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Sr. Global Risk And Controls Consultant

Date: Oct 25, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

Position summary:

The Sr. Global Risk And Controls Consultant is responsible for helping manage the governance program that guides, monitors, evaluates, and reports on the effectiveness of internal controls at the organization. This role reports to the Director, Business Controls and works collaboratively with individuals and teams across the global organization to maintain effective controls and support the Company's strategic objectives. The Senior Analyst, Business Controls will also collaborate closely with Internal and External Audit to support audit activities and identify opportunities for control improvement.

Essential duties & responsibilities: (detailed description)

  • Support the overall execution of management’s internal controls (including SOX) program
  • Communicate with and educate process owners (including non-finance individuals) on the importance of controls, an effective control environment, and the role of the team
  • Assess new processes or changes to existing processes to identify financial or operational risks before launch
  • Partner with business owners in the evaluation and rationalization of risks and controls
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to update process and internal controls documentation (e.g., walkthroughs, flowcharts/narratives, risk and control matrix)
  • Own process for ensuring process and control documentation is current within company’s audit software (e.g., flowcharts/narratives, risk and control matrix)
  • Develop value-adding relationships with process owners and make recommendations for process improvement
  • Assist with root cause analysis, remediation action plans, remediation activities, providing training and resources to process owners to ensure timely remediation
  • Perform tracking, dashboarding and reporting on the status of control completion, remediation of control deficiencies, deviations, etc.
  • Assist with the development of training to be given to process owners related to controls, policies, and requirements to evolve capabilities, governance awareness and efficiencies.

Education, qualifications & experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • CPA, CIA, or other related certification preferred. In process of obtaining or plan to obtain a cerification is must.
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in an external or internal audit role. Big 4 experience is a plus
  • Experience designing, testing or implementing internal controls and reviewing business processes
  • Manufacturing clients/industry experience preferred
  • Ability to interact with all levels, set objectives, and deliver results
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple project assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment, overseeing the process and delivering on commitments
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative to address problems and make continuous process improvements
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to appropriately articulate requirements to technical and business stakeholders
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally Up to 40%

Physical & mental requirements:

  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership ability
  • Demonstrates unquestionable integrity and professionalism
  • Highly motivated, self-starter has the ability to interface with all levels of management
  • Thrives in a team oriented collaborative environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Ability to understand and assess complex business processes and accounting issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational and project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Must excel with driving process improvements and change
  • Highly proficient with technology including proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and flow charting/process mapping applications



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