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Governance and Controls Senior Analyst

LOCATION:  Franklin, TN, US
A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Governance & Controls Senior Analyst


Purpose of Role

This role is responsible for driving our governance and controls strategy by partnering with the business across multiple functions (supply, procurement, sales, marketing, etc) to drive process improvements, identify risks and implement controls, deliver initiatives & best practices, maintain documentation of internal controls, complete required corporate reporting, and ensure compliance with all Mars Finance accounting policies. 


Principal Accountabilities

Drive our governance and control strategy while coaching, teaching, and influencing others to standardize and implement efficiencies in processes
Develop, implement and monitor company accounting policies and ensure compliance in accordance with the MARS Financial Manual and US GAAP
Understand the company’s key financial processes & controls, establish best practices and recommend improvements. Supported by:
Ensuring the company maintains good process documentation (narratives/flow charts)
Performing risk analysis and propose/ partner to implement financial controls or enhancements where required
Development/ maintain central repository of control process documentation and company policies
Implementing control testing plan to ensure operating effectiveness
Support internal and external audits, by ensuring planned and efficient audit, driving accountability to implement process improvements identified and ensuring all improvements and actions are completed
Prepare and support governance updates and training materials to the business, sites, and management team, including reporting metrics for governance & controls
Provide financial guidance as the technical accounting & controls resource for the Company, determining accounting interpretation on policies as well as alignment with global team, including alignment with Corporate Accounting where appropriate
Support manager in leading the coordination of the completion and submission of all corporate reporting, including controls submissions, Theft and Fraud, and other quarterly and annual reporting reconciliation review process.
Support the business to maintain desk manual of responsibilities procedures, deadlines and contacts
Support Finance team in other

About the company

Mars is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services, with US$33 billion in annual sales in 2015,and is ranked as the 6th largest privately held company in the United States

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