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Senior Manager SOX Compliance and Internal Controls in Horsham, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 11/9/2022

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    Horsham, PA
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    7-10 years
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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.

This position has the opportunity to be located remotely. 

Position Summary:

Contributes to establish, update and monitor the operation of the Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR/SOX) program in North America (BBU & Bimbo Canada) as well as align it to the methodology and guidelines established by the Global ICFR Department. Ensures compliance with internal policies, procedures, and controls in accordance with audit standards and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Also ensures quality, objectivity, operating effectiveness and reliability in Company’s internal control and risk assessment processes.

Key Job Responsibilities:

• Position would work closely with external and internal stakeholders, team members as well as with the Director/Head of SOX & Internal Controls

• As the SOX Manager you will support the Director in executing all aspects of Company’s SOX & Internal Control program. This includes but not limited to: Supporting and contributing to scoping & process risk assessment, controls rationalization & optimization (including updating controls language and flowcharts as necessary), execution of test of design and test of operating effectiveness, and coordination of remediation, retesting, documenting, and ensuring timely issue closure. Prepare workpapers under minimal intervention and supervision and ensure system of records for SOX work is kept fully up-to-date at all times.

• Lead a small team to ensure timely execution, implementation, documentation, assessment and continuous improvement. Manage the internal control / SOX team to prepare all information essential to the understanding and assessment of internal controls, including conducting walkthroughs, preparing risk and control matrices and narrative descriptions and/or flowcharts of processes.

• Additionally, you will liaise with and work closely with the Internal Audit team and external auditors to manage timely delivery of requested information, testing cycles and expectations related to SOX 302/404 compliance and certification

• Serve as a business partner and SME (subject matter expert) to key stakeholders to advise on process, internal control, system implementation, risk, and compliance activities. Identify, communicate and help business execute observations and recommendations for the enhancement of processes and design of internal controls.

• Work with the control and process owners on planning and execution of the test of design and test of operating effectiveness. Train control owners on SOX requirements

• Make improvement recommendations of the control environment and assist with pre-implementation control identification and issue validation. Contribute to the deficiency evaluation process

• Perform and/or assist with IPEs (information provided by the client) testing, review of SOC (service organization controls), applications and ITAC controls.

• Provide effective and timely reporting to Director on SOX testing status, roadblocks, and create/drive plans to remove roadblocks and assist control owners on necessary remediation planning

• Ability to lead by example and manage staff as appropriate. Drive personal professional development, including benchmarking, training & certification

• Ad hoc projects


Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

Qualified candidates will have 7-8+ years of experience within a SOX role in a large Corporation or Public Accounting Firm or a combination of both.

• 5+ years of experience in Compliance, External or Internal Audit

• CPA and BIG 4 experience a plus

• In depth knowledge of SOX requirements and a proven track record in applying internal controls and accounting principles and practices, specifically as it relates to SOX methodology, risk and issue assessment, leading process walkthroughs, preparing/reviewing and/or updating process documentation and flowcharting, control design assessment, test plan design, testing of operational effectiveness and documenting of deficiencies, SOX best practices, SEC and PCAOB directives, guidelines and standards.

• An advisory, auditing and leadership mind-frame with ability to challenge status-quo, critically evaluate current risk and controls and help improve control environment and structure.

• Works in a consultative manner to arrive at practical and rational conclusions within Governance and Risk Appetite of the Company, potential Financial Reporting Risk (FRR) exposure and SEC/PCAOB and Professional guidelines and Standards.

• Effective communicator with ability to develop personnel, build relations, manage expectations, write executive level reports and deliver quality results under tight timelines.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.