Senior Internal Controls Analyst
- Melbourne, Australia
Responsible for performing business process and internal control reviews for a business segment, region, distributor or plant. Also, responsible for partnering with the business to implement process and internal control improvements.
Assists in development and execution of annual control plan.
Reviews and tests financial and operational internal controls to evaluate the effectiveness of the internal control environment.
Understands business processes to identify risks and opportunities for improvement in safeguarding company assets and business operations.
Identifies internal control issues and improvement opportunities that are meaningful and practical.
Prepares and reviews internal control documentation (i.e. process maps, flowcharts, control matrices) to ensure documentation is current and in
accordance with company requirements.
Communicates results, observations and improvement recommendations to stakeholders.
Participates in process improvement initiatives to enhance accounting and internal control systems.
Collaborates with auditors (including Business Process Analysis team, internal auditors and external auditors) to resolve internal control deficiencies and with Accounting Policy to resolve accounting issues.
Provides training and coaching to business on internal controls, accounting and company policies.
US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - Evaluates US accounting standards to record transactions in compliance with requirements and company policies; assesses the accounting requirements and objectives to determine the implications on the business and communicate to stakeholders with varying financial knowledge.
Business Process and Internal Control Risk Analysis - Evaluates business processes to identify risks and internal control gaps; applies understanding of business processes and relevant risks to develop and implement process improvements; develops risk management plans by applying internal control framework to address identified risks.
Financial Internal Controls - Leverages internal control framework by assessing internal controls and developing remediation plans to mitigate financial reporting risks and respond to changing business needs.
Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
Courage - Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.
Nimble learning - Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Persuades - Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
Self-development - Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.
Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Education, Licenses, Certifications
College, university, or equivalent degree in Accounting required.
Progress toward Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent certification preferred.
Intermediate level of relevant work experience required.
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