Global Head of Internal Controls

KPP Search
Switzerland (CH)
Highly Competitive
27 May 2021
26 Jun 2021
Employer Sector
Mining, Oil, Gas & Energy
Contract Type
Contract, Permanent
Full Time

Global Head of Internal Controls - Zurich/Switzerland

Salary - Highly Competitive



KPP Search is engaged on an exclusive basis to appoint a Global Head of Internal Controls on behalf of our client, a global leader in the Energy sector. You will be responsible for leading the global Internal Control function, and designing and implementing a ‘best in class’ internal control environment.

You will be managing a team of 50 people and taking full responsibility for the Internal Controls function of this $10Bn blue chip company.



  • Ensure key internal controls are defined, implemented, documented, assessed, and monitored in front of material risks;
  • Ensure internal control deliverables are consistent within and at the required level of quality;
  • Provide managers and management with the relevant Internal Control methodological support;
  • Deliver key projects such as control improvement and automation initiatives and business model changes;
  • Create the relationship and partner with key stakeholders across the company;
  • Prepare and present updates for Internal Control Committee meetings;
  • Maintain Internal Control reporting tool.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Finance or Management; Master’s Degree highly desirable;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent coupled with a deep understanding of International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS);
  • High expertise in internal control concepts (e.g. SOX , COSO, etc.) and experience in applying them throughout various business processes;
  • Extensive experience in designing and executing SOX compliance programmes for large multinational corporations;
  • Proven record of implementing state of the art solutions and automations to reduce manual controls and improve the efficiency of internal control operations;
  • Knowledge of SAP S/4 HANA is an advantage;
  • Strong communication skills with fluency in English (other languages a plus);
  • Proven ability to obtain management buy-in for constructive change.


*KPP Search partners with a Swiss-based, SECO registered firm for all Switzerland based positions.


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