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Sr. Manager Corporate Accounting Compliance

Function: Finance
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 4/30/2018 2:55:37 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1044939

The Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting Compliance will be responsible for serving as the global lead for the Company’s internal controls compliance and audit management. Working with members of management, the business teams and the finance organization at large, the role will ensure that financial controls are properly designed to prevent or detect errors in financial reporting, be an integral part of all system designs new initiatives to ensure proper controls are designed and put in place and manage the external audits. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Serve as the primarily internal control expert within the finance organization to provide overall guidance and support to the business units and global finance organization to design and implement efficient and effective internal controls
  • Provide analysis and walkthrough of all controls in coordination with internal/external auditors and recommend modifications and improvements to optimize execution and testing. 
  • Partner with the Corporate Controller in the identification and implementation of process and control improvement initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and the efficiency of the Company’s business process controls. 
  • Track and monitor all reported deficiencies and internal audit findings to ensure timely correction.
  • Participate on all key project teams as the internal control lead to ensure efficient and effective controls are implemented
  • Monitor changes in business and assess the impact of such items on the organization’s control environment. 
  • Work collaboratively with business unit leadership in performing risk assessments and conduct internal control training for management and control owners.
  • Partner with IT to ensure system implementations, enhancements and changes are made in compliance with SOX requirements. 
  • Work closely with the external auditors and entire finance organization to plan and manage the audit throughout the year to ensure efficient audit and meet deadlines
  • Participate in special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting 
  • 8+ years of accounting experience, including internal / external audit or internal controls over financial reporting and business controls assessment. 
  • Strong knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and COSO framework of internal controls and must have an up to date knowledge of on-going SOX legislation 
  • Minimum 4 years Public Accounting experience (Big 4 preferred)
  • CPA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, time management and supervisory skills 
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management influence decision making
  • Strong analytical, organizational, time management, problem solving and supervisory skill
  • Highly motivated and dedicated individual
  • Must be able to work independently under minimal supervision, and alternative work cohesively within a team environment

Additional Information


Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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