Manager - Internal Controls

Harrisburg, NY 17120

Posted: 05/10/2018 Job Category: Accounting/Finance Job Number: 1859


The Manager of Internal Controls position is a leadership role which requires skills in leading, influencing and coaching others, sound judgment, excellent communication skills, organizational knowledge, self-management, and strong U.S. General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) experience.    This position is  instrumental in the planning, scoping, executing, and reporting of SOX and conduct compliance and operational audits.    

  • Serve as a key contact  for  SOX/internal control related issues or questions.
  • Assist with the analysis of financial and IT risk assessment and the development of audit scope and test plans.
  • Ensure accuracy of the control process documentation. Consult with key leaders on the design of internal controls associated with new business processes and/or system changes.
  • Evaluate the Company’ s internal control environment and assess the design, effectiveness and adequacy of key processes based on walkthroughs and compliance testing.
  • Based on the audits performed, prepare audit reports/audit recommendations, communicating results to management/business partners and assisting them with developing corrective action plans, including root cause analysis, as well as facilitate the remediation of control gaps.
  • Ensure audit findings are appropriately resolved and audit reports issued on a timely basis. Responsible for the escalation of critical issues to senior management of the company.
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors on deliverables and ensure all audit functions are optimized.
  • Manage the data analytics program based upon risk, scope and audit project objectives. Ability to interpret business data and translate into insightful recommendations.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of accounting and auditing standards, industry and technology trends.
  • Manage and provide leadership to staff and conduct training as needed.
  • 10-15% domestic and international travel, generally advance notice provided.


  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and SOX.
  • Must be able to think critically and perform analytical procedures on complex tasks such as risk assessment and quantification of control deficiencies.
  • Must be able to effectively present complex concepts, audit results and recommendations to business owners across functional areas and levels of management.
  • Ability to lead complex projects as well as the ability to work independently with minimal managerial supervision.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Bachelor’ s degree from an accredited university or college with a degree in Business Administration (Accounting or Finance) required
  • This position requires a CPA and CISA certification
  • Must have three years to five years accounting or auditing experience.
  • Public accounting (Big 4) experience is preferred.
  • One to two years of supervisory or managerial experience a plus.
  • Prior experience with data analytics and IT control testing activities is desired.

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