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IT Controls SME

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Information Technology
Bengaluru, Karnataka
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On any given day, 2 billion consumers use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life.

 Improving the health and wellbeing of 1 billion people by 2020 is a key pillar in our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. In our journey towards enhancing this, Unilever continues to take initiatives & interventions that are transformative & allow us to further strengthen our position in market.

IT will play a very critical role towards success of such initiatives by bringing smooth integration of business on common technology platforms; ensure continuity & drive competitive advantage through the initiatives.


UniOps is one the global function in Unilever which is responsible for offering Business shared services to other functions, global brands, and markets. UniOps is a cross functional shared service model of teams across Go-To-Market (Marketing IT), Enterprise Operations (Finance and Supply Chain IT), Technology Service (IT Infra etc.), Cyber Security (Info Sec), Geo IT (for activation of IT solutions in Geo), Information and Analytics (I&A), Supply Chain Service, Financial and Procurement Services, Employee Experience etc.

The key responsibility of this role is to land, activate, automate and elevate understanding of SOX (Access & IT) Controls in UniOps function. From an IT control operations standpoint, this role will be key to deliver and drive the overall IT access and general controls agenda for Unilever.

Overall responsibility will be to partner Business, Risk & Audit , CyberSec, IDAM and Funtional IT teams to drive actions and technical intervention/automations where possible to ensure minimum non-compliances across key financial applications.

Key actions as below:

  • Drive OEC as central future fit function for driving IT General Controls agenda through tooling and automation

  • Business partner with Multiple IT Functions to ensure compliance to IT general controls across multiple SAP and non-SAP Key Financial Applications

  • Bring in technical expertise to optimize the IT controls operations and automations across the board

  • Outside-in view of Infrastructure operations and control deployments across Unix, Windows, SQL, HANA, DB2, Oracle, etc

  • Drive compliance through change management and digitization

  • Innovation & Automation for all IT general controls processes in line with global change & release management team

  • Matrix management of people, processes and resources including third parties – including resolving conflict to move forward to resolution

  • Project Manage the internal and external Audit to ensure smooth audit reporting and deliverables

  • Drive internal self-compliance project to ensure all the SOX applications are control compliant

  • Reporting on self-compliance and audits

Job Summary:

The OEC Controls SME plays a critical role to

  • Bring in technical expertise to automate and optimize control operations for IT General Controls primaily in the area of change management, Infrastructure User Management for Unix, Windows, SQL, Oracle, DB2

  • Build Tech business cases and partner the internal stakeholders to drive control automation with the Platforms to deliver the controls agenda

  • Work with internal teams to identify key technology and tooling to minimize manual control operations

  • Understand PCAOB auditing standards and changing audit requirements and help Unilever stay current and get early visibility of changes in audit practises

  • Understand and adopt market best practises for Unilever IT general controls and tap into opportunities for automation across control scope


  • In-depth understanding of PCAOB Auditing Standards

  • Should have worked as an external or internal auditors and have experience in SOX audits

  • Understanding of Access and IT controls for SOX

  • Should have technical knowhow on Authentication mechanisms like LDAP, Kerberos etc

  • Should have technical know-how on how user access is setup in Oracle/SQL/DB2 databases

  • Should be able to design controls and implement control change management across various teams

  • Should understand Cloud controls, SSAE16/SOC report review and assessments

  • Should have ability to create buy-in for the program and vision, Bring outside-in view for a relevant context

  • Good working knowledge ITGC, Project Management, Risk Management and Financial Management

  • Strong Project management skills, ad stakeholder management

  • Exposure of Agile project management and should be able to work in fast paced culture

  • Experience of working in Global environment and teams

  • Self-starter, motivator and quick learner, good team player

  • Rigorous Approach/Attention to Detail

  • Outstanding communication, presentation skills

  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Creative thinker with a vision with ability to execute pragmatically

  • Experience of work in teams across locations

Education and Certifications:

  • BE/Btech or equivalent

  • Certified CISA/CISP or SOX equivalent certifications

  • Cloud certifications/ user access management/audit know-how preferred

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