Ref No: UA0188
Job Title: Manager, Finance Internal controls
The role is to ensure compliance to company s Policies and Procedures, as well as lead process improvements and risk mitigation efforts using Operational Risk Management ( ORM ) methodology.
The position will be part of the Controller s group within Middle East & Africa (MEA) Finance division, reporting to the MEA Regional Controller.
The MEA Controller s Group is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the US GAAP financials in partnership with the GBSC (Global Business Service Center), local statutory reporting compliance as well as providing support to the business teams across a number of areas including accounting and controls.
The core mission of the successful candidate is to provide controls oversight on financial and business processes, enable and facilitate the compliance of business owners with corporate policies and internal controls, as well as participate and lead Operational Risk Management assessments with business process owners.
The role will also include liaison and co-ordination work with external and internal auditors.
The position will be required to build and foster relationships across the organization at various levels and geographies.
Promote and maintain a strong control environment, including compliance with established SOX controls, Corporate Policies and other internal/operational controls.
Establish a risk and control framework for standard processes. This will be rolled out to all the offices in the MEA region and the successful candidate will assist the business in implementing this framework in the region.
Perform assessments, including those over the above mentioned risk and control framework, to bring awareness of possible control issues to stakeholders so that proper remediation can take place on a timely basis.
Develop and implement process improvements to financial and operational controls and/or processes; i.e. efficiency and quality of output.
Support the Controllers Group ORM (Operational Risk Management) initiative by leading/participating in projects and partnering with the business in evaluating the risks and controls of business processes outside accounting and financial reporting
Act as liaison with Global compliance teams to ensure local business context in rollout of new processes or policies, ensure Global teams have provided appropriate training and local resources have access to training, reference materials, and support, as needed
Act as a Subject Matter Expert on Corporate Policies and internal control procedures related to accounting and financial reporting for the MEA region.
Liaise with external and internal auditors where control risks have been identified, in partnership with the business, lead and oversee the design, establishment and implementation of any applicable mitigating controls.
Lead special projects and perform various ad-hoc reporting or analysis as needed
Lead the audit support and liaison work with PwC on the proposed agreed upon procedures assignment for the company
BIG 4 audit experience preferred or internal audit experience in a large multi-national
University degree in Accounting or Business
CPA or relevant accounting certification
Strong controls background
Strong analytical skills
Excellent communication and organizational skills. Able to articulate issues and proposed resolutions in a clear and concise manner
High sense of initiative and urgency
Team player with developed interpersonal skills and able to work in cross functional teams
Ability to adapt to change quickly and multi-task
Willingness to travel to the offices within the MEA region
Fluency in English required (verbal and writing)
Excellent PC skills with strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word