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Director, Global Business Controls Advisory and Compliance

Dallas, TX · Accounting/Finance
Working independently and strategically, the Director of Business Controls and Compliance is responsible for assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness of the organization's control environment. The role works and collaborates closely with department leadership, audit managers, members and business process owners across the organization globally and interact with external independent auditors. Extensive experience and knowledge of SOX framework, Enterprise Risk Assessment and Operational audits are necessary and an expertise with both Business and IT controls. This is a highly visible, cross functional role and requires a unique mix of industry knowledge, organizational skills, good communication and presentation skills.
This position will report to the Vice President, Global Accounting Systems, Process and Controls and will lead and execute in establishing an enterprise risk assessment process and lead in developing and executing a dynamic audit plan to address high risk areas.
  • Responsible for annual SOX financial statement mapping, risk assessment and scoping process by identifying significant locations and critical processes and ensure an adequate scope and testing of the company's financial statement-based risks.
  • Responsible for testing execution, remediation, and reporting.
  • Critically evaluate current set of in scope controls and recommend ways to rationalize and optimize controls through automation.
  • Act as the “go-to” person for business controls within the organization and provide a reliable and insightful resource for implementing controls within a business process in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Liaise with the external auditors, proactively coordinate, and perform the SOX and other audit related matters to ensure, reliance by external auditors on Management’s testing.
  • Demonstrates development of technical and analytical skills to understand business processes, interpret the associated risks, develop testing approach, and propose solutions.
Core Competencies
  • Collaborates - Building partnership and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Interpersonal Savvy - Relating openly and comfortable with diverse groups of people.
  • Manages Complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Directs Work - Provide direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.
  • Leverages communication to influence others by effectively tailors the message and engaging listeners by using the right channel to convey message in a timely manner.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or Business Administration
  • CPA preferred
  • 10 years of experience in accounting and SOX strategy and compliance programs in a fortune 500 public company
  • Documented history of successful execution of Business Controls revamping and compliance
  • Demonstrable Executive presence and ability to influence and inspire teams cross-functionally and cross-geographies
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and often under tight time frames
  • Proven record of partnership with business functions, peers and teams
  • Knowledge of process redesign
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, including the ability to articulate issues and recommendations in a concise and timely manner
  • Responsive team player with the ability to quickly prioritize among numerous pressing tasks
  • Demonstrated record of success and career progression a must
  • Strong understanding of internal audit standards, SOX, ITGC and COSO.
  • Documented history of successful execution of Business Controls revamping and compliance
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and often under tight time frames.
  • Good understanding of ERP and Financial applications like Hyperion, Microsoft D365, GRC andOnesource
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel 10-15% as needed.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • M.B.A. or other advanced degrees in finance, economics, statistics, or similar fields
  • Experience in Retail Industry.
We offer an exceptional base salary, bonus and relocation assistance.
For immediate consideration, please submit a recent resume in addition to a DETAILED cover letter with salary expectations. Submissions without a cover letter may not be considered.
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