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The Senior Manager, Global Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance leads the Mondelez Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) program to ensure compliance with SOX requirements while driving best in class efficiencies and automation to SOX program. This person provides oversight on critical and emerging risk areas impacting Mondelez to ensure proper compliance; and shares valuable insights, guidance and training to internal controls and management on SOX requirements and initiatives to improve the control environment.
Responsible for delivering the SOX program end-to-end including:
Lead SOX risk assessment, scoping, testing plan and calendar of activities; and align with Corporate Controller's organization, internal controls organization, and external auditors
Lead initiatives to further streamline and automate SOX activities and testing; and run projects to harmonize and automate SOX controls, including leverage of analytics
Review and refresh SOX key controls and global testing procedures at least annually
Deploy quarterly SOX control certification and COSO questionnaires across all regions and IBS organizations
Oversee off-shore testing resources (Internal Controls COE and 3rd party resources) ensuring timely completion of all tests (including test of design, interim testing and roll-forward/year-end testing) as per scope and adherence to testing requirements and quality review checklists
Independently lead coordination with external auditors to communicate SOX scope/plan, SOX initiatives, understand their areas of focus, and drive maximum external auditor reliance on SOX work
Review IT General Computer Controls and Tax Testing scope and execution timelines, and verify adequate coverage
Identify and evaluate all SOX deficiencies (which can arise from SOX Test of Design, SOX Testing, Internal Audit reviews, Internal Control reviews, Control Self-Assessments, Management SAB 99 reporting, and external audit) and assess the magnitude and likelihood, risk mitigating factors, compensating controls, and management action plans to ensure risk is adequately mitigated and deficiencies are remediated properly and in a timely manner
Identify and lead all SOX improvement initiatives, verifying planned targets and benefits are achieved
Responsible for providing close oversight over the SOX Internal Controls COE (IC COE) who serve as the PMO for SOX activities throughout the year and as SOX testers to ensure established SLAs/KPIs are met and value-add services are provided to Mondelez.
Responsible for providing guidance to Senior Management on SOX and internal control requirements, especially when it comes to Information Business Services (IBS) transformation initiatives and migrations, system implementations or compliance with new accounting standards that can have an impact on SOX controls. This includes performing reviews for any changes to SOX controls to verify proper design and adequate risk coverage.
Responsible for delivering SOX improvement initiatives which include continued focus on SOX Control standardization, SOX control rationalization and optimization, and identifying ways to drive automation in SOX program (e.g., increased automated controls, continuous controls monitoring or use of RPA).
Responsible for managing external auditors by continuing to drive increased reliance on management's SOX work (use of others), proactively reviewing with them Mondelez SOX program and changes in internal controls which could have an impact on the nature and extent of their work and maximizing synergies through reliance of SOX work and coordinating with them to minimize interruption to business and reduce duplication of efforts.
Responsible for serving as a global subject matter resource on SOX program providing strategic and day-to-day guidance to global IC organization and management in the area of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Responsible for building and maintaining strong and collaborative relationship with SVP Controller, Chief Audit and Controls Officer, Corporate Accounting Directors, Regional Accounting and External Reporting Leads, Regional Directors of Internal Audit and Controls, IBS Tower Leads, BPO Leads, Business Process Excellence Leads, External Audit Leads, IT Security and Compliance Leads, Regional and IBS Internal Control Leads, SOX Leads, and Internal Audit Leads.
What you will bring
A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE in internal controls and audit practices including expertise in risk/control frameworks, enterprise risk management processes, financial policies and procedures, U.S. GAAP/IFRS and SOX requirements.
BUSINESS ACUMEN with a deep understanding of business practices within the business unit with in-depth knowledge in financial reporting, sourcing, supply chain, marketing, information systems, sales, shared service and customer service operations. Significant and relevant experience in a Big Four accounting firm and/or in a large global corporation. General understanding of enterprise resource planning applications.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS including proven business partnering and communication skills across a large global, public company; experience working as a regional finance leader managing a diverse, cross-functional and business partner teams to drive compliance environment.
GROWTH/DIGITAL MINDSET and the ability to identify strategic opportunities and leverage technology to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
INTEGRITY and sound judgement in all decisions and interactions aligned with our values and policies and external regulations
More about this role
Job Specific Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or business administration required
Professional designation preferred (e.g., CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CRMA, CA)
Ten or more years of business / accounting, auditing, internal controls, finance experience with a dynamic and progressive organization, a mix of Public and Private Industry experience preferred
Prior Big 4 public accounting experience preferred
Sarbanes-Oxley and US GAAP / IFRS experience required
Experience in FMCG / Manufacturing industry and SAP knowledge preferred
Strong knowledge of risk / control frameworks (COSO) required
Experience in SEC financial reporting
Strong understanding of SOX regulatory compliance requirements and the ability to independently evaluate processes and controls which have impact on financial reporting
Proven track record to lead across complex functional teams by influencing often without authority
Can evaluate large projects and transformation initiatives and identify potential risks and advise management in identifying the right control to ensure proper SOX compliance
Able to effectively interact with all levels within the organization and influence outcomes and behaviors
Strong oral, interpersonal, and writing skills; and capable of communicating with all levels of management
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrates ability to coach, counsel, train and develop skills of others; capable of growing leaders
Ability and willingness to travel both domestic and internationally (up to 30%), when needed
Relocation Support Available? Country to country Relocation support available through our Global Mobility Policies
Business Unit Summary
The United States is the largest market in the Mondelez International family with a significant employee and manufacturing footprint. Here, we produce our well-loved household favorites to provide our consumers with the right snack, at the right moment, made the right way. We have corporate offices, sales, manufacturing and distribution locations throughout the U.S. to ensure our iconic brands--including Oreo and Chips Ahoy! cookies, Ritz, Wheat Thins and Triscuit crackers, and Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids confectionery products --are close at hand for our consumers across the country.
Mondelez Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.
Job TypeRegularInternal Audit & Control