SOX Compliance Coordinator Eastern Europe

Finance Bucharest, Romania


Xylem |ˈzīləm|      
1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;      
2) a leading global water technology company.      
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The Role:      
SOX Compliance Coordinator Eastern Europe  
Responsible for assisting with SOX Compliance for entities in the Eastern European sub-region with a particular focus on Central Asian entities. Offer training, provide guidance, ensure compliance with Corporate Control Framwork. Conduct compliance reviews, and work with local units to improve their control environment where needed. Ensure SOX compliance is a key priority in the region and assist with implementing strong control environment at Eastern European Locations- including anti-corruption related controls.  
  • Plan, prepare, and carry out Compliance reviews for select units within Europe. Reviews can cover the following: SOX reviews, balance sheet, anti-corruption related procedures, and revenue as applicable.
  • Assist management with identifying a remediation plan and follow-up on Compliance Review findings to make sure units have closed out issues identified.
  • Assist with control design and SOX documentation- in particular at newer sites-  as needed. Offer guidance around SOD and UAR reviews to be performed in 2024.
  • Assist in designing/implementing FCPA / Anti-Corruption related controls and procedures at sites with a  higher perceived corruption risk.
  • Promote SOX compliance within the region. Share updates to Xylem Control Framework/SOX requirements as needed. Offer Training on SOX related topics. Ensure SOX documentation is properly maintained in Workiva Platform (training will be offered in the platform).
  • Liaise with internal and external audit as they conduct reviews within the region.  Work with local teams to prepare for an efficient and open audit and raise concerns in a timely manner to ensure appropriate management response. 
  • Work closely with Regional Manager and local Business Unit Finance leads to help close gaps identified via Internal Audit’s Reviews.  Track findings and documentation addressing remediation.
  • Assist with training on technical accounting topics, such as revenue recognition.
  • Assist with ad hoc tasks related to technical accounting/compliance as needed. 
  • Lead or participate in special improvement projects or assignments within Finance area and especially within the compliance area.
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Significant audit experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience in US GAAP and SOX/Internal Controls
  • Strong Technical Accounting Skills
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Ability to work with people from many different departments
  • Ability to communicate well with others
  • Big 4 audit experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and OneStream skills
  • International experience
  • SAP Experience
Why Work at Xylem!     
We offer you a creative and international environment where you get the opportunity to focus on your personal and professional development together with committed and helpful colleagues. Engage as a volunteer through Xylem´s business program for community initiatives Xylem Watermark:     
Everyone's equal value     
We want people, regardless of skin color, age, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity, to feel at home, not just at Xylem, but everywhere in the world. For us, diversity, equality, and inclusion mean more than just a policy or a set of methods. Diversity, equality, and inclusion are fundamental parts of our corporate culture and a key to long-term growth.