company: Nikon Inc.
Code: 1594 Overall Responsibility Overall responsibility is for the internal auditing of Nikon organizations in the Americas (evaluation of internal controls on business activities as well as evaluation of J-SOX). Establish Nikon Internal Auditing Policy while adding value and improving operations within Nikon in the Americas. Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, financial recordings, internal control and governance processes. Responsible for creating annual audit schedules pertaining to the audit cycles approved by executive management. Essential Functions and Key Areas of Responsibility
Ensure compliance with Nikon Internal Auditing Policy while evaluating internal controls on business activities as well as evaluation of J-SOX compliance.
Provide valued assistance to different business units in understanding J-SOX and the required standards including documentation of existing business processes, associated risk controls and documentation of potential control deficiencies and follow-up action plans.
Create and facilitate annual audit plan and draft internal audit reports to be submitted to Nikon Corporation and President of NAI. Prior to submission, reports will be discussed with responsible individuals of the audited department to include respective President, Chief Financial Officer, and if need be, Nikon Legal Department.
Develop and adjust policies and procedures of internal audits
Develop and maintain a quality assurance and improvement program that covers all aspects of the internal audit activity and continuously monitor effectiveness.
Conduct Business Process Control Evaluations at different site locations within Nikon in the Americas ensuring all appropriate forms are complete and submitted in a timely manner.
Ensure follow-up is timely such as correction of identified deficiencies are documented, planned and acted upon to ensure a timely resolution. This includes analysis of the cause of the deficiency and proposed resolution to correct the deficiency. Material weaknesses will require maximum attention.
Complete and administer performance evaluations for direct reports.
All other duties as required or needed.
Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint
Working experience with SAP (FI and CO module preferred)
Strong knowledge of J-SOX regulations and evaluations
Excellent Knowledge of general accounting and financial principles and functions
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Bi-lingual a plus (i.e. Spanish or Portuguese)
Excellent presentation skills & excellent organization and time management skills
Ability to travel up to a maximum of 20% (includes overnight travel)
Education, Skills & Experience
15 + years experience in public and private auditing within an international environment preferred
BA Accounting or Finance; MBA Finance preferred.
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