The Clorox Company Sr. Manager - Finance in Pleasanton, California

We make life better every day. The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 7,900 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6.0 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; and Burt's Bees® natural personal care products and RenewLife® digestive health products. The company also markets brands for professional services, including Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®. More than 80 percent of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

As a Finance team member, you'll gain technical and leadership skills working on assignments across the organization. Whether your focus is supply chain cost management, financial forecasting, long-range planning and analysis, or financial reporting, you'll develop broad-based business knowledge and leadership experience while establishing a strong technical foundation.

Key Responsibilities (in descending order of importance) and % of Time:

  1. Oversee the implementation of our Audit plan for all US operations and international audits. That includes leading risk assessments, audits, and investigations. For each audit, that means overseeing auditors and being responsible for the scoping, planning, testing, and reporting of each different project. (25%)

  2. Effectively partner with Functional VPs and Directors as well as the head of Compliance, FRC, ERM, and External Auditors. Lead management discussions around project objectives and improvement opportunities. Partner with functional leaders to identify feasible solutions in an impartial manner and help drive quick resolution of any risks and controls. Participate in different leadership and steering teams. (25%)

  3. Manage, coach, and develop a team of two internal auditors, as well as manage interactions with the External Auditors, and serve as owner for Internal Audit investigations (25%)

  4. Lead continuous improvement and capabilities building for Internal Audit function and efforts to ensure compliance with IIA Standards (25%)

Revenue Responsibility (if applicable):

No specific Revenue responsibility, but the scope of audits that the Associate Director will lead covers risks to all US Operations of $5B in Revenue.

Other Scope Factors:

Senior Manager will lead all aspects of the audit work and will partner directly with the Vice-Presidents and Directors from various functions. That includes having a strong and impartial perspective and effectively influencing and resolving conflicts with those leaders regarding the best solutions to implement in order to address any control gaps identified.


Years and Type of Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience in Finance and Accounting, including some prior experience as an External or Internal Auditor

  • Operational and financial internal control assessment experience, including use of COSO framework

  • SAP or other ERP systems experience preferred

  • CPG industry experience preferred

  • Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills. Ability to drive change and influence senior leaders and cross-functional partners.

  • Ability to successfully lead teams and effectively coach and develop team members

  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and processes with a high degree of independence

  • Must have ability to assess processes and systems to identify key control activities, determine whether they are functioning properly, and identify and implement corrective actions.

  • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities and implement the appropriate process modifications

  • Ability to work on cross-functional activities and form solid business relationships across functions

  • Solid interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must have knowledge and skills associated with ERP

  • Requires knowledge of applicable accounting/finance-related systems skills

  • Ability to travel -- 10-20%

Education Level/Degree:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

  • MBA or other certification (i.e., CPA or CIA) preferred

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