About the role
The SOX Senior is tasked with Bacardi s global compliance per the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and to provide certification that our internal control environment is operating effectively.
In this role, the SOX Senior will participate and support our SOX efforts, including scoping, planning, execution, reviews and assessments to comply with SOX regulations.
This position reports to our SOX Senior Manager, and the team up to the VP-Internal Audit. The SOX Compliance Team works closely with key stakeholders across business units and corporate functions globally, as well as our technology organizations.
Key accountabilities and responsibilities
Assist the SOX Compliance Manager in leading a comprehensive Global SOX Program
Propose / maintain SOX Framework control changes (i.e. additions / deletions / modifications) and participate in the change management process
Prepare / amend detailed test plans for financial controls in compliance with testing SOX requirements
Inform management and key process owners of relevant SOX requirements
Support for external auditor reliance on internal audit work for SOX compliance
Assist with detailed scoping / planning for testing of internal controls
Perform walkthroughs of key controls over financial reporting, as needed
Perform testing of key controls over financial reporting as needed
Review documentation updates of business processes and related controls to support process owners with their responsibility for adequate / optimal control design
Support the preparation of SOX compliance and status reporting, including write-up of deficiencies as needed
Support SOX / ICFR requirements are comprehended in policies & procedures impacting financial reporting / assisting in the design of appropriate internal controls around new business processes.
Assist in the review of responses to control deficiencies to validate proper classification for evaluation
Measures of success
Talent : Develop and update personal development plans and deliver against the plans
Performance : Meet and exceed the targets as agreed in the annual objectives
Value share : Demonstrated the Bacardi key values consistently
Customer Satisfaction Survey or management feedback : Achieve target customer satisfaction measures
Critical experiences for success
Undergraduate degree in Finance / Business Administration, Accounting, or other relevant field;
3-5 years of previous audit experience (internal / external),
A professional accounting / audit certification (CPA, CIA, etc.) is a plus
Strong financial and accounting required; IT exposure a plus
Sarbanes-Oxley experience required;
Goal-oriented and outgoing with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
Ability to think and work analytically;
Ability to identify and assess risk
Ability to develop strong and lasting relationships with all levels of management;
High energy with a superb attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and deliver in a deadline-oriented environment
Self-starter; ability to work on unstructured assignments
Strong written and verbal communication skills with fluent command of English (90% or C1 level or over)
Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
US GAAP / IFRS experience preferred
SAP knowledge preferred
Our ways of working
Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire.
We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly.
We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure.
We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work : we commit energy, heart and soul.
We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of : our True Heart and Winning Spirit both in our home markets and across the world.