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IT & Digital Senior Manager - Controls Assurance Leader

Want to raise standards? As IT & Digital Senior Manager - Controls Assurance Leader, you’ll have the freedom to think globally and find innovative ways to keep our information – and our business - safe.


IT & Digital Senior Manager - Controls Assurance Leader

Slough, Berkshire

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package


Reckitt are on a journey to improve general IT controls across our enterprise. The IT&D Senior Manager, Controls Assurance Leader will be overall responsible for the IT Controls & Assurance Product team, and delivery of the IT&D SOX compliance testing strategy.


The Controls & Assurance Product team will be made up of SAP and non-SAP testing squads, who, under your leadership will provide IT general controls testing assurance across Reckitt. Working with our IT, business, and external partners, you will deliver robust and efficient testing methodologies which will meet UK SOX standards.


You’ll succeed because…

…you understand compliance and cyber security risks. You will:

  • Create an IT&D SOX compliance framework testing strategy in line with industry standards. 
  • Regularly benchmark against the general controls testing practices of other companies and monitor for regulatory changes.
  • Working with our IT, business, and external partners, you will deliver robust and efficient testing methodologies which will meet UK SOX standards.
  • Test design and operational effectiveness of ITGCs across products and platforms in line with Reckitt’s established methodology and annual testing strategy.
  • Ensure work papers and results are documented in an agreed format and tool.
  • Ensure findings and results are documented in a deficiency log and other reporting deliverables. 
  • Partner with Controls Manager for remediation resolution on BAU controls testing findings. 
  • Report the results of IT SOX compliance control testing effectiveness to key stakeholders such as IT-business unit management, senior management, board of directors, legal management, regulators, internal/external auditors etc.
  • Develop testing and reporting dashboard for different consumer groups including product and platform owners.
  • Support Risk Framework & Governance leader on documenting 'how to' and 'best practices guidance' for control owners.
  • Drive continuous improvement of ITGC testing and controls through innovation, automation, standardisation, and efficiency opportunities. This would include using tools such as SAP GRC, Celonis and others. 
  • Work with the owner(s) to facilitate the creation, update, and modification of all IT related RACM's, policies, standards, SoP’s, and guidance. 
  • Define, deliver, and govern an IT SOX general controls stewardship and best practices forum for IT control owners. Champion IT controls. Create mapping of key control owners across product and platforms within Reckitt and our partners. 
  • Maintain and develop controls section on corporate IT&D communication channels.
  • Create an IT Risk and compliance training and awareness program that periodically educates the requisite end-user community on the relevant IT compliance requirements and certifies their adherence to the relevant IT compliance controls.
  • Develop team goals, objectives and KPI's along with timelines for achievement.
  • Develop your team through coaching, setting objectives and providing regular feedback via monthly 1:1’s and quarterly check-ins.


Skills & experience:

  • Relevant degree qualification desired (in a science or IT subject or related discipline). 
  • You will have, or be working towards certifications such as CISA, CISM, CISSP, cloud security, or similar. 
  • 5-7 years gained within healthcare/pharma/FMCG industries with experience of working within internal/external IT controls function mandatory.
  • Ability to work at a strategic level, whilst maintaining project/operational level oversight.
  • Experience of managing a multi-skilled IT team including recruitment, onboarding, coaching, and training where necessary. 
  • You will be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of multiple controls frameworks. 
  • You will have a working understanding of SOX and how general (technical) IT controls should work across applications, infrastructure, and utility tools.
  • Experience of setting up automated testing through tools such as SAP GRC, Celonis and Bots.
  • Will have a good understanding of how IT access controls should work. 
  • Can demonstrate hands on experience of controls remediation skills.
  • Strong problem solving, data and analytic skills including AI to power next-gen ways of working.
  • Stakeholder management and influencing skills together with strong communication and presentation skills.


You’ll love it because…

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before, we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law. 

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