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Director of Internal Controls ( Reporting)

Company: Affinity Executive Search
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

We deliver solutions and drive innovations that protect the environment, people, and public health. This includes working to create a more sustainable, shared future. Our innovative solutions make a difference in people's lives, communities, and our planet by protecting their health and well-being. Change your career. Change your world. Join and help protect health and well-being in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. Position Purpose: The Director of Internal Controls (Over the Financial Reporting unit) is considered a highly visible position within and will be responsible for leading the internal controls function, defining and implementing a leading practice internal control environment and driving a control conscious and compliant organization. - Key Job Activities:

  • Lead the full management of internal controls over financial reporting cycle, including annual top-down scoping and risk assessment.
  • Develop and maintain COSO Framework Structure and establishment of Risk and Controls Matrices, including annual documentation refresh and design evaluation.
  • Lead the controls remediation program with efficient and effective tracking and reporting of deficiencies through remediation and Internal Audit testing / monitoring
  • Establish self-testing and continuous controls monitoring to help accounting teams mature control operation. This includes coaching, mentoring and training of accounting personnel.
  • Segregation of Duties (SOD) oversight and remediation and overall conclusions.
  • Acquisition / integration and divestiture / separation activities including transition to standardized / harmonized SOX risk and control matrices (RCMs).
  • Actively participate on compliance areas including fraud and enterprise risk management.
  • Leadership involvement with other mega processes (ie. OTC, STP, ATR, HTR, MTQ) to assure leading practice internal control over financial reporting (ie. automated, preventive, continuous controls monitoring environment).
  • Establish and maintain a continuous improvement culture/posture including establishing mythologies, prioritization, influencing and sponsoring initiatives originating from the controllership and active leadership/participation/execution on broader corporate/business unit initiatives (e.g. Business Transformation established in 2017). More specifically, End-to-End Global Process Owners and Leads interaction especially as it relates to Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (ie. OTC, STP, ATR, ATR, HTR, MTQ)
  • Work on special projects identified by senior management to find strategic solutions to issues facing a growing international company. This includes participation in control design / redesign work due to transactions.
  • Act as a liaison to the external auditors to assist in their completion of efficient audit(s) including the integrated audit, among others (e.g. statutory audits, benefit plan audits, etc.) Experience -
    • 10+ years of hands-on experience in accounting and finance roles of increasing responsibility
    • Experience in a more than $1 billion, global company
    • True hands on experience helping transform the maturity of the Internal Controls Function
    • A minimum of six years of public accounting; public company experience
    • Must possess a deep technical knowledge of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
    • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is considered a plus.
    • A bachelor's degree in accounting and a Certified Public Accountant designation
    • Experience in Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills capable of interacting with staff, peers, and senior leadership including the CEO, CFO, and General Counsel competently and effectively. currently offers its employees the option to participate in a full range of benefits, including a health care program which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, a 401(k) plan, and an employee stock purchase plan. Participation in some programs requires that employees be regularly scheduled to work a minimum number of hours and/or to have fulfilled a waiting period after they begin employment

Keywords: Affinity Executive Search, Arlington Heights , Director of Internal Controls ( Reporting), Executive , Deerfield, Illinois

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