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Controls Assurance Director

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Want to help the business to make the smart choices? As Controls Assurance Director, you’ll have the freedom to set the direction and help us choose which path to take.

Controls Assurance Director

Slough, Berkshire

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 

This role will be responsible for global controls transformation and UK SOX compliance.  You will provides leadership and oversight for the following: 

  • Leadership and delivery of RBs Global Control Transformation (UK SOX) programme to improve RBs Controls Maturity and deliver UK SOX readiness 
  • Establish RB’s independent controls assurance function, UK SOX methodology, operating model, reporting and attestation procedures and design and build of supporting technology for SOX compliance  
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and other business partners in a way that fosters an open environment of continuous dialogue and information exchange, and yet challenges the status quo to continuously improve the controls culture and overall control operating effectiveness across the RB Group.
  • Lead and manage the ongoing UK SOX compliance programme, managing a team of regional assurance resources/control service centres/third parties to deliver the annual SOX compliance requirements. Continuously optimising efficiency, engagement and ensuring quality deliverables for the SOX programme.
  • Define and perform risk assessment and scoping for group wide controls assurance activities by collaborating with cross-functional teams to stay up to date on significant changes that may have an impact on the design and/or operating effectiveness of controls
  • Maintain on-going communication with external auditors and internal auditors including alignment on controls assurance planning, walkthroughs/testing, audit requests, and deficiency evaluation
  • Deliver timely and concise communication, including developing and producing management reporting, illustrating compliance status, trends, and remediation of deficiencies
  • Defining testing strategy and implement across markets, perform management testing and analysis of internal controls Reporting internal controls compliance
  • Prepare executive management and Audit Committee materials highlighting overall SOX progress and results in order to meet all regulatory requirements, including providing guidance to assist with CEO and CFO certification
  • Ensure that SOX process flows, procedures, and controls are kept current and in compliance with internal and external documentation and regulatory requirements.


You’ll succeed because…

... You are a qualified accountant with minimum 10 years PQE. You have experience in senior financial position(s) or within an internal control function of a large international company delivering controls transformation, or Big 4 consulting services in the area of governance, risk management or audit. You've got in-depth knowledge and experience of internal control frameworks, risk based auditing models and compliance frameworks as well as the ability to identify emerging issues in assurance and internal controls through scanning the internal and external business and risk environment. You've got proven experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders at all levels and is able to influence and take strategic decisions across the business. You have proven track record in driving performance and leading global, diverse teams on concurrent projects, with emphasis on best practices and inspiring and driving effective change and improvement. 



In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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