• Experte Internes Kontrollsystem Finanzbuchhaltung (m/w/d)

    Job Locations DE-HE-Russelsheim | DE-BR-Potsdam
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(11/9/2018 10:55 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-33922
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Category
    Accounting / Finance / Treasury
  • Overview

    Opel Vauxhall Finance’s vision is to meet the mobility needs of our customers through financial services solutions for the Opel and Vauxhall brands.


    Our Strategic Priorities focus on the development of our people, performance delivery, penetration, efficiency, customer loyalty and protection - maintaining strong risk management
    and compliance practices.

     

    We promote a collaborative culture of people who actively contribute with integrity. We are agile, open minded and adaptive to deliver at pace, with customers at the heart of all we do.

     

    Working within the finance department the Controls Accountant will have responsibility for the OVF Germany, Austria & Switzerland control environment with particular focus on the documentation of permanent controls
    and compliance with OVF control methodologies & procedures.

     

    The controls accountant will be responsible for the local adoption, review and progression of finance controls and will work closely with all members of the
    finance team reviewing and making recommendation on key processes.

    Responsibilities

    • Ensure the implementation of a robust and relevant permanent operational control framework for the Finance function
    • Review/implement first level controls and perform second level controls on areas requiring financial expertise
    • Lead the process of control documentation in line with regulatory requirements under
      frameworks provided by OVF Permanent Controls
    • Support review of the company’s quarterly FACT (controls certification) submission to
      Group and coordination of relevant actions and improvements
    • Interview finance staff to prepare written narratives, findings and recommendations for internal controls and reviews
    • Manage monthly control self-assessment routines and communicate regularly with other OVF Europe entities and the central Permanent Controls team to ensure best practice is
      shared and applied
    • Support finance change management process including review of new projects
    • Assist in the ongoing development and implementation of OVF accounting processes and
      procedures under standards required by Group policy, practice and local regulation
    • Engage with relevant stakeholders in the business, including operational risk teams, to ensure appropriate controls are considered for new projects and process documentation
      are updated accordingly
    • Follow up on the implementation of all internal and external audit recommendations related
      to finance
    • Ensure ongoing adherence to all relevant compliance regulations that may govern the OVF business and complete knowledge training where applicable in a timely fashion
    • Develop a sense of "professional skepticism" and raise awareness on the operational risks
      culture in finance
    • Prepare and participate in the Permanent Control Committees and support new product/PANO reviews

    Qualifications

    Theoretical knowledge and practical finance and accounting experience in accounting and
    reporting processes
    · Part or fully qualified accountant
    · Experience with control documentation and assessment
    · Experience of change management
    · Experience of working in a dynamic finance environment
    · Experience of working in a control environment or with a big 4 audit firm is an advantage
    · Good knowledge of German GAAP or IFRS and general accounting principles
    · Experience in the financial services industry preferred

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