Salary:

£60,000.00 - £65,000.00 / annum

Location:

Reading

Date posted:

11th October 2019

Employment type:

Permanent

Job reference:

006602144563

Staffing area:

Accounting and Finance


Description

The Senior Internal Controls resource will be responsible for defining and implementing a leading practice internal control environment and driving a control conscious and compliant organisation.

The role will cover the controls related to our clients different businesses across three offices (Leeds, Manchester and Reading). Infrequent travel to the US (Chicago, Illinois) is advised, to play an active part of the global Internal Control Resource (ICR) team.

The variety of work within the organisation, competing priorities and business process improvement initiatives requires a flexible and 'can do' approach to the challenges that this presents and with this brings a great opportunity for the applicant to gain exposure to experience controls improvements across the whole business, from operations to sales, from HR to accounting and billing.

Role:

  • Support the full management of internal controls over financial reporting cycle, including annual top-down scoping and risk assessment and establishment of Risk and Controls Matrices, including annual documentation refresh and design evaluation.
  • Support the controls remediation program with efficient and effective tracking and reporting of deficiencies through remediation and Internal Audit testing / monitoring.
  • Perform self-testing and continuous controls monitoring to help accounting teams mature control operation. This includes coaching, mentoring and training of accounting personnel.
  • 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, prioritisation, 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).
  • Work on 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.
  • Develop future-state process flow diagrams and risk-control matrices as part of the Company's implementation of a Global SAP system.

Profile:

  • Big 4 background preferable
  • Experience of working in multinational and preferably with a US ultimate parent
  • Experience in SOX testing and Internal Controls (3 years+)
  • Experience of managing different stakeholders across all business fields
  • Must be organised, efficient, keen to learn and enthusiastic, striving to improve processes and encourage positive change across the business.
  • Looks for better ways of doing things, and proactively takes ownership to see things through, working independently to achieve and implement change
  • Use of Visio Flowchart preferable
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present clearly and concisely to a small audience.
  • Analytical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyse data in spreadsheets and presenting information concisely
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills with ability to prioritise competing deadlines.
  • Flexible and open to change, able to cope with a fast moving and rapidly changing business
  • Drive and enthusiasm with the desire to develop within the organisation, as wells as developing and mentoring other team members.
  • Ability to travel - Manchester/Reading/Leeds on regular basis during testing updates, US ad-hoc

Company:

Our client is a global services company. Providing highly specialised solutions serving health care organisations and commercial businesses of every size and shape. For almost 30 years, they have grown from a small start-up in medical waste management into a leader across a range of increasingly complex and highly regulated arenas, such as:

  • Medical waste management services
  • Pharmaceutical waste management services
  • Hazardous waste management services
  • Secure information destruction

A publicly-traded company with $3.5 billion in 2018 revenue, our core purpose is to help customers fulfil their promise by providing solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and safeguard the environment. With more than 22,500 employees globally, our clients now conduct business out of 641 locations in 21 countries.

The salary range/rates of pay is dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Where rates of pay or salary ranges are detailed these are dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training. If you wish to apply for this position please read our Privacy Notice which details how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice.

Requirements
SOX, SOD, RCM, OTC, STP, HTR, ERP, DSAP


Reading

Forbury Works
37-43 Blagrave Street
Reading
RG1 1PZ
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01189 028 888
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