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Title:  Senior Analyst - Internal Controls


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions Inc
Requisition ID:  11442

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 



Primary Purpose:

This role requires a seasoned individual to analyze the current state of business processes to help optimize its day to day operations as well as understand the IT systems and controls that support the processes. This position is responsible for directing the end-to-end SOX program for a portion of the Company’s processes which may include order-to-cash, procure-to-pay or fixed assets, for example.  Ensure consistent application of policies and procedures, leveraging best practices across the globe.  A successful program is built on a strong partnership with the business and your ability to coach and lead cross-functional teams will make a substantial impact on the organization.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with leadership and business units to ensure that adequate internal controls are designed and documented to comply with SOX 404 and company-wide requirements. Monitor major change in business, process and systems to ensure timely updating of controls documentation to mitigate the risks
  • Lead fact-finding meetings-Understand and document current state-Identify gaps and inefficiencies-Identify process improvement opportunities-Create recommendations and design future state processes-Collaborate with leadership, identify stakeholders and interview staff at all levels of the organization to achieve a high quality end-to-end process view.
  • Perform review and evaluation of controls related to key third-party cloud based systems used by the Company


  • Lead the charge on documenting narratives, risks, controls and process workflows for your control area, working cross-functionality to achieve a high quality end-to-end process view
  • Identify areas of operational and/or control based improvements in key processes and procedures
  • Assist with the management of open Internal Audit and SOX observations and work closely with business to facilitate quality remedies
  • Assist in the evaluation of system user profiles and ensure segregation of duties risks is minimized.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations on project status, improvements and remedies to multiple levels in the organization
  • Consult on new projects, representing focus area and providing controls advice
  • Stay current on external requirements and support the business with the early warning of new requirements
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors
  • Participate as a key member of the Controllership leadership team
  • Provide training and guidance to strength the overall control awareness of the organization
  • Liaise with IT and business process owners to optimize the dependence on ITGCs
  • Develops, recommends and implements internal controls
  • Identifies potential and existing deficiencies, escalating within organization


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Experience in standard business and financial processes and controls.  Experience with technology a plus
  • Strong Visio, Workiva or other flowcharting skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience conducting SOX and SOC 1/SSAE 16 engagements
  • Strong business partnership building across all groups and levels of organization
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including diplomacy, tact, and discretion
  • Self-motivated, adaptive, proactive, quick learner and works well with minimum supervision in a fast paced dynamic environment



  • Bachelor degree in accounting,
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, experience managing engagements is preferred
  • Previous process improvement experience and/or governance/risk/controls
  • COSO / ICOFR experience
  • CPA, CIA or audit experience a plus
  • Prior public company experience preferred


Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:

Office environment

Travel up to 15%




Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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