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Internal Control Manager in Chicago, IL at Muscular Dystrophy Association

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/7/2019

Job Description

Position Description:
The Internal Control Manager will be responsible for managing full scope audits that encompass financial, compliance, and operational reviews in accordance with professional audit standards. This will include developing policies and procedures, ensuring their implementation and monitoring compliance. He/She will report to the Controller and be an experienced manager in compliance and internal audits with leadership abilities to make recommendations, be a thought partner, and manage projects.

Responsibilities:
• Review existing accounting and financial controls and other compliance processes in place and make any necessary revisions or additions.
• Maintain current knowledge base of audit industry practices and communicate updates immediately with department managers and staff.
• Work with department leads to update policy manuals and other documentations to ensure immediate compliance by all staff involved.
• Conduct regular internal audits and reviews to assess the compliance of departments and individual employees.
• Provide recommendations to leadership for mitigating risk identified during internal audits.
• Share audit/review results with managers to aid in feedback, training, and development to ensure greater overall compliance.
• Monitor and validate the status of action plans to mitigate risks identified in audits.
• Perform audit testing and document and maintain work papers and files in accordance with guidelines.
• Provide assistance to external auditors regarding controls, policies, ad procedures.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies:
• Analytical:
Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
• Problem Solving:
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
• Dependability:
Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
• Business Acumen -
Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
• Professionalism -
Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance with 10+ years of related experience in accounting, compliance, auditing, and internal control systems.
• Highly developed business and analytical skills. Broad exposure to and experience working with financial spreadsheets, accounting, and financial management software.
• Must be results oriented, with excellent customer service and problem-solving skills.
• Evidence of strong planning and organization skills, essential for managing multiple tasks and large-scale projects of the section while ensuring timely and accurate completion.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues.
• Strong oral and written communication to interface with all levels of MDA employees.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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