Assoc. Director, Finance – Audit

The Kraft Heinz Company Chicago, IL
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Job Description


Holds overall accountability for performing risk assessments; determining adequate audit coverage to monitor system of internal controls/risk mitigation; planning and execution of global IT and Global Business Services operational (e.g. IT risks, GBS Account-to report, procure to pay, hire to retire and order to cash end to end processes), including managing co-source partnership; recruits, and develops talent in KHC Heinz Company (KHC) rotational positions across the company.

Key Capabilities:

* Strong knowledge of SAP

* Strong knowledge of Data Analytics, Robotics Process Automation (RPA)

* Certified IT Professional – CISA or similar

* Cybersecurity risk management

* Experience in leading teams

Technical Competence:

* Develop an overall understanding of business risks and the effectiveness of internal controls and operating practices in assigned region.

* Liaison with the CIO, Chief Security Officer and GBS Leaders on assuring an adequate system of internal controls exists and is monitored appropriately

* Develop and update annual audit plan for IT & GBS risk as a part of the overall KHC global audit plan, including detailed risk assessment and justification for proposed coverage in any given year.

* Direct co-source provider and with provider assign appropriate resources to ensure planned coverage is met effectively and efficiently.

* Provide challenging and career-developing experience to retained KHC audit staff.

* Ensure overall quality of audit work by continuously challenging audit teams to focus work on high-risk areas as part of the individual audit risk assessment process.

* Develop thorough understanding of coverage, control weaknesses, business exposure, and management action plans on each individual audit.

* Timely issue audit reports for completed audit work.

* Ensure overall quality of audit work performed and documentation/team mate file (both for individual audits and for overall risk assessment).

* Assist in the development of annual audit budget in assigned area of responsibility, and manage/track audit work throughout the year to work within established budgets.

* Support the preparation of presentations to key stakeholders, including the Audit Committee and senior management.

* Lead Enterprise Risk Management efforts

* Undertake special projects as requested.


* Communicate effectively orally and in writing by adopting appropriate communication style to individuals at all levels of the organization and remaining open to disagreement or new ideas.

* Communicate regularly and timely with audit group management, public accountants and other third-parties to understand expectations and trends in risk assessment.

* Communicate with senior segment/function management to solicit thoughts, ideas and concerns relative to the business, particularly with regard to highly volatile businesses or geographic areas, and to share and address common internal control deficiencies across the operating companies.

* Liaise with the Corporate Controller's group to coordinate risk assessment and mitigation activities on a company-wide basis (including those related to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance).

* Communicate regularly and timely with all levels of segment/function management (from functional VPs to managers) regarding annual audit plan and upcoming/ongoing audits.

* Prepare audit reports with a balanced view of business risk, discuss results of audit work with segment/function management, and manage the audit report clearing process.


* Effectively manage and lead the co-source partner to deliver best in class internal audit services

* Recruit and develop KHC audit staff through on-the-job coaching, developmental and special assignments, formal training, and regular staff meetings for sharing best practices.

* Develop an open and honest working relationship both within the audit group and within the broader organization.

* Actively assist in promoting the image and role of the audit group within the broader organization.

* Continue to evaluate audit practices/processes to ensure quality and enable productivity gains, and benchmark operational practices through active involvement in peer group meetings and internal audit forums.

Organizational Challenges / Business Environment:

* Consistently meet tight deadlines and work under time constraints.

* Work with diverse groups of people at all levels of the organization to manage the audit process and coordinate risk assessment and mitigation activities on a company-wide basis.

* Proactively track and understand changes in the KHC business environment, and effectively and timely adapt audit plans to meet new requirements.

* Regular interaction with senior management.

EEO Policy:

Kraft Heinz is an EO employer - Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories.

Location(s)Chicago/Aon Center