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Director, Controllership- Global SOX (Business Process - Sarbanes Oxley)



Accounting & Finance
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

This job is located at Walmart Corporate in Bentonville Arkansas. Walmart offers a full and comprehensive relocation package.


Today’s Walmart is a people-led, tech-powered, omnichannel retailer, dedicated to helping people save money and live better. As part of the Walmart Global Internal Controls (GIC) organization, you will directly contribute to the success of Walmart’s retail growth strategy, collaborating across an organization that is hyper-focused on enabling customers to shop however they want, anywhere and anytime.

The position is a highly engaged accounting support role that is responsible for designing and maintaining internal controls over financial reporting. This position supports various segments across Walmart. In this role, you will work directly with controllership, business, and tech partners.

As Director, Controllership – Global SOX (Business Process), you will be a key team member of the Global Internal Controls team in the facilitation of transformation projects working with process owners and auditors to design and maintain an effective and efficient internal control over financial reporting environment.

A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership and collaboration skills while leveraging detailed financial and operational risk and controls knowledge as well as financial statement audit principles. This individual will lead process improvement, innovation, and help enhance processes for a global company.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if:

  • You’re a highly motivated and professionally curious individual.
  • You have a great eye for detail and can articulate points in a simplistic approach.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to influence business partners within large, matrixed organizations.
  • You have strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify and resolve complex accounting issues.
  • You can communicate clearly and effectively to broad range of stakeholders, both in writing and verbally
  • You have ambitious standards.
  • You are organized, disciplined, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • You have a passion for business and are focused on helping our customers to save money and live better.
  • You’re stimulated by challenges and tough problems.
  • You have an accounting, IT (Information Technology) and process improvement background.
  • You have a risk and controls mindset.
  • You understand accounting and auditing principles and modern IT-oriented concepts such as Agile, Cloud, etc.
  • Willingness to learn something new every day.
  • You have SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) and Business Process Controls leadership experience.
  • You have 9+ years auditing experience in Big 4, regional public accounting firm.
  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting.


  • Collaborating with key stakeholders across the largest initiatives in the company to proactively implement internal controls.
  • Managing the design and/or implementation of business process and application-level controls within systems currently under development by addressing requirements, facilitating test plans, and transitioning to the business process owner.
  • Designing and implementing process controls including manual process controls, automation and configurable controls, interfaces, and segregation of duties.
  • Understanding system development life cycles and how to integrate controls development into ongoing projects.
  • Managing multiple concurrent projects and functional support activities globally by coordinating associates and consultants to efficiently develop and deliver recommended solutions; ensuring project governance is enacted (for example, project methodology); aligning multiple project requirements; finding solutions to project issues; identifying and communicating adjustments to project milestones and transitions between project phases; identifying changes to project scope within established governance standards; escalating changes to supervisors; and reviewing system changes.
  • Ensuring reporting compliance validating consistent application of policies, rules, and regulations; reviewing, evaluating, and interpreting internal financial statements and supporting documentation for compliance with accounting and reporting regulations and ensuring compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Making decisions and influencing the scoping and execution of the annual SOX program plan utilizing a risk-based approach to verify the appropriate key business process controls are identified.
  • Partnering with our tech audit team to make scoping decisions for IT systems that support the key business process controls.
  • Evaluating control deficiencies, including impact assessment, identifying root causes, and compensating controls.
  • Presenting to findings, control issues, project status, etc. to executive leadership as needed.
  • Protecting the company with an effective and efficient control environment.
  • Driving continuous improvement in the SOX compliance program.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.


Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas, and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.


Join Walmart, and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you'll quickly find we're a company that wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world's most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us, and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement. From day one, you'll be empowered and equipped to do your life's best work.


At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable.

For information about PTO, see https://one.walmart.com/notices.

Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms.

For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.

The annual salary range for this position is $110,000.00-$220,000.00

Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance bonuses.

Additional compensation for certain positions may also include:

- Stock

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field and 5 years’ experience in finance, accounting, or related area OR 7 years’ experience in finance, accounting, or related area.
2 years’ supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Certified Public Accountant designation, Leading and completing cross-functional projects, Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field, Using Essbase

Primary Location...

701 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville, AR 72716-6209, United States of America