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Internal Controls, Manager

G&A - Finance / Acct | Cork, Ireland

Internal Controls, Manager

As a key team member of the Internal Controls team at Hortonworks, the International SOX Compliance Manager is expected to participate in all aspects of planning, execution and reporting for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance audit and/or other internal audits that may serve a combination of operational, financial, and technology objectives. The position is based in Cork, Ireland and will be responsible for internal controls at the EMEA and APAC subsidiaries.  This role will report to the Director of Internal Controls and SOX Compliance:

  • Work under the guidance of Director of Internal Controls and SOX Compliance to plan and scope SOX compliance work streams, and other operational audits for EMEA and India entities
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the company’s core business and processes at international entities
  • Identify, evaluate and document the design and effectiveness of the company's internal controls looking for both control gaps and opportunities to gain process efficiencies
  • Execute audit tests competently and with minimal supervision; identify internal control issues/exceptions and ensure they are well-defined, root causes analyzed and discussed and agreed with management
  • Communicate review results to management along with process improvement recommendations; prepare reports/presentations summarizing results of testing along with proper disposition of test exceptions
  • Train business process owners in their responsibilities regarding SOX internal control compliance
  • Perform regular follow-up on outstanding management actions from past projects
  • Provide internal controls consultation on planned projects
  • Ensure overall quality and consistency of audit work, and adherence to department and professional standards for audits; document risk assessments, work papers, and audit findings in accordance with work paper documentation standards; and demonstrate proficient use of department/company tools
  • Continuously seek opportunities for audit process improvement
  • Manage multiple priorities / projects for on-time delivery
  • Build effective working relationships with various IT, Finance, Accounting & Operations stakeholders
  • Participate in and support other department initiatives and deliverables as needed




  • Bachelor degree with concentration in Business, Accounting, or Finance
  • Professional certification: CIA or Chartered Accountant, a plus. 


  • Minimum 7 – 10 years of audit experience with a Big 4 accounting firm or in an internal audit role at a large global public company 
  • Experienced in managing teams
  • Strong understanding of key audit concepts such as COSO 2013 framework, control design and operating effectiveness, basic IT audit areas (IT general controls, application controls, security, reports, interfaces, segregation of duties, etc.)
  • Experience in documenting, designing and testing internal controls
  • Knowledge and experience in financial and operational auditing required with the ability to construct well-targeted audit reports within the context of IT operations/practices
  • Experience on business transformation/ERP implementations is a plus
  • Experience with NetSuite and SalesForce a plus
  • Experience with testing IT general controls a plus

Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to work in a fast paced or rapidly growing organizations 
  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and maintain professional skepticism
  • Strong project management/organizational and planning skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written and presentation skills with the ability to comfortably communicate to various levels of management and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity in all interactions
  • Detail oriented and attention to accuracy is key
  • Demonstrate basic research capabilities with strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) is a must
  • Self-motivated team-player with positive attitude. 
  • Ability to travel up to ~ 25%

All employees are required to adhere to all Hortonworks employment policies, including without limitation information security policies.



Having gone public with its IPO in December 2014, Hortonworks is experiencing extraordinary growth as we deliver essential support to the burgeoning big data and IoT communities. Hortonworks is an industry leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache NiFi and Apache Spark. Along with our 2,100+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training, and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.

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