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Director, Internal Control Policy and Process Improvement

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JOB DESCRIPTION
Job #: 15205
Status: Inactive / Filled
Title: Director, Internal Control Policy and Process Improvement
Job Location: MO-Saint Louis
Lower Midwest (IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MO, NE & OH)
Job Categories: Audit
Industries: All Industries
Base Compensation:
Low: $90,000       High: $105,000
Total Compensation:
Low: $100,000       High: $110,000
Bonus, Incentives, etc.: up to 15% bonus
Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k, vacation
Overnight Travel: Limited Travel
Is Employer Willing to Relocate?: Yes
Employment Type: Full Time / Direct Hire
 
Why is This a Great Opportunity?
Great publicly traded company with offices all over the world. Great career advancement.
 
Job Description:
Leads and manages the development of company wide internal control and standard accounting policy and procedures. Works with management in all divisions to consistently implement internal control and accounting policies and procedures. Manages the review of business processes and internal control with an emphasis on internal control and business process standardization, control automation and process improvements. Oversees the efficient and effective implementation of internal controls and standardization during financial and operational project development. • Manages the development, documentation, and communication of specific internal control policy and procedures and general accounting policy and procedures. • Works with management (corporate and divisional) on the implementation of standardized policies and procedures. Facilitates on-going training and support as necessary. • Reviews existing financial reporting, internal control and business processes. Works with management to standardize processing across legal entities and offices, implements automated controls, and eliminates redundant control to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of controls. • Manages the process for evaluating internal control structure related to on-going financial reporting initiatives and projects. Assesses the impact of changes on financial reporting and related processes. Works with management to modify controls and process documentation. • Leads finance, IT and business process improvement projects. Evaluates the affects of changes on process on internal controls and work with management to standardize process, automated controls, and eliminate redundant control to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of controls. • Analyzes industry standards/trends, accounting pronouncements, changes, guidance and regulations. Develops and maintains relationships and communication with SEC reporting, consolidations, divisional finance, and statutory reporting to maintain awareness of potential changes in reporting requirement that may impact internal control or accounting policy and procedures. • Performs management duties, including, but not limited to hiring, training, evaluating, coaching, and disciplining direct reports. Fosters a positive and engaged work environment. Mentors associates and gives guidance on associate development. • Maintains regular and predictable attendance. • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Mandatory Minimum Qualifications - Must Have: • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent related work experience • MBA or CPA Certification • 8+years accounting, auditing or internal controls experience • 3+ years hands on policy and procedure development experience (research, documentation, implementation and communication) • 2+ Project management experience with medium to large scale projects• 2-5 years supervisory/management experience • Advanced Word, intermediate Excel and SQL/Query skills • Advanced knowledge of broad business practices • Ability to quickly adapt to new methods, work under tight deadlines and stressful conditions • Advanced persuasion and negotiating skills when working with internal and external partners • Advanced oral and written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to convey business terminology that is meaningful and well received • Advanced level of investigative, analytical and problem solving skills • Advanced ability to manage multiple projects and/or teams simultaneously • Advanced people management skills, demonstrating an ability to lead, mentor and develop associates. • Advanced level of skills in customer relationship management and change management • Advanced ability to translate business needs and problems into viable and accepted solutions. • Ability to resolve conflict and foster teamwork • Advanced ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines and work with regulatory authorities. • Highly advanced knowledge of accounting/finance, including GAAP and statutory requirements, audit principles, and current practices and impacts of new accounting regulation. • Advanced understanding of internal controls and processes- specifically the COSO Framework. • Advanced knowledge of business risk assessments, process analysis and improvement.
 
Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree • Public Accounting experience • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation • Insurance/Reinsurance financial reporting experience
 
Education: Bachelor's
 
Certifications: Certified Internal Auditor
 
Licenses: None
 
Total Years of Experience: 7-8+
 
Years of Experience in Present Position: 5-6+
 
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