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General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 07 - Internal Control and Audit

Date Published: 17-Nov-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The IA IT Senior Manager will manage and deliver global IT internal audit audits for Kraft Heinz Company to ensure that:

  • Systems of internal controls and accounting procedures are adequate to provide accurate financial reporting and to safeguard corporate assets
  • Potential cost savings- process efficiencies and business opportunities are identified
  • Compliance to Kraft Heinz company policies (global- regional- local)
  • Risk-based audit approach is devised to adequately address significant IT technology risks
  • IT technology risks are promptly and accurately identified to management
  • IT internal audits are effectively coordinated with management
  • All IT audit work is thorough- complete- and has been performed in accordance with IIA and KHC Internal Audit methodology standards
  • IT audit results are effectively communicated to management

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an overall understanding of technology risks and the effectiveness of IT internal controls and operating practices
  • Liaison- build and maintain collaborative relationships with key business management/leadership- partner functions (i.e. Internal Controls- Controllers- etc.)- center of excellence functions- etc.
  • Contribute to the development- maintenance and execution of the global internal audit plan- including IT risk assessment processes
  • Deliver internal project initiatives for the elevation and growth of the department
  • Lead and deliver completion of planned IT audits- efficiently and effectively and within hours and costs budgets and expected timelines
  • Manage co-source provider with global resources
  • Ensure overall quality- value and timeliness of work output
  • Develop and monitor timely remediation of management action plans
  • Support the preparation of presentations to key stakeholders- including the Audit Committee and executive/senior leadership
  • Support execution of special/ad hoc projects as requested
  • Assist in recruiting activities and presentations


  • Communicate timely and effectively verbally and in writing by adopting appropriate communication style to individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Articulate clear understanding of business areas under review through deliverables
  • Present audit observations and opportunities with logical understanding of root cause- risks and expected action plans
  • Provide proactive and timely status updates to Audit Director on audit and initiatives progress and roadblocks


  • Take ownership in role and responsibilities on individual audits- internal departmental initiatives and relationships with the Internal Audit team and key management stakeholders across the organization
  • Be flexible and adapt quickly to meet business needs and opportunities
  • Display leadership and execute consistently project management skills to complete quality work on time within budgeted resources
  • Share best practices- tools and testing methodologies with other team members- and contribute to departmental projects
  • Support the team’s professional development and growth
  • Represent Internal Audit in all involved activities outside of the department
  • Maintain an open and honest mindset; self-starter; excels at learning new and changing processes and business functions and changes in personnel


  • Undergraduate degree in computer science- information systems- technology operations- cybersecurity- engineering or related fields.
  • Professional internal audit or accounting certification preferred (e.g.- CIA- CISA- CPA- CA- etc.);
  • Minimum of 10-12 years of experience- including:
    • Specific experience with internal audit- internal controls- risk assessment- consulting and assurance services- enterprise risk management
    • Managing global multilocation-based co-source teams
    • Experience with a Big-4 accounting firm and/or large corporation’s internal audit department preferred
  • Knowledge of NIST Cybersecurity Framework- COBIT- ITIL- SWIFT- Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002- and COSO control frameworks
  • Technical knowledge and experience working with design and management of various ERPs- network systems and platform- cloud services and technologies- cybersecurity tools and techniques- etc.
  • Understanding of security software- database technology- applications and Internet technologies
  • SAP knowledge preferred
  • FMCG/Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Strong project management and organization skills- including experience in concurrently managing multiple projects at varying levels of technical difficulty across finance and accounting- process and operational audits
  • Goal-oriented and outgoing with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to critically analyze and assess the adequacy of internal controls and identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in English. Other languages are a plus

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