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Sr Global Internal Controls Analyst

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels.  As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.



Position Description

The Senior Analyst plays a key role in supporting the Global Internal Controls Director and Manager with maintaining a global internal control framework for all businesses across Grainger and assessing opportunities to deploy more efficient and effective internal controls through improved control design, automation or standardization. Additionally, this person is expected to develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals in other functions and/or business units responsible for the monitoring of internal controls.



Primary Function:

  • Performs and leads control gap assessment for the assigned areas of operations, including financial, operational and compliance reviews, in accordance with Grainger’s policies/procedures and acceptable audit standards.
  • Identifies opportunities to optimize Finance process and controls through improved control design, automation or standardization (best practice) across all Finance sub-functions when there is no one department that owns the initiative.
  • Supports operating management in the development and deployment of action plans to close control gaps.  It is important note that accountability for closure of the control gaps would remain with the operating management.
  • Assist the Director establish a global self-assessment framework and implement a self-assessment program
  • Maintains effective working relationships with operating and corporate management.
  • Utilizes Grainger tools and processes to develop and manage project plans and task assignments.
  • Ensures all project documentation is developed and kept current.
  • Ensures individual projects meet business requirements, and are completed on-time

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business is required.

• Professional certification such as CPA or CIA a distinct plus.


• Two or more years of total business experience is required.
• Theoretical and practical knowledge of processes, risks, financial/operational internal controls and internal controls principles (e.g., COSO, ISO)
• Proficiency in identifying and assessing internal control design and operating effectiveness is required.
• PC proficiency in MSOffice applications is required. Specific experience with SAP is a distinct plus.
• Current knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (e.g. US GAAP), is a distinct plus.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate succinctly and effectively with operating and divisional management
• Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
• Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
• Second language skills are a distinct plus.

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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