The Director, Internal Control COE will report to the Senior Director, Corporate Assistant Controller and will oversee the Company’s implementation of internal control over financial reporting (“ICFR”) in order to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) requirements. He/she will direct the efforts related to ICFR, including maintenance of the of ICFR framework, risk assessment, identification of effective and efficient controls, controls documentation, training regarding internal control requirements and utilization of SAP GRC for SOX compliance. The position will work closely with both Internal Audit and our external auditors to ensure an efficient, risk-based scope and process for management’s assessment of ICFR the external auditor’s ICFR procedures. The position will be responsible for both business process and IT controls globally including disparate business processes and multiple ERP systems and will work cross-functionally to identify and implement best practices and process improvements as well as remediation measures to resolve control deficiencies.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Coordinate activities across locations to drive common processes and to ensure leverage of tools, documentation and testing results
Provide expertise and training to ensure identification and implementation of effective and efficient key controls and to ensure that documentation is appropriate, audit-ready and developed with a global mindset
Work closely with IS Governance to ensure that IT General Controls and IT application controls are efficiently leveraged, appropriately maintained and adequately documented
Ensure the effective utilization of SAP GRC Access Controls for the implementation of key controls related to SAP system access and segregation of duties (“SOD”).
Work with IS Governance to ensure effective processes for system access and SOD in non-SAP systems
Ensure the effective utilization of SAP GRC Process Controls to facilitate global shared controls documentation, continuous monitoring of IT controls and an efficient process for evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls on an ongoing basis.
Work with other functions to design and implement strategy for leveraging SAP GRC Process Controls for various compliance requirements across the Company
Direct and monitor remediation efforts to ensure timely resolution and communicate plans and status to management, Internal Audit and the external auditors
Provide the ICFR perspective to policies, projects and ongoing governance activities to ensure that internal controls adequately considered and proactively implemented during business process, system and data changes.
Provide ICFR compliance readiness support to M&A activities
Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in accounting or finance
CPA or other equivalent professional certification
Minimum 10 years of professional experience in external auditing, internal auditing, accounting, finance, SEC Reporting
Supervisory or project management experience required
Public accounting experience with SEC registrant clients
Experience in managing or evaluating the implementation of ICFR for SOX compliance at a global organization including
Experience in implementing or evaluating entity-level and process level financial controls including system and manual controls.
Understanding of IT General Controls as well as segregation of duties risks and controls
Understanding of SAP and SAP GRC
Understanding of the COSO 2013 internal controls framework
Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP and pronouncements from the SEC and PCAOB
Work From Home: Occasional
Travel Percentage: 30%
Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.
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