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Patterson Companies, Inc. Risk & Internal Control Analyst II in St. Paul, Minnesota


Job Summary

As an individual contributor within the Risks and Internal Controls team at Patterson Companies, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and experiences within a dynamic and growing company, while obtaining broad exposure to leadership and business practices across the entire organization. This role will be part of the transformation of our current SOX and internal controls program into a leading-practices program, as well as provide leadership to drive an effective and efficient internal control environment throughout Patterson Companies.


Essential Functions (Major Duties)

  • Maintain and enhance company-wide SOX and internal control program, including governance and program management, scoping, planning, and SOX documentation.

  • Identify areas where internal controls can be optimized by performing business process deep dives and collaborate with business partners to make enhancements to the control environment.

  • Facilitate, execute, and/or monitor certain centralized control activities.

  • Support internal and external auditors during relevant phases of the annual SOX program.

  • Monitor performance of controls and findings from internal and external audits.

  • Evaluate deficiencies and work with business partners on their management action plans.

  • Advise and train business partners regarding risks, internal controls, SOX, and process improvements.

  • Provide guidance during SOX and other internal control advisory projects.

  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Critical Competencies

  • Ethics & Integrity:Acts consistently and makes decisions in the organization’s best interest.

  • Drive for Results:Demonstrates drive, determination, and ownership to achieve both results and success.

  • Decision Making:Uses decision criteria and information to evaluate risk and set a course of action.

  • Business Acumen:Has an understanding of the business, and general knowledge of financial and planning methods and processes.

  • Leading People:Builds trust, commitment and inspires others to maximize individual and team performance.

Working Conditions

Physical Demand:

  • Sitting or standing

  • Light physical activity

Environment Factors:

  • Operating a computer or other office device (specify device and hours at a time/per day)

  • Talking or hearing -- "position involves frequent communication with (customers, inside staff, etc.) and requires ability to understand and effectively exchange accurate information"

  • Reading or sight -- "requires frequent review of vendor contracts"

Travel and On-Call:

  • This position requires minimal travel (10%) in a national area.

  • For this position being on-call is not required.


Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • 2+ years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience auditing/assessing business process and related risks and controls for large companies.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply strong understanding of SOX, financial reporting risks, and internal controls.

  • Proven ability to experiment with new approaches and apply problem solving/analytical skills to identify insightful, innovative, and forward-thinking ideas and recommendations.

  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication skills and ability to effectively present information to senior and executive leadership.

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with business partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA and/or public accounting experience

  • SAP knowledge

  • IT audit and/or IT risk/control knowledge

  • Experience in the healthcare and/or distribution industries

EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability or protected veteran status.

Requisition ID 2019-9776

# of Openings 1

Position Category Finance

Company Patterson Companies, Inc. (Corporate)

Position Type Regular Full-Time

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.