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Finance Director of Internal Controls at Dematic Corp.

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.


The Director of Internal Controls will lead the Company’s enterprise-wide Internal Controls Governance Program with standard practices (COSO, COBIT, and SOX) and related processes. Work will require setting standards and processes for program administration and compliance, including standards around the review, assessment and documentation of key financial statement audit and key management internal controls. Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with cycle, sub-cycle and control owners to monitor the company’s compliance with established internal control related activities as well as enhance control monitoring as systems and processes change. In addition, this role will lead efforts with regards to transaction reporting and critical policy monitoring/enforcement.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Develop strategy for revamp and continuous improvement with regards to the Internal Controls structure to ensure that most relevant and current risk are primary elements of the Internal Controls Program

  • Responsible for conducting internal control testing and monitor methodologies to validate the presence and effectiveness of key controls and ensure compliance with the Company’s internal control matrices, GAAP, and internal policies and procedures.

  • Direct the Internal Controls Governance Program with responsibilities including:

    • Assess, rationalize and enhance existing controls

    • Lead & design structure for recurring risk assessments including continuous improvement of functional controls

    • Assess and develop testing plan for controls infrastructure that provides most value to the organization

    • Provide oversight of control design and testing procedures and develop effective plan for issue management including remediation efforts

    • Lead efforts in developing controls infrastructure for new acquisitions and critical new GAAP initiatives

  • Provide guidance with the development and implementation of program policies and procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP and COSO guidelines.

  • Oversee the maintenance and preparation of detailed and accurate documentation, including narratives, control descriptions, risk & control matrices and management responses and remediation.

  • Lead efforts with regards to policy updates, education, monitoring and enforcement efforts to ensure financial statement accuracy

  • Maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders and continually improve the value delivery of the Internal Controls Governance Program and improve delivery of accounting policies and guidelines.

  • Liaison with Audit Services team to determine and facilitate audit activities


  • 10+ years of experience required in related field (i.e. Accounting, Financial Reporting, Compliance, etc.)

  • BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly desired (i.e. Finance, Accounting, Business, etc.)

  • 3+ years of experience in a management role or leading cross functional internal controls preferred

  • Public Accounting experience specific to financial statements and internal controls design, documentation and testing

  • Requires strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internal Controls, & GAAP

  • Proven track record of identifying issues, developing structured action plans and leading to teams to deliver solutions

  • Excellent soft skills such as: interpersonal, leadership, presentation, and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization