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The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

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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: 27-May-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Internal Audit Senior Manager - Americas will manage internal audit process for Kraft Heinz Company– Americas and Other Global Audits under the direction of the Regional Audit Directors. 

Ensure that:

  • Regional/Business Units' (BU) systems of internal controls and accounting procedures are adequate to provide accurate financial reporting and to safeguard corporate assets.
  • Kraft Heinz company corporate and regional policies are being followed.
  • Cost saving and business opportunities are identified to regional/BU management.
  • Risk-based audit approach is devised in conjunction with in-charge (Lead Audit Senior) to adequately address all significant business and audit risks.
  • Business risks are promptly and accurately identified to Americas Regional and BU senior management.
  • Internal audits are effectively coordinated with regional management.
  • All audit work is thorough- complete- and has been performed in accordance with IIA standards and KHC Internal Audit standards. 
  • Audit results are effectively communicated to BU and Regional senior management- and external auditors. 
  • Audit in-charges are properly planning and monitoring the internal audit process- providing feedback to team members- and adhering to KHC Internal Audit standards.
  • Develop and maintain viable working relationships with regional and BU senior management. 
  • Keep abreast of regional business issues which impact the nature or timing of proposed audit work. 
  • Supervise- and coach all team members on assigned tasks so that they can maximize their potential.  This responsibility includes preparing and discussing written performance evaluations of supervisors for assigned audits and projects- career counseling and placement through established business contacts- and approving all staff evaluations.  In addition- prepare and discuss formal quarterly performance appraisals for all direct reports.
  • Assist in recruiting activities and presentations. 
  • Provide input on regional risk factors and other issues to assist in continuous risk assessment of the region.
  • Continuously evaluate the adequacy of the IA department methodology and standards.  Build consensus to implement modifications as necessary.
  • Perform quality control function related to department IA methodology and standards.
  • Develop viable relationships with management of external audit teams.
  • Participated on key business initiatives as needed.
  • Seek out and executes various department administrative functions and/or internal projects as needed.
  • Performs assigned audits within budgets.
  • Coordinates audit work with and directs other team members- and completes audit with a sense of urgency from planning to report issuance.
  • Reviews audit work of other team members.
  • Professional working relationship with senior management.
  • Quickly learn and understand diverse business processes/systems- assess the adequacy of internal controls mitigating unacceptable business risks and develop an effective risk based audit approach.

Communication:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing by adopting appropriate communication style to individuals at all levels of the organization and remaining open to disagreement or new ideas.
  • Articulate understanding of business areas under review- and demonstrates thorough test work and solid rationale for potential audit issues.
  • Update Region Audit Director on audit progress and potential issues in a timely manner

Leadership:

  • Develop an open and honest working relationship with those being audited and maintain a professional approach at all times.
  • Share best practices- tools and testing methodologies with other team members- and contribute to departmental projects.
  • Will be managing an audit team- and will be the key point of contact with those being audited.
  • Displays leadership and project management skills to complete quality work on time with budgeted resources.

The qualified candidate must be able to work with multiple organizations and teams- consistently meet deadlines and work well under time constraints and be able to quickly learn and understands diverse business areas/systems.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting- finance or business administration;
  • Professional internal audit or accounting certification preferred (e.g.- CIA- CISA- CPA- CA- etc.);
  • Min 10 years of professional experience; some years of audit related experience within a Big-4 accounting firm and/or large corporation’s internal audit department preferred.  Valued also some years of finance experience.
  • Valued experience as Manager and exposure to finance- process and operational audits;
  • Strong knowledge of risk/control frameworks (COSO- COBIT) required;
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience required;
  • US GAAP/IFRS experience required;
  • Enterprise Risk Management experience preferred;
  • SAP knowledge preferred;
  • Knowledge of CAATs (e.g. ACL) preferred- FMCG/Manufacturing experience preferred;
  • Goal-oriented and outgoing with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to think and work analytically;
  • Ability to work in a diverse multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to develop strong and lasting relationships with all levels of management;
  • Willingness to travel (Up to 60%);
  • Open to short or long term assignment (up to 3 years) within the region or outside- so mobility is a plus;
  • Ability to speak fluent a second language

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity