Harris Corporation Internal Controls Specialist in Melbourne, Florida

Internal Controls Specialist 10/6/17--AccountingUSA - FL - Melbourne




Job ID: CHQ20170610-21256


Title: Internal Controls Specialist

REQ ID : CHQ20170610-21256

Location: Melbourne, Florida

Roles and Responsibilities

Under the general guidance of the Internal Control Manager, this position encompasses the below roles and responsibilities.

Job Description:

  • Assist in performance of detailed assessments of existing internal controls to ensure they are documented adequately; identify design flaws and provide personnel with specific guidance, instruction and suggestions on control design enhancements.

  • Evaluate existing internal controls (automated and manual), SOX strategy and accounting policies. Assist in efforts to update strategies, existing internal controls, policies, and practices.

  • Rationalize existing controls (considering risk and materiality) and identify, create, and provide guidance on best practices to promote further improvements, harmonization, and uniformity of internal controls throughout the company.

  • Assist in assessing, developing, and implementing improvements and standardizations in control designs and associated control documentation (E.g. standardized templates where applicable).

  • Assess policies related to internal controls and recommend revisions to update and enhance policies as needed.

  • Work with internal audit to improve upon, and conduct, the annual and ongoing risk assessment process.

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with Internal and External Audit, control owners, and company management across the organization to facilitate coordination and execution of internal control (SOX) testing, remediate deficiencies and other issues, and promote efficiencies.

  • Work with Internal Audit to monitor and track control deficiencies and corresponding remediation efforts providing guidance to control owners and company management.

  • Transfer and promote ownership of controls, and control assessments to control owners including providing on-going guidance on requirements and expectations.

  • Lead ad-hoc projects to deliver improved processes and controls.

  • Provide accurate and timely communications to the Internal Controls Manager and various levels of management.

  • Perform research on various controls related matters, propose recommendations, and assist in implementing solutions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong background in internal controls regulatory requirements (SOX, COSO) as well as PCAOB audit standards and GAAP.

  • Public accounting experience; with emphasis in internal controls and related risk assessments.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline.

  • 5+ years of experience in audit, accounting and/or internal controls.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, professional skepticism, documentation, time management and administrative skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences

  • Ability to travel (average of 20%)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional qualification (CPA or CIA).

  • Big four experience, especially with public clients

  • Ability to influence others, establish credibility with business partners and drive cultural change.

  • Independent self-starter, able to work productively with minimal supervisory oversight.

  • Desire to make a positive impact with the ability to manage multiple tasks and shift priorities.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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LocationUSA - FL - Melbourne