Service Corporation International (SCI)

  • Corporate - Director, Finance Compliance Governance

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Associate Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Finance and Accounting
  • Overview & Responsibilities


    The Director of Corporate Finance Compliance & Governance directs the implementation and monitoring of the Corporate Compliance Program. The Director oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of company policies and procedures. Responsibility includes managing large/complex outsourcing engagements to execute strategy of operating models. The role will provide timely, detailed and accurate reporting to the governance committees on a quarterly basis, as well as other regularly scheduled and ad hoc reports to departmental and senior management.


    • Recognized as a leader, management consultant and internal controls expert; develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with finance, operations and information systems management, learning and understanding the business to better provide value-added services, help management achieve objectives
    • Leads teams in assisting external auditors with interim, year-end, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) assessments and supports various compliance initiatives
    • Acts as a primary internal control and policy/process advisor for the Company
    • Oversee the implementation of corrective actions and monitoring in response to identified SOX compliance issues and audits as well as conducting compliance education and training program
    • Ensure the development of systems, processes, policies and procedures are designed to mitigate risks to the internal control environment
    • Supports departmental efforts to employ and continually enhance its risk-based audit approach
    • Prepares for and manage the changeable complexities of the evolving threat landscape and by providing unparalleled resources and insights to investigate fraud, assist in risk management and mitigation, and identify and analyze vulnerabilities.
    • Leads and/or participates in investigation efforts, ensuring investigations are comprehensive, balanced, with objectively presented findings considering broader business implications.
    • Establishes programs and procedures to track, monitor, and report on company compliance with corporate F&A outsourced vendors, including the departmental Business Continuity Plan, Record Retention Policy, Foreign-Based Third-Party Service Provider Policy, Software Policy, and others
    • Ensures consistent delivery of global corporate financial practices and goals including drivers of process costs, ability to work with internal business owners and/or service providers to ensure effective cost solutions and agreed upon service level agreements
    • Identifies, mitigates, monitors, and manages vendor risk; and ensures regulatory and compliance requirements are met



    Demonstrates a Commitment to Services Excellence, Trustworthiness and Integrity
    • Models and inspires high standards of personal integrity
    • Has the confidence and trust of others
    • Holds others accountable for complying with ethical standards

    Promote Innovation
    • Finds ways to extend and apply innovative ideas to enhance business results
    • Identifies new business opportunities that have significant revenue, cost savings and/or profit potential
    • Must be a champion of technology
    • Uses data to drive decision making

    Achieve Results
    • Establishes aggressive goals, persisting through challenges and obstacles to achieve them
    • Achieves results that have a clear, positive and direct impact on business results

    Display Adaptability
    • Proactively leads new initiatives
    • Shows versatility and adapts leadership style in response to a wide range of situations


    Communicate Effectively
    • Speaks and writes with impact
    • Expresses reactions and opinions and provides honest feedback without intimidating others
    • Communicates messages consistent with organizational vision, mission and values

    Collaborate with Others
    • Fosters a sense of collaboration by establishing, communicating and reinforcing shared values and norms
    • Models collaboration with peers

    Build Productive Relationships (Internal / External)
    • Relates well to people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives
    • Understands the value of building and utilizing network of supportive allies
    • Creates an environment where others are comfortable expressing a variety of viewpoints, even in difficult circumstances

    Requirements & Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field



    • CPA, CMA, CFE, or CIA required




    • 15 years experience in internal or external auditing with 3-5 years of experience in forensic accounting or fraud detection and investigations


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Leadership
      o Manage for results
      o Work collaboratively
      o Build and manage a diverse workforce
      o Coach, mentor, and develop staff to achieve company, department and professional goals and objectives
    • Extensive knowledge of internal auditing standards and protocols
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Oral and written communication
    • Presentation skills
    • Problem solving
    • Conflict resolution
    • Negotiation and persuasion skills
    • Knowledge of HMIS
    • Knowledge of funeral home and cemetery operations and business processing a plus



    Work Environment
    • Work indoors during all seasons and weather conditions
    • Professional Dress is required except on company approved casual days

    Work Postures
    • Sitting continuously for many hours per day, up to 6 hours per day

    Physical Demands
    • Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage


    Work Hours
    • Working beyond “standard” hours as the need arises

    SCI Overview

    Who we are. What we do.
    We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe. We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.


    Benefits Options:

    • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)
    • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match
    • Vacation and sick time
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Funeral discounts, and more

    SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at

    As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

    Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


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