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Responsible for providing full support and assistance to Global Financial Governance function which includes SOX audit- planning & testing, internal audit and any other legislation which may be applicable in future. This will include significant interaction with regional/hotel, BSC and IT management. In addition, occasional ad-hoc involvement in the other activities of the Controller Group may be required. Work may include domestic/international travel
Key Accountabilities Key Metrics
• Assist Manager or above for the audit management function for SOX testing throughout the year • Perform SOX tests throughout IHG functions as assigned with testing worldwide. This could involve travel, particularly to other BSCs and key owned hotels. • Prepare plan & complete documentation in the event of major system or process changes. • Assist in the documentation of results and conclusions as required by SOX, including maintenance of IHG’s database of controls and tests. • Liaise with internal and external auditors to ensure that IHG management, SOX team & auditors have similar understanding on all subject matter & assist in any queries that may arise. • Ensure compliance with Group internal auditing standards and practices in the planning, conducting and documenting of audits and for all reports prepared. • Maintain a consistent, high quality customer-focused orientation. Respond to stakeholders in manner and timeframe promised. Provide clear, accurate information; explain procedures or provide supplemental information; anticipate problems or questions. • Develop and maintain an effective understanding of the business strategy and the hospitality industry. Maintain awareness of best practices, trends and issues impacting the industry • Develop regional tactical initiatives and create an environment of continuous improvement. • Assist with all other aspects of global process management, including advising Manager or above. Global Financial Governance of process in-consistencies and/or improvement opportunities. Recommending (and assisting in implementing) solutions to address these matters.
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Continuously identify areas of potential risk, opportunities and effectiveness and propose plans for review of the areas concerned. Prioritize new risks against previously identified risks and revise the audit plans as necessary to provide the most value to the Company. Direct management's attention towards those areas identified as specific risk implications or opportunities for improved efficiency, effectiveness. • Proactively participate on appropriate project team / task forces as assigned to ensure control issues are addressed and desired business objectives are achieved. • Serves as expert consultant for process flow, provides input on current practices and assesses alternative processes / technologies.
Organizational Parameters Direct Supervisor • Senior Manager, SOX Direct Reports / Indirect Reports • None
Key Collaborative Network Key Shared Accountabilities Key Interfaces
• This position serves as primary contact for all IHG BSC processes and business for day-to-day operations and issue resolution in compliance with specific Service Level Agreement, and governmental regulation requirements. • GBSC Delivery Teams • Regional Service Delivery Managers – other processes • Regionally based SOX Teams • India Entity leadership teams • External audit firms • Key partners, professional associations, industry experts to keep informed of existing and evolving industry standards
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Required Education, Experience, Technical Skills and Knowledge Decision Rights Education • Bachelor`s or Master Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience. • Major accounting qualification preferred (ACA, CIMA, CPA, CMA, and CHAE). Experience • 3-4 plus years progressive work experience in hotel and or Corporate Accounting, Internal Audit, Sarbanes Oxley, with demonstrated proficiency in multiple disciplines/processes related to the position. Technical Skills and Knowledge • Experience in the design, mapping and delivery of processes and process improvements • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of People-Soft 8.0 or other E.R.P. systems • Proficient in Microsoft Office products. • Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices as well as IAS / IFRS • Demonstrated ability to lead process change • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills. • Extensive working knowledge of audit & control process, procedures in related environment.
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This position has impact regarding the prioritization of work and for supporting Senior Manager for identifying opportunities for improvement. • This position has significant impact for meeting deadline, escalating issues and making actionable plans to achieve operational targets. • This position makes independent decisions on SOX to resolve process or customer issues and to monitor and resolve vendor relations issues. Influences • This position has impact on resource allocation, project costs, schedules and quality levels for assigned area. • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in potential negative impact to financials of IHG.