Group Internal Control Operations Manager

23 Sep 2016
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Join us in for a unique opportunity in the global Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICoFR) Operations Team to play an active part as we transform our assurance and internal control approach while maintaining an effective control environment and working with colleagues worldwide. Currently we are looking for a person to join us as Group Internal Control Operations Manager.

• Support the definition and implementation of the Group's internal control methodology and activities related to the design, implementation and monitoring and adaptation of internal controls which are responsive to changes in the organization or changes in the business environment as well as changes from the regulators (SEC/PCAOB);
• Keep abreast of changes in the organization structure and changes in the business environment and determine both the impact on internal controls and the required response;
• Proactively develop and improve the internal control processes and provide guidance through instructions, clarification meetings, helpdesk responses, frequently asked questions and training to the Group internal control community as necessary;
• Proactively develop and improve our Internal Control tool by building methodology requirements into the functionality;
• Lead and manage a Reference Team to define and test requirements for our Internal Control tool either from user requests or reported bugs;
• Lead Group-wide projects and initiatives to simplify and rationalize the ICoFR environment and systems;
• Analyze and draw conclusions (Red Flags) regarding the effectiveness of the internal control environment and then initiate corrective actions with the relevant stakeholder;
• Support and work with all ICoFR Operations team members within subsequent areas: internal controls assessment including testing, remediation activities, develop KPIs to support both backward and forward looking assessment of the control environment.

• University degree in finance, accounting, auditing, etc.;
• Professional qualification equivalent to CPA/CIA/CISA;
• 5-10 years' experience in finance, audit or internal control related areas;
• A good understanding of Internal Controls methodology and practices;
• Sound working knowledge of SEC/PCAOB/COSO regulations and requirements;
• Sound working knowledge of US GAAP and SOX;
• Good business knowledge and working experience in the areas of process improvements and/or accounting - ideally both;
• An understanding of ERP systems;
• Experience in a large multinational matrix organization implementing company-wide initiatives including ongoing monitoring of implementation and taking of corrective actions as required;
• Fluent in English language (spoken and written);
• Strong communication skills - both written and oral;
• Ability to draft, tailor and deliver communication relevant to audience;
• Attention to detail;
• Strong analytical skills;
• Service-oriented mindset;
• Willingness and ability to learn other tasks and activities within the ICoFR Operations team and be the back-up for other team members.