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Manager, Accounting (Internal Controls, CIA or CPA)



Accounting & Finance
Harrison, NY, USA · United States
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

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We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Manager, Accounting (Internal Controls, CIA or CPA)

The Manager, Accounting - Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Internal Controls will be part of a team responsible for executing our ESG Internal Controls program. The Manager will be responsible for managing and executing various aspects of the program including scoping, delivery of the program, and reporting of results. The Manager will work closely with SOX, Sustainability, business owners, and our internal and external auditors. Requirements for this position include extensive knowledge of SEC/PCAOB regulations, COSO and IT Audit concepts, as well as the demonstrated ability to monitor an effective global risk-based internal control environment. You will serve as a liaison between ESG Controllership, SOX, Sustainability, and various other business functions to modernize and enhance our processes and controls to support ESG disclosures used in external financial report and non-financial reporting. This includes regulatory required and annual voluntary reporting to deliver consistent, timely and accurate reporting.

• Manage and execute ESG internal control program components, including readiness work, in response to growing stakeholder expectations over ESG reporting processes; this will include gaining an understanding and mapping of the processes, identifying risks and control points, making recommendations, and evaluating the processes for controls readiness
• Communicate Process and Controls Framework requirements and control best-practices
• Work with business owners to address any potential control gaps and related remediation efforts, as applicable
• Partner with various business owners and finance teams including Accounting, Financial Planning, Treasury, and other Corporate Functions to provide expertise in assessing the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls
• Liaise with key internal cross-functional stakeholders as well as internal and external auditors
• Ensure the delivery of high quality, timely work products
• Continuously identify efficiencies in the program and opportunities for optimization of the financial and operational processes and controls through interaction and partnership with management
• Exhibit strong project management skills with the ability to hold self and others accountable to deadlines
• Demonstrate the ability to exercise judgment and display a high standard of ethics and professionalism
• Demonstrate exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to understand complexities of the business

All About You:
• Bachelor Degree in Accounting and CIA or CPA Required
• Has a strong understanding of GAAP, PCAOB Compliance Standard, Sarbanes Oxley, COSO, IT audit concepts, and leading business practices
• Recent Big 4 experience providing auditing or advisory-type services to Fortune 500 companies
• Knowledge of best practices around non- financial internal controls matters
• Deep knowledge of current PCAOB Auditing and Accounting Standards
• Proven ability to project manage complex engagements or programs
• Strong project management skills with the ability to collaborate with different individuals across the organization to influence, train, mentor and leverage the skills of others to achieve objectives
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills with emphasis on building strong, longer-term relationships worldwide across varying geographies and functions
• Detail oriented, self-motivated with the ability to meet project deadlines and deliverables in a fast-paced environment
• Experience in risk management field (e.g. risk management, audit, compliance) desired
• Effective ability to influence, drive change and resolve conflicts.
• Experience working in a fast paced environment
• Strong analytic, logical reasoning and problem solving
• Demonstrated ability to drive change and continuous improvement
• Bachelors’ degree, experience in ESG/sustainability or related field a plus
• Strong knowledge and proven experience with relevant ESG standards and reporting frameworks (e.g. SASB, GRI, TCFD, IIRC, SDGs, SEC, etc.) is ideal but not required
• Proficiency with researching regulatory literature, market trends, and benchmarking analysis

Mastercard is an inclusive equal opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In the US or Canada, if you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process or during the recruitment process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.