This role assists the SOX & Process Documentation Lead with activities related to the Exton Takeda Business Services (TBS) organization's compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act in collaboration with Internal Audit and the Internal Controls PMO team.
Specifically, the role is responsible for:
Develops and implements strategies for all TBS activities relating to compliance
The liaison between the TBS functions, Internal Audit and the Internal Controls PMO
Serves as liaison between internal and external auditors
Oversees the design and implementation of internal controls over financial reporting
Assist in managing daily operations in support of financial controls testing for SOX 404 compliance
Reviews financial reporting to identify process deficiencies and improvements
Reports test results to top management and ensures timely remediation
Stays abreast of changes in regulations to ensure the TBS organization's timely compliance
Leads the maintenance of process and controls documentation
Maintain the overall control and coordination of the business processes by:
Ensure timely and accurate application of compliance strategies by the Exton based accounting function.
Act as subject matter expert for any issues relating to the controls compliance.
Assist in completing TBS Managements assessment of Internal Controls.
Ensure enabling technologies have embedded controls and if not develops and implements appropriate controls.
Develop controls testing strategy in collaboration with Internal Controls PMO, internal and external audit.
Performs controls testing and reports findings and proposed remediation to top management.
Liaise with counterparts in TBS centers to knowledge share, maintain consistency and solve issues.
Assist in coordinating the annual SOX walk throughs with the auditors.
Provides support to internal and external audit as needed.
Perform user access and segregation of duties reviews across multiple systems.
Provides leadership to the maintenance of controls and process documentation.
Maintains a strategy for the maintenance of controls and process documentation
Understand relevant business risks, perform appropriate risk assessment, and recommend mitigation plans.
Ensures controls and process documentation is kept up-to-date
DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS:
Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise (Breadth and depth of knowledge, application and complexity of technical knowledge)
Bachelor's degree in accounting or other relevant area
5 years experience from performing a similar role
Excellent knowledge of processes within Record to Report, Requisition to Pay, Invoice to Cash and Hire to Retire processes
Good knowledge of ERP systems (strong preference for SAP)
Good knowledge of enabling technologies
Experience of working in a shared service or large multinational company environment
Big 4 audit background; CPA Certification
Experience of SAP and Hyperion HFM
Experience from the pharmaceutical industry
Interaction (The span and nature of ones engagement with others when performing ones job, internal and external relationships)
TBS colleagues worldwide.
SOX, Internal Controls and Audit colleagues worldwide.
Finance partners and other internal customers.
Complexity (Products managed, mix of businesses, internal and/or external business environment, cultural considerations)
Known complexities in relation to shared services organizations.
Determine enhancements to processes and implement them while maintaining strong internal control.
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
5+ years of related work experience
High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong understanding of internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, internal control reviews and process risk assessments
Strong knowledge of business process and internal controls
Strong knowledge of MS Office
Able to work on own initiative and with others under pressure and to demanding deadlines while managing conflicting demands.
Good presentation skills
Ability to work independently in an undefined environment
A demonstrated ability to work as part of a cross functional team.
Ability to manage different priorities and deliver them to a high quality, demonstrating a hands on approach where necessary to enable the team to meet all of its objectives.
Open and communicative able to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, both within and outside Finance.
Strong analytical skills able to identify anomalies in data and solve them quickly and effectively.
Strong customer service focus understand customer needs and possess the desire and ability to meet and exceed those expectations, demonstrating a high commitment to quality delivery.
Ability to solve problems and think creatively capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and have the drive to see these through to a successful conclusion.
Ability to handle change effectively and deal with ambiguity.
May require some travel, due to the geography of those colleagues that the role interacts with.