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Compliance Specialist: Internal Controls
Ref No.: 18-15734
Location: East Providence, Rhode Island
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 3 Years
Under the general direction of the Director of Internal Controls, you will focus on the following areas:

• Testing of Internal Controls in accordance with the Company's testing plans, including:
o Scheduling testing procedures with affected individuals in the Company
o Selecting and requesting documentation needed for testing
o Conducting interviews with affected individuals in the Company as part of testing procedures
o Reviewing testing documentation and concluding on whether control as being performed is effective or ineffective
o Documenting and tracking all of the above
o For inefficient controls, documenting impact and any mitigating controls, and working with affected individual on a remediation plan, and re-testing the control
• Maintain and oversee the internal controls database application, Metricstream, including:
o Populating the database with all control testing documentation and business process documents, as applicable
o Coordinating with affiliate locations to ensure global use of the application
o Manage the application's version upgrade process as required, working closely with IT team
• Manage the Business Processes and Procedures documentation (BPPs) for the Company including:
o Reviewing BPPs as needed and comparing to actual procedures being performed
o Interviewing process owners to understand procedures being performed
o Updating BPPs as necessary
o Maintaining the cataloging and distribution of the BPPs
• Re-evaluate on a continuous basis our internal control structure through process analysis by identifying rationalization opportunities within our business units, control structures, and implementing changes as needed and required by changes occurring within the business
o Assist in annual company-wide compliance risk assessment and evaluation process at the business unit level
o Keep current with regulatory announcements and publications related to internal controls and their assessments, as well as take regular training on topics related to internal controls, SAP technology, and risk management
• Ad-hoc assistance to Corporate Finance team

Education Requirements:
• Bachelors degree in Accounting.

Experience:
• 3+ years of Audit experience with a combination of public & private preferred
• Professional CPA certification preferred
• Demonstrated experience managing guidelines under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
• A strong knowledge of US GAAP and internal control concepts is required
• COSO and CobIT knowledge preferred

Strong communication skills both written and oral; must have the ability to deliver clear and succinct messages.
• Ability to set priorities and work independently.
• Experience in a customer/client service focused environment.
• Project management and analytical skills.
• Knowledge of MS-Office software – Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook. High level proficiency in Excel.
Mid-Level - Performs professional level work. Develops solutions requiring analysis and research. Responsible for critical work and/or complex projects performed within a broader technical and business context.