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Senior Internal Controls Analyst
  • Job ID #: 36104
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree
  • Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years
  • Location: US-IL-Bannockburn
  • Functional Area: Finance
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
The Senior Analyst Internal Controls will be responsible for defining and implementing a leading practice internal control environment and driving a control conscious and compliant organization.

Key Job Activities: List the ongoing day-to-day essential job responsibilities in priority order.
1) Key Responsibilities - Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
• Support the full management of internal controls over financial reporting cycle, including annual top-down scoping and risk assessment and establishment of Risk and Controls Matrices, including annual documentation refresh and design evaluation.
• Support the controls remediation program with efficient and effective tracking and reporting of deficiencies through remediation and Internal Audit testing / monitoring.
• Perform self-testing and continuous controls monitoring to help accounting teams mature control operation. This includes coaching, mentoring and training of accounting personnel.
• Collaborate with other mega processes (i.e. OTC, STP, HTR) to assure leading practice internal control over financial reporting (i.e. automated, preventive, continuous controls monitoring environment).
• Establish and maintain a continuous improvement culture/posture including establishing methodologies, prioritization, influencing and sponsoring initiatives originating from the controllership and active leadership/participation/execution on broader corporate/business unit initiatives (e.g. Business Transformation). More specifically, End-to-End Global Process Owners and Leads interaction especially as it relates to Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (i.e. OTC, STP, ATR, ATR, HTR).
• 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..
• Develop future-state process flow diagrams and risk-control matrices as part of the Company’s implementation of a Global SAP system.
2) Internal Controls Center of Excellence (COE)
• Assist management with remediation plan development, execution and support for control owners. • Work with the BU/region and Internal Audit to remediate internal control deficiencies.
• Participate in Internal Audit process walkthroughs, to act as “knowledge resource” and to gain an understanding of the current processes and controls.
• Build a deep understanding of future-state processes and internal controls to support the roll-out of globally harmonized controls supported by a state-of-the-art IT environment.
• Assist in the remediation of Segregation of Duties (SOD) matters for the SOX systems.
• Communicate/coordinate with Internal Audit and External Audit to determine the level of expectation for remediation.
• Identify resource constraints, lack of expertise and lack of remediation priority.
• Identify and share Best Practices among the team and disseminate globally.

Position Requirements:
Education and Experience required (including certifications and/or software requirements for the position):
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting
• 3+ years of Internal Controls experience, preferably including a minimum of 2 years of public accounting
• Certified Public Accountant designation preferred
• Experience in a more than $0.5 billion, global company
• Must possess a deep technical knowledge of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
• Interpersonal and communication skills capable of interacting with staff, peers, managers and senior leaders competently and effectively.

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