Smithfield Foods

  • ERM Ethics & Accounting Compliance Analyst

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    Corporate - Day Shift
  • Overview

    Are you an ambitious, multi-tasker who can solve problems in a fast-paced environment that loves BACON?” Then you should join us in growing one of America’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!  The Supply Chain team is looking for motivated professionals to facilitate the distribution of our great products to customers and consumers. 


    This position will assist the Manager of Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance & Ethics, and Accounting Compliance in the oversight and coordination responsibilities of identifying and managing enterprise risks throughout the organization.  The person must have a general knowledge or be familiar with the design, implementation and assessment of a global company’s ERM framework.


    The position will partner with the Company’s legal team in the administration of the Company’s Ethics and Compliance Program.  The person must have a general knowledge or be familiar with conducting investigations related to, but not limited to, Conflicts of Interest, Accounting and Operational Fraud.


    This position will also be responsible for assisting in the coordination of the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) program, working with the Company’s Accounting and IT organizations and outsourced testing entity to ensure the Company is in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements across all divisions (globally). The person must be familiar with assessing and testing all aspects of business process controls and familiar with IT General Controls. 


    • Responsible for enhancing Smithfield’s Enterprise Risk Management program, which is aligned with the COSO ERM Integrated Framework.
    • Assess and evaluate the Company’s ERM effectiveness and report semi-annually on the results in accordance with the listing requirements of the Hong Kong Exchange.
    • Work to identify current and emerging risks.  Ensure that more than insurable or hazard risks are identified, measured and managed in each of the key risk areas.  Ensure that tools are developed and implemented for monitoring and measuring those areas determined to be major risks to minimize exposure. 
    • Work with the Legal and Human Resources teams in the oversight and coordination of the Company’s Ethics & Compliance Program.
    • Have an understanding of the Company’s Hot Line processes, requirements for investigation and effective documentation.
    • Work with the Company’s Accounting and IT teams to ensure effective coordination of the Company’s ICFR, and with the external auditors and the outsourced relationship with the 3rd party internal control testing.
    • Drive compliance with global SOX programs and coordinate with business process owners and control owners to ensure all SOX requirements are met.
    • Act as Administrator of AuditBoard, Smithfield’s web-based tool for SOX and ERM management. This includes SOX Risk Control Matrices, Process Narratives, control testing, issue evaluation and reporting and the ERM program. 


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 2+ years of experience in a position to include a mix of accounting, internal audit, enterprise risk management, compliance & ethics and internal control knowledge, required
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), preferred
    • MBA, preferred
    • Have experience or general knowledge in investigating and evaluating Compliance & Ethics areas, such as Conflict of Interests, Accounting and Operational Fraud/Irregularities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint and Excel
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment
    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment
    • Must be willing to travel a minimum of 40%, including internationally


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