Controls Manager in England - Northampton, United Kingdom


Manufacturing / Production
Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Your remit will be to work closely with Local Finance Teams to identify and manage improvement initiatives to enhance accounting and internal control processes. You will become involved in testing and consulting on financial and operational controls, and ensure compliance with company polices and accounting principles . Work with Local Finance and Functional Teams to ensure Internal Audit Readiness, and be present on site as a consultant during the Audits. Providing guidance to close Audit Findings and monitor the implementation and effectiveness. As required work with local regions to coach and mentor professional staff; provide guidance and direction on issues and along with this travel will be required to support the business. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on exposure to the financial and operational workings within a large global company. 



  • Work with Financial Controllers, GE Finance Director, Business Managers and Process Owners to establish and maintain robust internal controls
  • Identify opportunities to standardize “best practice” processes, both operational and compliance, across the region, to promote Functional Excellence
  • Ensure B grade or above in Internal Audits - work with all process owners and functions to review key controls and processes prior to Audit, identifying improvement areas and strengthening controls as required
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Annual Risk Assessment Plan
  • Work alongside the Entities to define and design local testing plan
  • Assist in the roll out of the new Oracle System Implementation across European locations and ensure appropriate control environment is maintained
  • Increase visibility of Compliance function through country visits, training / awareness sessions
  • Provide first point of call advise on corporate finance policies
  • Support and review control documentation including walkthroughs – ensuring if reflects current business processes
  • Represent DBU Europe in Global Compliance forums
  • Participate in Six Sigma Projects as required




· Professional Finance Qualification- Chartered, Management or Certified Accountant 

· Previous audit exposure (either external audit or internal audit) 

· Experience in mapping business processes and identifying risks and controls 

· Strong analytical skills 

· Project management skills / organizational skills / multi-tasking 

· Effective oral and written communication skills 


· Knowledge of US GAAP and International accountancy standards 

· Experience in working for a large global organisation 

· Experience in working with ERP systems 

· Sarbanes- Oxley compliance experience 

· Good knowledge and experience of using Ms Excel / Ms Visio 

· Understanding of business needs/processes and legal influences 

· Finance Related Degree 

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