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Financial Reporting Controls Manager - Dublin - Ireland

Dublin, D, IE


Country: Ireland 
City: Dublin
Req ID: 349640 

About CRH


CRH is the leading global diversified building materials business in the world, employing more than 70,000 people at 3,100 locations worldwide. We manufacture and supply a diverse range of superior building materials and products, used extensively in the built environment, in infrastructure, housing and commercial construction projects, of all sizes, all across the world. Each day, millions of people around the world come into contact with our materials and products which help fulfill the basic human need of shelter and the infrastructure we need for our societies to thrive.


Position Overview

An exciting opportunity for a Financial Reporting Controls Manager has arisen based in Group Finance, headquarters in Dublin.

       Reporting to the Financial Reporting Controls Senior Manager, you’ll be responsible for supporting our annual SOX compliance objectives and, in a process improvement/ value- add capacity, identifying areas of improvement and developing effective and efficient internal control framework for financial reporting across the Group.


       You’ll be a member of the Risk & Internal Control Governance Committee and as such a driving force to facilitate change, design and identify efficiencies and improve the internal control environment across CRH. In this committee you will work together with Divisional Finance and IT Risk Management. Other important stakeholders are Internal Audit, our external auditors, Deloitte and we also liaise with the Finance community from across Global CRH Finance, on an ad hoc basis, in an advisory capacity.  


       FRC is currently undertaking a SOX transformation project to restructure the SOX scoping methodology and exploring the use of additional tooling to support CRH’s internal control framework.


    Key Tasks and Responsibilities: In this role you will be responsible for a number of tasks including:

        SOX Compliance Management

  • Manage specific elements of the annual SOX compliance process as required, for example, FSCP, ELC and evaluation activities
  • Pro-actively support operating companies and divisions with SOX 404 compliance requirements and internal controls as required
  • 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


       Stakeholder management

  • Ensuring clear, timely and efficient communication channels exist to provide status updates, identify and resolve issues and report on any other matters as needed
  • Support and participate as required in the SOX Steering Committee and Risk and Internal Control Governance Committee to help ensure both operate in an effective, streamlined and efficient manner
  • Build relationships with key internal stakeholders and promote the function as a trusted partner


       Change and transformation

  • Drive the current SOX transformation project enabling an effective and efficient risk-based internal control framework
  • Further identify opportunities to make the SOX compliance process more effective and efficient
  • Engage with relevant external stakeholders
  • Support the smooth on-boarding of newly acquired entities to ensure compliance with CRH Internal Control principles and SOX compliance
  • Support where required controls-related strategic projects across the Group to ensure their successful delivery
  • Prepare and develop guidance on internal control related ‘hot-topics’ which is shared globally


                People / Overall Management

  • Manage a small team of professionals to assist in the delivery of responsibilities and develop team members as required



Education, skills and experience:

  • Qualified Accountant or other relevant financial risk and controls experience
  • 7+ years post qualified experience
  • Relevant SOX, risk and controls experience, preferably in an SEC registrant environment
  • Demonstrated track record of relevant management skills and detailed knowledge of risk, governance and internal controls requirements
  • Proven financial, risk and analytical skills
  • Well-developed 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
  • Proven ability as an effective project manager and team lead
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to change while bringing key stakeholders on the journey
  • Enjoys building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Flexibility to travel



Key Competencies:

  • Collaborates: building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Provides direction: delegating and removing obstacles to getting work done and the ability to identify and communicate pragmatic solutions for issue resolution
  • Attracts and develops talent: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs
  • Drives results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances



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
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organisation


CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.




Date:  19-Nov-2021

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