Manager, Finance Control Compliance

Company: Advance Auto Parts ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
5 to 7 years
Not Specified
Job Description Major Responsibilities:

The Manager, Financial Controls and Compliance will provide leadership and guidance in maintaining, implementing, and remediation of SOX compliance initiatives. The primary purpose of this job is to document and assess internal controls over financial reporting as a part of Advance Auto Parts ongoing Sarbanes Oxley compliance efforts.  This includes obtaining a broad understanding of the Company’s functions and business segments, as well as having a deep knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley best practices. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Plan, execute and direct Sarbanes-Oxley procedures ensuring compliance.
  • Responsible for overseeing the Company’s internal control structure and evaluation including documentation, assessments on internal controls, implementation of new control environments for acquisitions and processes to ensure adherence to the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
  • Monitor the evaluation/testing of internal controls and ensure any controls deficiencies identified are remediated in timely manner to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act.  Create standard operating procedures and/or system applications and policy compliances to ensure the company initiatives are met and quality is maintained.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Sarbanes Oxley documentation (narratives, tests plans, exception logs etc.) stays current and reflects changes to significant processes.
  • Review SOX Test plans, Testing Results as well as Remediation List.   Ensure Finance division meets testing deadlines and communicate results to management. 
  • Assist in on-going training of team members on Finance management responsibilities for SOX as well as assist in making internal control policy and procedures recommendations in order to implement retail best practices.
  • Monitor regulatory environment to ensure the organization is proactively addressing new accounting and reporting pronouncements.
  • Management and Company-Wide Communication

  • Communicate the departmental policies and procedures that affect management of other departments and the Company.
  • Liaison between the department, immediate supervisors, and upper management with the ultimate goal to keep them informed of issues or concerns.
  • Ensure all departmental reports are generated and delivered in an accurate and timely manner. 


    There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position. 


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers.
  • Ability to work with intermediate level mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and COSO internal control framework.
  • Knowledge of SEC rules/reporting and internal controls.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills required. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with all levels of management.
  • Strong time and project management skills and ability to work as a member of a team and on your own.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office required; Experience with PeopleSoft or other ERP¿s and Hyperion helpful.

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university; Certified Public Accountant highly desired. 
  • 5-7 years’ experience in public accounting, internal auditing or progressive roles in a public company with significant hands on experience in Sarbanes Oxley requirements, documentation and testing. Demonstrated thorough understanding of control procedures and control environment.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Certified Public Accountant license recommended.


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