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ERM Ethics amp Accounting Compliance Manager

Company name
Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Smithfield, VA, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Manager, Training, Compliance

Posted on
Mar 06,2019

Valid Through
Jun 19,2019

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ERM Ethics & Accounting Compliance Manager



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Corporate - Day Shift


Smithfield foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich ®, Nathan's Famous ®, Farmland ®, Armour ®, Farmer John ®, Kretschmar ®, John Morrell ®, Cook's ®, Gwaltney ®, Carando ®, Margherita ®, Curly's ®, Healthy Ones ®, Morliny ®, Krakus ® and Berlinki ®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs.

This position with assist in the oversight and coordination responsibilities working with Sr. Management to identify and manage enterprise risks throughout the organization. Responsible for contributing toward a risk-aware and control-conscious culture by evaluating and assessing the Company’s integrated enterprise risk management (ERM) framework throughout the company. The person must be familiar with the design, implementation and assessment of a global company’s ERM framework.

The position will have oversight and coordination responsibilities working with the Company’s legal team in the administration of the Company’s Ethics and Compliance Program. The person must be familiar with conducting investigations related to, but not limited to, Conflicts of Interest, Accounting and Operational Fraud, and have a working knowledge of significant compliance and ethics areas, such as Foreign Corrupt Practices.

This position will assist in the coordination of the Internal Controls over the Financial Reporting (ICFR) program working with the Company’s Accounting and IT organizations, managing the outsourced testing to ensure the Company is in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements across all divisions (globally). This person must be familiar with assessing and testing all aspects of business process controls and familiar with IT General Controls. This position will have administration responsibilities over the department's Audit Management tool for SOX, AuditBoard SOXHUB.


Responsible for enhancing Smithfield’s Enterprise Risk Management program, which aligned with the COSO ERM Integrated Framework.

Plan, formulate, and recommend for approval programs and policies which further the objectives of the organization’s ERM program.

Work closely with the Senior Management team and other identified personnel to identify current and emerging risks. Ensure that more than insurable or hazard risks are identified, measured and managed in each of the key risk areas. Ensure that tools are developed and implemented for monitoring and measuring those areas determined to be major risks to minimize exposure.

Assess and evaluate the Company’s ERM effectiveness and report semi-annually on the results in accordance with the listing requirements of the Hong Kong Exchange.

Work closely with the Legal and Human Resources teams in the oversight and coordination of the Company’s Ethics & Compliance Program. Have experience in investigating and evaluating Compliance & Ethics areas, such as Conflict of Interests, Accounting and Operational Fraud/Irregularities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Have an understanding of Company Hot Line processes, requirements for investigation and effective documentation.

Work closely with the Company’s Accounting and IT teams to ensure effective coordination of the Company’s ICFR, manage the relationship with the external auditors and the outsourced relationship with the 3rd party internal control testing.

Responsible for day to day administration of AuditBoard SOXHUB to manage process of updating narratives and controls, SOX testing and status update reporting.

Continually monitor and assess the control environment, keeping abreast of significant potential control issues, trends and developments

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5 years' experience to include a mix of accounting, internal audit, enterprise risk management, compliance & ethics and internal control knowledge, required.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), preferred

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Strong analytical skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Ability to travel up to 30-40% of the time, including internationally.

Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Provides leadership and guidance for the Company’s ERM, Compliance & Ethics and Accounting Compliance activities.

Assists with the management of the 3rd party outsourcing relationship charged with the ICFR testing.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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Smithfield Foods, Inc.
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Company Profile
From our small town beginning in Smithfield, Virginia, Smithfield Foods has grown into a global food company with a presence in 12 countries. Regardless of the size and scope of our business, we always conduct ourselves with respect for our animals, communities, customers, employees and the environment. Our philosophy has served us well and we are committed to providing Good food. Responsibly.® so you can confidently share great meals and memories with family and friends.

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