Financial Controls Advisor

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Wayzata, MN
Feb 10, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Controls Advisor-WAY05590 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


The Controls COE is responsible for developing, executing, and maintaining the controls strategy and financial control framework on behalf of the Global Controller. This position is a technical expert on internal financial controls for the corporation, including the design and effectiveness of controls, and maintaining global internal control policies and procedures. Cargill is currently in the process of updating the global internal financial control framework and rolling out standard controls across the corporation for high risk areas. It will be critical for this role to have deep knowledge and expertise in internal controls and technical accounting, and also to have the ability to influence change.

This position works directly with regional controllers, country controllers, and finance teams in businesses, functions, and shared services on the implementation and review of internal controls and to provide information, support, and advice on internal controls. In addition, connectivity with other Centers of Excellence will be key to the success of this role, especially related to US GAAP and financial reporting areas. This advisor also works with the process owners to ensure controls are embedded in business process re-design, policies, procedures, and technology enhancements.

Principal Accountabilities

50% Lead design and implementation of global internal financial control policies and procedures:
• Lead project to decide the design and implementation of standard controls for high risk financial areas. High risk financial areas include areas involving significant complexity or judgment in determining financial statement impact.
• Consult with global finance leaders on development of standard controls, assessing best practice and influencing change
• Develop and implement global training plans/materials over internal control policies and procedures
• Develop tools to help facilitate the implementation of standard controls
• Formalize global internal control policies and procedures

30% Manage global application of internal financial controls:
• Provide technical expertise and advice on internal controls to regional controllers, country controllers, and finance teams in businesses, functions, and shared services
• Work with the process owners to advise and decide on internal controls related to business process re-design, policies, procedures, and technology enhancements
• Develop and lead global training on internal controls
• Maintain and update global internal control policies and procedures

20% Monitor global compliance with internal control policies and procedures:
• Monitor compliance with internal control objectives
• Analyze and assess operating effectiveness of internal controls for high risk areas
• Provide guidance on action plans to address control design gaps


Required Qualifications

• BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance
• 7 years of experience in accounting or finance
• Experience identifying internal control gaps and inefficiencies and evaluating and documenting internal control design
• Solid understanding of complex technical accounting areas
• Strong proficiency and solid hands-on project management experience
• Demonstrated strategic thinking skills
• Strong independent problem solving and analytical skills
• Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to interact with and influence all levels of an organization
• Ability to travel 10-30%

Preferred Qualifications

• 4 years of public accounting or internal audit experience
• Experience in technical U.S. GAAP analysis
• Experience with SOX 404 Compliance
• Understanding of Cargill businesses and accounting policies
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
• Internal controls framework implementation experience for a large company
• Experience with coordination or management of policy and procedure development and communication for large corporations
• Experience designing and/or documenting controls for business or accounting systems

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

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