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Internal Controls Senior Manager EMEA



Stabio, Switzerland
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

VF Corporation is looking for an exceptional Senior manager, Internal Controls EMEA to join our team based in Stabio, Switzerland.

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This role serves as a subject matter expert within the EMEA network around internal controls. The position is accountable for planning, implementing and verifying execution of the VF EMEA S-Ox program. A successful Senior Manager will proactively engage stakeholders, to consistently implement the VF S-Ox program and eliminate, reduce or manage risk.

This role will interface with stakeholders across the business such as Controllership, Accounting, Credit, Financial Reporting, FP&A, Tax, Global Assurance, HR, Legal, Loss Prevention, Supply Chain, Retail, Digital Technology and others as needed, to consistently drive a proactive controls and compliance culture.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • You will be the VF S-Ox business program owner in the EMEA region, responsible for ensuring compliance with all S-OX requirements (in light of VF Corp’s Internal Controls over Financial Reporting - ICFR) - a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements.

This includes:

a) Risk Assessment and scoping,

b) Documenting of key processes, risks and controls through narratives/flowcharts/walkthroughs, fraud matrix, segregation of duties, Financially Significant Application Analysis, Key reports and its Completeness and Accuracy requirements, Interfaces, project assessments, etc.),

c) Evaluating internal control design,

d) Supporting the evaluation of internal control operation effectiveness through GIC and

e) Reporting conclusions to VF EMEA Finance Leadership and VF Global Internal Controls Leadership

  • Support in evaluating and recommending improvements to business practices, processes and control procedures in ongoing business, system implementations and changes, acquisitions, projects and fraud investigations to prevent/minimize control risks
  • Support in eliminating, reducing and managing accounting risk through controlling activities
  • Travel as necessary, to proactively ID and mitigate risk while driving the progression of the VF EMEA S-Ox Compliance program
  • Mentor business managers on control matters, and foster a culture of transparent issue reporting
  • Business Partner to VF Global/EMEA’s DT Security and Risk Team

Skills for Success

You have proven experience on:

  • Ability to review processes, identify ineffectiveness & inefficiencies and create practical solutions
  • Establishment of partnership with key stakeholders across the business
  • Collaboration skills are critical
  • Judgment and attention to detail required to establish, organize and monitor programs and resolve issues as they arise
  • Must be able to recognize and escalate inconsistent internal control practices and achieve resolution with all parties
  • Partner with internal teams, network and collaborate to improve and execute efficient processes
  • Strong project management leadership skills with ability to lead or assist in implementing execution strategies and methodologies appropriate for VF environments

What’s in it For You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package.

  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do
  • An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together
  • Be part of an iconic lifestyle brand in a multi brand, multi countries organization
  • On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives
  • A discount card with 50% on all VF brands
  • Break out areas offering complimentary hot drinks

Relocation support may be available to applicants who lives more than 100 km from Stabio.

Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, VF is committed to support disadvantaged groups whilst providing equal opportunities for both VF associates and applicants alike.

If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you!