Cynthia Watson
Cynthia Watson

Senior Manager - Internal Controls

Greater New York City Area

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  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

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Rating: 5.00/5 stars (2 ratings)

Level: LEVEL 02 (12mo pts: 187 pts)

Lifetime points: 366 pts View details

Internal Audit
Internal Controls
Financial Reporting
External Audit
Risk Assessment
IT Audit
Enterprise Risk Management
Due Diligence
Fraud Investigations
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Microsoft Excel
Financial Risk
Software Documentation
Process Improvement
Business Process Improvement
Analytical Skills


I am responsible for assessing risk, understanding business processes and planning, and the organization of control testing to enable the overall assessment of the Honeywell's Internal Controls processes, primarily related to SOX 404 requirements. I assist the business stakeholders in identifying improvements to remediate identified issues and making overall business processes more efficient. This position I am a key business partner for risk and controls for various business units and I am a part of the overall Internal Controls Management Team that partners closely with my local and global counterparts.


Senior Manager - Internal Controls


July 2016 - Present

Key Responsibilities:
• Perform risk assessment, focused on internal controls including requirements for SOX 404 and addressing fraud, compliance and anti-corruption. Ensure ongoing updates of macro factors and engage management in discussions on changes in risk each quarter and ensure these are updated in risk assessment.
• Key contact for all SOX 404 internal controls testing and results for various business units. Includes planning, scoping, execution, discussion of issues and recommendations.
• Responsible for teams that are performing SOX 404 and other testing for your areas of responsibility, including managing work scope, ensuring excellent quality and service delivery, reviewing quality of deliverables and communication of results with management. Partner with business stakeholders and other functions to identify pragmatic remediation actions and
assist with determining appropriate remediation plans.
• Manage various audits which will include a focus on project accounting.
• Close partnering with Business Audit Teams and External Audit Teams to ensure alignment of risk, scope, approach, communication of issues and remediation and testing.
• Partner with Audit and Internal Controls Leadership on implementing continuous improvements to the internal controls process. This may include benchmarking best practice SOX 404 controls and recommending changes to existing processes and controls; ensuring that the overall service delivery has strategy embedded and that executive dashboards and reporting is timely, relevant and actionable.
• Partner in staff development opportunities including interviewing and recruitment, on-boarding, training, staff development and HR processes
• Partner with business stakeholders, including Controllership, Finance Operations, Compliance assist with investigations, perform data analytics and other continuous monitoring of controls and other ad-hoc requests.

  • Jan 2019 - Feb 2019

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Leadership Strategies & Tactics to Transform Corporate Culture"

    Corporate Culture
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    C-Level Communications
    Organizational Development
  • Jul 2018 - Sep 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Business Leadership in an Era of Rapid Technology Disruption"

    Audit Committee
    Audit Techniques and Audit Tools
    Technology Disruptor
    Financial Reporting
    Audit Management
    Blockchain Technology
    Artificial Intelligence
    Audit Analytics
  • 19 Mar 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "The nature of an audit "

  • 14 Feb 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Awareness and prevention"

  • 08 Feb 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Data Privacy Day"

  • 06 Feb 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Making Audit part of the solution"

  • 05 Feb 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Internal controls pre-test"

  • 28 Dec 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Financial Controls - getting it right and making it work"

  • Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Challenges and Disruption of Private vs Public Companies"

  • 17 Nov 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "The role of cash in a business"