Waste Management Manager, Internal Controls in Houston, Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

The Manager, Internal Controls, is a critical role in our Internal Controls business. We are seeking a motivated and talented professional to be a leader for the IC team along with the ability to manage the execution of SOX strategies. You will be engaged with other business units along with being an influencer and ensure compliance with policies and procedures. This role will travel up to 30% of the time, primarily in the US.

The Manager, Internal Controls, is based in Houston, TX and reports to the Sr. Manager, Accounting. I. Job Summary As the Manager, Internal Controls, you will manage employees and the activities within Internal Controls and coordinate the implementation of accounting controls. II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

Perform SOX scoping and ensuring controls are appropriately aligned and reflected

Manage the execution of SOX strategy decisions, scoping and planning for assigned environments.

Review and refinement of key controls around significant financial processes and accounts.

Drive continuous improvement of the processes and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency and ongoing compliance.

Review of deficiencies and monitoring of status of recommendation.

Communicate status to leadership.

Ensure that our SOX repository program PolicyIQ remains up to date while initiating and executing enhancements, as needed.

Partner with the field, finance, business/operations, IT and corporate process owners to help ensure ongoing compliance.

Establish and communicate standardized practices with sites and functions throughout the company.

Involvement in driving cross functional involvement in ongoing SOX programs to ensure integration of IT controls.

Provide walkthrough training and guidance.

Drive cost reduction and efficiency of SOX 404 compliance activities, including identifying efficiencies enabling the reduction of external audit fees, if applicable.

Interact with internal auditors on test execution and resolution of identified control failures.

Coordinate the expectations of our external auditors.

Direct, manage, and conduct special and ad hoc information requests. Report results of findings to SOX management.

Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

Review and evaluate work to ensure quality, timeliness, and adherence to procedures.

Oversee personnel needs of the department including selecting, coaching and training employees, and evaluating employee performance. Provide input into termination, compensation, and promotion decisions.

Organize and schedule all necessary resources to accomplish activities. III. Supervisory Responsibilities This role could be responsible for supervising 0-3 senior, staff, or intern level employees. IV. Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job. A. Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance. Experience with internal or external audit and/or SOX 404 compliance, 7+ years of progressive internal controls experience, and proven project management capabilities.


Advanced degree in Accounting or other areas of business

Public Accounting Firm or Public Company accounting experience B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, or Other Requirements Preferred: Certification in Accounting or Auditing (CIA, CISA, or CPA), proficiency in desktop programs such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and experience with providing professional services to large enterprises.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Experience with managing a team.

Ability to learn new systems and operations quickly.

Must be self-motivated and willing to take necessary actions to get the assigned tasks completed.

Ability to apply strong understanding of risk recognition in financial and operational processes with solid core analytical and problem-solving skills. V. Work Environment Normal setting for this position is an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Normal setting for this job is: office setting. Benefits At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site. If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply.”

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