Director of Global Compliance

Accounting & Finance IRONDALE, Alabama


Position at Motion Industries

Director of Global Compliance

The Director of Global Compliance leads the Internal Audit and Compliance groups of Motion Industries.  The Director reports to the Vice President of Finance-IPG and has open access to the CFO and the Senior Director Internal Audit & Compliance at parent company, Genuine Parts Company.  The Director owns the development of the strategy, people, processes and technology to enable achieving the vision for Internal Audit and Global Contract Compliance.  

Principal responsibilities are to collaborate with and support Motion Industries’ Finance leadership by providing proactive, thought-provoking, value-adding insight into the condition of company processes; and contribute world-class financial leadership and resources to ensure controls are in place and effective to support Motion Industries’ goals.  The Director assesses risks across the company and coordinates audit testing and other activities to assist with the management of those risks, including reviews of compliance with customer contracts and the underlying internal control environment, particularly Sarbanes Oxley.


Team Management

  • Mentor, coach and evaluate the Internal Audit and Compliance teams
  • Set goals and related priorities; develop team members
  • Establish and monitor appropriate employee performance objectives, introduce best practices and process improvements
  • Develop Internal Audit and Compliance department to provide the knowledge, skills, and experience to meet organizational needs

Operational Support

  • Lead the Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance functions to achieve the objectives of an annual operational audit plan, contract compliance process reviews, and Sarbanes Oxley testing program
  • Establish processes, policies, and procedures that achieve organizational objectives and ensure testing is executed objectively and with a focus on process improvements
  • Communicate effectively with executive and field management regarding audit progress, developments, and process improvements
  • Generate new ideas and strategies to streamline processes and collaborate with other departments to create operational efficiencies
  • Proactively seek out opportunities to increase business knowledge and create visibility within the organization
  • Lead strategic initiatives focusing on Internal Audit operational efficiency

Finance Support

  • Coordinate audit approach, scope, and timeline with external auditors; serve as a liaison between external auditors and internal process owners
  • Provide oversight of testing procedures, including evaluation of criteria to be tested, identification of key issues, and in-depth analysis of data and other evidence
  • Partner with other department leaders in developing and/or improving processes and documentation, recommending changes that lead to the adoption of world class processes
  • Cultivate professional relationships with both internal and external business partners such as with Accounting, Treasury, Operations, IT, Human Resources, and others to develop, optimize and maintain processes and solutions
  • Other ad hoc projects as assigned by the Vice President of Finance-IPG


  • Professional, executive presence with excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with management at corporate and department levels
  • Strong negotiation and partnership skills, across all levels of management, with ability to influence and challenge decisions and processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Internal Audit
  • Forward-thinking in implementing tools and techniques to improve analytics, driving better business decisions
  • Self-motivated and able to independently manage multiple responsibilities concurrently
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose positive business solutions to problems
  • Excellent leadership skills—driver of results, developer and coach of people, influencer of peers
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to collaborate within a team, managing team dynamics and relationships

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required
  • CPA required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Seven years of relevant work experience
  • Five or more years of experience leading people
  • Progressive experience in public accounting, consulting, compliance, Sarbanes Oxley and leading an Internal Audit team


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.