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03/2015 present
Chicago, IL
Senior Manager, Internal Controls
Chicago, IL
Senior Manager, Internal Controls
03/2015 present
Chicago, IL
Senior Manager, Internal Controls
03/2015 present
  • Help develop recommendations for policy, process, and internal control improvements
  • Manages direct reports and subordinate staff indirectly; manages
  • Recommend and implement changes to methods of performing work
  • Assist with progress reporting including status of unresolved control deficiencies from the internal controls assessment process, internal or external audits
  • Collaborate with business leads to prioritize deficiencies from the annual assessment process and recommend improvements
  • Provides guidance to peers and subordinate staff within the bounds of
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the accounting and finance policies
08/2009 10/2014
Chicago, IL
Manager, Internal Controls
Chicago, IL
Manager, Internal Controls
08/2009 10/2014
Chicago, IL
Manager, Internal Controls
08/2009 10/2014
  • Provide input into the annual scoping project
  • Work with Management to coordinate Sarbanes Oxley activities through the identification, documentation and testing of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Effectively plan, organize, direct and facilitate multiple, concurrent projects of moderate to high complexity
  • Develop positive working relationships with process owners and business unit management to provide value added control assessment services while maintaining independence and objectivity and promoting awareness of the importance of internal controls
  • Supervise and participate in the completion of multiple assignments on time and within budget, while meeting Internal Audit’s quality standards including review of internal control documentation, test plans and work papers
  • Review findings with Internal Audit management, the process owner and business unit management and evaluate control deficiencies in accordance with the Company’s framework for evaluating control exceptions and deficiencies
  • Provide thoughtful input into the scoping exercise, testing schedule, associated time budgets and risk assessment exercises
11/2005 06/2009
Los Angeles, CA
Manager Internal Controls
Los Angeles, CA
Manager Internal Controls
11/2005 06/2009
Los Angeles, CA
Manager Internal Controls
11/2005 06/2009
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all levels of management (clear communication)
  • Manage a team of specialists by fulfilling both direct and matrix manager roles
  • Develop quarterly 302 Memo to document all relevant internal control changes and disclosure in the 10Q
  • Coordinates the execution and further development of the Internal Control System (ICS)
  • Prepare quarterly executive summary report for senior management to share internal controls trends and insights
  • Perform validation of remediated findings for corporate functions and select critical and high risk findings throughout the system
  • Perform quarterly assessment of the TCCC global control environment to evaluate and conclude on internal controls over financial reporting
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Johnson & Wales University
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Skills Skills
  • Well-developed professional expertise and decision-making ability
  • PC proficiency in basic applications: (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, etc.)
  • Proficiency with basic applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, etc
  • Ability to lead multiple projects and prioritize in a fast paced, collaborative environment
  • Ability to make inquiries to uncover the root cause of issues
  • Ability to work with diverse cultures and languages within global organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication and project management skills
  • Ability to speak a foreign language is
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to handle difficult and controversial matters
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Cycle Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Supervise on and off shore staff for the Internal Control functions and act as their first line of on-site support to meet schedules or resolve problems
  • Frequently interact with NAF Internal Control Managers for work direction and scheduling throughout the year
  • Perform annual Risk Assessment for business processes that are in-scope for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, as well as for key controls in those processes, to determine annual sample size for testing, and to develop annual testing plan
  • Coordinate update of required documentation for in-scope business processes
  • Perform annual walkthrough of each in-scope business process and document results; assess the design and effectiveness of key and supporting controls associated with each business process; analyze process risks and control requirements
  • Evaluate testing procedures and revise to meet control objectives. Document testing procedures and evaluation criteria
  • Execute the annual testing plan for all assigned key controls, through periodic sample testing, observation and/or re-performance; document results in the Xerox Compliance Tool
  • Document any deficiencies noted during periodic testing and communicate (risk, root causes, and financial exposure) to Internal Controls management for evaluation and approval
  • Review Process Owner’s remediation plans for issues found, and perform any required remediation testing to close the issue
  • Complete periodic inspections of assigned manual journal entries, General Ledger account reconciliations, and desktop applications
  • Provide support for PWC testing requirements, including evidence collection and data translation, as assigned
  • Support for Internal Use Equipment audits, Key Business & Control Assessment (KB&CA) metrics, etc
  • Support for ad-hoc management requests from NAF Internal Controls or other groups
  • BS degree in Accounting or Business, CPA or MBA preferred
  • Audit experience required; Sarbanes-Oxley experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience with at least 2 direct reports
