Internal Audit, Manager

Chicago, IL

Amer Sports is a dynamic, global sports company offering passionate achievement-oriented professionals the chance to succeed and flourish in an international environment. Our globally recognized brands include Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, and ENVE. We are a company where ambitious, competent and motivated people can make their mark. All our team members are ready to strive for the best of the company and to win together. Just like our customers, we are dedicated to an active lifestyle and sports. 

 

We are seeking an Internal Audit Manager to continue our efforts to improve and develop our Group’s Internal Audit function. This newly created role will help drive the development of this recently established global audit team.


What You'll Do

The Manager will lead and perform internal audits together with an international team from various Amer Sports areas (sales entities, Brand headquarters, support functions, retail stores). This hands-on role will plan, execute, report and follow-up accordingly. Specific responsibilites may include:

  • Participate/perform audit projects evaluating the adequacy of internal controls and operating practices for the businesses, locations and corporate functions
  • Assist with developing the audit approach and testing strategy for assignments
  • Share best practices, help improve operational efficiencies and strengthen the Internal Controls at various entities
  • Identify and assess controls against best practices
  • Compile findings/work papers supporting audit findings and communicate to local leaders and Amer HQ
  • Make recommendations for improving policies and standard operating procedures
  • Develop detailed risk assessments; follow up on action plans
  • Provide assistance to external auditors during year-end audit
  • Assist with annual internal audit risk assessment and planning procedures
  • Drive the development of data analytics and automated control testing across the Group
  • Provide learning and coaching to team members and work collaboratively on projects
  • Perform/administer special projects and tasks as assigned
  • Comply with industry-specific regulatory standards


What We're Looking For

This role requires a bachelors degree in accounting, finance or business related discipline. We are seeking a candidate with 8+ years of hands-on external or internal audit experience. Candidates must demonstrate solid accounting skills along with an understanding of accounting processes and operational flows. Prior experience in a multi-national work environment and/or shared services center is preferred. Other qualifications include:

  • Strong experience reporting on audit findings and making recommendations for risk mitigation
  • Experience designing/testing/implementing internal controls and reviewing business processes
  • Demonstrated curiosity about internal auditing, learning about new processes, systems & technologies and how to make them better, driven by “doing the right thing”
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills to establish trusted relationships and work effectively at all levels within the organization
  • Be a “self-starter” and handle project commitments independently, with minimal oversight
  • Effectively maneuver through the organization, influence others, and keep up with a multifaceted and constantly evolving environment
  • Experience from data analysis and visualization tools and methods
  • Prior experience managing others is preferred as this role will manage 1-2 team members
  • Candidate should be comfortable working in virtual teams, collaborating with others, but also capable of working independently to achieve results
  • Solid knowledge of SAP and its data structures is preferred
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus
  • Ability to occasionally travel domestically and abroad


What We’ll Provide

This role is based at Wilson Sporting Goods Co. global headquarters. Located in the vibrant, sports-centric city of Chicago, the Wilson headquarters sits along the lakefront with first-class access to a burgeoning creative, innovative, energetic and active professional community. We offer an open, collaborative, high tech work environment with best in class amenities and perks, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Life insurance
  • Pre-tax transit discounts
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Discounts on Wilson and Amer Sports products
  • Smart casual dress (yes, jeans every day!)
  • On-site health club
  • Summer hours


Amer Sports is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.

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