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Title:  Corporate Compliance Specialist

Job ID:  50401
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig City
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig City, 00, PH, 1634


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom.


We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries. But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel, and develop, amazing things can happen for our business. 

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running.

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. (Learn more: jti.com)

Please apply till May 22, 2021, COB

Local applicants are welcome.

Department: Finance

Location: Taguig City, Philippines
Reporting to: Internal Control & Compliance Manager
Role: Permanent




The Corporate Compliance Specialist will be responsible to identify, assess design, test, and monitor the overall JSOX testing program comprised of financial and operational controls and activities of two (2) JTI Legal Entities to ensure both companies' control environment is effective and compliant with Global Standards. This role will be expected to report any issues, identify control gaps, recommend action plans or changes and monitor remediation. 


In addition, the role will be responsible to manage the Corporate Compliance Programs of JTI such as the Know Your Customer (KYC) Program, Anti-Money Laundering, Gifts, Hospitality and Entertainment Policy, and Sanctioned Party Lists.  


The Corporate Compliance Specialist is expected to demonstrate behaviors: (1) learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, (2) work independently with minimal supervision and with high quality of work, (3) collaborate with stakeholders, (4) be flexible in prioritizing workloads and (5) demonstrate curiousness in understanding complex business processes. Good analytical skills, critical thinking, business acumen, and a desire to find solutions to issues observed are required to be successful in this role. 

The Compliance Specialist will report to the Internal Controls and Compliance Manager. 



  • Process Understanding and Documentation 

    • Performs process and control walkthroughs, assesses risks, and designs control procedures

    • Documents process narratives and/or process flows

    • Analyses and/or designs testing procedures to attest to the operating effectiveness of each control

  • Conduct JSOX Testing

    • Performs regular J-SOX testing activity for different processes of two (2) Legal entities, including the completion of work papers and the summarization of findings and observation in accordance with Department standards. Leads formal meetings with stakeholders to discuss and finalize findings and recommendations. Scope of J-SOX review includes, amongst others: 

      • Inventory Management Process

      • Product Costing Process

      • Fixed Assets Process

      • Order to Cash Process

      • Financial Reporting Proces

      • Tax Process g. Human Resource/People and Culture Process

      • Purchase to Pay Process

  • Manage Corporate Compliance Programs

    • Executes Know Your Customer (KYC) process and Sanctioned Party Lists, which are part of JTI's customer certification program

    • Monitor compliance to Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy and Gifts, Hospitality and Entertainment Policy  

  • Perform User Access Reviews 

    • Performs Periodic User Access and Review/Segregation of Duties Review of different systems to ensure all employees have appropriate access based on their roles/activities

  • Strengthen the culture of compliance 

    • Conducts new hire training and yearly control refresher training to employees regarding JSOX with the goal to spread awareness and contribute to a stronger Company's control environment

  • Ad-hoc Activities 

    • ​​​​​​​Performs tasks and/or fulfill responsibilities that may be assigned by management and/or immediate superior. 



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Audit or equivalent.
  • At least 6 years of combined experience in a "Big 4" public accounting firm and internal audit or compliance in a multinational company
  • SOX experience and external audit are required 
  • CPA required, CIA a plus
  • Sound knowledge of internal controls/ internal audit methodologies, risk management, and business process improvements 
  • With experience in planning and executing audits/test/walkthroughs 
  • With experience in reviewing process and controls and documenting them 
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills required
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and as part of a team.



  • Work in JTI Philippines Headquarters Taguig
  • Be covered with medical insurance upon hiring, with dependent coverage and medicine allowance
  • Receive bonuses and cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Well-being programs for employees
  • Opportunities for your career growth
  • Recreational facilities in the office - Videoke, billiard and table tennis
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.



  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
  • We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline.​​​​​​​


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