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DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL CONTROLS

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Director of Internal Controls. This new hire will work at the Global Headquarters, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Director of Internal Controls will report to an Assistant Controller - Global.

 

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."

 

As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.

 

Position Overview

Ownership of McCormick’s Global Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance program requires leadership, coordination, and informal influencing of numerous McCormick team members, including senior professionals in finance, information technology, global enablement and Program Leo as well as their business partners. Under the direction of senior members of Corporate controllership, responsibilities include: on-going evaluation of proposed changes to McCormick’s internal controls over financial reporting, including both IT general controls as well as tested and untested financial controls; annual SOX scoping to determine the “coverage” of tested SOX controls over McCormick’s consolidated assets, sales and operating income; establishment of the timetable for SOX controls testing and/or certifications; coordinating timing, fees and testing performance with KPMG, McCormick’s outsourced internal audit provider and principal SOX tester; maintaining the Workiva system, McCormick’s system of record to document SOX certifications together with related testing and documentation; evaluating testing or noted exceptions in SOX control performance or changes in SOX control performers or approvers; developing training materials and providing training to McCormick team members with respect to SOX controls and performance; providing periodic updates regarding McCormick’s SOX compliance program for presentation to its Audit Committee; and coordinating with McCormick’s external auditors with respect to their SOX audit procedures. During the course of Program Leo, serves as both a resource to the Leo team as well as a strong advocate for increasing automated controls in the new ERP system in order enable McCormick to reduce the number of manual SOX controls currently performed and tested. In addition, during the phased roll-out of the new ERP system under Program Leo, ensures that appropriate training and communication of new SOX controls occurs and that the two sets (current and new Leo controls) of internal controls are appropriately maintained, certified and/or tested.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate the Global SOX process across all regions and segments including on-going evaluation of proposed changes to McCormick’s internal controls over financial reporting including IT general controls as well as tested and untested financial controls; annual SOX scoping to determine the “coverage” of tested SOX controls over McCormick’s consolidated assets, sales and operating income; establishment of the timetable for SOX controls testing and/or certifications; coordinating timing, fees and testing performance with KPMG, McCormick’s outsourced internal audit provider and principal SOX tester; coordination of remediation activities (as required); developing training materials and providing training to McCormick team members with respect to SOX controls and performance; providing periodic updates regarding McCormick’s SOX compliance program for presentation to its Audit Committee; and coordinating with McCormick’s external auditors with respect to their SOX audit procedures. 
  • Direct and oversee all activities related to the Workiva  system including maintaining the Workiva system, McCormick’s system of record to document SOX certifications together with related testing and documentation as well as developing KPIs, dashboards and other reporting including Risk and Control Matrices.
  • Development of individuals and teams through active coaching and management of objectives and timelines, aligning individual and organizational development balanced with business needs, deploying resources effectively, identify and plan development opportunities and support identification of talent (via direct or indirect reporting relationships).  
  • Support special projects and ad hoc internal control requests from partners across the Globe. During the course of Program Leo, serves as both a resource to the Leo team as well as a strong advocate for increasing automated controls in the new ERP system in order enable McCormick to reduce the number of manual SOX controls currently performed and tested. In addition, during the phased roll-out of the new ERP system under Program Leo, ensures that appropriate training and communication of new SOX controls occurs and that the two sets (current and new Leo controls) of internal controls are appropriately maintained, certified and/or tested.

 

Qualifications

  • Four year degree in relevant field, MBA preferred
  • CPA
  • 10+ years finance experience with a minimum of 5+ years of senior level internal control / SOX experience 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate complex accounting / finance processes and related analytics 
  •  Ability to influence and interact effectively with all levels and areas of the organization
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Works well under constant pressure and under critical deadlines

 

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McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore