Controls Manager

Michael Page Finance
West Midlands
£50,000 - £59,999
03 Dec 2017
13 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Superb opportunity to join this FTSE 100 in the Midlands as a Controls Manager. Expanding team so genuine career progression is on offer in a flexible working environment.

Client Details

FTSE 100 in the Midlands.


  • Responsibility for ensuring that Finance and Shared Services processes operate within a control and compliance framework including, internal policies, external compliance standards and the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 for areas of accountability
  • Responsibility for designing and completing the annual testing plan of key controls within the company framework
  • Responsibility for ensuring testing completed by the wider team is compliant with the appropriate standards, offering challenge where appropriate to the status quo of processes and controls
  • Provide assurance to key control contacts within the divisions on the operational effectiveness of controls and that the design is maintained to mitigate risk.
  • Act as an interface across the business towers to ensure linkages with end to end business process controls and internal and external compliance frameworks.
  • Effectively manage key internal/external stakeholder relationships.
  • Support the wider change process within Controls and Compliance, embedding new processes and contemporary practices
  • Support the wider Finance and Shared Service business in respect to change and risk issues.


Experience Required:

Excellent knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and auditing & accounting principles
  • Experience of implementing and managing ongoing compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Experience of operational management of teams, planning and forecast of resource requirements and communication to wider businesses
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills in relation to stakeholder management (internal and external)
  • Experience in managing teams- strong people, performance management, coaching and influencing skills
  • Experience of supporting change programmes
  • Ability to assess risk on new processes and change, offering advice
  • Proactive self-starter with ability to manage own workload, to time and desired levels of quality

Qualifications/ Skills Required:
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Likely to be a trained for accountant or audit specialist with management experience
  • Membership of a professional body (e.g. IIA, CIMA, ACCA, ICM, CPIM or CPM) but if the candidate can demonstrate adequate experience and knowledge required this may be acceptable
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proactive self-starter with ability to manage own and team workload, to time and desired levels of quality
  • Ability to challenge the status quo.

Job Offer

Excellent salary + bonus + attractive benefits package + flexible working.