Shell Business Operations

Controls Assurance Specialist

Makati City, Metro Manila
Not disclosed
24 May 2024
24 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Shell Business Operations (SBO)

Manila forms the operational backbone of business processes that help deliver Shell’s business solutions across the globe. We are focused on driving excellent corporate performance in Finance, Human Resources, Customer Service, Order-to-Delivery, and Contracting and Procurement. Diversity is key at SBO Manila, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce.

By joining the company, you will benefit from an industry-leading development program that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career.

What is the role?

The Controls Assurance Specialist supports CTE Manager in creating a risk based financial control testing plan for majority of Shell Group financial controls operated by Finance Operations (Data, Expenditure, Tax and Revenue) and Upstream business.

Plan should develop in accordance with a risk-based methodology and delivered in line with group Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Financial Control guidelines, as well as in joint consideration with Business facing Qualitative risk factors.

  • Supports the CTE Manager in ensuring the plan is managed and delivered in line with agreed timeframes adhering to SOX attestation requirement and the standard of testing is consistently of a high quality across all process and business and if sought external audit reliance is gained on any internal testing carried out.
  • Performs testing for controls around complex accounting areas complex (i.e. Tax, Taxation), External Auditor - Management Reliance and Shell controls.


  • Performs financial control testing for both FO as well as in business, providing independent assessment of control design and operating effectiveness with any key observation or recommendation.
  • Testing coverage includes complex accounting areas,
  • External Auditor - Management Reliance,
  • Support the CTE Manager in ensuring financial controls are tested and walked through for SOX purposes in line with the agreed plan.
  • Test controls around complex accounting areas complex (i.e. Tax, Taxation) and SOX controls.
  • Support the CTE Manager in ensuring that any deficiencies in their process of control are appropriately documented in MetricStream in a timely manner, the deficiency tracker is up to date, detailing root causes, deep dives/retrospective reviews performed along with a clear plan for remediation which meets SOX attestation criteria.
  • Ensuring businesses are kept communicated in the investigation and remediation of all controls relevant to their area.
  • Provide Shell SOX testing service to FO Process leads and for Financial Control Business leads
  • Monitor progress of Control testing activities against plan and report regularly on progress to CTE Manager
  • Act as subject matter expert in the area of SOX testing
  • Ensures that any deficiencies are appropriately documented in MetricStream

What we need from You?

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics or Accountancy
  • At least 5 years of experience in internal controls area or audit
  • Professional qualification in Accountancy/Finance/Audit/Internal Controls field will be desirable.
  • Experience: 6+ years in internal controls area or audit
  • Experience in planning and executing audits/test/walkthroughs and implementing controls frameworks within the business.
  • Experience in documenting processes and changes.
  • SOX experience and experience of one or more Financial Processes
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of internal controls together with practical experience in this area
  • In-depth knowledge of internal/financial controls, Risk Management, SOX, Audit Standards, Corporate Governance. Accounting & Finance solid knowledge solid working knowledge in MS Office (Outlook, Power Point, Word, Excel)

Mid shift schedule: (3pm-12am)

An Innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Our business has been built on a foundation of innovative technology and skilled employees. By providing energy to sustain people’s lives for more than a hundred years, Shell has become one of the world’s leading companies.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future. At Shell, everyone does their part.

An Inclusive place to work

Shell is working to become one of the most diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations in the world. We are taking steps to create an environment where everyone – from our employees, to our customers, partners, and suppliers – feels valued, respected, and has a strong sense of belonging.

To achieve this, we must ensure all people are treated fairly, irrespective of their race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, ethnic origin, nationality, or other status.

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

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