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Director, Controls, Compliance & Risk

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Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

Job Description

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With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

Position Summary


The position is responsible for leading CDK’s ERM, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Compliance programs. This is a highly visible role with significant exposure to company leadership.


The ideal candidate will have internal controls experience, experience implementing Enterprise Risk Management programs, awareness of US federal sentencing guidelines, ability to work with global teams, strong presentation, communication, and problem solving skills with comfort in dealing with ambiguity in a fast paced and changing environment


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions



  • Lead CDK’s Global SOX program – finalize scoping, develop the annual plan and perform deficiency assessments, as appropriate
  • Provide practical insights to control design for new existing/process areas
  • Train control owners on controls, documentation, and evidence requirements
  • Maintain CDK’s segregation of duties program
  • Execute CDK’s controls self-assessment and quarterly certification programs
  • Partner with CDK’s financial auditors in supporting effective and efficient audit execution.
  • Provide thought leadership in driving program efficiencies (e.g. automation, controls rationalization).
  • Develop audit committee reporting materials on status of SOX program



  • Lead CDK’s annual Compliance Risk Assessment program
  • Develop compliance programs in partnership with legal and foster a culture of compliance across the enterprise
  • Co-develop and validate monitoring activities over various compliance areas in conjunction with risk owners
  • Maintain currency of CDK’s policies and administer CDK’s policy development framework
  • Oversee compliance to CDK’s travel and expense, P-Card, and Anti-bribery & Corruption policies
  • Partner with various functions (procurement, legal, finance, etc.) in making updates to relevant policies
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with CDK’s delegation of authority policy
  • Conduct investigations as needed in partnership with HR and Legal



  • Lead CDK’s Enterprise Risk Management and Fraud Risk Assessment programs
  • Develop risk measures (quantification) on identified risk areas
  • Engage with CDK leaders and perform quarterly updates on identified risk areas and assess progress towards risk mitigation
  • Develop board of directors reporting materials
  • Oversee the work of an off-shore shared services team in executing various control and compliance matters in a matrix reporting structure


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience
  • Understanding of core controls principles including COSO 2013
  • Qualifications such as a CPA, CIA, CISA
  • Comfort in dealing with ambiguity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Commits and executes to established timelines
  • Positive, energetic, motivated and motivator for the team
  • Hands on and attention to detail
  • Calm under pressure
  • Honesty/Integrity



  • Master’s
  • Big 4 experience preferred
  • Experience working with an off-shore team
  • Strong excel and PowerPoint abilities
  • Outside the box thinking


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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