Sr. Manager, Internal Audit

New York City, New York, USA
14 Sep 2021
29 Dec 2021
The Senior Manager of Internal Audit will be responsible for assisting Audit Management in implementing an internal audit and compliance program aimed at evaluating accounting and operating procedures as well as ensuring compliance with the Company's internal accounting policies, certain laws and regulations. Reporting to the Director of Internal Audit, this role will support the planning, execution and reporting of financial, operational, and compliance internal audits. The role will also be responsible for supporting Audit Management in executing against the Enterprise Risk Management Program (ERM) and communicating the results of internal audits directly with business unit management and senior management for all Tapestry Inc. brands. Given the nature and unique risks of the Company operations, this position's overall attention will be focused risk management, financial compliance, operations, and SOX requirements.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Internal Audit to...

- Manage the company-wide internal audit and financial compliance program aimed at assessing accounting and operating procedures and ensure compliance with the Company's internal accounting policies
- Develop and maintain an ongoing comprehensive risk-based methodology to support Internal Audit's dynamic risk assessment process to identify audits in support of governance and compliance in North America
- Identify and manage risks to the organization, its employees, stakeholders, assets and operations; develop ERM strategies, objectives and policies that will establish the framework, tools and procedures to achieve successful risk identification and management within best practice standards for ERM
- Plan and execute SOX compliance reviews, review and evaluate internal controls, identify control and operational weaknesses, and recommend procedures to improve business practices and policies
- Perform complex financial and operational reviews, which address accounting risk, business risk, and regulatory risk; develop recommendations around existing controls in place as well as the necessity to develop new controls
- Engage and develop effective working relationships to support cooperative responses to risk management matters and issues, including coordinating with co-sourced resources
- Provide guidance and training to upskill the organization on risk management to promote risk control awareness, ownership and accountability
- Communicate the results of internal audit reviews and ERM maturity assessments directly with business unit and senior management
- Provide leadership to Internal Audit team based in New York and New Jersey, as well as building strong relationships to foster teamwork with the Asia Internal Audit team
- Supervise consultants in support of executing audits per the Audit plan approved annually by the Audit Committee
- Perform project management duties of the IA department including, but are not limited to budgeting, planning and scheduling

The accomplished individual will possess...

- Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
- CPA or equivalent required
- A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in the Accounting and Internal Auditing field
- Big Four auditing experience and/or Retail industry specialization preferred
- Working knowledge of the COSO internal controls framework
- Project management skills - effective consultation, interpersonal, prioritization of topics/issues and organization
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Understanding/knowledge of US GAAP; and Sarbanes-Oxley

An outstanding professional will have...

- An objective, independent, mature, and unbiased approach with the highest degree of integrity
- Strong analytical skills and an ability to assess risk, analyze the business/operating impact, and identify the weaknesses underlying issues
- Polished communication skills, including an ability to listen to the needs of the business units and comprehend complex matters; Articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, research complex matters, and present findings as well as recommendations in both oral and written presentations
- Ability to work effectively across the organization, effectively soliciting full cooperation and being accepted by business partners as a true value add
- Excellent team player who works extremely well in a in a collaborative environment
- Ability to influence, train, mentor and leverage the skills of others to achieve objectives
- Strong project management skills to support the Director in managing a global SOX program across multiple geographies

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-AH1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

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