Controls Compliance Coordinator

PURPOSE: To advance the company’s readiness to comply with key provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as it relates to internal controls over financial reporting. This individual will do so through partnering with and educating regional and functional leaders on requirements, driving consistency and best practice, and keeping a steady focus on maturation and readiness.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Drive SOX compliance readiness efforts globally through education, advice, and coordination with global Finance IT and other business leaders.
  • Encourage enterprise-wide consistency of key controls where possible
  • Work with responsible control coordinators globally and help locations without a control coordinator identify, educate and implement control programs
  • Maintain, update and drive adherence to SOX compliance manual and related methodology
  • Standardize process-level risk control matrix for implementation across regions
  • Encourage development of flow charts in key areas
  • Maintain SOX technology database
  • Assess related technology to facilitate and demonstrate compliance
  • Conduct annual quantitative and qualitative scoping exercise
  • Lead the internal assessment of in-scope global controls over financial reporting through risk-based evaluation of design and operating effectiveness of controls over financial reporting via:
  • Walkthroughs
  • Testing
  • Tracking remediation of deficiencies
  • Approach for locations deemed in-scope vs out-of-scope
  • Develop enhancements to and facilitate implementation of sustainable business self-assessment program (documentation updates, control self-assessment, certifications, self / peer audit, etc.)
  • Maintain SOX status reporting for ERC, Audit Committee and company leadership
  • Ongoing alignment with Enterprise Assurance Services team
  • Support departmental staff with customer relationships / communication
  • Coordinate internal and business controls assessment with risk-based audits
  • Lead business owner meetings globally, as needed
  • Annual audit plan assistance
  • Manage co-source and employee resources to test control design and effectiveness
  • Coordinate with external auditors to maximize controls reliance, value and streamlining audit efforts

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley sections 302, 404 and 906
  • Direct experience in business process and IT SOX regulations with ability to recommend best practices for internal controls and communicate such to non-technical individuals
  • CPA and / or internal auditor (or comparable) certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required with Master’s degree preferred
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in risk-based, auditing preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams and direct the actions of team members
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP
  • Working knowledge of COSO internal control framework
  • Strong software/systems experience with proficiency in MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and SharePoint skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to multi-task without missing deadlines
  • Organizational and prioritization skills
  • Requires ability to respond effectively to clients, employees and management and handle sensitive and/or confidential communications
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to function as an effective change agent
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills with ability to deliver strategic messages to senior leadership level positions
  • Proven experience working within a fast-paced, complex business environment
  • Multi-national company exposure preferred
  • Up to 30% domestic and international travel

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