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Date Added: Fri 04/06/2021

Internal Controls And Policy Analyst (1236)

Conshohocken, PA, US
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Company: QUAKER HOUGHTON

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Position Summary:

This is a multi-faceted professional role supporting several areas of the global Internal Controls & Policy team, including contribution to internal controls guidance and financial policy development, supporting the Company's SOX compliance program, administering the Company's SOX GRC software, and executing compliance monitoring programs. This role functions as a key resource within the Corporate Controls & Policy team, but works with the global function that interacts with management, internal audit, and external audit focusing on overall compliance with financial policies & procedures.

 

Job Accountabilities:

  • Work with leaders in Controllership and Internal Controls and Compliance to develop financial policies and controls guidance from Corporate to ensure monthly/quarterly/annual compliance globally with oversight, including:

    • Reporting to the Senior Manager Internal Controls & Policy Manager who is responsible for compilation, drafting and roll out of financial policies across all of the Company's entities worldwide;

    • Partner with local functional leaders to assist in the development and implementation of standard procedures that support global financial policies.

  • Key administrator of the Company's SOX GRC tool, including:

    • Assisting with the maintenance of the Company's control framework to ensure SOX compliance;

    • Coordinate training for Management, internal audit, and Compliance;

    • Providing reporting to Compliance, internal audit, and external auditors;

    • Contributing to controls rationalization and optimization based on analysis.

  • Support key SOX compliance workstreams including:

    • Scoping and risk assessment execution;

    • Design assessment coordination with internal audit and external audit including reporting and dashboarding;

    • Testing results reporting and dashboarding;

    • Controls certification process

  • Executing compliance monitoring programs with oversight including reviewing account reconciliations, revenue analytics, internal audit results, etc.

    • Determine compliance with Corporate policies

    • Perform root cause analysis and communicate observations or recommendations to management to improve compliance

    • Identify enhancements to the policy if any identified

  • Assist Global Controllership with accounting research and analysis including adoption of US GAAP accounting standards:

    • Address new accounting policies, updates, or other changes, and updating Company guidelines to adhere to such;

    • Support independent evaluation of global inquiries from local entities, as they relate to day-to-day accounting issues;

    • Provide independent research for establishing a structure of best practice around accounting and policy;

       

      Education, Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required;

  • Minimum 3 years overall relevant experience with at least 2 years in public accounting experience. Ideally the candidate would have a combination of public accounting experience along with public company internal audit or accounting / reporting experience

  • Experience with internal controls, knowledge of SOX, and internal audit required

  • Strong US GAAP knowledge

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Strong cross cultural working style for global interactions

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

  • Familiarity with SOX/GRC tools

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