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Internal Control Officer
- An European listed company with US operation that consistently growing bigger
- Great work life balance
About Our Client
Enjoying more than 180 years of history, the company develops its business from purely publication to a diversified digital environment including massive database and professional software. It enjoys the leading position in academic publication market, especially in finance/tax and legal subjects. With 4 newly acquired company and regional offices over Shanghai, Chengdu, and Hong Kong, its Beijing office, functioning as the headquarter of Greater China market, runs a business with 600+ employee and more than 40million USD revenue.
*Assist in the preparation and updating of comprehensive financial risk assessment for evaluating the effectiveness of controls in place to manage significant risk exposures, insure the integrity and reliability of information and financial reporting, safeguard company's assets, and comply with laws and regulations.
*Assist in the development and execution of the annual Internal Controls compliance plan and perform duties necessary to achieve the internal control objectives and scope.
*Include all company locations and cross functional groups within BU to determine if they are performing in compliance with management's policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
*Evaluate the organization's system of internal control to ensure that it is functioning as planned and that it is updated as necessary to meet changes in operating conditions. Proactively promote effective internal controls to mitigate the risk of fraud and error.
*Assist in the coordination of the audit effort with those of the company's internal and external auditors.
*Assist in the preparation of reporting the results to senior management.
*Assist in the review and recording of actions taken by management to correct conditions/control issues reported. Review and validate that actions taken are appropriate for the circumstances and/or initiate further discussions with appropriate management and staff.
*Involvement in the implementation of new processes and systems to provide an independent view of the quality of the project management and to embed an effective control framework from the start. Ensure the new processes and systems comply with the company policies and procedures.
*Help ensure that business managers fulfill their responsibilities for managing risk while making certain the objectives of the company are accomplished and the policies are carried out.
*Review and challenge the company policies to ensure that they are up-to-date and relevant.
*Provide guidance on internal controls in technical implementations, shared services initiatives and change management as needed.
*Special projects as deemed necessary.
The Successful Applicant
Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or management-related field. Accounting degree preferred.
Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:
*Minimum seven years of accounting or auditing experience.
*CPA/CMA and/or CIA and/or CISA preferred.
*Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a manager and a team member.
*Excellent written and verbal skills both native and English
*Ability to prioritize work, highly organized.
*Extensive applied knowledge of the principles and practices of business process improvement.
*Knowledge of COSO techniques and concepts.
*Knowledge of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code and/or The Sarbanes Oxley Act.
*Strong project management skills.
*Strong problem solving, planning, decision-making skills.
*Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
*Excellent follow-through, attention to detail and time management skills.
*Strong ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the company.
What's on Offer
- An European listed company with US operation that consistently growing bigger in its emerging and developing market
- Great work life balance
- Exposure to a global Internal Control team with international travel opportunity on a need base