Senior Manager of Internal Controls and Compliance

Lisbon (PT)
to be defined
Jun 22, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

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Senior Manager of Internal Controls and Compliance

The Senior Manager of Internal Controls and Compliance, reporting to the Assistant Controller, is a critical position in the Corporate Accounting and Internal Controls team of the global Corporate Controllership organization. The key role of this position is to develop a highly effective and practical world-class internal controls framework and drive global adoption and compliance. The Senior Manager of Internal Controls and Compliance will be responsible for the design, development, implementation, execution and oversight of the suite of internal controls over financial reporting with the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of material misstatements while finding the right cost-effective and efficient balance between controls and costs. This position executes on the Company’s global internal control strategy while maintaining a focus on internal and external customer service.

Key Responsibilities


·        Designs and maintains, in the Company’s systems & electronic repository, internal control documentation, including narratives, process flows, control descriptions, and risk control matrices for key and non-key controls, including entity level controls, controls with service organizations, fraud prevention controls, and IT general controls

·        Manages management’s assessment of the internal controls program, including overall rankings of internal controls over financial reporting, identification of control gaps, development and agreement of key controls with process owners and senior management, and ensuring that internal controls are adequate to support management’s quarterly and year-end assertions over the effectiveness of internal controls

·        Drives strategic internal control programs to drive cost reduction and efficiency of internal controls

·        Identifies and evaluates opportunities to improve process, controls, and information systems and develop cost/benefit analysis

·        Designs and provides practical internal control training to global business owners to facilitate their timely and effective implementation and ensure compliance with Controllership policies

·        Partners with IT and the business on ERP implementations or enhancements to ensure the internal control compliance program is appropriately incorporated into system changes

·        Manages segregation of duties compliance, including approval of changes to user access

·        Represents corporate accounting and internal control team’s interests at internal meetings and working groups in all matters relating to internal controls

·        Designs internal control plug-and-play framework for the Company’s future projects or acquisitions

·        Manages internal audit and external audit relationships for controls related audits and regulates document flow to ensure timely completion and delivery of request lists during all phases of the internal control testing cycles

·        Establishes and communicates timelines, requirements and issues with management and internal and external auditors in a professional and timely manner

·        Analyzes and documents internal control related issues including root cause analysis, level of significance assessment for deficiencies and manage and report on remediation plans to ensure effective and timely completion

·        Monitors and follows-up to ensure that past recommendations have been implemented properly to correct deficiencies noted




·        Bachelor's degree (Finance or Accounting preferred) or equivalent experience. Advanced degree or certification preferred (CIA, CPA, CISA, or MBA)

·        A minimum of 7 years of internal controls experience. Demonstrated leadership and management skills- a minimum of four years of managing staff (4 years audit experience with big 4 accounting firm preferred)

·        Strong understanding of US GAAP principles and Sarbanes-Oxley practices

·        Solid technical expertise in internal controls, process management with a deep understanding of risk assessment, control analysis, and audit methodology

·        Ability to propose practical solutions to internal control issues in situations where only limited standardization exists

·        Experience auditing, implementing, or operating general computer and application IT controls including security, change management, systems development, and disaster recovery

·        Strong process driven mindset and project management skills, experience with systems implementation and capability of assuming a leadership role in attaining department goals while managing multiple competing priorities with aggressive timelines

·        Strong written and interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to communicate ideas effectively and concisely to all levels of management, internal and external auditors and outside contacts

·        Ability to create high-impact presentations for all audiences including the ability to represent content concisely and through charts, graphics and dashboards for enhanced visual impact

·        Ability to work independently with minimal supervision under stressful conditions and coordinate the completion of multiple tasks simultaneously

·        Experience with MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SAP, Blackline, AuditBoard and Sharepoint preferred


Infinera is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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