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We are looking for an Internal Controls Specialist to support the Internal Controls Director in reviewing and appraising the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting, financial and operational controls. Appraise all compliance procedures and controls together with timeliness of documentation generation within the European region of JELD-WEN. Providing the regional teams guidance, sharing expertise accordingly, to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing compliance with SOX legislation.
Key Responsibilities: To support the DICE in developing a compliance culture and controls environment consistently across the business To work with all allocated regions / countries in implementing the controls framework directed by the DICE, including (but not limited to): Process flow charts and associated walk-throughs Control matrix (RCM’s) Identification of Control Owners and ensuring they clearly understand their responsibilities, and training plans are in place to address gaps Robust segregation of duties (SOD) and IT General Controls (ITGCs) defined and remediated where necessary Appropriate Levels of Authority (LOAs) implemented and adhered to Support on initiatives to enhance the control framework, including process improvements, process and control re-design, and system implementations as assigned Deliver support to all allocated regions / countries within Europe and ensure clear working methodology is in place to identify and address critical remediation plans Educate and coach process owners on SOX and internal controls; and assisting process owners in maintaining up-to-date documentation of business processes and internal controls Develop a strong knowledge base and level of expertise in the European operations Liaise with the Internal Audit team, as directed by the DICE, regarding their audit projects and annual programs ensuring a cohesive business partnership that drives knowledge share and continuous improvement across the region
Experience/ Knowledge: At least 2 years internal / business operational controls or relevant internal / external audit experience In-depth technical knowledge of internal control practices and principles Strong knowledge of internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley (training can be provided, however an eagerness to develop SOX skills is essential) Full understanding and experience of documenting processes and controls, and assessing financial risks Solid knowledge of various regulatory rules and requirements affecting the internal auditing and accounting professions Ability to perform data analytics and draw conclusion on the effectiveness for controls managing risks