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Title:  Manager Internal Controls

Requisition Id:  21568
Job Function:  Finance
Career Area:  Corporate Jobs
Work Location:  Bannockburn 1 - 2355 (CORP)

About Us:

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Stericycle finance leadership is determined to create a top-quartile finance and accounting function with a true commitment to cross-functional transformation cutting across all processes, operations, and finance technology transformation.  You will support these initiatives that are being led by an outstanding leadership team with a proven track record of establishing world class finance functions.  

Key Job Activities:

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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Manage special projects identified by senior management to find strategic solutions to issues facing a large multinational 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.).
  • Collaborate with Internal Audit and ITGRC team to coordinate testing results and drive to resolution for identified issues.
  • 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.

Experience (North America & LATAM):

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • 7+ years of Internal Controls experience, preferably including a minimum of 2 years of public accounting.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred
  • True hands on experience helping transform the maturity of the Internal Controls Function is considered a plus
  • Experience in a more than $0.5 billion, global company Experience in a more than $0.5 billion, global company
  • Experience in analyzing and assessing risk in business or system processes, evaluating internal controls and developing recommendations
  • Experience working in a dynamic environment while managing multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines and changing organizational needs
  • Must possess a deep technical knowledge of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is considered a plus.
  • Experience in Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills capable of interacting with staff, peers, and senior leaders competently and effectively.
  • Experience in designing and managing internal controls in SAP 4/HANA environment is preferred 


Stericycle 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 with Stericycle.


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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