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Head of Internal Control Operations

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help to power your home, keep the factories running, and our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

We are looking for a passionate Head of Internal Control Operations who will be responsible for managing Hitachi ABB Power Grids Internal Control function and designing and implementing a leading-edge internal control environment to effectively support HAPG JSOx compliance efforts. Also, you will be driving the department’s strategy together with the Head of Internal Audit, Risk and Internal Controls (IARIC) in support of corporate goals and company-wide initiatives. This position reports to the HAPG Head of Internal Audit, Risk, and Internal Controls (IARIC).

Your responsibilities

  • Develop and execute HAPG JSOx compliance strategy
  • Provide managers and management with the relevant Internal Control methodological support
  • Ensure key internal controls are defined, implemented, documented, assessed, and monitored in front of material risks
  • Ensure internal control deliverables are consistent within and at the required level of quality
  • Deliver adequate and timely reporting on Internal Control framework and control deficiencies in line with requirements to ensure appropriate escalation and adequate action plans
  • Deliver key projects such as control improvement and automation initiatives and business model changes
  • Ensure appropriate level of communication is maintained on Internal Control matters to support the framework and ensure appropriate ownership and accountabilities from management and managers. Develop adequate training material on the internal control objectives, approach and methodology
  • Document and ensure internal control documentation/policy is understood and agreed by management, control functions, auditors and regulators
  • Maintain Internal Control reporting tool
  • Create the relationship and partner with key stakeholders across the company
  • Effectively utilize internal and external resources to identify leading practices and to be implemented
  • Build strong relationships with external Audit, Internal Audit, consultants, and Senior Management
  • Prepare and present updates for Internal Control Committee meetings

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Finance or Management; Master’s Degree highly desirable
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent coupled with a deep understanding of International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS)
  • High expertise in internal control concepts (e.g. JSOX , COSO, etc.) and experience in applying them throughout various business processes
  • Excellent knowledge of external auditing techniques and risk-based auditing attained through a minimum of 10 years' experience in a BIG 4 accounting firm
  • Extensive experience in designing and executing JSOX compliance programmes for large multinational corporations
  • Proven record of implementing state of the art solutions and automations to reduce manual controls and improve the efficiency of internal control operations
  • Knowledge of SAP S/4 HANA is an advantage
  • Strong Leadership skills and at a minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing large teams (i.e. up to 50 employees) worldwide and in different cultural environments
  • Ability to work independently, productively and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills with fluency in English (other languages a plus)
  • Proven ability to obtain management buy-in for constructive change
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of functional linkages. Ability to interact and/or manage cross-functional teams (e.g. Operations, Finance, etc.) to assist in the creation of integrated system requirements and provide finance, accounting and/or internal control expertise
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate, with the ability to challenge at a senior level when necessary

More about us

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centres. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values, and is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. #LI-CSE1

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Location Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Job type Full-Time
Contract Regular/Permanent

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