Internal Audit Manager at Diageo

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of international brands across spirits, wine and beer. Our global priority brand portfolio consists of Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and many more. Diageo trades in approximately 180 markets and employs over 25,000 talented people around the world. With offices in 80 countries, we also have manufacturing facilities across the globe including Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean.

Job Description

Level: Level 5 (M2)
Reports To: Business Audit & Risk Manager

Purpose of RoleThe primary focus of this role is to support the in – market company (IMC) executive management in providing assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and control procedures across the business, highlighting and resolving any particular risk areas.

Context/Scope The Business audit team aims to help management with a proactive self-regulatory risk assurance to support the achievement of the highest standards of corporate governance in relation to any risk that could significantly enhance or impede our ability to achieve current or future business objectives.
The Internal Audit Manager will drive the real time day-to-day quality assurance that will guarantee the highest quality of business risk management and control within Guinness Nigeria. Specific deliverables are:

  • Ensure adherence to standard operating procedures for all GN processes by conducting periodic reviews.
  • Periodically review processes and procedures to ensure they are in line with strategic objectives.
  • Follow up closed audit issues to ensure they are closed in line with agreed action plan.
  • Conduct periodic checks of accounting documents to ensure compliance with Statement of Limits and Authorities.
  • Conduct periodic checks of compliance with Key Policies

Business audit is a part of GN’s Finance function and therefore contribute to the delivery of the overall functional performance promise.
In helping Guinness Nigeria achieve the highest standard of corporate governance, much of Business audit’s work is aimed at ensuring the quality and accuracy of Diageo’s business performance and financial reporting.
This role has no specific financial responsibilities, e.g. managing budgets, but the individual will be expected to work closely with IMC business functions to proactively identify and manage business controls assurance issues. The role should develop a good understanding of Guinness Nigeria’s primary financial processes and business operations and build relationships across the entire business.
Market Complexity:
The role, which is based in Guinness Nigeria Plc, Lagos, provides a company-wide business audit service to the business functions in Guinness Nigeria. Some travel will be required to fulfil the role requirements, up to approximately 25%.
Leadership Responsibilities:
The role holder will be expected to work in a variety of team situations as well as be able to deliver work on his/her own.

Top 3 Accountabilities

  • Deliver risk and performance effectiveness audits that provide assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and control procedures.
  • Undertake business audit or develop design reviews with management to help improve management’s response to a particular risk or risk area.
  • Contribute to other sources of assurance such as facilitating project teams through risk footprints and mitigation activities; following up on part audits or design reviews.

Qualifications and Experience RequiredMinimum 7 years experience including in a multinational corporate environment. Qualified Accountant and/or MBA, or professional qualification or equivalent experience in one or more of the below:

  • FMCG industry and related business issues such as brand management or brand financial management, production, logistics
  • Risk management techniques
  • Internal / external audit experience
  • Business consulting
  • Information systems
  • Experience in multicultural / multilingual environments

Barriers to Success in RoleInability to:

  • travel approximately 25% of year on business visits to our various locations.
  • work in changing teams and locations.

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