Manager, Internal Controls

1 month ago(12/22/2017 4:39 PM)
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The Internal Controls Manager will be responsible for facilitating and managing the Company's Internal Control Compliance Program in an effort to build a strong internal control environment that is adequately designed and structured to reasonably prevent or detect material errors in financial reporting. This person will serve as the Company's leading Internal Control subject matter expert, be the key liaison with internal and external auditors, conduct ongoing reviews of the organization's internal controls, update documentation of controls and processes, and monitor compliance. In addition, the Internal Controls Manager will play a key role in identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives throughout the organization.


Main Accountabilities

  • Update and maintain internal control documentation, including risk and control matrices and narratives, through inquiry or detailed walk-throughs and ensure adherence to corporate guidelines and framework.
  • Identify, analyze, and document internal control gaps, including root cause analysis, level of significance assessment and manage remediation plans to ensure effective and timely completion.
  • Manage the assessment of the Company's Internal Controls and overall internal controls program, including working with process owners to advise, assess and document key controls over financial reporting and facilitate their timely implementation.
  • Assist in the development of the annual audit plan, including determining scope, defining test plans, coordinating with process owners throughout the Company, and communicating with Senior Management.
  • Resolve issues knowing when it is necessary to escalate and/or involve Management.
  • Prepare audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed and assist Management with periodic reporting to the CFO and Executive Team (CEO, CFO, and COO).
  • Build a strong internal control environment and promote internal control compliance, and corporate governance concepts throughout the business.
  • Key liaison between internal audit and external audit to regulate document flow during audits and ensure timely completion of request lists.
  • Coordinate and monitor remediation projects for any significant deficiencies and material weaknesses as reported by internal audit and the external auditor.
  • Execute project plans and act resourcefully to ensure that work is completed within specified time and quality parameters.
  • Provide value-added advice and support to the business partners on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, and processes to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained.
  • Assess training needs, develop training materials and ensure stakeholders are sufficiently trained on internal control requirements, design and ownership
  • Other special projects as required

Main Qualifications

  • Education equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent.
  • Three or more years of internal or external audit experience.
  • CIA or CPA designation preferred.
  • At least 5- 7 years of relevant professional experience with increasing responsibility, a strong record of achievements.
  • Internal Control, SOx, and previous public accounting and or mining related experience preferred
  • Detailed knowledge and strong understanding of Sarbanes Oxley (SOx) compliance, PCAOB regulations, and the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) framework
  • Strong business sense, analytical thinking ability, solid process management skills, and effective communication and presentation skills that enable customer and cross-functional interaction
  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-starter with demonstrated project planning, and execution capability
  • Highly committed, motivated and team oriented personality with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Literacy and intermediate skills in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, etc.)
  • Literacy and intermediate skills with ERP control environments (SAP preferred)

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