Head of Internal Control

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Title:

Head of Internal Control

Job ID:

18425

Category:

Accounting

Gender:

No Preference

Job Shift:

First Shift (Day)

Posted:

02.28.2018

Salary:

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Employment Type:

Full time

No. of position:

1

Minimum Experience:

3 Years

Minimum Education:

Bachelors

Career Level:

Experienced Professional

Location:

Karachi, Pakistan 

Company Info
Sanofi

Karachi, Pakistan
Company Profile

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Job Description


  • Provide active support to process owners /departments for the formalization and design of local procedures and ensure that actual processes and controls are adequately described in local procedures,
  • Ensure that local procedures are formalized, updated and in line with the Global policies, standards and guidance and verify that local procedures are adequately approved and communicated,
  • Maintain a list of local procedures in place.
  • Formalize individual delegations of authority forms, maintain and update the country matrix of delegations, consistently with Corporate / Region guidelines,
  • Ensure the country matrix of delegations is actually reflected in the country systems.
  • Jointly with process owners, monitor the definition and enforcement of proper segregation of duties rules, and ensure they are in line with the requirements of the Global policies, standards and guidance,
  • Jointly with process owners and IS, perform regular reviews of potential user access conflicts in information systems, and propose organization changes and/or mitigating controls.
  • Organize internal control trainings for new comers, support the departments for training employees on policies and procedures and develop targeted actions to increase internal awareness.
  • Implement a Control Framework in line with Sanofi Internal Control Manual in all sites, entities & activities,
  • Perform regular updates to the Control Framework, to follow the evolution of the Sanofi Internal Control Manual, and the release and/or amendments of Global policies and standards,
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement by providing constructive feedbacks and sharing best practices.
  • Conduct an annual Control Self-Assessment,
  • Support Local Management with the definition and implementation of action plans,
  • Develop a local self-testing strategy and program and execute accordingly,
  • Follow-up on the implementation of action plans,
  • Update the relevant tool INTERACT,
  • Present results to country management preferably during Country Council meeting.
  • Act as a key point of contact for the Internal Audit before, during and after internal audit reviews,
  • In agreement with the GM and the Country CFO, participate in internal audit opening and closing meetings,
  • Ensure a timely and detailed follow-up of the implementation of Group internal audit recommendations.
  • Support external auditors’ activities related to internal control and facilitate exchange of information,
  • Follow up internal control weaknesses highlighted by external auditors, ensure adequate action plans have been defined, and follow up implementation and report progress to the GM and the Country CFO,
  • Collaborate with E&BI manager on self-testing of compliance controls,
  • Participate to Country Compliance Committee.
  • Act as the local correspondent of the Corporate ICFR team and attend their trainings when required,
  • Implement and monitor the local SOX process, from risk-based approach to reporting of deficiencies to ICFR team, consistently with Corporate ICFR methodology and guidelines,
  • Train process owners, documentation owners and testers,
  • Perform quality reviews and ensure the consistency with Global methodology and key milestones,
  • Communicate on key elements and conclusions of the assessment of internal control effectiveness over financial reporting to appropriate stakeholders. Adequately handle additional information requests.
  • Collaborate with affiliate internal audit and other functions on initiatives aiming at reinforcing internal control within the affiliate,
  • Ensure that internal control aspects are considered in all new projects and provide support and internal control advice for specific projects. Upon specific requests conduct focused internal control reviews,
  • In coordination with the Country CFO and Compliance Department, conduct specific reviews on processes impacted by fraudulent behaviors, suggest action plans, and conduct specific reviews of internal control deviations reported by third-parties or employees,
  • In coordination with the Country CFO and Business Development, be involved in due-diligences pre or post acquisitions, to assess internal control level of targeted / acquired entity.

Professional Experience
  • Qualified ACCA / CA with relevant experience in external and/or internal audit or other internal control related functions.
Major Skills And Competencies
  • Good analytical and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as communication skills to build commitment
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, work effectively with cross-functional partners and drive process improvement initiatives across an organization.

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