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Director of Controls & Compliance

New York, NY, USA | Thrasio

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Key Responsibilities


Build a best-in-class effective and efficient Controls and Compliance function from scratch to support public company SOX requirements for fast-growing and inquisitive company 

Develop function beyond compliance and towards value-add reputation with focus on risk and control of overall financial reporting processes

Build relationships with key stakeholders and promote function as a trusted partner and advisor

Collaborate with business owners and functions to ensure effective and robust control environment

Partner with Internal Audit on preparing risk assessment

Act as liaison and coordination point between business/function control owners and internal/external audit on SOX controls design, testing, and remediation

Evaluate processes and control design and recommend changes that increase efficiencies while also maintaining controls

Support ongoing M&A activities, including on-boarding and integration efforts/processes, system implementations, strategic initiatives, and other large projects/activities

Advise business control owners on control design and remediation plans

Track and manage, through closure, control remediation plans from audit findings 

Manage SOX narratives and flowcharts with control owners

Administer, track, and report control self-assessment results

Manage quarterly 302 certification process

Partner with Legal and Compliance on annual ERM assessment and ongoing monitoring of key risks

Provide SOX training and education to control owners

Coordinate with business owners on standard operating procedures


What you bring to the party


Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

CPA required; MBA a plus

10+ years of experience, with 5+ years working in Big 4 accounting firm or other relevant controls and compliance experience at a public company

Retail and/or Consumer Products industry experience a plus

Background in IT audit/controls and/or data analytics a plus

Strong knowledge of COSO, SOX Controls, GAAP, IFRS, and SEC regulations

Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels, both verbal and written

Effective at building strong relationships and working collaboratively with others across departments and at all levels to meet shared objectives

Ability to lead, influence, and drive change with key stakeholders and executives

Self-motivated and highly enthusiastic with ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Analytical and process mindset with creative thinking

Strong work ethic with willingness and ability to dig into details to accomplish tasks and complete projects

Proactive and organized with excellent planning, analytical, and project management skills


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