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Manager, Financial Risk & Controls at CooperVision

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fremont, California





Job Description:

CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc.
(NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses
and related products and services. The Company produces a full array of
monthly, two-week and 1-day lenses, all featuring advanced materials and
optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision
challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete
collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a
combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the
company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real
advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.

 

JOB TITLEManager,
Financial Risk & Controls

 
DEPARTMENT:  Finance
 
JOB SUMMARY


The
ideal candidate will assist with overseeing the global risk and control
environment helping to improve our accounting operations through risk
management, controls, and policy setting. The successful candidate will have a
strong accounting background. They will also be responsible for establishing
and maintaining a strong working relationship with our global and regional
Finance teams serving as a liaison for members at all levels throughout the
organization. This person will also possess sound judgement helping to identify
and remediate control deficiencies and provide recommendations for improvement
as they relate to the Company's key internal controls.

 

ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONS

Risk
and Compliance
(30% of role)


  • Ensure a robust financial control environment
    exists for all key locations through the development and maintenance of
    policies and procedures that addresses critical financial risks.

  • Work with Internal Audit to establish and
    maintain our Risk and Controls Matrix while at the same time help to ensure
    that current controls are embedded into normal day-to-day processes and
    procedures.

  • Help to maintain and administer the Company’s
    global financial policies.

  • Track, monitor and report metrics related to
    required risk and compliance processes.

Liaison (25% of
role)


  • Collaborate with the corporate and regional finance
    teams to identify, address and remediate high risk, material accounting and
    finance control deficiencies through a formal communication and reporting
    process.

  • Provide internal controls related knowledge and
    guidance to Finance and Operations SOX 404 Leads in each of our key regions.

  • Work with the Oracle ERP implementation team to
    ensure that the worldwide deployment of the system is appropriately assessed
    from a risk compliant standpoint ensuring all key aspects of internal control
    and global Company policies are being standardized and appropriately adhered
    too.

Internal
Control Audits and Reviews
(25% of role)


  • Assist Internal Audit with SOX testing for
    identified areas and locations of the business based on a risk/materiality
    assessment.

  • Assist in internal control issues identified
    providing root cause analysis (including deficiency exposures) and providing recommendations
    for improvements to the design of existing financial processes and procedures.

  • Perform internal control reviews to assess the
    compliance of departments as well as individual employees.

Training and Development (20% of role)

  • Implement global education and training programs
    to ensure employees have adequate awareness and understanding of internal
    control standards and requirements.

  • Work with the Technical Accounting Team at
    Corporate HQ to provide technical guidance; advise and training to our
    Corporate and Regional Finance teams on any existing or future changes in
    accounting standards and requirements under US GAAP.



POSITION
QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS
AND ABILITIES


  • Experience in analyzing/implementing various
    regulations and policies in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley and GAAP at the CooperVision
    local, regional and corporate levels as well as at the TCC corporate level.

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office
    products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint) as well as general PC expertise.

  • Must have excellent analytical, interpersonal
    and communication skills - the role will require interaction with a wide range
    of fellow employees, senior leaders, as well as auditors.

  • Ability to independently research, analyze and
    interpret data.

  • Flexibility in handling conflicting priorities working
    under strict deadlines.

  • Sound independent judgement.

  • High attention to detail along with excellent
    verbal and written communication skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Typical office work environment.

  • Approximately 10% travel where needed within our
    key regions - APAC, EMEA/ACE, North America and Latin America.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
    is required; Master’s degree a plus

EXPERIENCE

  • 7-10 years of experience within internal
    controls, internal audit or public accounting environment.

  • Understanding of internal controls and
    Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance.

  • Experience in global operations, manufacturing
    and compliance, a plus.

  • Knowledge of Agile, ServiceNow, Oracle, BAAN or
    other major ERP systems, a plus.