Director, Internal Controls

Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30339

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, utility products, metal-clad cables, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products, and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, electrical components, hand tools, and job site power and lighting solutions. The company also offers digital solutions including contractor planning and utility grid resiliency as well as field services including cable testing, rejuvenation, and replacement to support our customers as a value-added partner. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our more than seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to develop innovative systems and solutions, exercise environmental stewardship, andenhanceg the well-being of the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what’s possible?  


Long Description

Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Controller, the Director of Internal Controls will lead the Company’s enterprise-wide Internal Controls Governance Program through the design, implementation, documentation, assessment, and monitoring of the organization’s internal control framework to identify key risks and adequate controls to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting, processes, and business operations.

Key Responsibilities
•    Formulate policies and procedures to improve internal controls, compliance, and efficiency. Lead the process for internal control reviews across the organization to ensure compliance with GAAP and COSO guidelines. Deliver adequate and timely reporting on the internal control framework and control deficiencies to ensure appropriate communication, documentation, escalation to business partners, senior leadership, and internal audit.  
•    Daily, he or she may manage cross-functional teams on multiple projects, supervise staff, and work independently.
•    Actively seek standardization and automation.  Implement best practices for managing internal controls and deploy innovative technology where possible to enhance and continuously improve the design and operating effectiveness of the controls, documentation, assessment, and review procedures. Oversee the maintenance and preparation of detailed and accurate documentation, including narratives, process flow charts, control descriptions, and risk & control matrices. 
•    Work collaboratively with business and process owners to implement and monitor remediation efforts that result from internal control assessments, ensuring the effective implementation of corrective action.  Develop and conduct adequate training and regularly prepare related information material on the internal control objectives, approach, and methodology to business partners to build knowledge and understanding of risks and control.
•    Lead efforts in developing controls infrastructure for new acquisitions and critical new GAAP initiatives.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
Specialized Degree: Accounting, Finance or Business
Certificates: CPA, CIA, or other professional designation
Years of Experience: 10+
Field of Expertise: COSO framework, PCAOB audit standards, Manufacturing industry, ITGC & Business Processes

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
Minimum Education Level: Master's
Specialized Degree: Accounting
Certificates: CPA
Years of Experience:    10+
Other Preferred Field of Expertise:    Change management, Project management
Other Preferred Skills, Licenses, & Certificates: SAP FICO, Advanced Excel, Auditboard

Reporting Spans of Control
Reports To (Supervisor Title): VP, Corporate Controller
Does this role Manage Southwire Team Members: Yes
Direct Reports Job Title(s): Manager 
Number of Direct Reports: 2-5

Travel, Physical Requirements, Working Conditions, and Equipment
Scope: All Locations
Travel:    Domestic
Travel % of Time: Up to 25%
Workplace Setting: Hybrid (2-3 days a week On-Site)


Drives Results
Business Insights
Values Differences
Manages Complexity
Communicates Effectively
Manages Ambiguity

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching
  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) 
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays 
  • Long & Short-Term Disability 
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities  
  • Parental Leave 
  • & More 

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta