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Compliance Specialist

Job Id:  4356

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

Department:  FINANCE
Function:  Finance
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Not Applicable

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

JOB SUMMARY: The Compliance Specialist will support UPL NAM whose focus and objectives support achieving and maintaining PCAOB Compliance in documented, tested and audit of processes and controls.  UPL is guided by the mission to develop innovative solutions that reduce the compliance burden on our employees so that they spend less time on administrative tasks and more time doing their best work.



  • Must work across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve regional or corporate objectives.
  • Identify areas where controls are lacking and create, implement, and monitor performance of new controls.
  • Participate in system development or acquisition projects and provide guidance to teams on risk and control considerations
  • Support each function with documenting processes and building controls framework to fill any control gaps; translate business and control requirements into the design of features and enhancements in our compliance tools
  • Annual maintenance and testing of controls and processes; Perform documented routine risk and control assessments to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls
  • Document new systems, businesses, or acquired entities, including data mapping and flowcharting
  • Audit support in walkthroughs, documentation of controls and processes; Support Controller with Coordinating audit requests and meetings between system/control owners and internal/external auditors
  • Support Controller with researching accounting topics and translating into updated controls processes


Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Experience in a similar position, internal/external audit performing SOX audits, or advisory experience focused on SOX controls preferred.
    • A combination of experiences is preferred but will consider someone straight from public accounting
  • External audit experience preferred (Big 4 or large regional firm)
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, and IFRS frameworks as well as PCAOB Compliance Requirements
  • SOX experience required
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of the COSO internal control framework
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in MS Office.
  • Good planning, analytical and organizational skills, with close attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Accounting and or Computer Programming/Technical discipline
  • CPA preferred
  • Ability to manage confidential information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work extended hours during month-end closing and audits.



  • Flexibility/Adaptability - Responds to changing needs of the business; personally identifies and champions new ideas for improvement and growth
  • Technical Expertise - Understand proper financial reporting activities and be able to identify issues through financial analysis.
  • Business Acumen - Degree to which an individual understands and applies business knowledge to maintain and advance organizational effectiveness
  • Leadership Presence – Ability to organize and lead adhoc teams of individuals both internal and external to the accounting department to meet critical and often urgent needs
  • Problem Solving - Identifies root cause of a problem and works with others to permanently fix problems



  • Flexible – No formal direct reports. However, this role is anticipated to work cross functionally with senior leadership in identifying and driving processes and procedures to build stronger controls to ensure PCAOB compliance.


Travel - Approximately 5-10% - almost exclusively domestic travel, either to the KOP, PA Office, Cary NC Office or Kingstree, SC facility.

We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no-one plays against team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.