Manager, Internal Controls

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We are the nation’s largest off-price retailer with over 2,000 stores, and a strong track record of success and growth. Our focus has always been bringing our customers a constant stream of high-quality brands and on-trend merchandise at extraordinary savings. All while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience.
As part of our team, you will experience:

  • Success. Our winning team pursues excellence while learning and evolving
  • Career growth. We develop industry leading talent because Ross grows when our people grow
  • Teamwork. We work together to solve the hard problems and find the right solution
  • Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and our community. We celebrate the backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us because our differences make us stronger. We strive to be a positive force in our community.

Our Corporate headquarters are in Dublin, CA, we have 3 buying offices in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, and 8 distribution centers nationwide. With 2023 revenues of $20.4 billion, we are a Fortune 500 company who is committed to providing an inclusive work environment with continuous learning opportunities and development for our teams.

The Manager, Internal Controls will be responsible for understanding and documenting the Company's SOX environment and SOX compliance and testing including analyzing new and updated processes for any impact to SOX controls and partnering with our external auditors to complete the annual SOX assessment. This individual will also be responsible for assisting in the enhancement and maintenance of the Company's enterprise risk assessment framework, which includes identifying key performance indicators to monitor and measure risk. The Manager, Internal Controls is responsible for ensuring the Company's policies and procedures are documented and updated on a recurring basis. This individual will be the liaison between Internal Control and Corporate Social Responsibility and will assist in the process development related to controls for ESG reporting and disclosures. Additionally, this individual may partner with the Financial Reporting Group for internal and external reporting.

The base salary range for this role is $117,500 - $192,950. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.


• Own the design, implementation, documentation, assessment and monitoring of the Company's internal control framework, including identifying key risks in order to ensure that the Company has adequate controls to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting, processes and business operations.

• Execute SOX walkthroughs and testing using effective collaboration with key stakeholders, including the Company's external auditors, accounting/finance, and various departments.

• Conduct investigations and apply critical thinking to understand root causes of issues that may span across various functions.

• Identify control gaps, assist management in creating action plans to address risks and ensure that action plans are completed.

• Understand IT General Controls and oversee the IT audit.

• Oversee quarterly certifications and follow up with issues/updates as needed and quarterly reporting of internal control design and operating effectiveness.

• Proactively support improvement to existing processes and systems by applying critical thinking analysis and reasoning.

• Support the operational audit portfolio, including financial and compliance audits projects

• Work with Accounting and others to update controls in accordance with Ross' Accounting Policies and Procedures.

• Actively seek standardization and automation, apply and implement best practices for managing internal controls and identify innovative technology where possible to enhance and continuously improve the design and operating effectiveness of the controls, documentation, assessment and review procedures.

• Possess strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

• Possess confident, articulate and professional speaking abilities in order to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, including executive level.

• Annually, partner with associates in various groups to prepare the Company's enterprise risk assessment. Identify key performance indicators and develop methodology to monitor and measure top enterprise risks.

• Work cross-functionally with Corporate Social Responsibility group to develop processes and controls for the climate related disclosures as required by the Climate Accountability Package and the SEC's final ruling on the enhancement and standardization of climate-related disclosures.

• Attend webcasts and other trainings to understand, develop, and document policies related to ESG policies. Partner with CSR to finalize and communicate these policies to key stakeholders.


• Building Effective Teams (for managers of People and Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of people only, N/A for this role/level)

• Collaboration

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility

With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Strong Analytical Skills

• Detail Oriented

• Technical SOX and COSO expertise

• Results Driven

• Organization

• Adaptability


• Bachelor's degree required (preferably in accounting/finance).

• CPA or CIA candidate a plus.

• 5-8 years post-college experience (within a public accounting firm or retail company).

• Strong understanding of SOX and internal controls.

• Knowledge of ESG/sustainability frameworks

• A detail oriented approach - must pay close attention to the details and have the drive to get things right.

• Strong Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio skills. Workiva and Peoplesoft Financial Systems experience is a plus.

• Ability to cope with pressure and changing priorities.

• Trustworthy with confidential financial information.

This role requires regular in-office presence, including attending in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work. #LI-Hybrid


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.
Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.