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Global Internal Controls Supervisor

Company: Avantor
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryAt Avantor, people are the most important part of our success because they drive our global performance. That's why our Operations, Lab Services, Sales, and many other Avantor teams rely on our talent acquisition initiatives to attract, engage and hire the right talent. Avantor's FP&A vertical is a crucial part of this mix, enabling all our internal teams worldwide to grow beyond their limits.Avantor is seeking a Global Internal Controls Supervisor for our Corporate Finance team. The Global Internal Controls Supervisor is responsible for monitoring, enhancing, and streamlining Management's Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 compliance program while ensuring the financial and systems controls are properly designed to prevent or detect errors in financial reporting.

Partners across the global finance organization, with the IT team, internal and external auditors, as well as several other functions in the company on the implementation of SOX controls, including business process re-design, policies, procedures, documentation, evidence evaluation, and system enhancements.

The position reports to Avantor's Global Internal Controls Manager.What we're looking forEducation: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other business related major.Experience: 5 to 6 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting, ERP implementations and architecting control environments.

  • Certified Public Accounting and/or CISA Certification desired
  • Experience with SAP, HRIS, PwC Enterprise Insights and HFM systems a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills (defines targets, monitors and reports progress, strong closure)Who you are
    • Ability to build and maintain solid relationships across multiple levels of management including communication with external auditors/consultants.
    • Strong knowledge of the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Section 404, US GAAP applicable to the technology industry, SEC reporting requirements, and PCAOB and COSO/Internal Audit standards.
    • Strong operational capability and sense of urgency to drive assigned tasks to completion to ensure achievement of annual departmental initiatives.
    • Willingness to roll up sleeves to both do the work and manage initiatives.
    • Demonstrated ability to work and multi-task in a fast-paced/high growth environment with multiple entities.
    • Ability to prioritize the most critical areas and issues with an entrepreneurial mindset
    • Experience establishing a SOX controls Environments that address a combination of financial/operating and technology objectives
    • Strong influencing and leadership skills
    • Expert knowledge of and ability to support internal and external audit requirements
    • Works very well autonomously, able to execute responsibilities with minimal direct oversight
    • Comfortable presenting topics to senior leadership, as necessary
    • Experience with SAP, HRIS, PwC Enterprise Insights and HFM systems a plus
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Excellent problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
    • Strong project management skills (defines targets, monitors and reports progress, strong closure)How you will create an impact
      • Responsible for managing changes to the company's internal controls environment, including identifying opportunities for efficiency while maintaining or increasing overall effectiveness.
        • Report on the internal control framework, control implementation, and control deficiencies to ensure appropriate communication, documentation, escalation to business process owners and senior leadership.
        • Manage the internal control process documentation and reporting of compliance within the Workiva W-desk platform
        • Facilitate the collection and review of management's quarterly SOX Section 302 Certification Process
        • Conduct the company's annual fraud risk assessment process, including tie-in to the Company's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program.
        • Provide guidance and oversight to team members who provide critical support to global teams through the performance of certain centralized control activities and status reporting for several critical monthly internal controls.
        • Provide guidance and oversight to team members to complete assigned tasks and responsibilities.
        • Review SOX testing over management's information used by the company (IUC) and testing over select entities' internal control operations and remediation efforts.
        • Interact with internal and external auditors to support their SOX audit efforts. Monitors the results of internal controls design and operating effectiveness testing by internal and external auditors.Facilitates the collection of internal control documentation received from management to ensure it sufficient of Internal Audit's testing. Partners with Internal Audit to reach internal control deficiency conclusions, as necessary. This position is not responsible for coordinating the internal controls testing schedule by internal and external auditors; however, does help to ensure that procedures and the overall project are executed timely.
        • Serve as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert to the business for all things SOX compliance
        • Lead internal controls assessments, evaluate business and technology risks, identify mitigation controls and opportunities to improve control environment.
        • Promote opportunities for continuous improvement and enhancement of internal control management processes
        • Monitor timeliness of remediation of control gaps/weaknesses and provide recommendations for operational improvements.
        • Build positive working relationships with Management and Business owners, by providing value added feedback and communication that can help them better achieve their business objectives.
        • Foster and support the development of team members through setting clear expectations, providing sufficient feedback, inspiring and empowering individuals to maximize their potential and/or drive for continuous growth through the achievement of individual and department goals and objectives.
        • Perform other duties as assigned.Why Avantor?Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes personalized learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!DISCLAIMER:
          The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
          Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

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