RB - EMEA Internal Audit Manager

A fantastic opportunity is available for an Internal Audit Manager - EMEA to join our Finance team.

SUMMARY

You will be responsible for providing internal audit and wider assurance services to the EMEA region (i.e. Europe, Middle East and Africa). It will involve a wide variety of high profile projects from financial review and control, operational reviews, to business process improvement, major project evaluation and oversight of ethical issues. This will ensure exposure to a broad range of the Group’s activities and processes and provides excellent opportunity for future career development across the Group.

A professionally qualified accountant and external audit professional with a minimum of five years’ post qualification experience. Prior experience within the FMCG industry will be a significant advantage. Good understanding of risk management and internal controls with a well-developed commercial awareness.

You should have a strong desire to exceed expectations, effective interpersonal skills; including persuasive written and oral communication, solid organizational skills, ability to assess and manage risk, and willingness to get into the details whilst also seeing and understanding the big picture. We are seeking someone who can be confident in presenting ideas to senior management, in a multi-cultural environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE OF THE ROLE

  • To support the Head of Internal Audit - EMEA in the management and development of the RB EMEA Audit function, ensuring a professional and value adding service is provided to the Board, Audit Committee and senior management.

  • Providing an independent appraisal of the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management and internal controls in financial, information systems and other business and operational areas.

  • Produce the annual audit plan focussing on key business risks; cyclical coverage of key controls; selected compliance audits, self-assessment and follow up audits.

  • Lead, plan, deliver and manage risk driven audit assignments on a functional or area basis under the guidance of the Head of Audit. The plan should ensure clear objectives and scope are agreed prior to commencement of the audit.

  • Take responsibility for the execution and quality control of audit fieldwork and for the delivery of audit reports (including management comments) for issue to Corporate, Business Unit, regional or local management and the Head of Internal Audit.

  • Discuss audit findings with responsible senior management focusing particularly on areas of business risk, control weakness and operational efficiency enhancements.

  • The preparation and agreement of summary reports of audit findings and recommendations.

  • To undertake follow up audits of significant recommendations to ascertain whether improvement actions have been implemented.

  • Provide leadership, insight and proactive control advice to management and stakeholders on existing weaknesses in controls and emerging threats to the business by participating in the planning and execution of internal audits.

  • To be involved in business projects, functional risk based audits or ad hoc assignments (e.g. investigations etc), contributing risk and control expertise together with analytical and investigative skills.

  • Manage your direct report and ensure that expectations, objectives and deliverables are agreed beforehand and followed up on. To perform a thorough and detailed independent review.

  • Development of strong working relationship with senior management within RB matrix structure both at Corporate, Business Units and across diverse geographies

  • Keep up to date with business developments (including acquisitions, new systems, new products and services etc) with particular emphasis on your key ‘Area’ and any ‘Functional’ responsibilities.

  • Ability to “add value” to business operations through identification and sharing of best practices.

  • To be involved in pre and post implementation reviews for new system developments, and in the review and follow up of computer security matters.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A professionally qualified accountant, internal auditor and/or audit professional with more than 5 years post qualification experience with senior level audit experience in a major international organisation.

  • Prior experience in a Big 4 firm and FMCG industry will be a significant advantage.

  • Should have Bachelors or equivalent degree in Business, Accounting, or financial designation (eg: CPA, CA.) or related field. CPA/CA/ACA preferred.

  • Good understanding of risk management and internal control and a well-developed commercial awareness. Must have a thorough knowledge of accounting and auditing practices, procedures, and principles.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and well-developed influential skills.

  • A highly-motivated self-starter and team player who can demonstrate strong analytical and organisation skills and be confident in presenting your ideas to senior management, in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Must have experience managing and leading teams.

  • Flexible to travel, as required (circa 50%).

  • RB is a global business, candidates should be open to relocate internationally for career development and challenge.

  • The business language in RB is English, therefore fluency in English is essential and fluency in local languages advantageous.

  • In line with RB core values, the candidate will be achievement focussed and able to work in a direct and often pressurised environment.

  • Entrepreneurial skills in terms of innovation and problem solving are key along with tenacity, tough-mindedness and ability to influence and demonstrate strong team working abilities and commitment.

  • Computer Skills – Advanced level of Microsoft Office including Excel. SAP working knowledge would be a significant advantage. Data analytical skills and AutoAudit experience would be preferable.

  • The role will involve a wide variety of projects with exposure to all functional areas in the business including financial, IT and operational control reviews and ad hoc assignments. This will ensure excellent exposure to a wide range of the Group’s activities and processes and provide an excellent opportunity for future progression within the group.

  • In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.

RB is different: ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough here.

RB is the global leading consumer health, hygiene and home company. Driven by a purpose to build healthier lives and happier homes, RB has operations in over 60 countries. From the foundations of wellness and infant nutrition, to the fundamentals of a hygienic home, our global brands help people live healthier, happier lives. RB has world leading Powerbrands which include household names such as Enfamil, Nutramigen, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Woolite and Air Wick. RB’s unique culture is at the heart of its success. Its drive to achieve, passion to outperform and commitment to quality and scientific excellence are manifested in the work of over 40,000 RB employees worldwide.