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Senior Manager Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Critically and continually review and assess risk & internal controls in HO processes using the adidas Group Risk Management & Internal Controls best practices
  • In conjunction with the Director Internal Controls & Profit Protection, conduct planned and ad-hoc risk & internal control assessments of all HO processes. Report on results, agree on action plans, deadlines and responsibilities with department Heads and ensure full implementation of audit findings
  • Test new controls for HO processes prior to implementation as directed by the global policies
  • Assist in the directing, coaching, advising and supporting of HO teams in all aspects of Corporate Governance
  • Work in close relation with the Cluster and local management teams to review, improve and harmonize processes and update policies and controls accordingly
  • Coordinate the timely and accurate completion of the subsidiary’s GCSA questionnaire and Risk Management assessment
  • Experience in risk management and audit
  • Effective communication and team work skills
  • Fluent in English, Italian and Spanish are an advantage
  • MS office suite of products – upper intermediate to advanced
  • Financial Audit or Business specialty - CIA/CPA/CMA qualification preferred
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Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Oversee internalaudit process at the local Radio stations, including pre-internal auditreviews, support during the audit process, through issuance of final auditreport
  • Assist with monthend and quarter end account analysis and reporting
  • 3 -6 years of relevant experience in roles ofincreasing responsibility in finance and accounting management preferred
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Senior Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Frequent interaction with EMT members including CEO and CFO along with
  • Manages direct reports and subordinate staff indirectly; manages
  • Requires expert knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Serves as SME regarding the evaluation of the adequacy of the company's
  • Experience with financial statements and/or reporting and IT operations
  • Proven track record providing internal audit leadership and managing teams
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Manager Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support successful go-live and market entry (newly opened subsidiaries) especially from an Accounting & Finance perspective
  • Drive creation and implementation of critical business process improvement projects (regulatory reporting for compliance)
  • Build a close working relationship with the Internal Audit Team and Risk Management team at Under Armour (helping prioritize internal audit plan for LATAM & New Markets, building workplans with Internal Audit, support Under Armour’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance program)
  • Create and implement integrated processes across the full value chain leading to accurate & timely financial reporting (working across all channels and functions)
  • Development and maintenance of efficient internal control environment (local individual self-assessment checklists, local Controls/Procedures Manuals) – including preparation of accurate and timely formal written reports/oral presentations to management on findings and recommendations
  • Maintain/govern playbook documentation of process, guidelines, tasks, checklists, templates, etc
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all levels of management (clear communication)
  • Ensure completion of assigned projects in an organized and efficient manner on time and within budget
  • Expected travel commitments 25-50% of the time
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in accounting and/or finance (preferably including Audit experience), financial consulting with strong project management skills, in a high-growth dynamic operating environment
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and document business processes and related internal controls in narrative and/or flowchart formats (Audit Plan / Audit Universe / Risk Assessment development)
  • Familiarity auditing within an ERP system (i.e.; SAP)
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and articulate ideas and actionable recommendations
  • Humble & Hungry. Confidence without arrogance; driven to continually “up their game" regardless of prior successes
  • . Commits to stretch goals and delivers; holds self to highest performance standards
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Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide input into the annual scoping project
  • Work with Management to coordinate Sarbanes Oxley activities through the identification, documentation and testing of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Effectively plan, organize, direct and facilitate multiple, concurrent projects of moderate to high complexity
  • Develop positive working relationships with process owners and business unit management to provide value added control assessment services while maintaining independence and objectivity and promoting awareness of the importance of internal controls
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of operations, products and industry issues, as well as Company initiatives, strategies, systems, and organizational activities that may affect SOX coverage
  • Supervise and participate in the completion of multiple assignments on time and within budget, while meeting Internal Audit’s quality standards including review of internal control documentation, test plans and work papers
  • Review findings with Internal Audit management, the process owner and business unit management and evaluate control deficiencies in accordance with the Company’s framework for evaluating control exceptions and deficiencies
  • Provide thoughtful input into the scoping exercise, testing schedule, associated time budgets and risk assessment exercises
  • Assist management in identifying training needs, developing training materials and presenting training topics to the team
  • Prepare and administer project related evaluations under the advisement and direction of the Senior Manager, Internal Audit
  • PC proficiency in basic applications: (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, etc.)
