Director, Internal Control - DFS9112589 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

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Job Description

The Internal Control Director will be in charge of implementing an Internal Control Department at DFS and rolling out a Compliance and Internal Control Framework worldwide. His/her main objectives are to reinforce the general control environment, and to implement preventive, detective and corrective measures, both at Corporate and Divisional level. This will be accomplished through close partnership with Operations, Support Functions and Auditors.

Key Responsibilities:

• Improve the overall level of internal control at DFS by providing cohesion and support across the 3 lines of defense.
• Create and manage a worldwide network of internal controllers based in different regions (3 to 5 controllers throughout DFS global network).
• Launch internal control and anti-fraud initiatives.
• Coordinate store audits and internal controls self-assessments.
• Track internal and external audit findings and ensure prompt resolution.
• Implement internal control reporting tools and dashboards.
• Work on regulatory compliance processes in conjunction with DFS Legal and Supply Chain Departments.
• Drive operational best practice sharing across the global store network.
• Participate in any ad hoc projects as assigned by the Senior Management.
• Identify training gaps, create and implement training programmes that are aligned with the business needs and strategic objectives to support compliance and internal controls.
• Chair the Internal Control session at the Internal Audit & Risk Committees.

Key Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree required in accounting, finance or business administration.
• At least 10 years experience in Big 4 and/or in retail multinational companies working in internal control designs, operations or internal audit.
• High degree of integrity and confidentiality.
• Able to effectively operate in a fast paced and multi-culturally diverse environment.
• Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
• Confident, do not shy away from conflict and is comfortable working in teams.
• Ability to work with all levels of personnel, drive best practices where multiple stakeholders are involved and interact with Senior Management.
• Proficient spoken and written English.
• Aptitude to analyze and work with large amounts of data in electronic format.