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Associate Team Lead - SOX Compliance

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Date: Nov 6, 2022

Location: PB, IN, 160059

Company: Bunge

Business Title: Associate Team Lead - SOX 
Reports to (position): Manager, Global SOX Compliance    
Global Function: Controlling    Global Department: SOX  
 
            
Role Purpose Statement:
This position - Associate Team Lead/ Process Executive  will conduct walk-throughs, controls testing, and related process documentation, as well as perform other tasks to support the Bunge SOX Compliance program and other initiatives around internal controls and process improvements, under the direction of the BBS SOX leadership team. It’s based in Mohali, Punjab which is our Global Shared Service Center & reports to BBS SOX Team Manager-  Bunge Business Services, Mohali

Main Accountabilities
•    Responsible to support and facilitate the Bunge Global SOX Compliance Program and other related controls maturation initiatives from BBS India, including:
•    Support audit centralization through common controls and continuous control monitoring methodologies
•    Assistance with annual SOX risk assessments and scoping etc., and related updates
•    Timely completion of SOX testing activities, including walk throughs and controls testing (design and operating effectiveness), and related documentation,
•    Ensure that the testing is done in alignment with the test procedures and control description; assist in preparation of status updates and attend calls, wherever required
•    Self-check on the work completed to ensure highest quality of work delivered
•    Strive to achieve assigned tasks within budgeted timelines and alert the TL proactively, if required
•    Timely identification, validation, and communication of control deficiencies, as well as development of remediation plans in collaboration with the BBS SOX Manager and Team Lead, and
•    Determining impact of open deficiencies.
•    Participate in continuous knowledge enhancement/ knowledge sharing sessions
•    Identify and document improvements in business process flow on a continual basis.
•    Support internal and external groups (Bunge Global/Regional teams, process/control owners and external auditors/advisors) on matters related to SOX and internal controls, under the direction of the BBS SOX Manager and Team Leads.
•    Flexible to work across global time zones and travel (domestically and internationally)

 

Impact/Dimensions 

•    Potential to impact control environment maturation at Bunge and directly contribute to the bottom line through cost efficiencies from controls rationalization, maturation and audit centralization efforts.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
•    Timely completion of management testing with minimal control deficiencies and a goal for no Significant Deficiencies
•    Minimize control deficiencies with a goal for No Significant Deficiencies
•    Timely implementation of remediation plans with a target of no repeat deficiencies and update to Senior management in terms of control performance and remedial action
•    Enhanced efficiency and effectiveness of testing process through use of technology (such as RPA, etc.)
•    Timely/quality completion and feedback and support for other initiatives
•    Engage with Regional Controllers/ Coordinators/ other stakeholders as required


Major Opportunities and Decisions:
•    Opportunities to operate in a global environment and improve control environment through leading practice control initiatives
•    Completion of SOX Testing as per timelines considering other priorities from the business (monthly/ quarterly closing, documentation availability, reporting, etc.)
•    Managing conflicting priorities – several other projects could be runnning simultaneously 
•    Maintaining global connect with all regions/ locations/ businesses

Management/Leadership :
•    Anticipate and identify engagement related challenges, risks and escalate issues as appropriate
•    Bring and utilize extensive knowledge of the business to identify changes, technological developments and transitions to evaluate impacts ICFR. 
•    Demonstrate excellent project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and use current technology/tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables 

 

Key Relationships, Stakeholders & Interfaces:
A Manager will be expected to maintain relationships with the following key personnel
•    Regional SOX Coordinators 
•    Location Financial Controllers
•    External Service Providers for Management Testing
•    Service Delivery Leads from BBS

 

Knowledge and Technical Competencies :
•    Ability to support and execute high quality level of SOX controls testing and other internal control initiatives
•    Ability to work with limited supervision, and efficiently deliver high quality output.
•    Strong communication & interpersonal skills.
•    Strong problem solving & organization skills.
•    Experience with ERP/ Accounting systems and Reporting tools
•    Strong computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
•    Strong team player. Ability to partner with various stakeholders of respective domains
•    Demonstrate an application & solution-based approach to problem solving technique. 
•    Develop strong working relationships with internal clients (process owner/functional heads).
•    Contribute to knowledge management sessions 
Note: For behavior competencies please refer to the Bunge Leadership Model

Education/Experience:
•    2 to 4 years of work experience with at least last 1 year or more of SOX experience or internal controls audit/review.
•    Minimum Education Qualification – CPA, CIA, CA, CMA, or MBA Finance.
•    Knowledge of accounting concepts and process/controls related to Financial Reporting, Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay, Commodity Trading, Treasury, Tax, Plant, Property & Equipment, Inventory, HR Payroll, etc.

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

 

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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