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Governance Risk & Compliance Assistant Manager

Job Location: Johannesburg

Job Location: ​Johannesburg

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

To reinforce the Internal Control System (ICS), creating a worldwide Gov. Risk and Compliance (GRC) function, the GRC position reporting -solid line- to GRM Manager. Supporting Country Leading Management Team (CLT) in building the Company ICS, helping CLT to understand Controls Risks embedded in daily business operations and to design and implement preventive and detective internal controls system, with continuous guidance and interaction with Area GRC function and Financial Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of the balance sheet in the matter of Stock, Payable and Capex in collaboration with internal department;
  • Supervise level of DSO, DPO and DIO and prepare reports accordingly;
  • Supervise stock management accuracy in collaboration with SCI & Sales department and prepare reports accordingly;
  • Supervise Fixed assets and Capex policy and prepare reports accordingly;
  • Supervise and provide detailed analysis on local DCF reporting and report accordingly;
  • Preparation of local reporting for DCF and provide detailed analysis to the Region
  • Understand Group policies and Risk Control Matrix (RCM)
  • Liaise with CLT level process owners to complete self-assessment with gaps vs. Group requirements, to review assessment results, to prepare and monitor sound remediation plans
  • Manage the Green Status Confirmation (GSC) process to assess/confirm controls implementation and effective remediation (including proven supporting documentation)
  • Support process owners to update local procedures, to reflect changes and corrective actions
  • Support improvements in control weaknesses identified during internal audit engagement and ensure corrective actions are carried out.
  • Understand internal audit reports findings
  • Support management team in identifying appropriate corrective actions
  • Manage the Green Status Confirmation (GSC) process
  • Assist CLT members and Country GRC Manager to identify and report key weaknesses in local processes, set up and monitor appropriate remediation plans, provide Area GRC with professional evaluation of internal controls system status
  • Under coordination of Area GRC , evaluate the necessity, and eventually undertake and manage (also with external support, if needed) , special engagement for internal assessment and remediation on specific areas or processes
  • Liaise with CLT members and local GRC Manager to gain full understanding of local projects and their potential impacts on internal controls (i.e. IT projects, new business areas, etc.). Propose solution in order to maintain adequate assurance level
  • Prepare, coordinate and assist Local functions before / during External and Internal Audit engagements
  • Monthly presentation to GRC Manager of the progress report about Governance Implementation and Audit remediation with specific focus and comments on Key Controls issues,
  • Effectively use Group monitoring tools (GRC data base);
  • Proactively cooperate with Area GRC in preparation of monthly reviews with Group GRC and High Level Reviews within the Function Leadership teams
  • Assist with the coordination of yearend inventory counts and year-end audits for the BU and the Plant
  • Assist in ensuring data integrity between interface of different systems
  • Ensure proper process and procedures are taken while completing physical counts
  • Ensure validity of information between systems are reconciled
  • Meets with respective departments and provides support for the creation and implementation of policies and procedures

Who we are looking for:

  • University or bachelor’s degree, preferably in Economics, Accounting, Finance;
  • Previous experience in external or internal audit required:
  • Experience in process improvement and project management;
  • Ability to gain an understanding of business processes and to identify risks/opportunities;
  • Self-motivated, Goal orientation, problem-solving skills and teamwork;
  • Fluent in English, other language is considered a plus.;
  • Knowledge of MS Office, SAP is desirable, the knowledge of HFM and Essbase is a plus;
  • Good analytical skills and data accuracy

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

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