Zoetis, a global leader in animal healthcare, is looking for a Senior Associate to join their Global SOX Team (Internal Controls).
The position will be based in San Jose, Costa Rica, and work mainly in CST time zone.
The role will focus on executing SOX management testing for the key controls (manual) in scope for relevant markets. Testing will be performed remotely and will require limited amount of travel even when the pandemic restrictions are lifted.
Main responsibilities :
Execute testing of ICOFR controls in accordance with the agreed-upon scope, methodology and deadlines.
Support risk assessment efforts - identify non-financial risks including but not limited to business operations, legal, regulatory, human resources, etc.
Work with the business process owners (mainly heads of departments, e.g. Finance and Commercial Directors, Plant Controllers) to ensure that all exceptions from SOX testing are adequately remediated and re-tested.
Create and / or improve SOX controls documentation, including narratives, flowcharts and control descriptions ensuring minimal intervention.
Support implementation of base RACM (Risk and Controls Matrix) for new business acquisitions.
Provide timely and critical feedback to SOX Senior Management where testing procedures need to be improved. Identify opportunities to streamline controls and make recommendations to improve the underlying processes.
Assist with the annual ELC and CSA questionnaire process. Evaluate the issues or concerns within the questionnaire's responses.
Follow up with business process owners to resolve those issues.
Partner with SOX Senior Management to determine the appropriate remedial action in response to all external auditor observations regarding control design / control operating effectiveness issues.
Liaise with the external auditor teams (local and US Central Team) in the performance of their internal control activities.
Develop and maintain technical proficiency and current knowledge of professional standards, including accounting, auditing and financial reporting requirements.
Minimum of three years of internal controls, internal audit and / or financial audit related experience. Big 4 experience will be a plus.
Graduate with at min. bachelor’s degree (preferred but not limited to finance and accounting, economy, business administration).
Experience with US GAAP will be a plus.
Professional qualifications and / or certifications, e.g. CPA, CIA or CISA are welcomed.
Full fluency in English, written and spoken.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral skills.
Detail oriented with the ability to follow through and solve problems.
Excellent command of MS Office.
SAP system, including GRC Streamline, experience is a plus.
Experience with ITGCs, ITAC and data analytics is a plus.
Willingness to travel for business to international locations, when applicable (travel time should not extend beyond 10% during the year after pandemic restriction are lifted).
We Offer :
Competitive salary and benefits package (private healthcare and insurance, Meal allowance, Parking, corporate events for employees)
Professional and supportive working environment,
Co-funding of professional qualifications and program Tuition reimbursement
Possibility to work remotely from home on selected days,
Modern office space with Doctor's office.
Exposure to a dynamically growing leader of the global animal health-care segment.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a clear interest in the role and how it forms part of a long-term career plan.
If you meet requirements described above, please send your application in English by clicking on the Apply button.
Only chosen candidates will be asked to participate in this recruitment process.