantir does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Palantir is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster, EEO poster supplement and Pay Transparency Notice for additional information.

Palantir is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please reach out and let us know how we can help.


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