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LATAM, NA & ANZ SOX Compliance Manager

Tres Ríos, Costa Rica;

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.


The LATAM, NA and ANZ SOX Compliance Manager reports to the Finance Director: GFS Latam & Accounts Payable Global leader. This position is in charge of the review of the financial and operating policies according to the Sox framework (LATAM, NA and Australia and New Zealand), along with regular reviews of compliance on direct and indirect tax declarations and legal statutory requirements by each LA legal entity. Additionally, this position is responsible for LATAM legal support and follow-up,  Global DOA administration/coordination and Special projects and Continuous Improvement support. This position actively interacts with all areas of the company in LATAM, ANZ and NA.


Internal Control – Coso Sox Program (LATAM, NA and ANZ): According to the SOX program there are several processes scheduled during the year that need to be completed on time to ensure quarterly and annual Internal Control review based on COSO Framework, that information is reviewed by the Corporate’s office before to sign off Financial Statements, financial integrity reports and any other legal related company’s processes.

  • Ensure LATAM, NA and ANZ Regions compliance with Sox Management Assessment of Internal Controls.
  • Define the scope of LATAM, NA and ANZ SOX audits/reviews with the Corporate SOX Manager
  • Set up quarterly certifications and ensure timely certification compliance according to the established due dates.
  • Review SOX certifications, changes will be analyzed and communicated to the LA SOX Manager in order to coordinate the changes in the documentation of the control.
  • SOX testing: Ensure timely test compliance according to the deadline assigned.  For testing non-passed and based on the remediation plan established, give follow up to the correction of the deficiencies. 
  • Weekly monitoring of testing performed, compliance and pending certifications and/or tests.
  • Train testers, and persons who performed the different controls to ensure adherence to policies and constant review to the mitigation of errors and/or deviation from company policies.
  • Responsible for consolidation and aggregation of deficiencies across the LATAM, NA and ANZ Regions;
  • Responsible for reporting SOX deficiencies to the Corporate SOX Manager and Regional Finance Director
  • Define the remediation plan for the SOX deficiencies in cooperation with the Process Owner, Corporate SOX Manager and Regional Finance Director
  • Working with process owners to perform quarterly walk-throughs to validate that LATAM and ANZ SOX controls are designed effectively.
  • Support the external auditors and internal audit in their testing of the controls
  • Review and perform additional independent tests of the LATAM, NA and ANZ management self- testing;
  • Evaluate if the defined LATAM, NA and ANZ SOX controls are in place and are effective in avoiding errors of importance that can lead to non-accurate financial statements or fraud;
  • Make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the program
  • Be the SOX stream lead for business acquisitions and restructuring activities
  • Working with management to ensure that appropriate process owners and testers are selected and that staff have sufficient knowledge to ensure that they carry out their duties effectively
  • Check the status of mitigated and prohibited roles (system controls) in case of an issue with role assignment.
  • Train collaborators in the use of Aline Software and the correct executions of SOX controls.
  • Develop and follow SOX controls in new entities.
  • Perform a review of procedures, and policies applied by different areas in order to determine areas of risk.
  • Other tasks and project work as required.

Legal Support and Follow up: This position is responsible for following up and giving support for the following legal activities

  • Escalation
  • Follow up Inactive Entities – the closing process
  • Changes in the Board of Directors LA – Request and follow up - Ownership Summary Report
  • Annual Obligations (CITCO): Request and follow up (AGM FS Approval by BoD, Registration renewal before Chamber of Commerce, FS Filing).
  • Audit & Colleagues Requirements – Minutes of meetings (archive), holding structure, shareholder composition.
  • Analysis/Value added

Global DOA administration/coordination: This position is responsible for defining process and ownership for updating DOA.

  • Define process and ownership for updating DOA.
  • Provide guidance to the current Delegation of Authority (DOA) users and department.
  • Update the DOA matrix based on the changes in level or users

Special projects (transitions or merges) and Continuous Improvement support


  • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field or a recognized accountancy qualification
  • Strong Knowledge of SOX and Internal Management Controls
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant working experience in SOX Controls preferably in multinational companies or Share Service Center;
  • Accomplished in MS -Office, and SAP.
  • Accounting experience
  • Efficient, organized, and structured
  • An excellent communicator, adept at working across functions and cultures.
  • Languages Spanish and English, other languages an asset

H.B. Fuller is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and proud to have created a collaborative culture where employees around the world are seen, heard, and respected. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or marital status or status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected classification.

H.B. Fuller does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. To conduct business with H.B. Fuller, a written service agreement must be executed by Human Resources prior to submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. Without a signed service agreement, H.B. Fuller shall not be obligated for payment of any fee or compensation.

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