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Manager (Audit, Risk, Controls)

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Job Title: Manager (Audit, Risk, Controls)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wolfsburg
Industry:
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
Contact Email: bkinley@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

About The Company

The client is a global advisory firm focused on assisting companies, their counsel and government agencies on regulatory, risk and compliance issues, investigations and business disputes. They serve clients from offices across the U.S., U.K. and in Germany, assisted by a network of senior advisers around the world.

 

About The Role

The Compliance and Monitoring practice provides remediation and monitoring services to attorneys, corporations, regulatory agencies and individuals.  They have experienced, certified public and chartered accountants, former auditors, investigators, compliance officers and subject matter experts many of whom have joined from global accounting firms, consulting firms, corporations and government agencies.

The firm is now seeking qualified Managers with experience in audit, risk and internal controls to join our team in Wolfsburg. This employment opportunity is a fixed-term contract for a period of two years.

This person will provide specific expertise in audit, risk and internal controls particularly focused within the automotive industry to support a multi-disciplinary team of professional services firms, based in the U.S., and Europe.  In this role you will be responsible for applying audit, risk and internal controls experience and expertise in the automotive industry to the overall team's assessment of an international firm's antifraud, ethics and compliance program and related business processes and internal controls, particularly focused on a regulatory and enforcement matter.

You will add value to our team by having previous experience at a professional services firm either working as an auditor or risk consultant with relevant experience within the automotive industry. You will have experience in audit and compliance risk assessments; audit procedures and internal controls testing and remediation related to the COSO framework (or equivalent) working with clients operating in a global, matrix environment.  You will have strong analytical and technical skills and possess a demonstrated ability to strategize, prioritize and execute. This position also requires you to be a person with strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to tactfully deal with sensitive client issues.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess the risk assessment process employed in a three lines of defense risk management model

  • Assess the adequacy of the risk assessment response, including preventative and detective internal controls and auditing and monitoring activities   

  • Review documentation, develop agendas and conduct meetings to understand relevant risks, programs and internal control activities designed to mitigate violations of laws and regulations, including fraud and misconduct, related to antifraud, ethics and compliance programs and relevant automotive business processes

  • Design, execute and monitor execution of audit approach to assess the design effectiveness and audit the operating effectiveness of programs and internal controls designed to mitigate violations of laws and regulations, including fraud and misconduct, related to antifraud, ethics and compliance programs and relevant automotive business processes

  • Understand, manage and incorporate engagement team needs and objectives into work plans and work product

  • Manage engagement team working group(s) to gather, research, organize, understand, analyze and summarize supporting documentation

  • Manage the development and communication of work product, both orally and in writing to engagement team

  • Manage work product to include reports and presentations of the highest quality

  • Assist with engagement management administration

  • Develop and maintain engagement team and company relationships

  • Supervise senior consultants, consultants and interns

 

Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, accounting, economics or finance

  • 5+ years of experience in professional services, preferably as an auditor or investigator

  • German and English language capabilities

  • Strong analytical, technical and interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Excellent prioritization skills

  • Commitment to exemplary client service delivery

  • Must be based in Germany or capable of spending 50-75% of time in Germany (whether through commuting or relocation)

  • Must be flexible with work schedule and travel requirements of client service project.

  • Domestic and international travel will be required (approximately 10-40% on average if based within Germany and 50-75% on average if based outside Germany)

 

Desirable

  • Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant preferred

  • Additional certifications preferred including CFE and CFF

  • Experience within the automotive industry

  • Experience as an auditor, forensics or compliance practitioner

  • National large public accounting firm experience is a plus

  • Experience providing regulatory or litigation services is a plus

  • Additional language capabilities are a plus

  • Supervisory and management experience a plus

Ref: | Published: 02 Jan 2019