Governance & Control Manager


Franklin, TN

Job Description:

What are we looking for?

The individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his / her work product.

  • Regions covered: Global

  • Business unit support: Role scope spans across all units within MGS scope

What will be your key responsibilities?

Internal Controls Design and Implementation:

  • Implement effective internal control policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and reliability of financial information.

  • Identify control gaps, assess risks, and recommend control enhancements to mitigate potential weaknesses.

  • ICE control documentation updates as required

Self testing of MGS:

  • Risk Assessment and Management:

  • Perform self-audits covering the Operating Entity (OE) controls.

  • Support the SOC1 annual review for MGS 3rd party service providers.

  • Participate in MGS annual access review.

  • Conduct risk assessments to identify and evaluate financial and operational risks.

  • Implement strategies to mitigate identified risks and monitor their effectiveness.

  • Develop and maintain risk and control matrices to track key controls and associated risks.

Process Improvement and Automation:

  • Continuously assess accounting processes and controls for efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Identify opportunities for automation and optimization of control activities.

  • Collaborate with IT teams to implement technology solutions that enhance control effectiveness.

Training and Communication:

  • Provide training to finance and operational teams on control procedures and compliance requirements.

  • Communicate control objectives, policies, and changes to relevant stakeholders.

  • Foster a culture of control awareness and accountability across the organization.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Perform ongoing monitoring of key controls and analyze control testing results.

  • Report to senior management summarizing all identified controls issues / actions taken / current status

  • Key contact with Global Financial Controls Team.

  • Support Segregation of Duties quarterly certification for MGS units and act as GRC SPOC for MGS system access.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


Mars is 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. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.