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Internal Controls Manager

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Job ID: req1596
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Chassis Brakes International

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Internal Controls Manager-PARIS

About Hitachi Automotive Systems Group

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Hitachi Automotive Systems is engaged in the development, manufacture, sales and services of automotive components, transportation related components, industrial machines and systems. We focus on developing safer, cleaner, smarter solutions that will support mega-trends impacting the automotive industry, such as connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Group's Brake Business Unit is one of the world's largest manufacturers of automotive braking solutions. Our products - disk brakes, drum brakes, electro-mechanical parking brakes and rotors - are dedicated to passenger cars, light commercial and two-wheeler vehicles through original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket distribution channels. We have a global footprint with operations in Europe, Asia, South Africa, North and South America.

The spirit of Hitachi based on the values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit resonates through the way we think and operate. We collectively strive to deliver solutions that contribute globally to a sustainable society and improve people's quality of life. We aim to provide an enjoyable work environment where our people can grow personally and professionally.

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Job Purpose

Under the management of the Group Internal Controls & Process Improvement Director, responsible for executing and reporting on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Business Unit's system of internal controls, identifying process improvement opportunities to mitigate the risks over the operations and ensuring compliance with J-Sox regulations as defined at Group level.

Key Activities

Governance, Supervision & Planning

  • Participate in the elaboration and continuous improvement of the risk framework (strategical, financial, operational, IT)
  • Supervise a team of auditors (internal) and liaise with third parties auditors
  • Participate in the definition of the Internal Controls and Internal Audit planning (including J-SOX, Internal Audit, Risk Management assessment and follow-up)
  • Build and animate the Control Owner network
  • Communicate internal controls practices within the organization

Internal Controls and Audit

  • Organize the testing over internal controls
  • Perform review/testing of the internal controls established in all entities (Company Level Controls, Controls over financial reporting, IT Controls)
  • Make recommendations for remediation of identified issues in a timely manner and ensure follow-up of those remediation (progress, results assessments...).
  • Identify and recommend solutions for strengthening internal controls
  • Execute Operational Audits for controls over financial reporting, IT or Company Level Controls as needed per the Risk Assessment
  • Build and/or provide specifications to create control dashboards
  • Ensure appropriate follow-up of the control dashboards

Process Improvement

  • Work with operating management to ensure that remediation plans are appropriate, implemented in a timely manner, and yield desired results
  • Assist with the implementation of necessary improvements to financial and IT policies/procedures and internal business controls to support the corporate priorities, business needs and compliance programs

Reporting & Analyze

  • Complete J-Sox and Audit reports
  • Support External Auditors with requests for the Annual Financial Audit and the J-Sox Audit
  • Maintain concise, up-to-date records of audit plans, findings, work papers, reports and other supporting documentation for all related reviews performed
  • Update control documentation (matrices, narratives, flowcharts, etc.) with operating management for financial and IT processes

Key Professional Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of Internal Controls, business processes, COSO and IIA standards
  • Proven capability to evaluate and implement process improvements to drive efficiency and cost savings
  • Strong risk assessment and risk mitigation capabilities
  • Strong Change Management and Project Management skills
  • Strong Data Analytics capabilities
  • Fluent English Level
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed

Key Personal Competencies

  • Analytical & Problem Solving
  • Implementation & Result Orientation
  • Relationship Building & Networking
  • Collaboration & Team Work

Qualification & Experience

  • 4 year Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance
  • 5 to 8 years of internal audit and internal controls experience
  • Good knowledge of end-to-end processes in an industrial environment (business process experience)
  • Experience in IT General Controls (ITGC) assessment, audit, and testing
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