Internal Controls Specialist - Europe

Date: 21 Sep 2023

Location: Solihull, GB, B91 2AA Huskvarna, SE, 561 33 Astorp, SE, 265 81 Herning, DK, 7400 Forserum, SE, 571 78 Vaaksy, FI, 17201 Helsinki, FI, 00640 Logstor, DK, 9670 Kuopio, FI, 70501

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

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We are looking for an Internal Controls Specialist to support the Internal Controls Director in reviewing and appraising the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting, financial and operational controls. Appraise all compliance procedures and controls together with timeliness of documentation generation within the European region of JELD-WEN. Providing the regional teams guidance, sharing expertise accordingly, to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing compliance with SOX legislation.


Key Responsibilities:


  • To support the DICE in developing a compliance culture and controls environment consistently across the business
  • To work with all allocated regions / countries in implementing the controls framework directed by the DICE, including (but not limited to):
    • Process flow charts and associated walk-throughs
    • Control matrix (RCM’s)
    • Identification of Control Owners and ensuring they clearly understand their responsibilities, and training plans are in place to address gaps
    • Robust segregation of duties (SOD) and IT General Controls (ITGCs) defined and remediated where necessary
    • Appropriate Levels of Authority (LOAs) implemented and adhered to
  • Support on initiatives to enhance the control framework, including process improvements, process and control re-design, and system implementations as assigned
  • Deliver support to all allocated regions / countries within Europe and ensure clear working methodology is in place to identify and address critical remediation plans
  • Educate and coach process owners on SOX and internal controls; and assisting process owners in maintaining up-to-date documentation of business processes and internal controls
  • Develop a strong knowledge base and level of expertise in the European operations
  • Liaise with the Internal Audit team, as directed by the DICE, regarding their audit projects and annual programs ensuring a cohesive business partnership that drives knowledge share and continuous improvement across the region


Experience/ Knowledge:


  • At least 2 years internal / business operational controls or relevant internal / external audit experience
  • In-depth technical knowledge of internal control practices and principles
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley (training can be provided, however an eagerness to develop SOX skills is essential)
  • Full understanding and experience of documenting processes and controls, and assessing financial risks
  • Solid knowledge of various regulatory rules and requirements affecting the internal auditing and accounting professions
  • Ability to perform data analytics and draw conclusion on the effectiveness for controls managing risks




Who we are

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, JELD-WEN is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance interior and exterior building products, offering one of the broadest selections of windows, interior and exterior doors and wall systems. JELD-WEN delivers a differentiated customer experience, providing construction professionals with durable, energy-efficient products and labour-saving services that help them maximise productivity and create beautiful, secure spaces for all to enjoy. The JELD-WEN team is driven by innovation and committed to creating safe, sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe; and Corinthian®, Stegbar® and Breezway® in Australia.

In 2022, Newsweek named JELD-WEN as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.

What we offer

Investing in people is one of our core values, we strive to attract and retain great people! As such, JELD-WEN offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. As a global organisation, specific benefits may vary, however typically include medical and dental, generous leave policies, retirement programme, etc.

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

JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.