Head of Internal Controls Methodology – Global Engineering Manufacturing Group – Zurich – Switzerland

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Competitive Salary Package
Europe Switzerland
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Number
Line of Business
Audit & Risk
Gareth Mortimer

Our Client, a leading international engineering manufacturing group, is currently seeking a Head of Internal Controls to be based in the global headquarters in Zurich. This role will be part of the senior management team for an internal controls function within a large corporate Global 2nd line of defence function.

Your role will actively be shaping the next level Internal Controls over Financial Reporting framework and methodology aligned with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). You will lead within the Corporate HO team the development and roll-out for methodology updates using the latest developments and digital technology trends.

Head of Internal Controls Methodology Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICoFR) Methodology at a state-of-the-art level in line with good governance practice and particularly in compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).
  • Identifying changing requirements and opportunities and developing enhancements to the Group’s current ICoFR Framework & Methodology.
  • Communicating and providing expert services to Business internal control teams as well as process owners and develop training curriculum for internal control methodology and provide training accordingly.
  • Liaising with Head Digital & Innovation to implement new technologies into the framework to improve the overall Group IC landscape.
  • Acting as sparring partner to stakeholders by providing insight and support and robustly challenging decision making to ensure the optimal framework & methodology solution is achieved.


  • Minimum 10-12 years’ experience roles of increasing responsibility within large audit firms.
  • Experience in multinational audits with detailed understanding of PCAOB audit standards and requirements.
  • Change management and implementation experience in a public entity providing dynamic methodology, policy and solutions with regards to ICoFR/SOX topical areas.
  • Fluent in English language (spoken and written)
  • Experience in working in a global and virtual team environment.

If you are interested, please send a copy of your up-to-date CV to Gareth Mortimer (gareth@renaix.com).