  • Experience with data mining tools (i.e.; ACL)
  • Familiarity with auditing within an ERP system (i.e.; SAP) required
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and document business processes and related internal controls in narrative and/or flowchart formats
  • Ability to speak a foreign language is a plus
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Manager Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ensure that area/subsidiary internal controls are adequate / reliable and weaknesses identified & rectified
  • Monitor progress and effective implementation of actions arising from internal audit activity
  • Ensure employees' actions are in compliance with adidas-Group’s professional ethical code of conduct
  • Ensuring an appropriate subsidiary-wide Corporate Governance System by facilitating a holistic COSO-based conception for an optimized Group Internal Control System
  • Follow a clear risk-based approach
  • Enhancing the documentation of the system
  • Sharing best practices and offering trainings
  • Driving compliance with Group policies and guidelines
  • Coordination and update of accounting related Group policies and guidelines
  • Enforcing the closure of Internal Control gaps in the Group
  • Coordinates the execution and further development of the Internal Control System (ICS)
  • Supports the ICS functions on Brand / Market / HQ level and the Process Owners
  • Coordinates and updates existing policies
  • Responsible for implementing and improving the effectiveness of Internal Controls in their respective units
  • Raise awareness of Internal Controls in respective area
  • Supports evaluation and monitoring
  • 1 Senior Analyst
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Senior Manager Internal Controls Central Resume Examples & Samples

  • Leading initiatives focused on improving the efficiency, transparency and effectiveness of business processes. Responsible for working with management to identify opportunities for improvement, measure and analyze current business processes and redesign processes to meet the needs of a complex and growing business
  • Raise awareness/maintain knowledge of the Global Policy Manual on local level incl. an understanding of emerging developments and addressing of recommended policy changes to GP&IC
  • Design, development, implementation and regular update of local policies (based on global policies if existing), procedures and related internal controls, based on best practices and Group requirements
  • Timely coordination/execution of the local ICS testing (control reviews) re key controls incl. the mandatory documentation in BWise and heading remediation of all identified control deficiencies in collaboration with local Senior Management
  • Timely coordination of the local Control Self-Assessment (CSA) process with all respective owners, as well as identification of possible improvements and gaps closing
  • Support/follow Group Policies & Internal Controls (GP&IC) requests on various ICS topics
  • Immediate communication of major control deficiencies to Group HQ
  • Assist in the directing, coaching, advising and supporting of Market/Cluster teams in all aspects of Corporate Governance
  • Work in close relation with the Market/Cluster teams to review, improve and harmonize processes and update policies and controls accordingly
  • Communication of the local/global policies and ICS requirements incl. regular training sessions
  • Timely coordination of the local quarterly Representation Letter process
  • Timely coordination and accurate completion of the local Risk Management assessment
  • Timely implementation of Group Internal Audit action plans
  • Previous exposure to Finance with understanding of financial processes
  • Travel time ca. 30%
  • Functional: 5-7 years of professional experience
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Manager Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage a team of specialists by fulfilling both direct and matrix manager roles
  • Lead all the internal controls assessment activities within the Control Environments under responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting, or Computer Science/Information Systems
  • Professional certification CISA is mandatory; CISM; CGEIT, CRISC or CIA are an advantage
  • Other postgraduate/ professional accounting qualification is an advantage (CPAACCA, CFA, CIMA etc.)
