Manager, Internal Audit

Coty New York, NY

We’re Coty, a global leader in beauty. We’re World #1 in Fragrance, World #2 in Professional Hair Care and World #3 in Color Cosmetics. Our iconic portfolio of more than 77 brands are sold in over 150 countries around the world. We believe in beauty with a purpose and brands that inspire, no matter where they are in the world.

 

We are looking for a Manager to support the goals of the Internal Audit department and its customers by assisting in the development of the company’s Internal Audit Project Plan and managing the successful execution of its significant components. This position will have exposure to and interaction with management from many company locations and headquarters functions. Disciplines include, among others, Marketing, Sales & Distribution, Manufacturing, Finance, Human Resources, Research & Development, and Information Technology.


In this role you will be responsible for:

  • 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.
  • Analyzing and documenting business process flows and related control documentation.
  • Planning audit projects and developing audit programs to meet Internal Audit Project Plan objectives and timeline commitments. This includes determining staffing requirements for projects under this role’s responsibility.
  • Performing fieldwork to test internal controls as part of the SOX process and documenting your work.
  • Performing audit program steps to meet audit project objectives and documenting your work.
  • Project managing audit projects (including SOX testing) under your responsibility.
  • Performing preliminary evaluation of control exceptions to determine if a deficiency exists and the level of that deficiency.
  • Understanding the technology supporting business processes and train staff, as needed.
  • Identifying and assessing risks, evaluating key control activities within business processes, and identifying control gaps, if they exist.
  • Identifying and developing recommendations to enhance operational efficiencies or control effectiveness.
  • Communicating findings and recommendations to all levels of departmental and operating unit management, including Vice President and Senior Vice President levels, verbally and through concisely written reports.
  • Supervising staff and reviewing their work to ensure it meets the standards of the Coty Internal Audit organization.
  • Performing evaluations of Internal Audit staff during and after each audit project and fostering an environment for development as needed.
  • Developing staff members for succession planning within the Coty Internal Audit Organization.
  • Performing various administration tasks, as necessary.

 

Other expectations of the position include:

  • Travel required approximately 10%-30% of the time, including to international locations.
  • The ability to interact and collaborate with subordinates, peers, and senior management in a professional and partnering manner and instil confidence that could influence decision making.
  • Decision making in various complex, technical issues. Typically, these will entail accounting and auditing issues as well as other issues such as organizational development. This position will participate in the decision-making processes for department policies.
  • Identifying and resolving issues in the projects as they arise. Communication to higher levels of management is to inform and approve actions for resolution, as needed. 
  • Responsibility for directly managing external resources that are engaged for projects under their responsibility. This will include effectively managing the timing of work between the external resources and Coty employees to maximize productivity. 
  • Spending authorization up to $10,000.


We’d love to see candidates who have:

Essential:

  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, non-US comparable certification or equivalent. 
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent. 
  • 4 – 10 years of professional experience in public accounting, internal audit, and/or consulting and a strong financial background. 
  • Excellent understanding of accounting and auditing (US GAAP, IFRS, etc.), professional auditing standards, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. 
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, writing, presentation).
  • Good professional management presence.
  • Ability to travel, including internationally.

 

Desirable:

  • Masters degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent.
  • Big 4 Public Accounting experience.
  • Prior beauty industry, consumer products, or manufacturing experience. 


WHAT WE OFFER

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.

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