Internal Auditor

New York, NY

COTY is looking for smart leaders who are fast and passionate.

Internal Audit work is focused on the following primary activities:

  • Assisting Coty’s Audit and Finance Committee (“AFC”) of the Board of Directors in their risk oversight responsibilities.
  • Evaluating internal control environment in critical business processes and technologies and making recommendations
  • Taking a leadership role with the company’s process to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”)
  • Performing period formal risk assessments to be shared with management and the AFC
  • Helping develop global policies and procedures
  • Assisting the company’s independent auditor with their annual audit
  • Performing various other consulting and special projects.

The Internal Auditor is responsible for executing elements of the company’s Internal Audit Project Plan. Working directly with members of the Internal Audit team, the Internal Auditor will:

  • Assist in the execution of a risk-based audit plan (including IT projects)
  • Understand, analyze and document business process flows and related control documentation, and IT system flows (and the related controls supporting the business processes)
  • Perform fieldwork to test internal controls as part of the SOX process and document your work. This includes targeted fieldwork to test IT General Controls ("ITGC") in support of the SOX Process across the company's application, infrastructure, and databases (e.g., SAP ERP; Windows, Unix / Linux, Oracle DB, SQL DB infrastructure; and various legacy applications)
  • Perform audit program steps to meet audit project objectives and document your work, including IT policy compliance, system implementation, security incident, and other recurring IT audits; understand the technology supporting business processes
  • Identify and assess risks and evaluate key control activities within business and ITGC processes
  • Identify and assist in developing recommendations to enhance operational efficiencies or control effectiveness
  • Assist in the communication of findings and recommendations to all levels of departmental and operating unit management verbally and through concisely written reports; and
  • Assist with other special projects and various administration tasks as they may arise.
  • Develop an understanding of the organization as a whole, and specifically its key business processes and applications
  • Develop and foster strong professional relationships within company
  • Build the department’s standing and credibility throughout the organization
  • Take a proactive role in departmental continuous improvement initiatives.


The Internal Auditor will have exposure to and interaction with personnel from many company locations and headquarters functions. Disciplines include, among others, marketing, sales & distribution, manufacturing, finance, human resources, research & development and information technology.



  • Travel is expected to be approximately 10%-30% of the time, including to international locations.
  • The ability to interact and collaborate with peers and, at times, management in a professional and partnering manner and instill confidence that could influence decision making.
  • Decision making will be limited to moderately complex issues. Typically, these will entail accounting, auditing, technology and control issues. Position will not be responsible for department policy making decisions.
  • Position will not have budgeting responsibility or spending authorization levels.



We’d love to see candidates who have:



  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems or equivalent. 
  • 0 - 3 years of professional experience in public accounting, internal audit, and/or consulting and a strong financial and/or technology background. 
  • Good understanding of accounting and auditing, (US GAAP, IFRS, etc.).
  • Solid understanding of COBIT and IT general controls (information security, change management, computer operations). 
  • Working knowledge of various technologies, applications, operating systems, and databases (preferably SAP ERP / GRC, Windows, Unix / Linux, Oracle databases, Active Directory).
  • Understanding of current cybersecurity risks and trends.
  • Understanding of the system development lifecycle and the business risks associated with system implementations.
  • Good communication skills (verbal, writing, presentation).
  • Ability to travel, including internationally.



  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, CISA or non-US comparable certification or equivalent or planning to attain one of these certifications in the next 12 months. 
  • Masters degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems or equivalent.
  • Big 4 Public Accounting experience.
  • Prior beauty industry, consumer products, or manufacturing experience.   


This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.


Coty’s global omni-working policy provides the option to work up to 50% of your month remotely. We believe that a more flexible philosophy of remote working will give everyone the freedom to choose what works for their individual circumstances and empower them to always perform at their best.

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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