  • Strong background and excellent understanding of concepts related to information systems audit, information security, general IT controls, application controls as well as in financial risk assessment and related audits are essential
  • Big 4 and financial accounting experience is an advantage
  • Excellent analytical skills and critical mind-set, strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Fluency in English, any other language is a plus
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Manager Internal Controls Europe Resume Examples & Samples

  • 1+ year as previous Marriott Director of Finance
  • 2+ years as previous Assistant Controller
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of accounting, and of financial records and transactions including, but not limited to, generally accepted accounting principles
  • Strong financial management and analytical skills; ability to identify trends in financial statements
  • Knowledge of purchasing, inventory controls, supplies and equipment
  • Knowledge of Governmental regulations and safety standards
  • Systems skills, including MS Office and hotel systems (Opera, PeopleSoft, SUN, LMS, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence others at all levels, including senior management
  • Ability to build consensus amongst various stakeholders with competing priorities
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Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead a team of analysts
  • Lead the quarterly and annual certification and governance process (from analyst to vice-president level)
  • Establish Aerospace’s annual testing scope
  • Perform internal control testing scope
  • Complete internal control testing per the established timeline
  • Assess deficiencies found through testing to ensure proper classification, report to management and support the business units to remediate the gaps on a timely basis
  • Coordinate OSC 52-109 and risk management activities with the Corporate Audit Services and Risk Assessment (CASRA)
  • Coordinate activities with the external auditors
  • Provide training on Internal Controls and OSC 52-109 Compliance
  • Work on strategic projects related to internal controls
  • You have a CPA accounting title with audit experience
  • You have a minimum experience of 8 years
  • You have good knowledge of IFRS accounting standards
  • You have excellent mastery of French and English, both spoken and written (all documentation is prepared in English)
  • You possess hands-on experience with Microsoft applications Word and Excel as well as SAP
  • You can manage, motivate, and organize the work of the team located in multiple sites
  • You possess the ability to develop talent within the team
  • You have the ability to develop networks and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders
  • You prioritize responsibilities and projects
  • You deliver as per established plans and meet key performance indicators
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Manager Internal Controls, Asia Pacific Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead SOX reviews including updating control documentation in GRC database and providing oversight to the IC COE team for remote testing
  • Oversee the internal control environment which may include review of existing financial and internal business controls procedures, compliance policy and recommending internal control improvements as well as documenting and/or updating control database
  • Regular status updates to Region and Global Compliance and Special Investigations team
  • Providing recommendations of key controls and improvement opportunities, and ensuring these controls are embedded within the revised processes
  • CPA, CIA or Chartered Accountancy
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Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Coordinate SOX activities with management, including: assist with annual SOX scoping and planning; identify and document internal controls, processes and sub-processes; assist with walkthroughs; identify and assess changes to internal controls; review and respond to internal audit findings; and develop remediation plans
  • Assist with transformational and cross functional internal control projects: SAP and 3PL implementations, global SOX programs, control self-assessments, and SOX software implementation
  • Develop positive working relationships with partners impacting internal controls
  • Promote awareness and importance of internal controls, and assist in designing and presenting trainings for internal controls
  • Understand impact of operations, system and strategic initiatives on control environment
  • Provide perspective and build consensus for control effectiveness and efficiency improvements
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business related field (or equivalent)
  • Minimum four years of internal or external audit experience, comprising previous SOX experience in public accounting, consulting, or corporate internal audit
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and document risks, business processes and related internal controls in narrative and/or flowchart formats
  • Strong analytical, process orientation, project management and report writing skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with cross functional management and third parties
  • General understanding of consumer product and/or retail related business preferred
  • Familiarity with auditing within an ERP system preferred: i.e.; SAP, Oracle
  • Professional certification preferred: i.e.; CPA, CIA, or CISA
  • Ability to lead multiple projects and prioritize in a fast paced, collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication and project management skills
  • Ability to work with diverse cultures and languages within global organization
  • Proficiency with basic applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, etc
  • None currently
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Senior Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor degree with major in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
  • You must have recent experience with Sarbanes-Oxley, especially with respect to IPE
  • Significant experience working with control frameworks such as testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of business process controls
  • At least 7 years of work experience, including 4+ years of experience with SOX. Experience from Big 4 is a merit
  • Self-starter and experienced with project management
  • Knowledge of internal control principles (e.g. COSO), financial and operational processes, risks, and IT general controls is required
