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Internal Controls and Risk Management Lead in Philadelphia, PA at Sonepar USA

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

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Job Description

Internal Controls and Risk Management Lead

Sonepar USA is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B2B distribution of electrical products and related services. We are a member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In the USA, we are represented by 16 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors with over 700 locations and coverage in all 50 states.

Position Summary:

Internal Control and Risk Management Lead ensures compliance to key financial reporting controls and other processes.  This position will manage fraud and disclosure reporting, and lead processes to mitigate and manage risk for the organization.


  • Manage implementation and execution of Global Internal Control Program for Sonepar USA
  • Manage 3rd Party Assessment program and procedures with shared services and credit teams
  • Review and promote compliance with policies implemented in order to mitigate risk
  • Work with Executives across Sonepar USA in creating process improvement initiatives and eliminating control risks in the business units
  • Administer the Fraud and Disclosure Reporting documentation for all Sonepar USA, deliverable to the Global Controlling team
  • Drive continuous improvement through the existing control framework and promote an internal control model that can be replicated across all business units
  • Manage Risk Related to Higher Fraud Risk Businesses and Requirements of Anti-Corruption Law
  • Assist Finance Operations team in one-off Projects as needs arise



  • Bachelors’ degree from a US accredited university preferred
  • Minimum five years professional experience in Accounting, Auditing, Risk or Compliance
  • Distribution experience desirable
  • CPA/Public Accounting experience preferred
  • Excellent communication (i.e. verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to senior management and influence change.
  • Proven ability to analyze data points and to develop conclusions
  • Experience in assessing financial and operational risks
  • Ability to maintain an independent and objective, fact-based approach

Working at Sonepar USA

Sonepar USA is a modern, high energy, collaborative environment. Working in the corporate team of this decentralized organization requires the ability be an engaging and effective communicator, to have excellent organizational skills, to be able to collaborate with various teams at all levels and sectors of the business, and the ability to work independently. To thrive in Sonepar USA’s Corporate Office, you need to be a curious individual who creates value through seeking solutions to drive the company forward.


401K Plan, Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health, Transit, and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Employee Discounts and more.


Sonepar USA is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/Disability/Veteran

Business Unit: Sonepar