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Accounting Supervisor : Process Policy and Controls

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Supervisor, Policy, Process, and Controls is responsible for evaluating risks, processes, and controls to support  control environment. This includes evaluating, recommending and implementing improvements in processes and controls to improve process efficiency and control effectiveness.  The incumbent will supervise the development, implementation, and training on Finance policies across the finance team. The incumbent will lead business process owners throughout the organization regarding the Company’s expectations for creating and maintaining a strong control environment through robust process documentation.

Job Responsibilities:

Process and Policy Management

  • Supervises the development, drafting and implementation of new Finance policies. Identifies gaps in the current Finance policy environment and develops plan to close gaps.  Develops implementation guidance and training on Finance polices to support compliance
  • Proactively evaluates and works with process owners to identify opportunities to improve efficiency of current processes, develops reporting on process efficiency and maturity, and supports reporting to the Process and Controls Council (PCC)
  • Develops expertise in process improvement, including use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), evaluation of new software, and other methods to support continuous improvement in  process environment.

Internal Control Environment Management

  • Leads the annual risk assessment process. Works with process and control owners to evaluate risks to their processes and controls and maintain or develop controls to address those risks
  • Maintains the North American Risk and Controls Matrix (RACM). Works with other groups within the Company to ensure conformity of the North American RACM with other RACMs maintained by the business
  • Works with control owners to identify internal control deficiencies, bring them to management’s attention, including the PCC, and remediate the deficiency
  • Supports reporting of control matters to the PCC
  • Proactively evaluates and works with control owners to identify opportunities in the performance of controls, including through automation, to improve control efficiency and maturity
  • Supports  testing of key reports and critical spreadsheets. Advises process and control owners on the development of new key reports/critical spreadsheets.
  • Administers the annual review of service organization reporting and critical third parties

Accounting, Systems, and General Management

  • Supports the strategic direction and development of functionality of systems, including the implementation of S/4 HANA, Salesforce, and other systems, including the assessment of risks and controls as a result of implementation of these systems
  • Support the Company’s recognition of revenue through review of revenue contracts and validation of key controls related to those contracts, as required
  • Provides assistance to Management throughout the Company on selected projects, as required

Successful incumbents will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or its equivalent, is required
  • Master’s degree in Accounting is preferred
  • CPA license (or similar professional licensure, such as Certified Internal Auditor) is preferred
  • 5+ years of diversified accounting experience with accounting systems, internal controls, accounting procedures, and related technical pronouncements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

Position Scope/Contribution:

Ensures compliance with FASB, SEC, PCAOB and internal control requirements.  Coordinates communications with internal auditors, external auditors and various corporate departments.  This role is critical to ensuring the integrity of the Company’s financial statements, providing assurance over the financial controls, maintaining financial systems, training finance team members as to the Company’s expectations and continually improving the efficiency of the Company’s internal controls, financial processes and business environment.

Our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas.  You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions.  Our nine manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.


Keywords: Gables Search Group, Arlington Heights , Accounting Supervisor : Process Policy and Controls, Other , Deerfield, Illinois

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