Head of Group Internal Control

Are you passionate about external reporting and Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR)? Do you want to use your experience from audits and internal controls to identify and mitigate financial risks? Do you thrive in a cross-functional role and want to be a part of a global finance organization? If yes, this could be your next job.

The Role
You will work on maintaining and further strengthen the ICFR framework supporting the company´s SOX compliance as a listed company in both Denmark and the US. The company have a well-functioning ICFR framework, but the aim is to take it to the next level and make it even more robust, agile and scalable for future business developments. You will be in charge of making changes in the business affecting the ICFR framework to accomplish this. You are the go-to person and subject matter expert within this field. You thrive on driving changes by finding simple solutions to complex problems together with relevant stakeholders across the organisation, and you have the company’s full support and the mandate to do this. You feel comfortable collecting input and putting forward recommendations.

The tasks include:

  • Implementing changes in business process design
  • Evaluating the internal control environment and reporting on the status of the internal controls to the CFO and the Audit Committee
  • Facilitating management testing and having close involvement with auditors on the integrated (SOX) audit
  • Continuous optimization and automation of internal controls
  • Facilitating remediation of control deficiencies
  • Conducting internal control training, anchoring the control understanding in the organization
  • Various deep dives in specific areas

Your Future Team – Group Internal Control
You will be heading a small Internal Control department (GIC) within the External Reporting-area. Including you, GIC consists of two specialist employees working as the second line of defence with the main responsibility of ensuring proactive stakeholder involvement across all divisions in the company to timely address risks through ICFR. The department is overall responsible for the company´s financial risk management, financial compliance, internal controls and governance processes. You will get to directly influence the company´s financial compliance and ensure that the company are front-runners within the industry.

Your Background
Our ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • 7+ years’ experience working as an external auditor or in a second line of defence function for a US-listed international company
  • A degree in auditing (cand.merc.aud. or equivalent)
  • Experience with integrated audits or SOX audits is an advantage

As a person you are analytical, ambitious and proactive, and can drive a project forward and ensure high quality. You take ownership of your assignments and can work independently while also achieving results through connecting with others. You can manage changing priorities and keep an overview of tasks even during busier periods. As you will meet stakeholders from all departments, you know how to tailor your approach to suit diverse target groups and audience. You keep your mind open and positive when meeting challenges, and maybe even utilize them as a learning opportunity. Finally, you are fluent in both written and spoken English.

The company offers
An informal, but performance focused working environment, psychological safety and passionate colleagues. The company enjoys working together as a team and solving the challenges in good collaboration with its stakeholders. Whilst the company is delivering excellent financial results for many years in row, it also remains humble towards the future and ensures that the it continues the successful track also going forward – this is both exciting and demanding. The company offer a competitive salary which will reflect your experience and qualifications, and an attractive benefits package including bonus and pension. The company’s various employee associations ensure that everybody feels the sense of belonging to the company, whether it is through different sport, cultural or social activities. The remote work policy supports the employees with added flexibility. 


Would you like to apply?
To find the right new colleague, the company is partnering with Brinch & Partners for this recruitment process. If you have any questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Partner Jens Chr. Jensen at +45 7020 2328.

Interviews will be scheduled and conducted on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is found. Therefore, we are looking forward to receiving your motivated application and CV as soon as possible via the “APPLY” button.

Jens Christian Jensen

+45 2784 7405