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Reference Code:  17357

Internal Auditor - Legal Compliance

Richemont

New York, NY, US

Permanent
  
  

Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.

INTERNAL AUDITOR - LEGAL COMPLIANCE (NEW YORK, NY OR SHELTON, CT)

 

 

MAIN PURPOSE

Richemont Internal Audit is an independent function reporting to the Audit Committee of Compagnie Financière Richemont. Its overall mission is to provide independent assurance that risks within the Organization are promptly identified and adequately managed. The scope of activity includes all operations and operating companies within the Group. The Internal Audit Team currently has regional presence in Europe and Asia.

 

 

YOUR RESPONIBILITIES 

The department uses a risk register derived from and supporting the overall Enterprise Risk Management concept to conduct engagement in the following areas:

  • Risk assessments & Business Processes Audits
  • Business and Financial Control Reviews
  • Retail, Process and Compliance audits, Project Assurance and Special Investigations, including Fraud and Forensics analysis

 

Compliance Testing and Internal Control Effectiveness:
Ensure that Internal Control levels in the regional entities are compliant with Richemont’s framework & applicable local regulations, and coordinate control effectiveness testing.

  • Schedule and perform substantive testing based also on data queries (using ACL analytics tool) in the markets to ensure adequate control effectiveness and sustained compliance. Synthesize observations and recommendations in both, factual reports addressed to Group headquarter or regional management. Monitor the resolution of issues and analyze remaining deficiencies or net risks.
  • Maintain close relationship with Functions such as Finance/Internal Control System (ICS), Security, HR and Legal, to keep the internal audit department up to date on new compliance topics, their prioritisation and for the purpose of potentially joint review.
  • Provide awareness and animate workshops on the risks and controls associated with local Retail activities. Audit the Retail network and support the Maisons in their effort to implement retail control procedures. 
  • Stay abreast of fraud schemes that could be relevant to the business and participate in fraud investigations.
  • Develop close but independent working relationships with management at all levels to ensure open communication and regional risk consultation support.

 

Business Risk Audits and Control Reviews:
Become a referent in terms of controls also on worldwide internal audit assignments in Maisons, Regions and through project activities as per the audit plan approved by the CFR Audit Committee.

  • Conduct independent financial and operational audits in accordance with the global plan approved by the Audit Committee.
  • Identify, analyze and report on business risks, process and control weaknesses, provide sound recommendations for solutions and follow up on corrective measures.
  • Support the Maisons and Richemont Functions with advice through participation in control related projects such as anti-fraud workshops.
  • To participate in the development of the RIA function, and more specifically to enhance the department’s skills base through projects with other team members.

 


YOUR PROFILE

The right fit:  You are an organized person with a balanced understanding of business context and detailed focus at a transactional level; a team player who is excited to support team members globally during in-market missions, travelling 50% of the time. In your role you will ensure regular assessment and control effectiveness across the organization, including our Retail network. You will support the increased need for compliance, anti-fraud measures and financial controls in line with applicable laws and Group guidelines; also done in the wider context of the annual 4-year Internal Audit cycle. 

 

Education:

  • University or Business School degree (Bachelor or Master)
  • 6-10 years of audit and other relevant business experience 
  • Business Reporting in English, business proficiency in French and/or Spanish is a plus

 

Main Technical Competences:

  • Experience in the area of legal compliance in North America, including conducting investigations, identifying risks, and developing and reviewing policies and practices
  • Computer literate, strong knowledge of data extraction tools, and SAP (FI, MM, SD)
  • Strong Interests in data analytics and analytics (ACL)
  • Experience in fraud investigations in Northern America
  • Excellent communication and persuasive presentation skills

 

Main Personal Skills:

  • Empathy and good team spirit
  • Cultural versatility with an international perspective in a complex organization
  • Analytical, ability to synthesize and discern facts from opinions
  • Flexibility: willing to travel between 35 - 50% of the time 
  • Autonomous and well  organized

 

 

CARREER PATH AND PERSPECTIVES

We will work closely with you on your career journey to familiarize you with our business functions and processes. The fast-paced and supportive environment at RIA will offer you never ending opportunities for development on the job as well as continued growth with external trainings and team retreats. These benefits combined with your skills, motivation, and performance will serve as a stepping stone to facilitate a management career within our Maison’s or Regional Functions in the Richemont world.

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