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Director, Global SOX and Financial Internal Controls in Cranberry Township, PA at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Job ID: 26874BR

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Director, Global SOX and Financial Internal Controls on our Global Finance team at our headquarters location in Cranberry Township, PA. The Director position is responsible for coordinating the company's overall compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and is directly responsible for implementing and executing a continuously improved program to ensure compliance with its Sections 302 and 404 on a global scale.

The Director leverages the VP, Global Financial Controls in providing guidance to executive and senior management on the requirements of the regulations, acts as the subject matter expert and liaison with the internal / external auditors, and leads global professionals (key control owners) in the evaluation and reporting of the company's internal controls over financial reporting. This position also carries direct responsibility for identifying and driving operational effectiveness and efficiency, through standardization of financial processes and underlying controls globally between regions, as applicable.

The Director, Global SOX and Financial Internal Controls should also expect to be responsible for the following:
  • Communicates SOX requirements and financial control compliance expectations with all elements of Sarbanes-Oxley globally
  • Drives key strategies and implements program initiatives designed to ensure full compliance with SOX 302 and 404
  • Completes quantitative and qualitative analysis to establish scoping, materiality and coverage of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Identification of significant financial reporting risks and key controls; standardization of financial controls (as applicable) across all regions
  • Coordinates a rigorous testing program of SOX key business controls (Westinghouse Entity level, Financial Process, and IT general controls) that is executed by key global control owners and monitored by Global Financial Controls; partnering with organizations outside of Finance as applicable to enable success; enforcing ownership of controls by Management
  • Evaluates control deficiencies and monitors remediation actions, timelines and progress
  • Assists the VP of Global Financial Controls in developing reports and scorecards for executive management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, regarding SOX Program (planning, scoping, documentation, testing, and status of remediation actions for identified control deficiencies)
  • Develops and leads presentations on SOX results, SOX-related initiatives and status, trainings with key business leaders, control owners, and internal / external auditors
  • Responsible for design and oversight of controls and processes designed to ensure that risk is managed, regulatory oversight responsibilities are complied with, financial goals are targeted and budgets are met
  • Overseeing adherence and contributing to updates in internal policies dictating compliance related to finance activities
  • Responsible for increasing the operational efficiency of the organization in order to meet financial goals and business objectives
EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in fields such as finance, business administration and accounting.(MBA preferred)
  • 10 to 15 years of overall experience; (including five years of demonstrated experience in an accounting, finance, or internal audit function, five years of related SOX experience.
  • CPA or other directly relevant professional certification
  • Sarbanes-Oxley / Internal Controls implementation expert
  • Proven influencing skills and ability to drive change within a large global organization
  • Sharp, clear and concise oral and written abilities
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational and project management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting and financial processes; demonstrated expertise in a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Team oriented
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Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of work/life programs such as flextime and a variety of training and development opportunities.


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