  • CPA is strongly preferred
  • Experience with the Oracle suite of applications is a merit
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Senior Manager, Internal Controls Europe Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience, including at least one of the following areas
  • 3+ years experience in hotel auditing
  • Strong communications (verbal and written), organization and presentation skills
  • Ability to translate financial concepts into actionable business strategies and tactics
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Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist the Director in all matters related to Southern Company Gas’ internal control structure and assessment
  • Proactively identifies and assesses internal control deficiencies and makes recommendations to Director, accounting officers and the SOX Steering Committee as to the appropriate classification of severity and the appropriate actions to remediate any deficiencies
  • Assist the Director in preparation of control-related materials for management, the Controls and Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors and Southern’s management, including quarterly certification of all controls and reports to the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer
  • Oversees the preparation, evaluation, updating and inventory of SOX control-related documentation
  • Maintains inventory of control deficiencies and tracks progress toward remediation of identified deficiencies
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, or equivalent academic education and/or experience
  • 8 or more years in public accounting experience or experience in internal control or audit related field
  • Experience in coordinating with multiple stakeholders
  • Basic understanding of system-based controls
  • Understanding of COSO and SOX requirements
  • Well-developed professional expertise and decision-making ability
  • Ability to make inquiries to uncover the root cause of issues
  • Ability to handle difficult and controversial matters
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Manager Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, work effectively with cross-functional partners and drive process improvement initiatives across an organization,
  • Strong inter-cultural skills and eagerness to work in a very international setting,
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as communication skills to build commitment create adherence and report to management; proven ability to operate effectively under pressure and tight timeframes
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Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Prescribe standards / improvements on areas such as accounting for revenue, project set-up, project reviews, and project closeouts
  • Lead continuous improvement in internal controls through risk assessment and controls standardization, rationalization, optimization and automation
  • Maintain and update internal documentation for revenue policies, procedures and controls
  • Lead projects for risk based assessments of revenue control systems
  • Actively supports Project Finance Excellence in their management of operational risk through the course of risk assessment, monitoring, control identification, mitigation and measurement
  • Monitor business processes for changes impacting internal controls around revenue and provide thought leadership and support for effective business process and controls redesign/remediation
  • Minimum 5 years' experience working in revenue controls in a SOX environment
  • “Big Four” Public Accounting experience particularly audit time spent in auditing revenue a plus
  • Relevant level of progressive Finance and Management leadership roles with strong analytical and process skills with a track record of collaborating across a global organization
  • CPA is required
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Manager Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting + 5 years experience in external or internal auditing
  • Strong personal computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Excel
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Willingness to work efficiently under time constraints
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Senior Manager, Internal Controls Resume Examples & Samples

  • Overall responsible for all Sarbanes Oxley certifications
  • Consults and trains company leaders and process owners on control identification, improvements and documentation to ensure SOX audit objectives are met and risk and controls are appropriately identified
  • Must be knowledgeable of SEC, PCAOB, US GAAP and IFRS rules and regulations
  • Managing through 3rd party resources and working with key stakeholders to ensure deliverables are on-time and accurate; Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals
  • Address entity level controls as part of top-down risk approach towards compliance, ensure all documentation is updated identifying key controls and inclusive of global operations
  • Facilitate and drive consistency and efficiency globally in SOX risk assessment, including key process controls and Information Technology General Controls in all segments and countries
  • Manage deficiency and remediation process. Review remediation plans for timely and reasonable remediation steps, consistent follow-up on deliverables and weekly scorecard reporting
  • Develops strategic plans and oversees execution of process improvement initiatives that create efficiencies in compliance processes and identifies opportunities to add value
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the accounting and finance policies
  • Demonstrates the ability to build teams
  • Participate in compliance reviews under the coordination of Legal
  • May be required to present to Executive Leadership and Audit Committee Members
  • Must have 8 - 12 years of experience working in Accounting or related field for large, US publicly traded companies. Big 4 experience a plus
  • Must have experience in integrating control frameworks (after M&A activity)
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CICA (Certified Internal Controls Auditor), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) or Chartered Accountant - must possess one or more certifications
  • Experience in international accounting and finance as well as project management
  • Experience successfully functioning in a matrix organization
  • Must be able to travel up to 30%
  • Must have excellent presentation, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Experience in Netsuite, Coupa, Callidus, Blackline, SFDC, and other cloud based is a plus