Internal Controls Operations Manager - FMCG

Internal Controls Operations Manager - FMCG

Cobden & Carter International
10-20 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description
REQUIREMENTS:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Audit or equivalent.
• Minimum 8 years of experience in process improvement and audit functions, with at least 4 years in a managerial position
• Multinational FMCG/Manufacturing and Big 4 Auditing Firm background is required
• Experience in process improvements and operational audits required

• SOX experience is a plus
• Ability to work independently with limited direction and guidance
• A high degree of independent judgment and decision making
• Resourceful, Analytical, and critical thinker, with the ability to positively influence and effectively communicate with senior management and other stakeholders, is required
Job Role:
This position will be critical in ensuring that we obtain and maintain a strong control environment in our very dynamic business and operations for both Market and Factory entities.
The Internal Controls Operations Manager will lead the risk assessment process of the Company and supervise operational audits aimed to understand the process, identify control gaps and/or efficiencies and recommend improvements to the control environment. The Internal Controls Operations Manager will monitor risks are adequately and appropriately mitigated by management.
They will act as an umbrella of compliance in business operations and maintain strong connections and regular updates with compliance-related roles in Sales and Marketing functions. Any management actions recommended must be followed through and ensured completed on a timely basis by this role.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop and maintain risk assessment matrix
• Partner with business partners/stakeholders, Corporate Compliance Specialist, and Data Analytics Manager to develop the annual risk assessment and scoping plan for 2 legal entities, taking into consideration risks and other relevant factors.
• Undertake business process reviews
• Manage and lead multiple business process reviews simultaneously and ensure that deliverables are achieved timely, completely, and accurately. Identify process gaps, recommend solutions and drive process changes for efficiency and a strong control environment. Prepare audit/management reports and present regularly to Executive Committee meetings. Ensure management actions are completed on a timely basis and ensure properly implemented by respective teams.
• Act as an umbrella for operational compliance
• Liaise with other operational functions principally Sales and Marketing to understand compliance-related activities performed by functions. Be aware of their schedule and activities, and review any reports / provide inputs as an internal controls expert.
Ensure to be part of discussions surrounding any operational change projects or activities that may impact the control environment, make good connections within all departments
• Policies and Procedures / Approval Matrix
• Review local policies and procedures for adherence to global policies and procedures. Seek to strengthen the culture of compliance in the organization through awareness building e.g. all relevant P&P for a position. Maintain the local approval matrix for items not covered by group operating guidelines. Ensure approvals are made by necessary people, aim to reduce bureaucracy, and bring empowerment whilst maintaining control.
• Ad Hoc Compliance activities
• Perform ad-hoc compliance work as may arise due to business requirements and as instructed by management.
• People management
• Recruit, motivate and guide the professional development of 2 direct reports both from day to day oversight to longer-term career guidance

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