Manager/Senior Manager - IT Compliance and Risk

St. Louis, MO, United States


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The Senior Manager – IT Compliance and Risk is a blended role responsible for facilitating and ensuring IT internal controls and SOX compliance activities.  The role will also support IT process improvement initiatives, policy and procedure rationalization, risk management and the IT aspects of ERM in accordance with established and defined frameworks, standards and leading practices.  The role will also support special projects related to ERP/IT security, cybersecurity, and provide broad expertise for IT general controls and audit compliance. The position reports to the Assistant Controller and must partner effectively with the broader IT department and other strategic businesses and functions across the organization, especially members of the global finance organization, global controllership, internal audit, and external audit.

As the Senior Manager – IT Internal Control Compliance and Risk, you will:

  • Identify various compliance and business continuity risks to the organization and make recommendations for corrective actions/mitigation of risks. 
  • Leads and develops the IT side of ERM process. 
  • Key liaison with Internal & External Audit partners. 
  • Facilitate internal and external audit processes by participating in scoping discussions and walk-throughs, delivering evidence that controls are operating as defined, remediating deficiencies and acting on recommendations. 
  • Periodically review, update, implement and communicate changes to IT policies and procedures and IT General Controls.     
  • Build strong relations and knowledge of departments/functions - IT, finance, internal and external audit, cybersecurity and data privacy. 
  • Develop and rationalize an IT Governance Framework for compliance with laws, regulations, and policies for the global IT environment. This framework should include tracking, reporting, and remediation for all control deficiencies and corrective action plans. 
  • Communicate governance and compliance objectives to ensure an appropriate compliance and risk-aware culture. Identifies issues to ensure compliance with IT general controls, SOX, and other global regulations/laws as necessary.
  • Lead and support special projects and initiatives from an IT Compliance perspective with cross functional teams including IT risk assessments, process automation, ISO, cybersecurity, data privacy, and application/IT security areas.
  • Be responsible for all IT department policies and procedures including authoring, rationalizing, and review of existing policies. Partner with IT and Finance leaders, policy owners and team members to evolve legacy policies and put into place new policies. Develop and lead the policy road-map. 
  • Maintain knowledge, training, and awareness and communicate “best practices” to management and colleagues. 
  • Evaluate general and specific training needs and develop / deliver training to support the control environment and associated control framework.
  • Responsible for leading third party co-source partners and project teams.  Also responsible for providing coaching and development to team members.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (IT, audit, cybersecurity, compliance-related, etc.) and a minimum of 6 years of experience in compliance roles such as audit/internal audit, IT governance/compliance/controls, data privacy, enterprise risk management. 
  • Previous experience being accountable for client risk management, audit, and enterprise risk and compliance in a manufacturing company.     
  • Ability to understand the interrelation between financial, operational and technology internal processes and controls and have experience developing solutions to business risks in an internal control context. 
  • Knowledge of COSO, COBIT, Sarbanes Oxley and ITIL frameworks.     
  • Change management attitude
  • Results oriented and able to lead change
  • Good project management skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to work via influence and persuasion vs. directive
  • Strong cross cultural working style for global interactions
  • Strong ability to partner and engagement with internal and external team members at all levels including senior leadership.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Suite. 
  • Organized, detail oriented and able to work on multiple priorities simultaneously. 
  • High energy self-starter who can work well with teams and independently. Experience leading project teams and providing coaching and development to team members. 
  • This role may require periodic travel both domestically and internationally. 
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States- Sponsorship will not be provided for this position. 

Preferred Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience
  • Certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CISA, PMP, CPA
  • Experience using ERP system, preferably Oracle
  • Proficiency or familiarity with SOX/GRC tool


You consider relevant factors and use appropriate decision-making criteria principles. You persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You follow through on commitments. You readily act on challenges and identify new opportunities. You make new connections and build relationships in other areas and teams. The department is expected to meet strict closing and reporting deadlines, so the ideal candidate would be able to manage stress in a positive way and make quick decisions on how to prioritize deadlines. You can balance your own deadlines as well as manage questions from all various entities that may also contact you for assistance. The ideal candidate also needs to be able to bounce back from setbacks and use them as an opportunity for growth.

Our training programs focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership. We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills, and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership. Our compensation philosophy is simple: we pay a competitive base salary, within the local market in which we operate, and reward performance during the annual merit review process. In accordance with Colorado EPEWA, the base salary range for this role is $100,000 - $150,000 annually, commensurate with the skills, talent, capabilities, and experience each candidate brings to a role. Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities, and the world in which we live. 

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Our Commitment to Our People

Across the globe, we are united by a singular Purpose: Sustainability is no small ambition. That’s why everything we do is geared toward a sustainable future—for our generation and all those to come. Through groundbreaking innovations, HVACR technology and cold chain solutions, we are reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency in spaces of all sizes, from residential to commercial to industrial.

Our employees are our greatest strength. We believe that our culture of passion, openness, and collaboration empowers us to work toward the same goal - to make the world a better place. We invest in the end-to-end development of our people, beginning at onboarding and through senior leadership, so they can thrive personally and professionally.

Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer the right options to meet your individual/family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. We provide employees with flexible time off plans, including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave. 

Together, we have the opportunity – and the power – to continue to revolutionize the technology behind air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, and cultivate a better future. Learn more about us and how you can join our team!

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Copeland, we believe having a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment is critical to our success. We are committed to creating a culture where every employee feels welcomed, heard, respected, and valued for their experiences, ideas, perspectives and expertise. Ultimately, our diverse and inclusive culture is the key to driving industry-leading innovation, better serving our customers and making a positive impact in the communities where we live. 

Work Authorization

Copeland will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1 with OPT or CPT, H-1, H-2, L-1, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Copeland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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About Copeland

We are a global climate technologies company engineered for sustainability. We create sustainable and efficient residential, commercial and industrial spaces through HVACR technologies. We protect temperature-sensitive goods throughout the cold chain. And we bring comfort to people globally. Best-in-class engineering, design and manufacturing combined with category-leading brands in compression, controls, software and monitoring solutions result in next-generation climate technology that is built for the needs of the world ahead. 

Whether you are a professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring your first opportunity, or recent graduate with an advanced degree, we have opportunities that will allow you to innovate, be challenged and make an impact. Join our team and start your journey today!

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