Internal Control Specialist

Job location:
Guadalajara, Mexico
Created moment:
May 13, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05863

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Internal Control Specialist

Job Summary

The Internal Control Specialist  is responsible for Assisting and supporting the CAR Mexico Subcluster Controller and the Europe Internal Control Manager to ensure French Anti-Corruption Agency guidelines are met for the assigned geographical areas. Support the management and implementation of  internal Controls, Policies, and Procedures 


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the CAR Europe Internal Control Manager to ensure the French Anti-Corruption Agency (i.e. AFA)  Guidelines are met 

  • Ensuring AFA record retention and archiving requirements are met so that the necessary audit trail is created

  • Administering assigned Google drives to ensure all AFA documentation and information gathered is complete and correct and  attestation templates are free of errors and properly referenced

  • Downloading financial data from different ERP systems and magnitude for AFA control purposes , (after the necessary training and familiarization) for the performance of the necessary testing  and completion of control attestations. 

  • Summarize AFA test results, identify and document issues to assist in the development and agreement of recommendations

  • Participating upon need, in different internal audit projects following the guidance of the CAR Mexico Subcluster Controller in order to assist in the preparation and closeout of  internal audits

  • Contacting control owners to review and document process descriptions and key control narratives - mostly focusing on AFA control objectives 

  • Following up on the implementation of Management Action Plans relating to AFA compliance and when needed following up on open and overdue findings raised by the Corporate Internal Audit team and completing the corresponding follow-up database

  • Provide support to CAR for special projects on a per needed basis

  • Maintaining open communication channels with Shared Service Center for the facilitation of information exchange for both AFA compliance purpose and Internal Audit reviews conducted by Corporate when necessary

  • Preparing presentations and different analysis of compliance and control subjects

  • Accountable for completeness and correctness of AFA documentation for the region

  • Accountable for obtaining, analyzing and evaluating accounting documentation, reports, data etc. to meet control requirements

  • Accountable for reporting findings to the CAR Europe Internal Control Manager regarding possible improvements and corrections so as to discuss with control owners

  • Accountable for Followup and closeout of Internal Audit findings in the region relating to financial processes 


Skills and Attributes Requirements:

  • Good knowledge and understanding of financial and accounting processes and regulations

  • Ability to acquire and build a good working relationship with control owners from different functions and levels of seniority

  • Ability to identify control risks and be able to contribute in the establishment of efficient control mitigation processes or the need to update internal control documentation and templates

  • Sound knowledge and experience of working with ERPs and ability to familiarize quickly with new systems and reporting tools 

  • Good project management skills and ability to work well under pressure so as to meet timelines and deadlines

  • Experience in communication and cooperation with geographically distributed teams

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills and ability to understand and assess financial information

  • Ability to cooperate proactively with effective communication skills (written, verbal and listening skills)

  • Contribute in the maintenance of a good working relationship with control owners and contribute in their education in internal control compliance requirements

  • Ability to acquire new skills relevant to current job and changing work requirements 

  • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills, familiarization with working with G-suite

  •  Good organization and work management skills in order to be able to track the progress of management remediation actions, inform on potential details and other issues timely in order to ensure noted gaps are acknowledged and resolved on a timely basis

  • Hand's on experience gained from participation in different projects is appreciated (e.g. system's deployment, process enhancement, best practice implementation etc.)

  • Positive and easy to work with personality


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum 5 years of on-the job experience gained in internal or external auditing within a financial environment  

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field is required

  • Relevant professional certifications or relevant Master's degree is also considered suitable for the requirements of the position 

  • Participation in fraud and anti-Corruption engagements would be facilitate to meet the job role requirements

Position Type

Full time



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