Audit Manager, Americas
Heineken USA Inc. - New York, NY
HEINEKEN (www.heineken.com) is one of the world’s leading consumer and corporate brands for more than 130 years. It confronts directly the challenges in many of their markets to deliver organic profit growth, but also focuses on building the long term future of their brands and business.One of their key focuses is driving the growth of their brands and improving their financial performance and ensuring that acquisitions, partnerships, and distribution strategies create value. In April of 2008,the acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle was finalized. The focus is also on enabling employees to use their potential and building a true performance based culture. HEINEKEN is one of the world’s greatest brewers and is committed to remaining strong and independent. With 60,000 employees worldwide and headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, HEINEKEN has roughly 119 breweries in more than 65 countries. Of HEINEKEN's five regions, the Americas contributes $1.6B in revenue and 10.3M hectoliters (consolidated beer volume).

The HEINEKEN AMERICAS regional office is based in New York City, New York with a shared service center in Panama City, Panama. The company distributes brews such as Heineken, Heineken Premium Light, Newcastle Brown Ale, Parbo, Panama and Kalik, along with other international, regional, local and specialty beers. The Americas has 5 controlled operations/breweries located in Panama, Bahamas, St. Lucia, Martinique and Suriname. The organization has key businesses in the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas and partnerships in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Costa Rica. HEINEKEN AMERICAS continuously strives to grow its business, strengthen its partnerships and recruit talent for the long term.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Working in the independent and centralized Global Audit department of HEINEKEN, the Audit Manager - Americas will plan, lead and execute audit activities on a wide range of audit objects, such as operational, financial and strategic processes. Although the role is based in our Americas Regional offices in New York, up to 50% of the time is spent on audits on throughout the Americas.The auditor is expected to have knowledge and experience of risk management processes and principles. Relationships will be built within Operating Companies and Functions through the Americas and you will support them in increasing their risk awareness. You will recommend practical improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls.

SCOPE OF TASKS AND ACTIVITIES:
  • Assist Senior Audit Managers/Directors in planning and organizing Internal Audit activities regionally within the Americas.
  • Lead planning and execution of audit engagements.
  • Prepare audit work programs and plans based on initial risk assessments.
  • Performs internal audits by:
  • Reviewing in coordination with other GA team members to ensure that the audit tasks have been completed to the required quality level
  • Interviewing, testing and evaluating business documents as part of audit execution
  • Risk evaluation and assessment of examined internal controls in the areas audited
  • Prepare powerful written reports and presentations in the English language.
  • Effectively Present audit conclusions and recommendations to senior management within the company.
  • Contribute to the preparation of summary reports (quarterly, yearly) on Country and Regional level.
  • Develop methodologies and tools for Internal Audit in order to efficiently and effectively conduct audit test
Qualifications:
Bachelor degree a pre-requisite, preferably in a business or IT related field.
· CIA, CPA or related qualifications
Experience:
Minimum 4 years’ experience in Audit (Internal or External).
Experience within internal audit of international companies, including experience of operational audit,
Proven ability working in an international setting.
Business experience in line manager role is an advantage.
Proven experience in developing and leading audit assignments
Proven success in and performing Management controls reviews, providing strong effective business oriented recommendations.
Skills:
Ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the business is essential.
Ability to work and build relationship with stakeholders: OpCo / Regional / Global management, Finance Directors/Managers/KPMG etc.
Languages:
Fluent English is essential (also in writing)
· Spanish is desirable
Travel requirements:
50%, out of country
Competencies:
Integrity - which inspires confidence and ensures the reliability of his/her opinion
Objectivity - showing the highest level of professionalism in the acquisition, assessment and communication of information concerning the activities and processes studied
Confidentiality - respecting the value and ownership of the information obtained.
Professional Skepticism - The ability to evaluate and challenge facts and assumptions based on experience and observations in order to provide an objective, accurate and independent view.
Business Understanding - The ability to understand the business and related risks in order to develop audit strategies and activities that aim to enhance the control environment.
Analysis and Insight - The ability to analyse complex data, identifying issues and opportunities in order to provide value adding recommendations.

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