Director Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Competitive + short term and long term incentives
Posted a month ago
Job ID: 8141

Job Description

My client, a high-potential business in the biotech sector, is currently seeking a Director Internal Controls over Financial Reporting to join their passionate and dedicated finance team in the Basel area.

The Director of Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) will lead the organization’s efforts to ensure compliance with the COSO framework, focusing on IT General Controls and financial processes.

This role involves formalizing and documenting financial and IT processes, providing support for global supply chain integration, and overseeing user access and segregation of duties.

The Director will also coordinate audit activities and support the annual enterprise risk assessment.


As the Director Internal Control over Financial Reporting your key responsibilities include:
  • Leading the COSO Compliance Program: Oversee the group-wide COSO compliance program, including IT General Controls, and ensure adherence to internal control / SOX standards and regulatory requirements
  • Process and Control Documentation: Formalize and document financial and IT-related processes (SAP S/4HANA) to support control activities and compliance
  • User Access and Segregation of Duties: Lead ICFR in-scope user access roster reviews and conduct segregation of duties assessments to mitigate user access risks
  • Audit Coordination and Issue Resolution: Coordinate external and outsourced internal audit activities, managing audit reporting and facilitating issue resolution
  • Enterprise Risk Assessment: Support the Group’s annual enterprise risk assessment process, identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks to ensure financial reporting integrity

Skills required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Professional certification, e.g. CPA, ACA, ACCA
  • Big 4 or large accountancy firm background, combined with internal audit experience would be strongly preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the COSO framework and IT General Controls, SOX 404 would be highly desirable.
  • Hands-on experience with SAP, ideally S/4HANA
  • Strong understanding of segregation of duties principles and user access management
  • Proven relationship-building skills and ability to manage complex projects
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills

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