Hiring Organization: Cadbury Nigeria Plc

Ref ID: R-4789
Job Type: Regular
Internal Audit & Control: Finance

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You will partner with financial and operational management in a limited geographic or process area to understand and enhance internal control environments, risks, and mitigation activities to minimize the risk of financial losses, operational inefficiencies and statutory non-compliances caused by the lack of controls or effective governance.
You will conduct deep-dive analyses on risk areas, provide training on controls, and support management in Control Self-Assessments(CSA) and SOX activities. In addition, you will manage the locally based Internal Control Managers.

How you will contribute
You will:

Manage the Internal Controls team and processes for a country / process including partnering with management to optimize the internal control environment through design, training, monitoring (CCM) and testing (SOX, CSA)
Contribute to a strong controls and compliance environment at Mondelēz International by providing expert assessment of our policy and controls effectiveness and organization compliance. You will also provide training on policy and controls
Conduct advisory reviews on the identified risk areas. You will also support management in SOX testing / driving the Control Self-Assessment (CSA) exercise. In addition, you will address ad hoc requests made by management as it relates to process, risks and controls
Drive for harmonization, efficiencies and improvements to ways of working and build a mindset of continuous improvement within the Internal Controls team
Build a high-performing team through coaching and developing auditors. You will also contribute to Mondelez International’s Finance talent agenda in your area of scope.

What you will bring
A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:

Technical Expertise in internal controls and audit practices including expertise in risk/control frameworks, enterprise risk management processes, financial policies and procedures, U.S. GAAP/IFRS and SOX requirements
Business Acumen with an understanding of business practices within the country with knowledge in financial reporting, sourcing, supply chain, marketing, information systems, sales, shared service and customer service operations. Significant and relevant external/internal audit experience in a Big Four accounting firm and/or in a large global corporation. General understanding of enterprise resource planning applications
Leadership Skills including proven business partnering and communication skills across a large global, public company; experience working as a finance leader managing a diverse, cross-functional and business partner teams to drive compliance environment
Growth / Digital Mindset and the ability to identify strategic opportunities and leverage technology to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness
Integrity and sound judgement in all decisions and interactions aligned with our values and policies and external regulations

Purpose of the Role

Internal Controls Manager will report to the Internal Controls Senior Manager MEA (SSA & MENAP). The position is primary responsible for overseeing the company’s control environment and managing corporate risk to ensure assets and income streams are appropriately protected.
This position is responsible to support execution of global Internal Controls plan and execution of the local Internal Audit Statutory activities, as it relates to the following:
Control Self-Assessment (CSA)
Internal Controls Advisory reviews and Projects
Continuous Control Monitoring (CCM)
Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC)
Risk Assessment and Board Evaluation, as per local statutory requirements
Period updates to local Audit Committee and presentation of the Internal Audit Activity Report.
The position will primarily support West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana), but it will also support broader AMEA IC activities. This may also include support to other region / markets.

This role is also required to:

Advise business process owners on processes and controls improvements,
Support the business on identifying controls gaps and designing adequate management action plans,
Support business projects and transformations from controls perspective
Provide training to business process owners on controls requirements
Support fraud and special investigation reviews on ad hoc basis
Act as value-add business partner for stakeholders within the company,
Deal with external auditors on SOX and audit matters.

Perform / Support all IC & statutory IA activities related to the design and maintenance of internal controls & compliance environment. Specifically:

Support / Execute of IC core activities: Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Controls Self-Assessments (CSA),
Segregation of Duties Monitoring, Continuous Controls Monitoring
Advisory role on projects to ensure key risks and controls are addressed and adhered to and directing the Project team to reach commercially viable decisions that captures controls and ensures effectiveness and efficiencies.
Participate / Lead projects as defined in annual Regional Internal Controls Plan (Projects, Advisory Reviews) on local, area or regional level
Support for IBS transformation projects
Participate in key business initiatives as needed
Provide advisory support to Mondelez business owners in timely and adequate completion of CSAs
Lead SOX reviews including updating control documentation in GRC database and providing oversight to executed remote testing
Assist in timely resolution of the open CCM queries with the relevant control owners
Provide / Lead trainings to MDLZ business owners on minimum control requirements and best practices
Actively participate in establishment of new policies, procedures and business processes / system implementations to ensure that proper controls are embedded
Provide input on risk factors for area of responsibilities and other issues to assist in continuous risk assessment of the region.
Participate as an advisor to senior leaders and process owners to implement action plans to remediate identified control deficiencies and improve the overall control environment.
Support fraud and special investigation reviews on ad hoc basis
Help to coordinate activities related to external / internal audit to increase process efficiency.
Quickly learn and understand diverse business processes/systems, assess the adequacy of internal controls mitigating unacceptable business risks and develop an effective risk-based approach.
Assess (on an on-going and ad-hoc basis) the internal control environment and provide recommendations for improvement.
Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager.

Skils, Knowledge and Experience

Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

Skills / Competencies:

Communication / Presentation
Conflict management
Integrity / Trust
Learning on fly
Problem solving
Business partnering
Result driven
Dealing with ambiguity
Business acumen
Critical mindset.


Professional internal controls, audit or accounting certification preferred
Min 5-7 years of professional experience; some years of internal controls or audit related experience within a Big-4 accounting firm and/or large corporation’s internal audit or controls department preferred.
Experience in finance role is a plus.
Strong knowledge of risk/control frameworks required
Sarbanes-Oxley experience required
US GAAP/IFRS experience preferred
SAP knowledge preferred
FMCG / Manufacturing experience preferred.


Ability to develop strong and lasting relationships with all levels of management
Ability to think and work analytically
Ability to work independently
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Goal-oriented and outgoing with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
Easy adoption of change
Ability to work in a diverse multi-cultural environment
Ability to work with teams based in remote/ off-site locations.
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Ability to lead, coordinate projects and guide people.

Relocation Support Available?

No Relocation support available, however for candidates voluntarily moving internationally some minimal support is offered through our Volunteer International Transfer Policy.

How to Apply

Note: Mondelez International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Interested and qualified? Go to Cadbury Nigeria Plc on wd3.myworkdaysite.com to apply