Internal Auditor

Wayne, New Jersey, United States
14 Jan 2022
14 Feb 2022
A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Maisons to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow's Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: "Empowering Imagination."

Job Description

Kering Americas Internal Audit department is currently seeking an Internal Auditor to join the team. Based in Wayne, NJ, the Internal Auditor will assist the Americas Internal Audit Manager in the execution of the annual audit plan in the region and other projects related to Internal Control reviews.

Your Opportunity

You will assist the Americas Internal Audit Manager to complete assigned audit engagements successfully and timely, inclusive of pre-planning and wrap-up activities. Applies risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered and identifies any potential issues. Communicates identified findings with the Americas Internal Audit Manager to ensure any potential concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner.

How you will contribute
  • Support the Americas Audit Manager during audits (both entity and store audits) executed as per the Annual Audit Plan
    • The audits cover operational (including retail, logistics, communication, human resources, etc.) and financial aspects in order to identify internal control improvements throughout the organization
  • Participate in opening meetings with the auditees to explain the scope and objectives of the audit engagement and provide a clear overview of all steps in the audit process
  • Perform audit activities and document audit findings in accordance with professional IIA Standards and Kering Internal Audit methodology along with the Internal Audit Manager
  • Assist in the production of written reports, outlining audit findings and identifying adapted recommendations to the internal stakeholders
  • Participate in closing meetings with auditees at the end of fieldwork, providing clear explanations for identified issues
  • Conduct follow-up reviews and remediation testing of the action plans of financial and operational deficiencies defined in the Audit Reports with the proper functions in-charge
  • Participate in best practice reviews within the Americas region to evaluate, in conjunction with the Internal Audit Manager, the adequacy and efficiency of controls for the safeguarding of assets, compliance with Company policies and procedures, and suggest corrective actions to the related Functions in-charge in order to address the weaknesses identified
  • Develop and maintain effective and professional working relationships with all levels of staff within the organization and Houses
  • Manage own work within budget and control hours to meet deadlines
  • Assist in ad-hoc related projects where necessary
  • Assist in administrative activities and audit preparation
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Who you are
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance or Accounting; Master's degree or equivalent a plus
  • 2-5 years of experience in External Audit (Big 4 accounting firm preferred) and/or Internal Audit (financial, operational, compliance audits)
  • Strong knowledge of audit methodology and techniques
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented, works accurately and efficiently
  • Energetic, flexible team player with the ability to adapt in a changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • Solid communication skills, written and oral, as well as relationship-building skills
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (both written and spoken); Portuguese would be a plus
  • Must be efficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Travel about 30-40% (primarily Americas region)

Job Type

Start Date

Full time

Kering Americas Inc

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