Director - Internal Controls North America

Job Title

Director - Internal Controls North America

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to
You have the opportunity to drive the assessment of risks and internal controls over financial reporting (ICOFR). Key activities include lead the Internal Control team in North America, performing ICOFR risk impact assessment on new or existing processes, building and maintaining Corporate SOX framework, advising on the design, implementation of controls, support the remediation of control deficiencies and remediate design gaps for a process.
This is a challenging role requiring adherence to deadlines, communication skills and a flexible approach.
You are responsible for

  • Adding value for the finance organization by crafting efficient solutions to drive operational efficiencies, compliance with company policies, and thereby reducing risk of material financial reporting misstatements.
  • Lead the Internal Control Organization in the North America region.
  • Administration of the quarterly and annual Sarbanes-Oxley certification process.
  • Represent Internal Controls in selected Audit & Risk Committees
  • Participate in system and project implementations which have Internal Control /SOx implications.
  • Interact with different levels of management and business process owners to ensure key controls are timely identified and embedded in the process, tested, and operati
  • g effectively.
  • Monitor and advice process owners on action plans for remediation of deficient controls on a timely basis.
  • Perform root cause analysis and design efficient and effective remediation plans.
  • Work closely with process/control owners to ensure that audit findings are timely resolved.
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodic reporting to key partners such as senior management.
  • Find opportunities to increase efficiency and continuously improve on the existing internal control framework.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with Head of Finance, Business Process, Control Owners and Internal Audit to resolve key risk areas that need operational improvement.
  • Assist in developing practical approaches and solutions that address internal control compliance challenges and issues.
  • Assist to lead change, implement operational improvements, and be a valued business partner.

You are a part of
Internal Control Team (ICT), who is the global responsible for securing compliance with Philips' Internal Control System and the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOx), as well as, for driving and executing strategic programs in the Internal Control domain with a view to always maintain the robustness of the Philips internal control framework.
ICT is part of Accounting, Reporting & Internal Control (ARIC) within Philips Finance organization.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Certified Public Accounting (CPA) or Certified Internal Audit (CIA).
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience
  • Experience as auditor (preferably in one of the Big 4 public accounting firms) is a requirement.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Experience in finance compliance is a requirement.
  • Track record in people leadership and developing talent.
  • Able to identify, document and evaluate key financial and business control processes within a global organization.
  • Ability to comprehend the relationship between different control procedures and objectives and the impact on overall internal control framework.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills and ability to gain respect of senior management.
  • Knowledge of Internal control compliance tool is a plus, fluent in English, both written and verbal.
  • Highly motivated who can lead in a changing environment.
  • Confident communicator with strong inter-personal skills, effective in dealing with people at all levels.
  • Comfortable working in a team and independently, willing and able to take on responsibility.
In return, we offer you
A path towards your most rewarding career. Succeeding in this role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

Company relocation benefits will not be provided for this position. Candidates need to live within the territory or within commuting distance to Nashville, TN.

Why should you join Philips?
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