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Title:  Internal Controls Manager

Requisition Id:  1606
Job Function:  Finance
Career Area:  Corporate Jobs
Position Purpose:

The Manager, 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:

• Support 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. 
• Actively participate on compliance areas including fraud and enterprise risk management. 
• Collaborate with other mega processes (ie. OTC, STP, HTR) 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 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 (ie. OTC, STP, ATR, ATR, HTR). 
• Manage 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.) 
• Manage the development of future-state process flow diagrams and risk-control matrices as part of the Company’s implementation of a Global SAP system. 
Internal Controls Center of Excellence (COE) 
• Assist management with remediation plan development, execution and support for control owners
• Partner with the BU/region and Internal Audit to prioritize remediation activities to address the deficiencies with the highest materiality and risk to the company
• 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 lead the roll-out of globally harmonized controls supported by a state-of-the-art IT environment. .
• Lead training and Coaching sessions related to IPE and MRC, Balance Sheet Recons, JE including rollout of the standard JE book, Harmonized RCMs, Maturity of Month-end Close (Management Reviews of BU-level financial reports and Legal Entity Reviews). .
• Assist in the remediation of Segregation of Duties (SOD) matters for the SOX systems
• Act as the communication liaison between BU/region, senior management and Theme Leads
• Communicate/coordinate with Internal Audit and External Audit to determine the level of expectation for remediation
• Assist in the identification and development of remediation plans for newly identified deficiencies and gaps. 
• Identify resource constraints, lack of expertise and lack of remediation priority. 
• Identify and share Best Practices among the team and disseminate globally.

Education:
Required Education: in Bachelors or Equivalent
Experience (North America & LATAM):
For Management jobs, years of management experience preferred: 8-10
Experience (EMEAA):
Certifications and/or Licenses:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Disclaimer:

The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job or person. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws.To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.


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