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Internal Control Manager

Job Code:  1036

RD Geleen, NL, 6167

Department:  Accounting/Audit/Finance
Date:  30-Dec-2021

ARLANXEO is a world-leading synthetic rubber company, with about 3,800 employees and a presence at 20 production sites in 9 countries. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco. 

Headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands, ARLANXEO’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of synthetic high-performance rubber for use in the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries.

ARLANXEO is a young company with strong roots. We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success

We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, competitive pay and benefits, educational assistance programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Internal Control Manager

(fulltime, Geleen)

Within the Corporate Financial Compliance & Reporting department we are looking for an Internal Control Manager. The Corporate Financial Compliance & Reporting department is part of the Corporate Accounting department of ARLANXEO. 

The Corporate Accounting division is composed by a young and dynamic team split into three sub teams – Financial Compliance and Reporting, Financial Accounting and Consolidation and the Accounting Shared Service Center next to the country accounting teams. As the Corporate Accounting Department is still growing this is a unique chance to contribute in shaping a successful and unique working environment. 

Main responsibilities of ARLANXEO Financial Compliance and Reporting department:
•    Act as global focal point and second line of defense with respect to Internal Control over Financial Reporting
•    Integrate and advise on new business processes into the existing templates with minimum impact on present processes. 
•    Train and instruct on internal control principles and philosophies to ARLANXEO Internal Control Community. 


Next to the internal control activities – the Financial Compliance and Reporting department is also responsible for: 
•    Act as a central contact for ARLANXEO group companies on divers accounting topics and advise on GAAP interpretation and their content. 
•    Prepare the quarterly and full year financial statements for the ARLANXEO Group and alignment with the Group auditor.

As Internal Control Manager you will be responsible for the Global Internal Control over Financial Reporting and you will be part of the Financial Compliance and Reporting team, reporting to the Head of Financial Compliance and Reporting. 

In your role as Internal Control Manager you will be responsible for: 

•    Global focal point for legal entity internal control officers and global process owners to maintain and develop the Groups Internal Control Framework
•    Take ownership for auditable areas, including ensuring and follow-up on potential Critical Access and Segregation of Duties within the ERP system.
•    Continuously drives for improvement of the process including further development of digitization and D&A tools.
•    An effective design and implementation of the internal control over financial reporting framework, including root cause analysis and recommendations activities.
•    Identify and prioritize control weaknesses and support global control- or process owners to implement agreed changes in a timely and effective manner
•    Advise the Global Committee (Group CFO and Head of Corporate Accounting) regarding compliance aspects of financial reporting
•    Contacting internal (e.g. Internal Audit) and external stakeholders (e.g. external auditor) to discuss and align findings. 
•    Act as a business partner providing advise to and challenging FRC Committee (Group CFO and Head of Corporate Accounting) based on own understanding of business priorities. 
•    Assist legal entity internal control officers with their yearly self-assessment regarding the effectiveness of the framework, control documentation, testing evaluation and necessary remediations.

Education: Master degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting, preferably supplemented with a post-master degree (e.g. RA/RC/CPA). 
General Experience: Minimum of 5-6 years professional experience in the field of internal control, external/internal audit or controlling, preferably in an international environment, manufacturing business or a Big 4 firm
Language: Fluent in English (verbal and written). 
Systems: SAP (preferably in relation to access management and role design)

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