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Director Control Interno

Laureate Education

Laureate Education

Mexico City, Mexico
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

POSITION MISSION:

  • TheDirector, Internal Control oversees all Sarbanes Oxley compliance, internal audit and risk functions for Mexico. This role is the liaison between local senior management and the Executive Director, Risk and Internal Audit at Corporate. In addition, this position is the point person for the Company's auditor, PwC and the outsourced testing firm, EY. The position liaises with IT Compliance for ITGCs and any change management initiatives in IT as well as other local transformation projects where the internal controls environment could be affected. Moreover, the position oversees a local team responsible for the SOX lifecycle including key control walkthroughs, monitoring, testing, deficiency remediation, change management, and reporting. The department is also responsible for executing local internal audit projects under the direction of the Executive Director, Risk and IA and will participate in enterprise risk management activities.
  • Define key controls to mitigate risk and identify any deficiencies and/or weaknesses in accounting/business processes. Relates to an organization's processes procedures controls and records for conduct and management of all aspects of business processes.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS

  • Monitor the broader organization to ensure the control environment adapts as the company evolves. This includes assisting the control owners in designing / maintaining internal controls for emerging or newly in-scope areas.
  • Provide support to the business with ongoing improvement and innovation of the SOX program including the identification of opportunities for streamlining and automation. Advise and assist in updating control procedures impacted by any company wide transformation (e.g. Company’s ERP system implementation).
  • Monitor and evaluate internal controls to ensure their effectiveness and compliance with SOX requirements.
  • Review and provide guidance on control deficiencies, remediation plans, and action items.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Operations, HR, Legal, and IT, to promote a strong control environment and effective risk management practices.
  • Advise management on control-related matters, including control design, remediation strategies, and emerging compliance risks.
  • Assist Corporate with various risk assessments designed to identify enterprise and fraud risks as well as audit universe.
  • Deliver training programs and educational sessions to increase awareness of SOX requirements and best practices.
  • Decision-making involves the use of creative thinking and significant judgement to create functional policy with long term scope.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Very advanced multi-disciplinary knowledge, very extensive field experience (min 15 years) and management experience (5 to 8 years)
  • 10+ years of SOX experience either as an in-house SOX, Internal Audit, Compliance or Risk Management professional or equivalent Big 4 experience
  • Ability to communicate and influence a range of different internal and external stakeholders at the different layers within the organization (i.e. institutional, regional, and corporate).
  • Someone who thrives in fast paced environments with a desire for continuous learning.
  • Possess strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize concurrent assignments
  • Fluency in English required
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience preferred