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Internal Controls Manager in Chicago, IL at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 10/13/2019

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

The Internal Controls Manager is responsible for design, implementation, and monitoring of internal controls across the Morton Group to include Morton Salt Inc, Windsor Salt, and Morton Bahamas companies in order to help the Company receive positive ratings from external auditors and internal company management regarding the effectiveness of the internal control environment.  The jobholder will work with contacts across all departments in completing control self-assessments used to monitor Company internal controls and conduct ongoing training & education on internal control related topics.  The jobholder will provide advice and counsel on any major process changes or system / process upgrades as it relates to internal controls and evaluate these changes to ensure there is no detrimental impact to the internal control environment.

Responsibilities Internal Control Design (30%)
In coordination with department contacts, create & maintain internal control framework to allow for positive audit ratings from external auditors.
Maintain control checklists for all key control areas; put procedures in place to monitor and test controls.
Participate in project planning and implementation meetings to ensure proper controls are instituted in any system enhancements or major process changes within the group.
Design and maintain delegation of authority guidelines to include all identified critical functions within the Company.
Create policies and procedures covering areas of identified control gaps or where efficiencies are needed.
Internal Control Implementation and Monitoring (50%)
Maintain and update the inventory of key controls to be tested, develop and implement testing plans and testing controls. Document processes related to testing as well as coordinate and perform testing.
Recommend steps needed to address any control deficiencies.
Develop and manage the annual risk assessment process.
Internal & External Audit Support (15%)
Provide monthly reporting on all open internal & external audit items.
Work with specific departments to close all internal & external audit items in a timely basis.
Other Duties (5%)
Recommend control improvements or operational efficiencies that deliver time and expense savings.
Review new or changed policies and procedures and identify control strengths and weaknesses.
Conduct internal compliance investigations related to any allegations of fraud or abuse.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Minimum of 7-9 years of finance, accounting, internal controls, or internal audit experience.  Specific experience within internal controls or internal audit department preferred.
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field preferred.
Excellent computer skills along with extensive knowledge of internal control group functions; experience with SOX or other minimum internal control standards preferred.
Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize projects.
Strong communication skills including communication across multiple geographic locations of the company and across multiple departments.
Team player capable of multi-tasking and providing results under tight deadlines.
Ability to set and manage directives and priorities, and identify process issues.



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