Skils, Knowledge and Experience
Education: Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
Skills / Competencies: Communication / Presentation Conflict management Integrity / Trust Learning on fly Problem solving Business partnering Result driven Dealing with ambiguity Business acumen Critical mindset.
Experience: Professional internal controls, audit or accounting certification preferred 5 - 7 years of professional experience; some years of internal controls or audit related experience within a Big-4 accounting firm and/or large corporation’s internal audit or controls department preferred. Experience in finance role is a plus. Strong knowledge of risk/control frameworks required Sarbanes-Oxley experience required US GAAP/IFRS experience preferred SAP knowledge preferred FMCG/Manufacturing experience preferred.
Abilities: Ability to develop strong and lasting relationships with all levels of management Ability to think and work analytically Ability to work independently Strong written and verbal communication skills Goal-oriented and outgoing with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills Easy adoption of change Self-improvement Ability to work in a diverse multi-cultural environment Ability to work with teams based in remote/ off-site locations. Ability to manage multiple priorities Ability to lead, coordinate projects and guide people.
How you will contribute
You will: Manage the Internal Controls team and processes for a country/process including partnering with management to optimize the internal control environment through design, training, monitoring (CCM) and testing (SOX, CSA) Contribute to a strong controls and compliance environment at Mondelēz International by providing expert assessment of our policy and controls effectiveness and organization compliance. You will also provide training on policy and controls Conduct advisory reviews on the identified risk areas. You will also support management in SOX testing/ driving the Control Self-Assessment (CSA) exercise. In addition, you will address ad hoc requests made by management as it relates to process, risks and controls Drive for harmonization, efficiencies and improvements to ways of working and build a mindset of continuous improvement within the Internal Controls team Build a high-performing team through coaching and developing auditors. You will also contribute to Mondelēz International’s Finance talent agenda in your area of scope.
What you will bring:
A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in: Technical Expertise: In internal controls and audit practices including expertise in risk/control frameworks, enterprise risk management processes, financial policies and procedures, U.S. GAAP/IFRS and SOX requirements Business Acumen: With an understanding of business practices within the country with knowledge in financial reporting, sourcing, supply chain, marketing, information systems, sales, shared service and customer service operations. Significant and relevant external/internal audit experience in a Big Four accounting firm and/or in a large global corporation. General understanding of enterprise resource planning applications Leadership Skills including proven business partnering and communication skills across a large global, public company; experience working as a finance leader managing a diverse, cross-functional and business partner teams to drive compliance environment Growth/Digital Mindset and the ability to identify strategic opportunities and leverage technology to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness Integrity and sound judgement in all decisions and interactions aligned with our values and policies and external regulations.
Purpose of the Role Internal Controls Manager will report to the Internal Controls Senior Manager MEA (SSA & MENAP). The position is primary responsible for overseeing the company’s control environment and managing corporate risk to ensure assets and income streams are appropriately protected. This position is responsible to support execution of global Internal Controls plan and execution of the local Internal
Audit Statutory activities, as it relates to the following: Control Self-Assessment (CSA) SOX Internal Controls Advisory reviews and Projects Continuous Control Monitoring (CCM) Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Risk Assessment and Board Evaluation, as per local statutory requirements Period updates to local Audit Committee and presentation of the Internal Audit Activity Report The position will primarily support West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana), but it will also support broader AMEA IC activities. This may also include support to other region / markets.
This role is also required to: Advise business process owners on processes and controls improvements, Support the business on identifying controls gaps and designing adequate management action plans Support business projects and transformations from controls perspective Provide training to business process owners on controls requirements Support fraud and special investigation reviews on ad hoc basis Act as value-add business partner for stakeholders within the company, Deal with external auditors on SOX and audit matters.
Roles Perform / Support all IC & statutory IA activities related to the design and maintenance of internal controls & compliance environment. Specifically: Support / Execute of IC core activities: Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Controls Self-Assessments (CSA), Segregation of Duties Monitoring, Continuous Controls Monitoring Advisory role on projects to ensure key risks and controls are addressed and adhered to and directing the Project team to reach commercially viable decisions that captures controls and ensures effectiveness and efficiencies. Participate / Lead projects as defined in annual Regional Internal Controls Plan (Projects, Advisory Reviews) on local, area or regional level Support for IBS transformation projects Participate in key business initiatives as needed Provide advisory support to Mondelez business owners in timely and adequate completion of CSAs Lead SOX reviews including updating control documentation in GRC database and providing oversight to executed remote testing Assist in timely resolution of the open CCM queries with the relevant control owners Provide / Lead trainings to MDLZ business owners on minimum control requirements and best practices Actively participate in the establishment of new policies, procedures and business processes/system implementations to ensure that proper controls are embedded Provide input on risk factors for the area of responsibilities and other issues to assist in continuous risk assessment of the region. Participate as an advisor to senior leaders and process owners to implement action plans to remediate identified control deficiencies and improve the overall control environment. Support fraud and special investigation reviews on ad hoc basis Help to coordinate activities related to external/internal audits to increase process efficiency. Quickly learn and understand diverse business processes/systems, assess the adequacy of internal controls mitigating unacceptable business risks and develop an effective risk-based approach. Assess (on an on-going and ad-hoc basis) the internal control environment and provide recommendations for improvement. Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager.