• Internal Controls Lead

    Location US
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Manager (Supervisor of Staff)
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    Domestic Travel Required
    % Domestic Travel
    Int'l Travel required
    % Int'l Travel
    Company Vehicle
    Working from Home Office
    Relocation Eligible
    Works with Chemicals
    Lifting required
  • Company Overview

    FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.
    FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.
    With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


    As part of the Internal Controls team within the Risk, Control & Audit (RC&A) organization, and as an Internal Controls Lead you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills and broaden your experience. You will also learn FMC’s businesses through a variety of challenging and rewarding projects at domestic and international operations, including sites in the Americas, Europe and Asia. You will be expected to provide meaningful recommendations that can be used by management to improve the internal controls environment and mitigate critical risks. The Internal Controls Lead’s primary focus consists of delivering effective Internal Controls as part of the implementation of S4/Hana and a modernized, global service delivery model for the Finance and Accounting Organization. The Internal Control Lead will also provide oversight of the team dedicated to the project including the third party provider and will be responsible for key deliverables, deadlines and budgets. Attention to detail as well as effective communication will be necessary to ensure success.


    To successfully achieve a high level of contribution and positive impact while developing your career, we are looking for a qualified professional with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively report internal controls findings and recommendations. Also, the successful Internal Controls Manager will be expected to exhibit the ability to effectively communicate technical issues in a non-technical way. Finally, the ideal professional should have agility in their interpersonal approach and situations as needed in an often challenging and dynamic environment.





    • Lead successful implementation of the internal controls framework during the S4/Hana implementation and modernized, global service delivery model projects through effective management of outsourced partner ensuring completed within budget and time frames
    • Complete weekly statuses and hold periodic steering committees ensuring successful co-ordination with the control elements of outside services, which may include the managing of SOC1 Reports under SSAE16.
    • Will progressively acquire more responsibilities over the Internal Controls Testing of Operating Effectiveness program
    • Ensure progress in the ongoing development of procedures, checklists, guidance’s, communications, and trainings
    • Designs plans for Design and Documentation and for Testing of Operating Effectiveness
    • Provides oversight on all aspects of people management to the projects team including recruiting, talent development, mentoring, training and issue management
    • Supervise, provide coaching and guidance to team members and external resources, while reviewing their work papers
    • Ensure adequate documentation exists to support the control testing work performed
    • Maintain a good level of communication regarding control testing progress and results
    • Safeguards internal control data and documents
    • Performs procedures to ensure that the methodology and delivery of the program at a high standard (accurate, complete, timely and audit-able)
    • Represents internal controls at regional accounting and finance Staff meetings including Control Council as and when required
    • Provide assistance to external auditors
    • Obtain responses to external and internal audit findings and follow-up action plans
    • Establish a strong business relationship with the various business teams
    • Assist Internal Audit, controller’s team and other business units with ad-hoc requests or special projects

    Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree or Master in Business or Accounting or related discipline
    • CPA, CISA, or CIA certification acquired or in process 


    • Expertise of SOX, COSO and COBit
    • Minimum of 5+ years experience
    • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (25% +)
    • Experience on data analytics tools and techniques is a plus
    • Big 4 audit experience is a plus
    • Fluency in a foreign language (Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese) is a plus
    • Experience in the manufacturing sector will be considered a plus
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated achiever and goal oriented capacities
    • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple stakeholders
    • Comfort around and ability to work with Senior Finance and Accounting executives


    EEO Statement

    At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.


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