W. R. Grace Compliance & Operational Controls Manager, Manila in Muntinlupa, Philippines

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Date:Mar 23, 2018

Location:Muntinlupa, 00, PH, 1781

Company:W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 165

Grace is built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Compliance and Operational Controls Manager will be responsible for leading all compliance and controls-related processes and requirements in the Global Operations Center (GOC), across all products and services. He/she is responsible for the strategy in his area and ensuring that they are aligned with the over-all Manila GOC strategy. He/she works closely with various stakeholders to include Global Compliance, Internal Audit, Manila Site Leader, Senior Management Team, GPOs, Process leaders, external regulatory bodies, and audit teams and consultants.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the compliance and controls (both SOX and non-SOX related) processes at the GOC and develop a strategy and objectives to support the over-all GOC strategy

  • Assist with the global compliance to assess the risks at the GOC, design and implement new controls accordingly or update existing controls

  • Under direction from global compliance and work with GOC leaders to ensure all required controls at GOC are completely and effectively implemented.

  • Challenge the current GOC compliance governance model and existing operational controls and continuously work on enhancing the risk-based compliance strategy to mitigate overall risks and to adopt to the dynamic changing GOC and Finance landscape.

  • Works closely with global compliance and internal audit in reviewing Grace Policies, Procedures, and Implementation Guides related to compliance and controls particularly as they impact the Finance and the GOC related functions. The activities are driven by both internal requirements as well as local country regulatory and statutory needs.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the GOC complies with various local regulatory requirements in all of the GOC client countries. To the extent possible, liaise with external consultants and trade associations in order to ensure that all changes to existing applicable regulations get acted upon in close coordination with global compliance.

  • Support global compliance to perform annual refreshment and validation or controls operated at GOC, HQ and other in-scope locations as needed.

  • Ensures that compliance and controls procedures are working effectively. In relation to this and in close coordination with various GOC leaders, oversees the regular test and self-assessment procedures in the entire GOC (in coordination with Internal Audit) to identify control gaps and have them remediated and mitigated on a timely basis.

  • Interface with the GPOs, the various regional Controllership teams and HQ Finance team relating to changes in the control design and the implementation of such controls into the GOC processes.

  • Main point of contact in Manila for compliance and controls-related matters liaising with the global compliance and Internal Audit as well as External Reviews and Audits (e.g. PwC). This can pertain to Process Audits, Continuous Monitoring Audits, regulatory audits, among others.

  • Responsible for all GOC wide control-related KPI/KRI, including the management of all actions coming up from adverse KPI/KRI results and trends.

Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge on various regulatory and compliance related laws and regulations in various countries and jurisdictions

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills and project management skills

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite to assist with various reports

  • BA degree or equivalent required

  • SAP, BPC, and BW experience preferred

Required Experience

  • 7 to 10 years experience in Compliance and/or Internal Audit-related work

  • Experience in Shared Services / Business Process Outsourcing industry with multinational companies

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

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