The Unilever has invited applications for the post of Senior Manager Financial Controls (SOX). Senior Manager Financial Controls is responsible for leading the Financial Control Assessment (FCA) as part of our management assurance over compliance with Sarbanes Oxley regulations, working closely with the GCAD UK team. They will manage and develop a team based out of Bangalore to coordinate with the countries, Operating Centres, and Third-Party Service Provider to ensure the FCAs are completed to a high quality and within the expected timeline. Responsibilities: Understanding of Unilever\u2019s Global Financial Control FrameworkIn-depth knowledge of ICOFR, Sarbanes Oxley Act and COSO FrameworkCoordination of end-to-end testing of internal controls of various countries, operating centre and central teams across in scope processesConducting trainings for the respective countries on the FCA expectationLine management of the FCA team based in BangaloreLeading or supporting Future of Controls initiatives such as improvement of the Controls Audit processManagement and coordination of stakeholders such as Third Party Service Providers, External Audit, Country Controllers, Service Delivery Directors and GCADGovernance meetings with the risk managers and controllers of the respective countries to ensure on-time completion of testing and relevant sign-offs on deficiencies and rectification plansQuality review of the identified control deficiencies and their impact assessmentsReporting \/ presenting the testing results to GCAD for Audit CommitteePresenting at Controls governance forums such as Control Process Improvement Meetings, Qualifications: Masters\u2019 degree in Accounting or Finance preferred - CA\/CPA\/MBA Finance or similar qualificationMinimum of 8-10 years progressive experience in internal audit with SOX 404 testing and reportingExperience with governance, risk and compliance models like GAAPs, IFRS etc. (knowledge in GRC tools like SAP GRC, Archer, others is an added advantage)Experience in managing a team is required Key Skills: Technical Knowledge: Strong knowledge of US GAAP, COSO, PCAOB Auditing Standards, Sarbanes-Oxley, risk and controls standards and business process best practicesProcess and Controls understanding:Strong working knowledge various business processesSound financial knowledge \u2013 customer accounting, rebates etc.Strong controls knowledge and expertise \u2013 prevent and detect spend controlsUnderstanding of Global financial controls frameworkProcess understanding: Overall understanding of process flows and associated risks in STP, RTR, OTC, MTD, Payroll, Tax, Pensions (e.g. master data, payment processes, Inventory processes, etc) and working knowledge of access and IT general controlsAnalytical skills: Ability to analyse the root cause of the deficiency and propose corrective action and ensure quality deliverablesLeadership and relationship management skills:Ability to lead teams, and deliver key agendasAbility to influence senior stake holders and cross functional teams to drive agendaExperience in managing 3rd party outsourced vendorsAbility to define and execute agenda independentlyAbility to work in a dynamic organization and manage \/ balance multiple priorities and diverse projects concurrentlyAbility to influence senior stake holders and cross functional teams to drive agendaCommunication skills:Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with stakeholders \u2013 controllers, central teams etc.Presentation skills: Proficiency in Power point presentation and working knowledge of Power BICustomer and service centric mind set, placing the user at the heart of the solutionAbility to work under pressure and at times, in ambiguous situationsExperience and awareness of working in a global role, demonstrate awareness and empathy to our many cultures and social needsProficiency in using SAP and Microsoft tools Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka. For more details and to apply, click here: Support our journalism by subscribing to Taxscan AdFree. Follow us on Telegram for quick updates.