Job Summary: The Compliance Manager is responsible for establishing a culture of compliance in the subsidiary by articulating the importance of compliance to senior management and driving the right tone at the top. The successful candidate builds strong support for the compliance agenda by the leadership and the business by establishing a structure and compliance checks and coaching them on key compliance risks and processes to drive compliance deep into the organization. Culture & Behavior: You have a growth mindset, act as an entrepreneur that drives business impact, and continuously learn and innovate. You have a capability to actively contribute and build strong collaboration within diverse and virtual teams. You are action oriented and able to build and deliver strong results through others beyond the team as well. You are experienced in risk prioritization and management and passionate about doing business in a compliant way. You are nimble in understanding new local requirements and business models and the new compliance risks associated with these. Microsoft values and ethical behavior are a corner stone in our culture. Being a people manager, you build a high performing, diverse and talented finance team. You are focused on both the individuals as well as the team dimension to attract, develop and retain.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Establish compliance as a foundational & cultural pillar of doing business in your organization. Lead by example, ensure strict adherence to policies, supported by strong tone at the top and efficient compliance governance process with regular monitoring.
Provide compliance leadership, consulting services, and monitoring in support of management’s business objectives and their responsibility to mitigate risk.
Implement a structure of Business & Finance Compliance champs in the sub; train them on driving good tone and investigating red flags and dashboard indicators.
Use the Compliance Advisory Board meetings to push compliance with the Country Manager, Legal and HR, and orchestrate the remediation of compliance issues.
Conduct deep data analytics to focus the compliance efforts on the highest risk areas, leveraging the available global standard reports.
Identify and address geo-specific risks not covered in the global Compliance framework
Continuous feedback loop with EY (controls testing) and Corp C&C and also Accenture (e.g. Buy Center) to improve the risk elimination achieved by the 3rd party work.
Monitor and direct the landing of Corp-led strategic projects by the business, validating what is agreed is being executed and the right segregation of duties is in place
Leverage Corp teams to escalate and address compliance risks in non-GSMO entities in your geo Key indicators of success
Number of issues proactively identified (rather than after the fact)
Full process remediation -> no recurring Internal Audit issues + improved C&C dashboard results
Quality and timelines of landing Corp projects
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a BA/BS or MBA degree in Finance, Economics, CPA/CA/CIA/CFE preferred
At least fifteen years of active experience in similar role (large multinational companies with and ideally with compliance and internal audit background associated with strong business understanding)
10+ years of experience in finance / finance leadership positions
Previous experience in Governance, Compliance & Risk Management as well as Statutory, Accounting, Controlling, Tax is preferred Fluent in English
Willing to travel on frequent basis mainly within the region
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