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Internal Control Expert - Americas

Let's create the future together.

At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


Workplace description:

The Internal Control function within Volvo Cars is a function within Group Finance and you will be a part of a global team that drives business performance in order to realize the objectives set out in Volvo Car Group’s Corporate Strategy. The purpose of the Internal Control function is to assist the Board and management in executing their Internal Control responsibilities over external financial reporting. We are a team of 11 individuals spread across the globe and we work with ensuring adherence to internal control frameworks as well as ensuring the overall effectiveness of the internal control system.

We are now looking for Internal Control Expert and you will be based in Mahwah, NJ, where the accounting cluster for the Americas region is based. In this role, you will support the accounting cluster and the various sales companies in the Americas region with internal control matters. This role will give you a big opportunity to develop a wide circle of contacts within the global organization of Volvo Cars as well as getting a comprehensive view of the internal control activities within the Group. You will report to the Head of Internal Control in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Job Summary:

The Internal Control Expert will provide support to the Americas Region in achieving internal control requirements and ensure Americas control foundation is well defined and documented.  The position will focus on processes and controls to ensure they are developed and maintained for all markets within the Americas region for internal control.  


Support the operations as an interface with Internal Control Global Operations and provide timely and accurate reporting of all activities related to internal control.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure good internal control and secure high quality within the financial processes through articulating key risk in business processes, assess control design, challenge and advise business operations on control improvements over financial reporting.
  • Self-assessment Program (MCRP) - drive annual process for the Americas Accounting Cluster, all national sales companies (NSCs) within the Americas region, as well as the South Carolina Plant, to include testing and reporting. 
  • Support Operations in identifying, defining, and closing adherence gaps for Volvo Cars and processes associated with our related parties and new business models.
  • Proactively suggest improvements to financial and operational working procedures within the NSCs and the Cluster, to include driving process improvement throughout the Americas to protect company assets and profitability through implementation of documented internal control and operational process and procedures.
  • Take active part in internal control reviews within the area of external financial reporting. Lead or participate in different projects and work proactive with financial processes and always strive for improvements.
  • Promote the importance of internal controls throughout the organization.
  • Provide training in all areas of internal control over external financial reporting.


Competencies/Experience/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or similar
  • 5 – 10 years’ Experience working in auditing, internal controls, or compliance departments. Experience from working at a Big 4 firm, experience of SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) environments and COSO framework is preferred.
  • Knowledge of financial internal control theory and its practical application.
  • Proven ability to reason logically, identifies necessary inquiry, and draw well-reasoned conclusions.
  • Strong communication skills; effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skills in presenting findings and recommendations at various levels.
  • Strong understanding of corporate accounting processes.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to drive change in a dynamic environment.
  • Fluent in English, oral and written. 

Personal qualities:                                         

  • High integrity and ability to uphold standards of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Process oriented, structured and logical in approach
  • Flexible and able to embrace changes and work proactively in a changing environment
  • Self- motivated, dynamic and results driven and able to prioritize to deliver on commitments with tight deadlines
  • Ability to build and/or maintain relationships within the organization
  • Team player


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Rockleigh, NJ, US

Job requisition ID:  48516

Nearest Major Market: New York City

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