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Senior Manager, IT Controls, Systems & Governance

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 6/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Post End Date: Not Available
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Job ID: R-29062

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United States of America



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Job Description Summary:

The Corporate Controls, Policies & Governance (CPG) team is seeking a high-caliber IT controls and governance professional with outstanding mental agility, analytical, communication and collaboration skills, proven project leadership abilities, as well as demonstrated curiosity and creativity. The Global IT Governance Manager leads the IT controls risk assessment process for the Company and is responsible for IT internal controls sustainment, optimization and process simplification in collaboration with the IT organization and field operations. The role supports the development of risk-appropriate IT controls in system implementations and shapes the IT control framework for new acquisitions. This role will serve as a critical liaison between Finance, IT, Legal and Internal/External Audit teams in the Company.

CPG is a team within the Corporate Controller's Group that is charged with establishing and supporting requirements of the Company's governance, finance policies and internal controls, as well as providing analysis and support to field locations and Senior Leadership relating to governance, policy interpretation and key control requirements to support consistency and compliance across the global organization. This team supports and communicates to Company Senior Leadership and TCCC's Board of Directors and Committees. CPG partners closely with Business Units and Groups from around the world, the Information Technology/Integrated Services organization, Commercial Products Supply (CPS), Bottling Investments Group (BIG), the Corporate Audit Department (CAD), Ernst & Young (EY), Functional Experts such as Tax, Legal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accounting Research, Treasury, and Executive Offices including the Office of the CFO and Office of the CIO. This position offers a great opportunity to work in an exceptional team, build significant knowledge of all aspects of global governance and processes of TCCC's global business and act as a strategic thought leader in leading and contributing to key governance transformation projects with regular exposure to various levels of Senior Management.

This role requires strong thought leadership, can-do attitude, a transformation mindset and client focus in the areas of Global Internal Controls Governance and Policies and Procedures. It also requires effective Project & Change Management capabilities, as CPG recommends process improvements, proactively identifies and follows through on key stakeholder requirements and effectively communicates among internal and external clients.

Key Responsibilities:

Global Internal Controls Governance

  • Develop IT internal controls scope for all relevant applications that support the Company's financial reporting as mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), taking into consideration qualitative and quantitative risk factors, and ensuring alignment with Corporate Audit and consideration given to the external auditors' SOX scope; role acts as the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) IT governance subject matter expert addressing stakeholder requests and providing necessary guidance.
  • Monitor and evaluate the internal IT control environment for the global Company footprint through the quarterly and annual review and assessment of audit findings as well as certification routines with key stakeholders, functional leaders and internal control partners to support management's assessment of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Provide global guidance to process owners, auditors, and other stakeholders regarding interpretation of IT controls and requirements to internal control partners and control owners to effectively execute controls.
  • Provide guidance and training on IT general controls and IT application controls methodology/standard/guidelines to information technology teams.
  • Collaborate with internal control partners to support the remediation and validation process for all critical, high risk and repeat IT audit findings.
  • Administer the IT business process within the Global Risk and Control model through collaboration with relevant stakeholders and prepare effective communication of changes to the model.
  • Provide guidance and oversight on management review of SOC reports relating to outsourced SOX-relevant applications and services.
  • Risk-based engagement in business/IT projects (e.g., system implementations, new acquisitions) by providing guidance on identifying, documenting, and evaluating IT controls.
  • Provide thought leadership on control and disclosure implications from emerging risk areas around cybersecurity and from the evolving regulatory landscape related to data privacy (e.g., EU General Data Protection Regulation, California Privacy Act, SEC cybersecurity incident reporting requirement, etc.).
  • Shape implementation of automated governance tools & solutions and support driving the digitization of the Controller's Group.  These initiatives include projects such as Tableau, Archer, Salesforce, etc.
  • Own the SAP GRC SOD and SA (segregation of duties and sensitive access) rulebooks, providing strategic direction and input to the development and maintenance of these rulebooks. 

Policies and Procedures

  • Develop and improve global policy and governance content by soliciting input from global IT/finance community, analyzing recommendations, and aligning with business processes and objectives while ensuring compliance with U.S. GAAP and applicable regulations.
  • Ensure policy and governance alignment with subject matter experts (e.g. IT, Legal, Tax, Treasury, M&A and other Corporate Functions), including documenting the complexities of required processes such that they can be easily understood and complied with by all operations.
  • Provide advice and counsel to Field and Corporate Functions regarding governance and policy interpretation and internal control requirements.
  • Deploy training and best practices related to policy topics, controls and narrative documentation to build field capabilities, governance awareness, and drive efficiencies.

Project & Change Management

  • Lead and contribute to complex governance transformation projects that develop risk-appropriate policies, controls and governance solutions to TCCC's global business.
  • Collaborate in cross-functional, global project teams and communicate project recommendations effectively to Company Senior Leadership and TCCC's Board of Directors and Committees


Information Systems, Computer Science, Finance or Accounting degree

One or more recognized accounting/auditing/information systems professional certifications (e.g. CISA, CISSP, CPA, ACCA, CIA, Chartered Accountant)


  • Minimum of 5-7+ years of progressive experience in either IT, Internal Audit, External Audit, or Compliance roles with an emphasis on IT Governance.
  • Strong knowledge of information security standards and best practices for securing computer systems and applications.
  • Profound knowledge of internal control environments within the IT function and understanding of technology risks and controls relevant to a complex corporate IT environment.
  • Solid knowledge of financial reporting processes and controls.
  • Profound knowledge of the Company's policies and procedures, and internal control principles. Good understanding of the Company's Delegation of Authority.
  • Deep understanding of the Company's global operations and diverse business models.
  • Continuously display intellectual curiosity with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Consistently demonstrate a can-do attitude and the ability to remain flexible and flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment with competing priorities and deadlines, including a willingness to adapt to new circumstances, information and challenges.
  • Operate with high proactiveness and a high sense of urgency against internal reporting and project deadlines.
  • Broad team & project leadership experience in Global IT/Finance, Internal Audit with a track record of delivering process and internal controls transformation/innovation.
  • Excellent project & team leadership, team collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Good executive presence and ability to interact with all levels within the organization up to Company Senior Leadership.
  • Strong writing skills with high attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in use of MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Data Analysis & Visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx) and willingness to quickly grasp new systems & automation tools.

Our Growth Culture:

One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviors,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.


Keep seeking, never settle.  Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo. Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking “what if?” pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.


Make it happen. True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility. This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it and do it, and owning the outcomes. Because we move forward faster when we all take action.

Version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

Push for progress, not perfection. There are very few overnight successes. Greatness is borne of many little victories (and failures). Share v 1.0, test it, and make it better. Then create the next version. Because the moment we think something is perfect, it will be obsolete.


Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius. This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn't enough. We need genius.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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