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Business Internal Controls Senior Associate

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The Business Internal Controls Senior Associate is responsible for supporting control improvement activities at the direction of the Internal Controls Senior Manager. The incumbent will assist in the execution of control improvement projects and work with the business (finance and operations) to assess risk and opportunities for improvement. This individual will provide consultative services to the business in managing the company’s control framework. The Business Internal Controls Senior will coordinate closely with internal/external audit on the execution of any audits and work with the Internal Controls Senior Manager to coordinate financial SOX activities.

Primary Responsibilities 
• Provides consultative support to business partners and offers proactive, and practical, control improvement insights
• Assists the Internal Control Senior Manager in identifying control improvement opportunities 
• Assists the Internal Control Senior Manager in managing the SOX scope with the business, internal audit and external audit and identifies opportunities to improve the efficiency of the SOX program
• Assists the Internal Control Senior Manager in the coordination of external and internal audit activities
• Executes day-to-day business control related activities within the Internal Controls department
• Assists in the execution of financial/operational control improvement projects
• Maintains process and control documentation in support of the Company’s control environment 
Experience Requirements
• 2-3 years’ experience executing IT control improvement projects per the requirements listed in this role description, preferably within a Big 4 environment
• Degree in Accounting  or related field or equivalent experience
• CPA or equivalent certification preferred 

Baseline Skillsets
• Demonstrates business acumen - Ability to understand broad range of business issues and business processes quickly 
• Effective communication - Able to adjust communication style to deliver messages to management - understands what level of information is required and can simplify complex matters for discussion
• Teaming - Ability to work effectively across business and business functions and bring stakeholders together to solve problems and build consensus 
• Analytical thinking - Able to quickly process data and facts to arrive at a logical conclusion and ask well thought out questions that contribute to identifying an answer/solution
• Problem solving - Able to think beyond current processes and develop improved ways of performing processes (can think well beyond "this is how we've always done it")
• Evaluate and assess risk - Evaluate risk and prioritize actions based on risk and impact to the organization

Technical Skillsets
• Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) – Understanding of SOX requirements including assessing risk, the appropriateness of controls and collaborating with internal/external audit
• Operational/Process Knowledge – An understanding of the primary business processes including Financial Close, Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash, Inventory, Fixed Assets, etc. 
• Internal Controls – Understanding of COSO 2013 and principles of internal controls and the ability to articulate this information effectively to business and IT stakeholders
• Accounting – Understanding of accounting and ability to articulate accounting impact of business transactions

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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