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Internal Audit Senior Specialist

Campari America

Campari America

Sesto San Giovanni, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Posted on Sunday, January 21, 2024
Campari Group today is a major player in the global branded spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, marketed and distributed in over 190 markets around the world, with leading positions in Europe and the Americas.

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Campari Group owns 22 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 22 countries, and employs approximately 4,900 people.

Shares of the parent company Davide Campari - Milano N.V. are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001. Campari Group is today the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry.

The IA Senior Specialist will significantly support the Internal Audit (IA) team in the assurance and consulting activities regarding the verification and application of the Group’s Internal Control and Risk Management System.

Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the IA team and in line with the Audit Plan, the IA Senior Specialist is responsible to plan and execute all the relevant IA activities (including audits, risk assessment initiatives and projects).
  • Proactively works with the IA team to carry out operational, financial and compliance audit engagements; main tasks include preparation of risk-based audit programs, interviews with management, analysis of relevant documentation, execution of control testing and preparation of comprehensive reports that reflect audit results (including action plans and recommendations to management).
  • Evaluates processes and measures their compliance with the Group’s operating policies and procedures.
  • Carries out risk assessment and internal audit activities to verify the reliability of corporate governance control in preventing crime risks according to Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/2001 (only for the Italian Companies of Campari Group).
  • Proactively supports the IA team in the execution of special projects and conducts risk assessments of assigned functions/ legal entities.
  • Proactively participates in the implementation of data analytics and process mining techniques.
  • Maintains and facilitates open communication with management.
  • Contributes to the enhancement of the Campari Group’s internal control framework through identification and sharing of best practices.

Key Relationships

  • Internal: other Internal Audit team members, management teams of audited subsidiaries and Group Functions.
  • External: Consultants if involved in projects and external auditors.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in performing operational, financial and compliance audits.
  • Some experience acquired within Big 4 auditing firms, consulting firms or multinational industrial companies could be considered a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of business processes in industrial firms could be considered a plus.
  • Proven experience in working on challenging projects in different regions/countries and track-record of delivering excellent results by meeting deadlines.
  • Must be familiar with working in complex matrix organizations and multicultural environment.

Education / Professional Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business management or economics.
  • Fluency in English
  • Professional certification (such as CIA, CFE) and/or education is a plus.
  • Advanced usage of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Familiarity with SAP and Celonis (process mining tool) is a plus.

Skills

Functional/Technical competences:

  • Proficiency in auditing, risk assessment and risk control methodologies.
  • Solid accounting and financial reporting skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Project Management.

Personal competences:

  • Proactive, hands-on and problem-solving approach.
  • Pragmatic and results oriented approach.
  • Strong team working ability.
  • International mindset and cross-cultural working attitude.

Additional Information

The role requires travelling approximately 25% of the time, mostly internationally.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

At Campari Group we believe in building more value together, thus we see diversity in all forms as a source of enrichment. Our employment policies and practices ensure that we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment without regard to any individual’s race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or characteristics or expression, political affiliation or activity, age, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note to applicants:

Your application will be assessed based on your abilities, expertise, general knowledge and experience, not because of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information you may possess. You must not disclose to Campari Group any such information. In the event that you are asked a question that cannot be answered without disclosure of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information (including from a current or prior employer or their vendors or customers), you must decline to answer the question.

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