Manager, Internal Controls Job Description

Manager, Internal Controls Job Description

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Manager, internal controls provides resolution to a diverse range of issues consistent with a comprehensive understanding of accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), applicable regulations, and university policies and procedures.

Manager, Internal Controls Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Evaluate testing procedures and revise to meet control objectives
Assist process owners in the establishment and on-going maintenance of control and process documentation (policies, procedures, narratives, control matrices)
Driving periodic completion of GCSA questionnaire in collaboration with GIA
Responsible for the preparation of specific new global policies and update/ enhancement of existing policies
Update and maintenance of Group Finance policies/ standards (GFM, GPM, approval processes)
Perform annual Risk Assessment for business processes that are in-scope for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, for key controls in those processes, to determine annual sample size for testing, and to develop annual testing plan
Perform annual walkthrough of each in-scope business process and document results
Support for Internal Use Equipment audits, Key Business & Control Assessment (KB&CA) metrics
In conjunction with the Director Internal Controls & Profit Protection, conduct planned and ad-hoc risk & internal control assessments of all HO processes
Review project spend, analysis, and reporting prepared by senior and staff level analysis

Manager, Internal Controls Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Manager, Internal Controls

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CIA, CISA, SOX, CFE, CCSA, ACCA, ACA, CA, CEBS

Education for Manager, Internal Controls

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the manager, internal controls job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Business/Administration, Education, MBA, Auditing, Management, Information Systems, Graduate

Skills for Manager, Internal Controls

Desired skills for manager, internal controls include:

US GAAP
Procedures
Principles
Techniques of accounting
But not limited to
Inventory controls
Overall hotel operations and governances
Purchasing
Supplies and equipment
Generally accepted accounting principles

Desired experience for manager, internal controls includes:

Manage the quarterly/annual SOX Section 302 and 404 certification processes, including the quarterly account certification process
Implement and oversee the Company’s COSO 2013 compliance
Implement and oversee the Company’s risk assessment process
Perform other internal control or risk assessment projects as deemed necessary by Senior Management
Knowledge of Operational and Financial processes
SOX implementation experience

