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Reference Code:  34263

Senior Internal Auditor - New York

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.

At Richemont North America, We are proud to employ talent from many different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We believe that when diversity and inclusion are fully embraced and empowered, creativity and knowledge emerge to deliver excellence. We continue to work towards creating a workforce that represents the diversity of our clients and our communities.

 

 

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR - New York 

 

MAIN PURPOSE

Richemont Internal Audit is a Group function reporting to the Audit Committee of Compagnie Financière Richemont (CFR). Its overall mission is to provide the Audit Committee and Management independent assurance that risks are promptly identified and adequately managed, with the aim to improve the organisation’s activities and protect shareholder value. The scope of audit activity includes the operations of CFR, and all Group operating entities.

 

The department uses a risk register derived from and supporting the overall Group Enterprise Risk Management concept to conduct its engagements in the following fields:

  • Risk assessments & Business Processes Audits (mainly Maisons and distribution entities)
  • Transversal Process and Regulatory Compliance Audits
  • Local Effectiveness Testing Activity & Special Investigations

 

The position of Senior Internal Auditor is open in New York for the Americas Regions.

 

As the relay of a globally operating team, the Senior Internal Auditor will be the audit point of reference for Regional Senior Management. Acting as 3rd line of defence, the role will ensure that effective controls are in place and will support the increased need for compliance to local laws and anti-fraud measures.

 

This job ideally will suit a proactive, empathic, and culturally versatile person, able to work in a team with colleagues from around the World. Key responsibilities are detailed below.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. LOCAL EFFECTIVENESS TESTING ACTIVITY & FRAUD MANAGEMENT:

Ensure that Internal Control levels in the regional entities are adequate, effective, and compliant with Richemont’s framework and applicable local regulations.

  • Develop close but independent working relationships with management at all levels to ensure open communication and regional risk consultation support.
  • Regularly meet with local Maison teams and Regional Functions such as Retail, Logistics, Finance Back Office, Internal Controls, Security, HR and Legal to keep the internal audit department up to date on emerging compliance topics.
  • As the 3rd line of defence, and by leveraging on data analysis tools available, schedule and perform substantive testing in the markets to ensure adequate control effectiveness and sustained compliance. Synthesize observations and recommendations in both, factual reports addressed to Group headquarter and/or Regional Management. Monitor the resolution of issues and analyze remaining deficiencies or net risks.
  • Support the Maisons and Richemont Functions with advice through participation in control related projects such as anti-fraud workshops.
  • Stay abreast of fraud schemes that could be relevant to the business and participate in fraud investigations.

2. TRANSVERSAL PROCESS AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AUDITS:

Assess and evaluate, from an operational and documentary perspective, the business risk intrinsic to transversal processes and, where applicable, the regulatory compliance framework.

  • Conduct independent assessment of the process set-up throughout multiple Maisons and Regional Functions.
  • Ascertain that the underlying processes have a transversal control owner, a global reach and coordination.
  • Identify, analyse, and report on the applicable compliance aspects and assess the effectiveness of the related Group regulatory and control framework in place.

3. RISK ASSESSMENTS & BUSINESS PROCESS AUDITS:

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 Audit Committee.

  • Conduct independent financial and operational audits in accordance with the global plan approved by the Audit Committee.
  • Identify, analyse, and report on business risks, process, and control weaknesses, provide sound recommendations for solutions, and follow up on corrective measures.

 

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 35-40% of the time. In your role you will ensure regular assessment of the control environment 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), CIA, CISA, ACFE certifications are a plus
  • 6-8 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 and visualization tools,
  • Functional and technical knowledge of SAP (FI, MM, SD)
  • Strong Interest in data analytics (master of ACL solutions is a plus)
  • 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

 

CAREER 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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