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LapuLapu City, PH

SOX/Internal Controls Manager

Major Duties and Responsibilities


  • Drive the Sarbanes Oxley implementation across the Asia Pacific Region with a focus on the entities in ASEAN/CEBU/JAPAN.
  • Assisting in the development / update of entity SOX process narratives
  • Assisting in the timely remediation of any open deficiencies
  • Conducting SOX / Internal Control trainings on a regular basis
  • Coordinating peer reviews of internal control testing across the region
  • Performing independent reviews of the SOX testing performed by the respective country SOX Champions
  • Driving the discipline of full and transparent disclosure of all control deficiencies‪ and issues requiring management attention
  • Ensuring that the information being uploaded in the SOX on-line portal is complete, accurate and carried out in a timely manner
  • Ensuring the timely certification by the respective country leaders
  • Ensuring that all SOX documentation are properly filed and stored
  • Facilitate / Coordinate the completion of mandatory Statutory / Corporate / Asia reporting requirements such as the Quarterly Attestation and Balance Sheet Reviews.
  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices across the APO region.
  • Undertake special projects to identify opportunities for process simplification, standardization and automation, with an eventual view to strengthen internal controls whist reducing inefficiencies, inaccuracies, and overall workload.
  • Thoroughly assess all areas of risks, implement complete and effective risk management strategies across all functional areas. Take appropriate risk mitigating measures.
  • Conduct independent on-site internal control reviews (at least once per year per entity) and ensure appropriate & timely implementation of control processes and corrective actions.
  • Support the location management teams for the Finance & Operation Audit/External Audit by assisting in the preparation, liaising with the internal/external auditors (if required), response development and closure of deficiencies.


Experience and Requirements

  • Degree preferably in Accounting or Business.
  • More than 5 years in an internal audit / audit / internal control role, with big 4 experience is preferred.
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment with cross-functional departments.
  • Auditing certification (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA) highly preferred.
  • Travel outside of the home office location maybe required.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills; able to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing with team members and executive stakeholders applying tact and situational awareness.
  • Must be highly adaptable and able to work well with ambiguity.
  • Great attitude in high pressure situations with ability to negotiate and influence effective outcomes and drive results.
  • Strong work ethic and track record of taking on additional responsibility; self-starter and self-directed with a "can do" outlook. Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and technologies and adapt to changes and demands in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, detail-oriented with strong time management skills and focus on achieving results with the ability to deliver on multiple projects concurrently in a team environment and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and analytical skills.
  • Experience in QAD and Hyperion highly preferred.