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Job title: Senior Manager, Internal Audit (Latin America)

Company: Parfums Christian Dior

Location: Miami, FL

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Perfumes & Cosmetics Senior Manager, Internal Audit (Latin America) is accountable for the development and the consistency of the internal control, internal audit and risk management activities for North (Miami, Florida) & South America:

Coordinate and animate the network of resources contributing to Internal Control activities and processes, with a priority on countries not covered with a dedicated local Internal control team
Propose, consolidate, plan, perform, report, follow-up internal audit missions part of the annual P&C Internal Audit Plan
Make him/herself available for regular meetings with the Brands’ Internal Auditors to share and raise any concerns to be discussed
Report to P&C CFOs Committee on all major topics related to audit assignments, internal control matters, and risk management
Contribute to various Group and/or P&C division projects/initiatives aiming to reinforce/improve: (1) awareness on compliance and internal control matters; (2) existing IC & IA tools and referential

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Internal Control:

Providing support and advice to local managers on Internal Control matters (key controls, policies and procedures, guidelines, best practices, awareness programs, compliance programs, fraud prevention and investigation / disclosure, if and when required).
Organizing operational governance at regional level to facilitate the knowledge sharing and the teamwork with Internal Controllers or persons acting as such in the different countries.
Coordinating and improving the annual Internal Control Self-Assessment process (ERICA):
Control that entities are managing the process in an efficient way: (1) with adequate and reliable resources; (2) taking into account brands’ specifics (specific brand guidelines), especially these related to the retail processes.
Ensure respect of the deadline in providing final results and in issuing the signed representation letter to the P&C CFOs Committee.
Provide reasonable assurance that the self-assessment done is relevant, fair, and respects brand’s specifics (if any) by proceeding to regular on-field targeted reviews and tests.
Contribute to increase the level of internal control maturity of each entity by ensuring: (1) a close follow-up of action plans disclosed; (2) a control of their correct implementation.
Promoting the deployment and the enhancement of data analytics tools and of IT dependent controls to improve effectiveness of controls on sensitive activities.
Alerting management on any severe internal control risk or fraud cases and take appropriate decision, including request of specific audits and investigations, if and when required.

2. Risk Management:

Conducting an annual assessment of major risks for the region (analytical and interview approaches), that may have a major impact on business continuity in the region.
Identifying risks sponsors at country/regional/central level.
Providing the risk sponsors with support in building and following-up remediation plan.
Providing the P&C CFOs Committee with a regular overall assessment and progress status.

3. Internal Audit:

Proposing to the P&C CFOs Committee a yearly regional Internal Audit Plan (operational, financial and organizational audits) built in a close collaboration with brands’ Internal Auditors.
Organizing audit missions according to the plan, from end to end.
Set up multidisciplinary audit teams to perform mission on-field (internal controllers, business controllers, brand internal auditors, business experts, etc.)
Develop comprehensive recommendations (corrective actions and/or suggested improvements)
Issue final reports in due time.
Facilitating internal audit missions performed by the LVMH group (participating on-demand).
Performing formal follow-ups of all audit recommendations, and providing management with a regular. status on the completion of action plans resulting to previous audit reports.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of 6 years of experience as Internal Auditor within international group, ideally with assignments in Latin American countries and in a same business sector or at least in a similar one (retail, selective distribution, luxury goods, pharmaceutical, etc…)
Academic background: Master Degree or MBA in Finance
Fluent in Spanish & English
Autonomous, confident and well organized
Reliable, rigorous, trustworthy, honest
Exigent and curious
Ability to work under pressure (delay, context) and in sometimes tense environments
Diplomatic but with ability to challenge
Excellent communication skills, in person and in writing
Ability to propose solutions or remediation actions
Fluent in one of the following languages (Portuguese, French) would be a plus
Willing to travel more or less 50%
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Tagged as: auditing, auditor, internal control, risk assessment, risk management

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