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Global Director, PCI

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

The  Global Director Process Controls Improvement will report to the Global Vice President of Internal Audit (GVP IA) and be responsible for the ongoing management of the Company's Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) programs to ensure we maintain leading practices, led process improvement engagement to refine finance process and optimize the control environment, continue to embed and mature controls  within the our existing SOX Compliance program while  modernizing our  control environment as we implement SAP S/4 Hannah all the while maintaining External Auditor reliance on the SOX Program.


The Director must have internal controls process improvement experience, excellent knowledge of US SEC and Sarbanes Oxley requirements, understanding of financial processes, and the ability to work with and direct global teams to deliver a leading practice processes, control environment and culture. 


The day-to-day responsibilities are listed below but not limited to:

  • Leads process improvement efforts from initiation, analysis, solution design, and implementation that lead to more efficient finance processes, remediating control deficiencies and enhances the control environment while optimizing controls
  • Lead process improvement projects to enhance processes to reduce the number of manual controls
  • Leads remediation of identified deficiencies, any process improvement needed for deficiencies and coordination of deficiency testing as required.
  • Continuous evaluation of the control design effectiveness to drive change and process improvement throughout the organization to streamline processes and develop best in class controls in SAP S/4 Hannah
  • Develop key performance indicators for meaningful process improvement success measurements.
  • Work with IT, business, and other teams to automate controls were possible, introduce application controls through technology and streamline processes while maintaining and/or enhancing External Audit reliance
  • Develop, enhance, and PMO the roll out of enterprise-wide leading practice control guidance to ensure the Company meets Sarbanes Oxley Act requirements as we implement SAP S/4 Hannah
  • PMO annual scoping, coordinating with External Auditors to maintain reliance goals and designing the annually SOX testing plan
  • Maintain on-going communication with internal and external auditors including alignment on SOX planning, walkthroughs/testing, audit requests, and deficiency evaluation
  • Evaluate & support the evaluation of control deficiencies, recommend remediation controls and drive the execution of remediation partnering with key business & functional stakeholders
  • Ability to liaison with External Auditors, Regional Accounting Leaders, and leaders within the Business Units to drive process improvements
  • Partner closely with members of the external auditor team to ensure alignment on internal control assessments and efficiencies by leveraging and sharing lessons between the groups to drive overall improvements in the control environment
  • Work with GVP IA to prepare executive management and Audit Committee materials highlighting process improvement projects and results, SOX progress and results, trends etc.
  • Being comfortable in dealing with ambiguity in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Performs other duties as necessary in support of projects and departmental goals and objectives.
  • Provide work direction to other staff.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent required MBA preferred
  • CPA, CIA, CCSA, or other relevant certifications preferred.
  • 12+ years of combined relevant audit and/or manufacturing accounting experience required, including relevant Big 4 public accounting experience
  • Experience with a global publicly traded sales, manufacturing, and distribution business highly preferred.
  • Deep experience in all facets of financial controls and financial processes required.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish & implement processes and perform in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build a positive rapport with personnel throughout the worldwide organization and exhibiting a positive attitude and maintain poise under pressure
  • Proven ability to deliver on commitments and meeting due dates

Key Required Skills, Knowledge and Capabilities:

  • Proven ability to effectively lead teams to improve processes to collaborate across functional disciplines and geographies.
  • Fundamental knowledge and experience in design and analysis of business processes, internal controls, and systems.
  • Confident and persuasive with strong influencing skills; ability to win internal support for new ideas and initiatives.
  • Ability to run workshops for control and process improvement
  • Strong analytic skills and experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as SAP S/4 Hana AX, Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, Titan, AS 400, and OneStream Reporting Systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization.
  • Motivated self-starter with strong decision-making, communication, organization and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills. Comfort working in a global business environment that is undergoing process and technology changes.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work as a team to cultivate change and process improvements.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and a willingness to work overtime, as necessary.
  • Understanding of IT General Controls
  • Written and oral fluency in English.
  • Must have the ability to identify problems involving several variables in a variety of situations and resolve.
  • Strong problem-solving and logical thinking skills
  • Microsoft office - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required.

JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte