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Internal Audit Manager

  • Singapore
  • On-site
  • Permanent Full-Time
  • Posted: 11 Jul 2024
Finance - Mobile
Internal Audit Manager

About the job

About the role
Corporate Internal Audit, Singapore Hub, is responsible for internal audits and risk management in China, North Asia & Oceania (CNAO) and Asia & Middle East (AME) Zones of Danone. The combined zones have a net sales exceeding € 5 b, in around twenty countries. The audit activities in the zone includes conducting audits within Danone’s risk assessment framework, report critical risks and deviations from corporate framework with a view to manage overall financial and operational risks of Danone. The role will require engagement with external auditors and management teams with the goal to add value to the local businesses by making clear recommendations and feedback to improve the business processes and controls. 
The Primary purpose of the role would be to 

- Deliver audit plan of the Singapore Hub using strong data analytics, audit techniques and business knowledge  

- Work towards achieving standardisation of audit methodologies across the global team  

- Focus on new ideas and techniques used in the new remote based audit world 


Key Responsibilities
- Responsible for financial and operational audits of the companies in the Group with attention to internal controls, compliance with corporate policies and financial statements 

- Monitor implementation of audit findings with the local management and update the follow-up report for management 

- Schedule, plan and co-ordinate the execution of Internal audits according to the annual audit plan including managing audits at business locations 

- Perform business audits including process
 reviews, evaluation of the business and financial controls, policies and procedures 

- Collaborate with other functions for general process improvements recommendation and share good practices to local management 

- Use data & analytics to analyze and evaluate internal controls in various processes 

- Strive for continuous improvements of audit program, work process and audit team 

About you

The following technical skills and experience

- Accounting, Finance or Business Studies degree (professional qualification will be preferred) 

- At least 5-7 years of progressive internal or external auditing experience, preferably with Big 4 audit firm experiences and FMCG environment 

- Strong verbal and written communication skills in English  

- Ability to influence and connect with different levels of employees, including the senior management and local staff 

- Knowledge of SAP and auditing in computerized systems with data analytics tools 

- Willingness to travel extensively (25%) in Asia Pacific, China & Middle East 


These soft skills

- Ability to create and build a sustainable network internally & externally with all stakeholders 

- Ability to work independently and possesses strong sense of responsibility and ownership 

- Effective in time management and planning skills 

- Proactive and takes initiative 

- Self-driven, persistent and able to hold his or her own 

- Strong team player 

- Additional knowledge of other Asian language would be an advantage 

- Agile, Accountable & decisive, Human-centric, Inclusive & collaborative, Courageous with Empathy. 

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About Danone


Do things your way. At Danone Singapore, we believe that our teams work best when they are empowered to work flexibly – this is why our hybrid working policy allows you to agree the right balance of homeworking and office working, in line with yours and the team’s needs. 


Focus on development – your way 

With a suite of learning opportunities and a strong focus on in-role development, your line manager will work closely with you to help unlock your career ambitions within Danone. Working here you will enjoy a fast-paced, complex environment, which is packed with opportunities for the entrepreneurial spirit. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as evian, Dumex and Aptamil, and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. 


Our values 

We live by our core ‘HOPE’ values – H is for Humanism, as people are at the heart of everything we do. O is for Openness, welcoming new ideas from the world we live in. P is for Proximity, as we believe that building close relationships leads to better understanding and trust. E is for Enthusiasm, for those who are as passionate as we are about bringing health through food to as many people as possible. 


Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU. For more information about Danone, our divisions and culture, please visit careers.danone.com 




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Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, we are a leading global food & beverage company built on four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition.