Director Financial Controls, COE Testing and Tool Support
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The COE Director will serve as a key contact for North America specific control deliverables and be responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing the internal control framework. The role will be responsible for leading managers and analysts to ensure the control environment is sound. The role will also be responsible for overseeing the annual risk assessments and control refresh process. The role will lead the group wide testing schedule and oversee the implementation and continuous roll out of a new controls tool.
The role will manage the control environment for the US ensuring the Risk and Control Matrices in North America are complete and accurate. The role will maintain a testing schedule across Global Pearson, ensuring the schedule coincides with PWC’s testing and all control are tested timely. The role will lead a team to manage one half of all the process areas including all the process flows, risks, controls, and the resolutions for any issues within the process areas. The role includes designing, implementing, and overseeing the internal control framework for the company, including ensuring the control methodology is updated, accurate, and consistent, and create and track all KPIs. This also involves ensuring the right mix is in place between Automated and Manual controls across the company. The role will also oversee the annual risk assessments and control refresh process. The role will have three direct reports responsible for testing control matrices refreshes, and process improvements. The role will also include the testing of specific controls.
This role requires significant project management and internal control experience. The role will be responsible for a testing program across the Pearson globe and will require the management of several moving parts. It will also lead a team which is responsible for the annual refresh of all our controls and the management of our risk and control matrices. This role requires significant people leadership skills and thought leadership. The role will have complete ownership of process areas in North America and half of the overall Pearson key processes. It will also have complete ownership of the new internal controls tool and the control refresh process.
NOTE: MUST be fully authorized to work in the U.S. No sponsorship or visa transfer.#LI-NB0
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken
Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Feb 6, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1801595