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Audit-Internal Controls Manager

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Our client is a $20 billion global leader in the production and distribution of food and beverage products across the U.S. and 19 countries worldwide. They have been in business over 50 years and have 30K plus employees. Our client is seeking candidates local to the Chicago area only.

Outstanding benefits include

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $10K annually
  • Multiple health insurance plans including one with ZERO employee contributions. plus Dental and Vision.
  • Maternity leave at 100% salary replacement, STD, heath, day care and commuter expense reimbursement accounts.
  • 401K plan with generous employer match along with a competitive Paid Time Off plan.

    Position Summary:
    The Manager, Internal Controls supports business partner adherence to Company Operational, Financial, and Regulatory Control Standards. This position oversees and manages Internal Controls priorities, including identifying and driving process improvement initiatives, assessing design and operating effectiveness of corporate and manufacturing/distribution internal controls, supporting the development and standardization of enterprise-wide policies and procedures, and managing the execution of projects focused on various priority risks facing the business.
    Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

    • Management of process improvement initiatives to understand processes and opportunities to drive enhancements, resulting in cost-savings and efficiency improvements.

    • Oversee internal controls environment through review of risk indicators and execution of risk-based controls assessments, including management of remediation of controls enhancements.

    • Lead projects focused on defining previously minimally or undefined processes through meeting with process owners, formally documenting processes, and identifying key risks and controls, along with areas for process enhancement or improvement.

    • Manage and develop Internal Controls team to build team skills, execute projects successfully, and support the achievement of departmental goals.

    • Provide control guidance and insight to functional business partners in areas under development/change of business processes.

    • Participate in cross functional teams that investigate fraud and other unusual activities.

    • Develop procedures designed to safeguard company assets for internal control gaps.

    • Manage on going training and remediation of all internal control issues that are identified.

    • Interpret compliance with internal control requirements in accordance with GAAP

    • Develop remediation strategies; communicate trends and results to business and facility teams.

    • Other projects or duties as assigned.

      Required Skills and Experience:

      • Bachelor's degree in with 6+ years of internal controls or related experience and 3+ years of people leadership experience

      • Ability to rapidly understand and identify enhancements and improvements to unfamiliar business processes with minimal background information, including the ability to formally document processes and related risks/controls/enhancements within flowcharts or process narratives.

      • Controls-focused mindset to identify risks and controls within given business processes, including methods to improve and enhance the control environment.

      • Project management skills related to internal audit or process improvement initiatives (planning, fieldwork, documentation, remediation, etc.) to support execution of Internal Controls initiatives

      • Knowledge of Sales, Distribution or Manufacturing operational processes

      • Excellent organization, analytical and communications skills

      • Ability to work independently

      • Ability to work with all levels of an organization

      • Travel up to 25%

      • Ability to work remote

      • This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.

        Preferred Skills and Experience:

        • Master's degree.

        • Experience in an internal audit or process improvement function

        • Experience with SAP and data analytics

        • Experience in the manufacturing, distribution or consumer products industry.

        • Experience with Lean/Six-Sigma process improvement

        • Language skills i.e., Spanish

        • Professional certification : Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, or Certified Internal Auditor

Keywords: Job Juncture, Des Plaines , Audit-Internal Controls Manager, Executive , Des Plaines, Illinois

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