Manager Internal Control

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Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77043

Company: CEMEX

Company Overview

Founded in 1906, over the last 110+ years' CEMEX has grown into a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  Here at CEMEX we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, vacation or paid time off,  employee assistance program and retirement plan options, along with over a century of stability to build your next career on! To learn more about our company culture and why you should join us, visit us at www.cemexusa.com/careers. For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at https://jobs.cemex.com/.

Job Summary

As an Internal Control Manager you will actively support Internal Control in providing objective assurance to management on the effectiveness of the Company’s control activities to help ensure key business risks are being managed appropriately and that effectiveness and the efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting and compliance with regulations are achieved.  This Manager will also participate in the identification and reporting on all significant control weaknesses, through the application of a systematic, disciplined audit approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, processes, controls and decision making. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Performing operational and financial audits for compliance requirements and for the purpose of appraising and continuously improving the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and internal control systems within the USA business units of CEMEX, while managing analysts that are responsible for the same.
  • Complete independent research and data analysis during investigation of ethics and fraud based issues.  
  • Conduct interviews of employees at various levels during the investigation of ethics and fraud based issues.
  • Prepare the Risk Assessment plan over the Country business operations, and carry out the corresponding activities in order to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Act. 
  • Conduct and perform SOX, PA testing and remediation phases.
  • Monitor and advise on the remediation plans of failed internal controls. 
  • Identify and clearly define audit issues and root causes, recommend improved internal controls and business processes, ensure corrective actions are developed and implemented and present findings to appropriate management. 
  • Coach and develop Internal Control Analysts through support and supervision
  • Be knowledgeable of and promote internal control best practices and control environment 
  • Adhere to all CEMEX and O.S.H.A. rules and regulations at all times and wear proper safety equipment while on plant grounds
  • Meet or exceed company safety standards
  • Analyze Self-Assessment scores, audit findings, and control failures to identify high risk areas, and develop/implement mitigating controls. 
  • Perform other job responsibilities as assigned by management


  • Bachelors in Accounting, Forensic Accounting, or Business Management
  • MBA or MACC preferred
  • Experience in external/internal auditing required
  • At least 4 years combined related experience in Accounting and Auditing required
  • CPA, CIA or CFE strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Technical Knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.  SAP preferred. 
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and internal controls over financial reporting
  • Knowledge of risk assessment, control environment, and COSO Framework
  • The ability to market regulations related to Corporate Governance (i.e. Sarbanes-Oxley) 
  • Understands the internal control and risk assessment strategy 
  • Possess strategic and analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to coordinate and manage several control and testing processes simultaneously
  • The ability to problem solver and seek best solution
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work independently 
  • Good writing skills, with the ability to write fact based reports on investigations performed
  • Team player - works well with others and is able to collaborate across functions
  • Ethical and compliance to institutional policies
  • Maintain objectivity, and a high level of confidentiality
  • Good listening skills
  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach and develop others

Working Conditions

  • Capability to work extended hours as necessary
  • Ability to work with standard office/computer Equipment
  • Capable of working in an open office environment
  • Ability to participate in required overnight travel as necessary – 35%

Physical Requirements

  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and fingering to a significant degree
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently   Job involves sitting most of the time, but also involves walking or standing for brief periods of time 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, in order to communicate to employees/visitors 

Legal Notices

CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.


CEMEX will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.


CEMEX is an E-Verify participating employer.


Arizona Smoke-Free Act.  CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona’s Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-601.01). Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.

EEO Statement - En Español

CEMEX es una institución EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acción afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientación sexual, infomación genética, identidad de género, o expresión de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.

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