Req ID:  1879
Location: 

Venice, Italy

Date:  26-Jan-2023

Internal Control Manager

Our Company

​DFS Group is the World’s leading luxury retailer catering to the traveling public. DFS operates both duty free concessions in airport and downtown luxury T-Gallerias offering customers a wide array of designer and luxury brands.

In 2016 DFS opened its first European T Galleria, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, in the very heart of Venice, few steps from Rialto Bridge. ​Thanks to its fascinating restoration and cross-cultural organization, Fondaco dei Tedeschi provided a “destination in the destination” from the very beginning: our Italian crew guide and inspire visitors through a holistic experience, making contemporary the long tradition of this historical building that dates to XIII century.

​Fondaco dei Tedeschi is a fascinating building with a unique offer, but it’s our People that bring Fondaco to live everyday. Our women, our men, bring Fondaco to life, through their attitudes, values and competencies, moving together as one unique being.


Job Description

Internal Audit Manager will be in charge of implementing an auditing department at DFS Italia and rolling out an Internal Control Framework. His/her objective are to reinforce the general control environment and to implement preventive, detective and corrective measures. He/she add values and improve our operations by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes, throughout appropriate procedures and operational instructions.

Key Responsibilities:

Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations
Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans
Obtain, analyse and evaluate accounting documentation
Prepare and present reports that reflect audit’s results and document process
Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement
Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings
Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions
Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards
Coordinate store audits and internal control self assessments
Drive operational best practices
AML and cash control/periodic meeting and reporting
Business Continuity Plan Management and update  
Review POS Exception Reports and proactively follow up on potential exceptions
Standard Operating Procedures management
Controlling the respect of procedures and SOPs within the division (Internal Audit)

Key Requirements

Strong analytic and problem-solving capabilities and the ability to identify solutions and recommendations that effectively address business and control needs
Strong understanding of accounting principles, control procedures and audit techniques
Ability to multi-task effectively, responding to changing business priorities and deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively with team members across multiple divisions and departments
Commitment to excellence and continual improvement
High degree of integrity and confidentiality

DFS is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy and practice to employ, promote and treat all employees and applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency and to provide all employees with a workplace that is free of discrimination. Employment decisions are based on qualifications such as education, work experience and talent, and are made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis protected by law.