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Newell Brands Associate, Global Internal Controls in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Title: Associate, Global Internal Controls

Location: Atlanta, GA

Reports to: Manager, Global Internal Controls

The Associate, Global Internal Controls is primarily responsible for performing Global Internal Controls testing in accordance with the annual Global Internal Controls Compliance Testing Plan to ensure adequacy of internal controls over financial reporting and to evaluate operational effectiveness and efficiency.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independently conductinterviews with key process owners to obtain an understanding of thecurrent processes. Clearly document results of interview.

  • Performs process walkthroughswhich includes, but is not limited to, analyzing current operatingprocesses and policies to ensure processes are occurring asdocumented. Analyze any changes to ensure there are no additionalrisks as a result of the change.

  • Executes tests of design andoperating effectiveness for key controls in budgeted time and summarizesresults.

  • Identifies key control failuresand communicates to GlobalInternal Controls Team management in a timely manner.

  • Identifies improper accountingor documentation and brings to the attention of Global Internal Controls Team management for guidance on howto proceed. Actions may include researching issues and makingrecommendations to improve policies or procedures accordingly.

  • With limited supervision,accurately document, evaluate, and communicate the results and conclusionsof all audit work performed in accordance with workpaper documentationstandards.

  • Addresses review notes ontesting and documentation as appropriate.

  • Assists in the refinement ofkey controls and oversees the continuous improvement of Global Internal Controlsfinancial reporting processes and procedures, including maintenance of theGlobal Internal Controls ControlMatrix (i.e., what can go wrong?).

  • Assists in communicating theresults of Global InternalControls testing via written reports on a timely basis.

  • Pursues professionaldevelopment opportunities, including external and internal training andprofessional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.

  • 2-4 years of experience inFinance/ Internal Controls Compliance

  • Bachelor's degree inAccounting, Finance or a business-related field

  • Unquestionable integrity,objectivity and independence

  • Experience in PC applications(e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Candidates pursuingprofessional certification(s) as a CPA, CIA, CISA or Internal Controls isa plus

  • Prior experience withaudit software packages is a plus

  • Prior experience with Workivais a plus

  • Ability to travel 25-30%domestically and internationally

Essential Skills& Knowledge:

  • Ability to multi-task and shiftpriorities under pressure

  • Analytical and problem solvingskills

  • Strong interpersonal skillswith sensitivity to cultural diversity

  • Ability to communicatewell with crispness, tact and diplomacy

  • Expert knowledge of theMicrosoft Office Suite

  • Positive attitude and strongwork ethic

  • Self-motivated and proactive

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.