Internal Audit Manager

@GMG posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

About GMG:

GMG is a global well-being company retailing, distributing and manufacturing a portfolio of leading international and home-grown brands across sport, food and health sectors. Its vision is to inspire people to win in ways that make the world better. Today, GMG’s investments span across four key verticals: GMG Sports, GMG Food, GMG Health, and GMG Consumer Goods. Under the ownership and management of the Baker family, it has become a leading global company, affiliated with the world’s most successful and respected brands in the well-being sector. Working across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, GMG has introduced more than 120 brands into its markets.

About the Role:

The role holder is responsible for managing and executing Audit and Assurance plans for GMG within the group. Scope of role will include Risk Assessment, Developing Annual Audit Plan, Roll out Internal Audit projects. This role is ‘Individual Contributor’ role as well leading a team of junior auditors.

Key Accountabilities:

  • 1) Diagnostic Audits & Special Assignment
    • Prepare kick-off presentation by determining audit objectives, audit scope and audit

    timelines, etc. as per Group Internal Audit format.

    • Determine the auditing procedures to be used, including statistical sampling and the use of electronic data processing tools.
    • Perform functional, financial, operational or compliance audits as per annual internal audit plan and special management requests. Guide the team to deliver the planned assignments as per the defined scope and coverage of risks
    • Identifies key risk exposures and mitigating factors during the audit review.
    • Carry out the ‘Retail operations’ audits at the stores and warehouse locations as per the audit plan / defined checklist to identify the improvement and recommend action plans to improve. Review the work assigned to individual auditors
    • Track the audit actions for timely and effectively implementation on monthly basis.

    Support the local management wherever required in implementation of action plans. Prepare follow-up presentations for the management.

    • Review all audit files including working papers, audit program, draft report as per internal audit standard.
    • Review the draft reports before submission to Head/VP. Coordinate with process owners to receive responses on the draft report and review the action plans to finalize the report, prepare executive summary to share with Senior Management, send post audit survey and receive feedback on the report
    • Ensure Internal Audit communication protocol is followed for all communication with

    process owners/ auditees. Coordinate with process owners during the field work and
    timely report to Head/Senior Audit Manager/VP.

    • Support the management team on other tasks as appropriate during the transition phases /special projects
    • Provide advisory services for new process changes, business changes, etc.
    • Manages the development and maintenance of auditee and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.

    Quality Management & Process Improvements:

    • Ensure the quality standards are maintain as per the internal or industrial standards by managing Audit project related DATA, planning documents and working sheets
    • Review the quality of the final delivery of reports to make sure the information, DATA

    presented are accurate and valid or relevant to the project

    • Ensure all projects are tracked through progress tracking mechanism and provide regular updates to the HOD or Senior Manager Internal Audit timely

    Data Analytics:

    • Have good knowledge of data analysis tools – ACL, Tableau, Power BI, or similar to

    identify the key risk indicators as an input for the audit assignment.

    • Assists the Audit Manager in carrying out analysis assignments by extracting and

    analyzing system records and exception reports.

    • Identify new key risk indicators (KRIs) for exception reporting across various business

    segments as part of continuous control monitoring process.

    Team Management/ Other activities:

    • Support in recruitment of team as per the plan
    • Defines goals and key performance indicators for each member of the team and ensures effective implementation of the performance management process
    • Develops talent within the team by providing guidance, mentoring and coaching to achieve the defined goals
  • Drives a culture of feedback and coaching in the Business Unit/ Department by providing feedback on an ongoing basis, identifying development needs and coaching the employees on the areas of improvement
    • Train and coach the team members for Audit/Loss Prevention and Inventory process
    • Closely work with local business leaders to support in business initiatives and define

    required process.

    • Be proactive and adaptable to changing environment to add value to the business.
    • Identify new key risk indicators (KRIs) for exception reporting across various business

    segments as part of continuous control monitoring process.

    • Actively participate in knowledge transfer sessions for the team.
    • Coordinate with Audit Manager and respective stakeholders to carry out Annual Risk Assessment exercise including preparation of risk assessment questionnaire, tracking response, consolidating results and preparing management presentations related to same.


Job Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in finance / Accounting or a related subject.
    • Working towards Professional qualifications such as CIA, CFE, CA, ACCA, CPA or other qualification relevant to Internal Audit
    • Good background in computer applications such as MS office, Visio, DATA visualization/analytical tool/software experience
    • Over 10 years of post-qualification relevant experience in Audit/Loss Prevention and Inventory management
    • Industry preference – Retail or FMCG

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