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Team Lead - Business Process Controls & Compliance

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CEBU CITY (Capital)

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Role Purpose:

The Team Lead of Business Process Controls & Compliance reports to the Manager of Business Process Improvement and is responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective internal control environment for operations in Cebu, Philippines. 
The Team Lead also coordinates and maintains close working relationships with the US and Cebu teams, local operating companies, US Corporate
Controllership, and audit / assurance providers.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design and maintain effective internal controls, including making recommendations for improvement, coordinating with the IC COE to review potential improvements, and working with teams to implement recommendations.
  • Support the transition of business processes from local, embedded operating companies to Cebu, Philippines by assessing transitioned processes and associated financial statement risks, identifying any internal control gaps and helping new process owners design and implement new controls or changes to existing controls where needed.
  • Assist process owners in preparing customized internal control catalogues for company-owned processes in accordance with the objectives established in Core Internal Control (CIC) listing and other internal policies.
  • Liaison and partner with local IT resources and other financial system owners to ensure that the appropriate IT general controls are in place and designed and operating effectively.
  • Support any new financial system implementations or changes to existing financial systems by ensuring that appropriate change management and other IT general controls are implemented and operate effectively.
  • Continually monitor business processes and related controls to ensure appropriate coverage and address any gaps in business process and IT controls
  • Monitor existing controls environment, and coordinate with process owners to ensure that internal controls are performed timely and consistent with the frequency and other requirements documented in the local CIC listing
  • Support and ensure timely remediation efforts for any identified control deficiencies for company-owned controls
  • Coordinate with and provide support to internal and/or external auditors during local audits. 
  • Support teams in driving resolution to audit issues.
  • Deliver training on financial statement risks and internal controls
  • Coordinate with local, embedded operating company accounting and finance teams as needed on internal control-related matters
  • Perform ad-Hoc projects as needed

Role Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management or related field preferred
  • Understanding of US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO framework, and leading business practices
  • 6 years relevant experience in Finance and/or 2 years in Audit
  • Prior experience within Risk & Compliance or Internal Control role, finance experience is preferred
  • Prior experience with financial systems and assessing and/or implementing related IT controls
  • Energetic, self-starter and strong focus on continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate strong organization skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to an ever-changing and improving environment
  • Microsoft Office skills, primarily Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
  • Willing to work in Cebu City