Manager, Internal Controls Examples

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Manager, Internal Controls Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of manager, internal controls. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for manager, internal controls
  • Participation in the Global ICS network incl
  • Ensuring all operational and SOX controls are communicated effectively and understood by the business
  • Identify and communicate issues/concerns related to controls and/or operating environment
  • Review resolution testing of Internal Audit findings for UK & Europe, review independent testing performed by the UK Manager of Compliance, and prepare quarterly updates to Internal Audit on remediation status
  • Assist business remediation of cluster SOX control deficiencies
  • Act as point person for evaluation and testing of business processes, functions, and departments
  • Perform audit testing
  • Build and maintain strong business relationships within company, and extend Internal Audit efforts to overseas subsidiary
  • Assist in the documentation of changes to testing methodology related to the
  • Timely coordination/execution of the local ICS testing (control reviews) re key controls incl
Qualifications for manager, internal controls
  • Inherent intellectual curiosity with ability to identify material issues and recommend solutions
  • Knowledge of Process Improvement / Operational Excellence
  • Bachelor degree with major in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems or similar
  • 7-9 years of relevant work experience within IT risk, governance, compliance, IT internal audit or IT external audit
  • Knowledge of agile development methods and the latest technology tools is a huge plus
  • Bachelor degree with major in Accounting or Finance
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a manager, internal controls. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for manager, internal controls
  • Perform Issue Aggregation, including management issues, SOX issues, audit issues, , for Audit Committee reporting
  • Provides a key leadership role within the Strategic Internal Controls team
  • Serves as primary liaison between strategic controls group and process owners
  • Coordinates with key stakeholders
  • Directs the successful tactical execution of the risk and control evaluation process
  • Proactively ensures complete understanding of processes and systems involved in assessment
  • Develop process assessment documentation to support the risk evaluation
  • Communicates openly with all stakeholders to ensure a high-quality, value-added, accurate result
  • Directs effective and thorough application of risk assessment best practices
  • Facilitates proactive, tactical collaboration with other risk teams, audit, and compliance functions to ensure alignment with other activities and prior efforts to understand and evaluate risk and risk appetite
Qualifications for manager, internal controls
  • CISA is required
  • Higher Education industry experiences a plus
  • Excellent skills using Excel/Word/PowerPoint and Flowcharting tools are required
  • Experience in the recruitment and successful placement of IT internal control resources at various levels within the organization
  • Professional certification CISA is mandatory
  • Other postgraduate/ professional accounting qualification is an advantage (CPAACCA, CFA, CIMA )
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Manager, Internal Controls Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of manager, internal controls. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for manager, internal controls
  • Works independently to determine project methods and procedures
  • Coordinate with IT teams in communicating application scope and facilitating annual SOX testing
  • Accountable for managing, monitoring and reporting overall SOX testing activities to ensure SOX timelines are achieved including leading multiple SOX status meetings, preparing and/or reviewing meeting materials, completion of project and executive dashboards
  • Oversee the complete and accurate maintenance over relevant SOX documents (business and technology) and related databases/control repository for control changes
  • Perform quality review of the relevant activities performed by analysts including testing, scoping
  • Work with relevant parties to remediate and monitor deficiencies, as applicable
  • Manage the checklists and semi-annual certification process with 100+ control owners
  • Acts as a key primary contributor in reviewing new processes and/or supporting process documentation efforts
  • Serve as the primary custodian and maintain various tools/applications required to produce SOX documents and be the primary contact for business and IT stakeholders
  • Proactively support senior manager and/or director on assessing/evaluating compliance activities required over new projects
Qualifications for manager, internal controls
  • This position operates in a fast paced environment, requiring a high level of organization and analytic skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, Visio & PowerPoint is required
  • Self motivated and driven to excel
  • Experience working on large, enterprise projects ideal
  • Experience working with business driven technology projects ideal
  • Ability to see projects through to completion on a timely basis without compromising standards or quality – is results oriented
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a manager, internal controls. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for manager, internal controls
  • Manage and drive the self-assessment of internal controls in either the AtR, OtC, or PtP workstream
  • Lead daily and month end control activities including reconciliation of balances on accounting tool (blackline)
  • Oversee the review of SOX controls as prepared by BPO partner
  • Review prepared SOX controls for work done in the RDC-Europe
  • Oversee initiatives to address internal control enhancement where findings from self -assessment highlight areas that need to be addressed
  • Supervise the on-site activities related to the vendor’s external audit to ensure audit runs smoothly
  • Manage the on-site activities related to MCAAS audit to ensure the audit runs smoothly
  • Establish an updated Archer system for the AtR, OtC, or PtP processes
  • Proactively identify and implement opportunities for streamlining, simplifying and ensuring processes are working efficiently
  • Manage, lead, and supervise ad hoc compliance projects
Qualifications for manager, internal controls
  • Demonstrates leadership through acceptance of responsibility for driving strategic initiatives at the direction of management
  • Ability to recognize when action is needed to modify approach to ensure the desired result is achieved
  • Requires strong management skills in addition to effective team building, coaching, and persuasion skills
  • Ability to apply risk and control concepts pragmatically, considering risk and reward and must be proactive in identifying and understanding known business constraints so proposed alternatives are vetted in advance for practicality
  • Demonstrates positive, professional behavior
  • Possesses an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as finance, technology, operations, and investigations
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Manager, Internal Controls Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a manager, internal controls. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for manager, internal controls
  • Serves as a resource on issues related to internal controls, and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Collaborate with executives and line management to create, sustain and strengthen the internal control framework through risk and control identification and control design and implementation
  • Partner with various groups within the organization on the development and maintenance of ongoing control-related initiatives
  • Advanced in knowledge within industry handle around various regulatory frameworks (SOX, Solvency II, Model Audit Rule)
  • Superior working relationships with the business, and a broad understanding of business processes in order to translate technical issues into business-related decision points
  • Conduct planned and ad-hoc risk & internal control assessments of Group Functions processes
  • Report on results, agree on action plans, deadlines and responsibilities for control deficiencies with department heads and follow-up on these
  • Assist in the directing, coaching, advising and supporting of Group Functions teams in all aspects of Corporate Governance
  • Outstanding personnel management, oversight, and guidance that allow our project teams and people to grow and succeed
  • General business knowledge in various functional areas (e.g., finance, HR, payroll, registrar, bursar, grants/program management, IT) and/or the not-for-profit/higher education sector
Qualifications for manager, internal controls
  • Experience in audit (internal or external) preferred
  • Good understanding of manufacturing business processes and concepts
  • Well-developed communication (verbal and written) and strong influencing skills at all levels
  • Must be a self-starter with a desire to promote and implement continuous improvement endeavors
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Must be able to communicate accounting matters with all levels within the organization and to outside parties including auditors and vendors, if necessary

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