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Director, Financial Risks, Controls and Compliance- Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  249360


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview


This leadership role leads the CRH Americas Materials (“AMAT”) SOX compliance objectives and supports the development and maintenance of an effective internal control framework over financial reporting, company assets and adherence to company policy and procedure.


This includes but is not limited to:


  • Successfully leading the annual SOX compliance process for AMAT
  • Working collaboratively with AMAT divisions, regions, operating companies and functions to ensure a robust control environment
  • Working collaboratively and productively with internal audit on SOX and IAP audits
  • Working with the external auditors to ensure an efficient SOX audit cycle
  • Proactively driving process changes to driving change to make processes more efficient and effective
  • Supporting the ongoing development of the business, e.g. ERP transitions, acquisition and divestment activities, etc.
  • Modernising the approach to SOX compliance to be a value add with a focus on risk and control of overall financial reporting processes


The position offers the right candidate a unique and excellent opportunity for leadership development, driving change in a fast paced, commercial environment with unrivalled exposure to senior management and businesses throughout AMAT.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The role includes, but is not limited to, the following elements:


SOX Compliance, Internal Control and Risk Management


  • Successfully lead the annual SOX compliance process ensuring all components and dependencies are managed on a timely basis to meet all deadlines
  • Pro-actively support operating companies and divisions with compliance requirements
  • Pro-actively support and drive the business in maintaining effective internal controls
  • Ensure that a practical, risk focused approach is taken to resolving any issues that arise
  • Manage the relationships in relation to SOX with Internal & External Audit teams in the most efficient and effective manner including coordination of all relevant activities


Stakeholder Management, Communication and Influencing Skills


  • Ensure clear, timely and efficient communication channels exist to provide status updates, identify and resolve issues and report on any other matters as needed
  • Compile summary updates with key points to AMAT CFO and VP Finance to enable effective communication to the SOX steering committee
  • Lead the AMAT FRCC steering committee and divisional working groups ensuring both operate in an effective, aligned, and streamlined manner
  • Build relationships with key internal stakeholders and promote the function as a trusted partner


Change and Transformation


  • Identifying opportunities to make the SOX compliance process more effective and efficient
  • Applying knowledge of risk and controls best practice, the business or the industry to progress transformation activities
  • Over time, developing the SOX compliance function to move beyond SOX compliance and adding value across the end-to-end financial reporting controls process
  • Engage with relevant external stakeholders to align and optimise work practices
  • Support the smooth on-boarding of newly-acquired entities to ensure compliance with CRH Internal Control principles and SOX compliance
  • Support, and where appropriate drive or provide assurance on, controls-related strategic projects across the Group to ensure their successful delivery


People / Overall Management


  • Attract, develop, mentor and manage employees creating an engaged workforce and a pipeline of future talent in the divisions
  • Manage the function to ensure it operates with sufficient / appropriate resources (people, technologies, advisors etc) and within budget






  • CPA, CIA or equivalent qualification and other relevant financial risk and controls experience
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Relevant SOX, risk and controls experience, preferably in an SEC registrant environment
  • Knowledge and experience of growing areas or emerging risks including IT
  • Previous change and transformation experience, preferably at a leadership level


Work Requirements


  • Must have expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must be 18 years in age or older
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required
  • Moderate travel required


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


Key Attributes


  • Demonstrated track record of strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong financial, risk, IT and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels including strong verbal and written capabilities
  • Self-motivated, highly enthusiastic and ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic and commercial environment
  • Ability to lead and drive change while bringing all key stakeholders on the journey
  • Enjoys building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives


Competencies and Behaviours


  • Collaborates: building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Cultivates innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organisation to be successful
  • Attracts and develops talent: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs
  • Drives engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organisation achieve its objectives


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

  • Usually, normal office working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted:  Jun 1, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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