The Hershey Company Analyst, Internal Controls in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Job Location: Hershey, PA

  • Summary: *

This position is responsible for working with financial leaders on a global basis to develop and maintain compliance with SOX Section 404 processes, supporting in the design and implementation of accounting and control policies and procedures on a global basis and assisting in the implementation of Internal Audit recommendations.

  • Major Duties/Responsibilities: *

SOX Compliance Process

•Execute testing of SOX controls, including walktrhoughs and resolution of any control issues/deficiencies

•Develop/maintain relationships with process/control ownersto stay abreast of business process changes and ensure effective controls across the company

•Monitor compliance activities to ensure management assertions regarding adequacy/effectiveness of controls over financial reporting are reasonable

•Coordinate user access and security changes and provide technical support to end users of SOX tool (Workiva)

•Assist with establishment of training programs as it relates to internal controls/SOX compliance

•Stay abreast of changes to and best practices in SOX compliance and internal controls overall

•Work with Internal Audit and External Audit as needed

•Assist in the execution of administrative activities, special projects and the preparation of status reports for the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, the CAO, Corporate Controller and others

Policies Design and Compliance

•Assist in the design of policies and procedures by working with policy, control and process owners to understand and document policies, procedures and processes that are key for the accounting and control functions on a global basis

•Review already established policies and procedures on a regular basis to ensure alignment with new accounting regulations and changes in the business environment and/or company’s processes

•Assist in training and update sessions on policy changes

  • Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: *

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•Strong organization and planning skills and ability to work effectively across different organizations and cultures

•Strong business acumen & analytical skills with attention to detail

•Understanding of COSO principles and internal controls

•Proficiency in US GAAP reporting & management reporting needs

  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: *

  • Education: *Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or directly related field.

•CPA or other professional designation preferred

  • Experience:*Minimum 2+ years progressive accounting & finance experience with experience in the following areas preferred:

•Internal controls and SOX compliance

•U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

•Experience in Big 4 Accounting firm a plus

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans