Job Title:  Manager, Accounting -Internal Controls - Hybrid

Req ID:  38819
Job Category:  Finance

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Manager, Accounting Controls will report to the Senior Director, Corporate Finance & Reporting. This position is responsible for leading the Company’s global SOX program and other initiatives related to improving internal controls.


This position will have two direct reports, both being Financial Analysts.


  1. Develop an annual plan and streamline process for monitoring/facilitating the refresh of SOX processes and control documentation across the company.  
  2. Develop and conduct training sessions for process owners at least annually for updates/improvements related to the SOX process.
  3. Manage process owners as they work through the refresh of process and control documentation, including challenging existing internal controls and control documentation for improvement to accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness of controls. 
  4. Coordinate with internal/external auditors for successful and timely execution of process walkthrough and internal control testing plans.
  5. Lead remediation efforts for identified deficiencies.
  6. Provide monthly updates to senior finance and compliance management for monitoring status of process walkthroughs, tests of controls, identified deficiencies and remediation activities, as applicable.
  7. Monitor changes in the business, such as business combinations, systems implementations, etc., to ensure appropriate consideration is given to internal controls and compliance with statutory requirements.
  8. Assists in development and training through continuing education presentations for company personnel. 
  9. Bring a positive attitude and enthusiasm to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment 
  10. Performs other related duties as required

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 5+ years of relevant job experience
  • Relevant experience with and understanding of SOX and internal controls, application and system access controls, COSO framework 
  • Relevant experience with and understanding of US GAAP, IFRS, and technical accounting issues 
  • Relevant experience with and understanding of business combinations and process integration

Preferred Experience

  • Accounting experience in a multi-national medical device, healthcare services or manufacturing company preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Oracle Financials experience preferred


  1. Strong analytical, project management and organizational skills with the ability to coordinate, manage, and train others.
  2. Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret complex accounting and reporting requirements and auditing theories and explain in non-technical terms to assist financial managers in various countries in application.
  3. Ability to make well-balanced business decisions in the best interest of the corporation in a changing business environment.
  4. Excellent writing and communication skills are necessary.  
  5. This position will regularly interact with finance and non-finance personnel at varying levels and from diverse cultures.
  6. Strong skills for process analysis, risk and control identification, and problem solving.
  7. Employee must possess a thorough knowledge of accounting theories and practices.
  8. Accountability for implementation and measurement of new and established processes.
  9. Ability to collaborate internally establishing positive working relationships based on trust, and ability to be open to suggestions.
  10. Ability to influence others across the organization to implement change.
  11. Ability to work on multiple projects under time constraints.
  12. Ability to deal with imperfect information and ambiguity.
  13. Ability to network and collaborate cross-functionally.
  14. Strong computer skills including Excel and Word are required.
  15. Extremely detailed and results-oriented.
  16. Manage and participate on special projects as required.

What STERIS Offers

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans. Join us and help write our next chapter.  

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Our Healthcare Customers are federally mandated (by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS) requiring vendors to have the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.  There are select Customers who do not accept any exceptions. Unvaccinated Associates may be excluded from working at a Customer site, require routine testing with an approved exemption (if accepted by the Customer) or have limited Customer access impacting their ability to remain employed. Additionally, we may be required to meet state mandates on COVID-19 vaccination, exemptions and/or booster requirements. This position is a Customer-facing role that falls under a state or CMS mandate.

STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  38819
Job Category:  Finance

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

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Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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