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Internal Controls Director

Carrollton, GA

The Director of Internal Controls will lead the Company’s enterprise-wide Internal Controls Governance Program through design, implementation, documentation, assessment and monitoring of the organization’s internal control framework to identify key risks and adequate controls to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting, processes, and business operations. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Formulate policies and procedures to improve internal controls, compliance, and efficiency; lead the process for internal controls reviews across the organization to ensure compliance with GAAP and COSO guidelines; deliver adequate and timely reporting on the internal control framework and control deficiencies to ensure appropriate communication, documentation, escalation to business partners, senior leadership, and internal audit
  • Daily, he or she may manage cross-functional teams on multiple projects, supervise staff and also work independently
  • Actively seek standardization and automation; implement best practices for managing internal controls and deploy innovative technology where possible to enhance and continuously improve the design and operating effectiveness of the controls, documentation, assessment, and review procedures; oversee the maintenance and preparation of detailed and accurate documentation, including narratives, process flow charts, control descriptions, risk & control matrices
  • Work collaboratively with business and process owners to implement and monitor remediation efforts that result from internal control assessments, ensuring the effective implementation of corrective action; develop and conduct adequate training and prepare related information material on the internal control objectives, approach, and methodology to business partners on a regular basis to build knowledge and understanding of risks and control
  • Lead efforts in developing controls infrastructure for new acquisitions and critical new GAAP initiatives


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal control systems
  • Experience in understanding and evaluating automated controls and IT General Controls as well as the operations of an ERP (SAP preferred)
  • Use of or knowledge of data intelligent solutions to communicate trends and anomalies on a continuous monitoring basis
  • Strong background in internal controls regulatory requirements (COSO) as well as PCAOB auditing standards and GAAP
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, professional skepticism, documentation, time management and administrative skills including utilization of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to influence others, establish credibility with business partners and drive cultural change
  • Ability to train business partners on the purpose and procedures for internal controls
  • Desire to make a positive impact with the ability to prioritize, organize and perform, and manage multiple work projects simultaneously while meeting assigned deadlines
  • Demonstrates business acumen – Ability to quickly understand broad range of business issues and business processes 
  • Effective communication – Able to adjust communication style to deliver messages to both
  • Executive Leadership and Management – understands what level of information is required and can simplify complex matters for discussion
  • Teaming – Ability to work effectively across business and business functions and bring stakeholders together to solve problems and build consensus
  • Problem solving – Able to think beyond current processes and develop improved ways of performing processes (can think well beyond “this is how we’ve always done it”)
  • Strong project management – Ability to manage multiple initiatives at one time and prioritize appropriately
  • Change management – Energetic leader who has the ability to influence, lead trainings and drive sustainable change
     

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems Required, Masters preferred
  • Required Work Experience: 10 plus years’ experience in a public accounting environment, 6-8 years’ experience managing and executing Internal Control improvement projects in finance or operations
  • Manufacturing industry experience
  • Required Training/Certifications: Professional designation CPA/CA, CIA, CMA, CGA, CFE, or other professional designation
  • Required Computer and Software Skills: MS Office applications including advanced Excel Skills required; SAP experience a plus
  • Travel Requirements: Up to 20% 
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