Business Unit Internal Control & Compliance Manager
France, Île-de-France, Paris
October 24th, 2023
Constellium is a global leader in the development, manufacturing, and recycling of aluminum products and solutions. We design and manufacture advanced alloys and engineered solutions for a range of applications, such as beverage cans, cars, airplanes, and more. Our story dates back more than a century, but our mission remains the same: to create game-changing aluminum solutions for a circular and sustainable economy and a brilliant new day.
Constellium is a public company, listed on the NYSE, operating with the highest ethical standards and best practices, and is answerable to our shareholders, the Board of Directors and Committees, and our worldwide code of conduct.
Reporting to the BU CFO Aerospace and Trasportation (A&T), the Business Unit Internal Control & Compliance Manager is responsible for implementation of the Internal Controls framework and requirements at the BU and all sites in scope.
This role will support the Business Unit CFO to enforce, enhance and propose internal controls and/or process changes whenever necessary and applicable working heavily with and at the local sites.
The BU Internal Controls Manager will lead BU internal control and compliance improvement projects, as well as, train and guide the main stakeholders in internal controls, SOX methodology, at BU and local levels to ensure proper design and implementation and operational effectiveness of controls of all business processes.
He/She will lead, direct, support and guide local internal control champions on how to lead, engage, operate and report over internal controls activities at BU and local levels and will work at local sites whenever priority topics arise.
He/She will assist sites, especially small ones which do not have any internal control champions.
He/She will be the main point of internal controls contact for the BU and will interact with Group Internal Leader to report the BU internal control status, but also to contribute to internal controls methodology and framework improvements.
Proactively lead Internal Controls and Compliance reviews at BU and local sites to measure the effectiveness of controls of materials processes affecting data on financial statements.
Support and train local sites, all related process and control owners, to:
- understand the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act,
- understand Group policies, local authorities’ frameworks
- guide the business to embedded controls in the operations,
- understand risk management
- use internal controls as a business tool
- operate controls accordingly.
Provide subject matter expertise on the design and implementation of internal controls across for all sites in scope.
Work with BU and local site control and process owners to identify business changes that impact controls, ensure any required changes are updated in the control documentation, and manage the change process.
Support local management in developing robust action plans to address deficiencies identified by Internal Audits, external auditors and/or SOX control testing, and ensure corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.
Monitor and track execution of the program at the BU level, and prepare reports/dashboards for the BU CFO.
Build and maintain effective working relationships with key business stakeholders at local, BU and Corporate levels.
Assist and ensure solid internal controls framework in place for non-SOx reporting units
Support and continuously improve our internal controls and compliance framework
Competencies and Skills
5 years + of relevant internal controls experience in an international and SOX regulated multi-cultural environment.
Willingness to work in a fast changing and demanding environment.
Self-motivated, reliable and follows through on commitments.
Strong Finance background.
Previous Big 4 experience in internal controls and/or audit a plus.
Strong leadership and change management skills.
Overall knowledge over all business processes required.
Languages: English and French
20% of travel required (primarily to our manufacturing sites in the USA and EU).
Team player with excellent communication skills, able to work effectively in project mode. Strong daily collaboration with the all levels within the organization.
Excellent analytical skills and a capacity to work on complex concepts, in a proactive and autonomous way.
Experience in convincing colleagues from other teams, functions or business units, to understand and follow internal controls and enterprise standard requirements and remediate deviations thereof.
Solid understanding of SOX.
Experience in writing and maintaining policy, standards, procedure and flowcharts.
Accreditation as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) a plus
Experience in Independent Audit, Internal Control (COSO framework), Internal Audit, Risk Management, Audit in compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act
Demonstrated problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; able to identify issues, propose solutions, and implement appropriate changes.
Constellium is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.