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Internal Controls Analyst


Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Job ID:  43664
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Finance, Legal, and Tax



Role Description:

The Internal Controls Analyst will report to the Internal Controls Manager and conduct or assist in conducting process walk-throughs and inquiries, prepare/update process documentation, and perform or assist in performing internal control assessments (i.e., test of design and test of operating effectiveness) in accordance with the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.


The Internal Controls Analyst will also participate in the Group Internal Controls Team’s rollout of its “Beyond SOX” initiative, which is designed to extend the valued-added scope of the Internal Controls Team beyond SOX compliance.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and update SOX process documentation to ensure MetricStream is the source of complete and accurate information for business controls (i.e., risk control matrices, narratives, process flow diagrams, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain relationships with process/control owners to proactively assess business risks and develop risk mitigation
  • Assist process/control owners in developing the best method for execution and documentation (e.g., checklists) ensuring controls are clearly and concisely captured to fully address the risk and all attributes.
  • Monitor processes and/or systems control changes to determine validity, necessity and potential impact to the control environment and modifying controls as required, working with process/control owners to ensure they understand their new/modified role.
  • Attend meetings with the outsourced internal audit firm (IA) and process/cycle owners where IA has identified a potential deficiency, as required. Support process/control owners with agreed upon deficiency remediation, as required.
  • Track and report all open items and deficiencies identified by the internal auditors ensuring timely completion and remediation by process/control owners.
  • Attend meetings with the external auditors, and work with the external auditors to plan and implement an assessment of the control environment, coordination of timing and execution of process walkthroughs and control testing.
  • Deliver internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) training to support the control environment and associated control framework; develop training materials and ensure all stakeholders are sufficiently trained on internal control requirements, design, and ownership.



  • BA/BS degree in accounting, information systems, computer science, or related field
  • 1-2+ years relevant experience in SOX, internal controls and/or audit (Big 4 firm experience preferred, but not required) 
  • CPA, CIA, and / or CISA certification preferred
  • Knowledge and familiarity with COSO 2013 and PCAOB auditing standards
  • Proficiency in Excel and Visio preferred
  • SAP exposure, including access and authorizations, a plus
  • Ability to document and verbally communicate financial reporting processes in a clear and concise manner, including assessment of design and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Communication skills to educate/raise awareness of foundational elements/methodologies needed to support an internal control framework





Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago