Senior Analyst, Financial Controls

WALGREENS - Deerfield, IL (30+ days ago)3.7


Job Summary
Responsible for updating process documentation and reviewing of key business processes and internal controls within the Corporate Functions and oversight of the Divisional operations. Assesses the adequacy of internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR). Performs ongoing testing of ICFR and ensures processes and/or businesses are in compliance with financial controls requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”). Assists with remediation of open control deficiencies. Assists with SOX and other similar certification for assigned business processes within the Corporate Functions and oversight of the Divisional processes.

Job Responsibilities
Assists with updating process documentation, including review and validation of key business processes and internal controls within the Retail Pharmacy USA business to ensure consistency with other WBA Divisions. Performs periodic quality reviews and liaisons with business owners to update documentation accordingly.
Manages internal control testing plans across the business and IT processes . Ensures testing plans are executed within the agreed-upon timeline and updated to reflect issues identified during testing. Establishes additional controls as remediation.
Leads sessions to discuss testing procedures and findings with process owners. Partners with the process owners to develop remediation plans to address internal control deficiencies and failures arising from the testing process. Oversees the implementation of identified remediation tactics.
Monitors processes to ensure changes impacting financial/regulatory reporting are appropriately identified and assessed.
Provides progress updates to Financial Controls Managers and Director on process documentation status, control testing and deficiency remediation.
Assists with the quarterly SOX certification and other monthly certification exercise and provides updates to senior management on the status. Participates as needed to interview process owners and leaders in the Divisional functions to ensure that all certification qualifications are assessed and addressed accordingly.
As appropriate, assists the Financial Controls Managers and Director with other key audit priorities, including risk assessment, deficiency evaluations, certifications, and Letter of Representation.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

Walgreens Boots Alliance was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014. This transaction brought together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted healthcare services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

Bachelor's Degree and at least 1 years of experience in accounting, finance, or audit OR High School/GED and at least 4 years of experience in accounting, finance, or audit.
Experience in Sarbanes-Oxley internal control documentation, testing and assessment.
Experience with evaluating internal controls including walkthroughs, evidence testing, IPC/IUC testing, and documenting testing in a workpaper.
Experience applying internal control concepts such as COSO and COBIT.
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Visio (for example: making changes to the flow based on changes in the process, changing style and/or formatting font).
Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
Advanced qualifications such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Master’s degree in Accounting or MBA
Experience in the Retail, Pharmaceutical, or Healthcare industry.