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Group Internal Controls Lead

Ref: 75687

  • 100,000-135,000
  • 13 Sep 2021
  • Retained

Brightwater Executive has been retained exclusively by a global materials manufacturer  to appoint this new role to their Dublin team. The Group Internal Controls Lead will be part of a global team of 6 and will be instrumental in supporting and delivering upon the management of the internal control’s framework across the Company. 8 – 10 years solid experience in internal controls, audit or ops / financial controls risk with an innate ability to build effectively relations across the group, present to the Executive Finance Teams and  Finance & Risk Committee. 

About the Company

This organisation is dedicated to making a positive impact on society with sustainable, cutting-edge, and value-adding products that are deep-seated in our everyday lives. They work across a wide-range of end-markets, having achieved over $3bn in net sales, employing over 3,000 people globally


About this Role

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate an effective internal control environment within the organization which meet the compliance requirement for a public company.
  • Contribute to the organization by reducing the compliance costs within the various audit teams
  • Ensuring that the risks of the company are addressed in a timely and effective manner
  •  Lead strategic projects to deliver improved processes and controls based on risk and design assessment or driven by new regulations
  • Ensure control testing procedures completed by Internal Audit and/or management address the objectives, scope and risks of the SOX program and adhere to expected documentation standards and guidelines
  • Determine the scoping for internal controls assessments based on risk and materiality assessments/ educate business partners and control owners on requirements and expectations for internal controls assessments
  • Build and maintain a collaborative relationship with External Auditors related to the Company’s internal controls program to ensure an effective and efficient audit over internal controls
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with Internal Audit and other risk and control professionals across the organization
  • Manage ongoing compliance and updates to process documentation and control matrices for existing SOX processes as well as assisting in the creation of documentation for new processes   


Key Skills and Background:

  • Qualified accountant with ideally 8 – 10 years + PQE. Strong audit / risk background with significant experience with SOX at multinational, public listed company and experience applying the COSO framework
  • Substantial U.S. GAAP policy experience
  • Chemicals/Manufacturing, Shared Services industry experience a plus
  • SAP experience beneficial
  • Excellent active listening and collaboration skills.
  • Strong analytical and internal controls skills with ability to work in a large, complex and growing organisation.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and shift priorities
  • Track record of effective project management skills
  • US GAAP skills with experience with SOX at multinational public companies
  • SAP/S4 experience beneficial
  • Additional European language an advantage, but not critical to have. For example, French, German.

For a confidential discussion, please contact
Estelle Davis or email Brightwater Executive or click the apply button below.