PepsiCo - Purchase, NY

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This position conducts operational, financial and compliance audits throughout PepsiCo in order to identify risks and controls that may impact on the integrity of reported financial information and/or the achievement of business objectives.
  • Position Accountabilities

Business Knowledge :
  • Review AOP and Strategic Plan prior to the start of the audit, preparing questions relating to business performance issues (i.e., non-control related) and controls for discussion with management during the audit.

  • Cross-reference findings with other auditors.

  • Prepare overview notes of plant visits, market tours and route rides and record in TM.

  • Review Assessment of Basic Controls (ABCs) questionnaires and other planning information and incorporate results into TM sections.

  • Review AOP objectives relating to audit section to identify potential audit risks.

  • Review planning memo. Fully understand audit scope and audit expectations.

  • Prepare risk/control matrix template for each key business or IT process, and/or relevant audit section outlined in the planning memo.

  • Review IT Self-Assessment Questionnaires and other planning information (e.g., Assessment of Basic Controls (ABCs)) and incorporate results into the risk/control matrix.

  • Review Annual Operational Plan objectives relating to audit scope and identify potential risks. Include in risk/control matrix.

  • Note any relevant risks identified in divisional risk maps in risk/control matrix.

Audit Execution:
  • Understand and document assigned business process steps.

  • Assess risks and document controls.

  • Check linkage with entity and AOP risks identified from reviews of divisional risk maps, and AOP and Strat plans.

  • Clearly identify manual and automated controls.

  • Discuss processes and risk assessment with other staff members.

  • Test high-risk areas to validate controls are working and clearly document the results of testing activities. Assess design and operating effectiveness of controls.

  • Calibrate preliminary findings at the end of the first week with rest of team to verify that scope of work and timeline are appropriate.

  • Discuss Risk Assessment and Management with clients during audits and assist in identifying new risks.

  • Use business knowledge to identify control and efficiency opportunities.

Audit Reporting:
  • Communicate findings to client management as they occur. Only issue findings or business and technology process improvements after agreeing on action plans with the relevant functional owner.

  • Accurately record all findings and action plans using status-meeting agendas.

  • Complete and agree on all findings, action plans and owner/completion dates in the draft detailed audit report before the close meeting to minimize post-audit management discussions.

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.

  • Experience interacting with high level executives.

  • Ability to present audit findings and business process improvements with the related business impact in an accurate, clear and concise manner during the close meeting.

  • Clearly communicate all audit exceptions to the audit manager before each status meeting.

Teamwork within Audit:

  • Actively participate in audit planning discussions.

  • Proactively discuss audit findings and business process improvements with the rest of the audit team at least weekly before each status meeting.

  • Ability to supervise other team members.

  • Share knowledge with other team members (e.g., sharing of best practices).

  • Continually assess progress of audit during fieldwork and assist on other audit sections where work may be completed early.

  • Actively participate in rating and priority assignment during the close week.

  • Actively participate in completing the job summary report.

  • Provide feedback on each assignment and suggestions on improvements to the process.

  • Participate in different audit projects to gain a broad understanding of PepsiCo applications, systems, and business processes.

Work Location can be Purchase, NY, or Plano , TX .

  • 3-7 years experience in Accounting or Finance or Operations

  • Bachelor's Degree (Finance, Business or Accounting major preferred)

  • 50-60% travel CPA/ACA certification

  • Public Accounting experience

  • Business Operating experience

  • SAP/IT

Equal Opportunity Employment M/F/D/V

Ref: 8795BR

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PepsiCo Inc. is an American multinational food and beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, United States, with interests...