Senior Manager, Global Store Internal Control - DFS9112795 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

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Job Description

The Internal Control Manager, Global Stores, will be in charge of implementing an Internal Control Unit within the Global Store finance function at DFS Worldwide and rolling out a Compliance and Internal Control Framework for global store network. His/her main objectives are to reinforce the general control environment, and to implement preventive, detective and corrective measures at country level. This will be accomplished through close partnership with Operations, Risk Management, Support Functions and Auditors.

Key Responsibilities:

• Improve the overall level of internal control at DFS stores (including airports + T Gallerias) by providing cohesion and support across the 3 lines of defense.
• Standardise and publish the worldwide store standard operating policies and ensure best practices are shared across all global stores.
• Work closely with all Finance Directors of each country to 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, Risk Management 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 internal control training programmes that are aligned with the business needs and strategic objectives to support compliance and internal controls.
• Regular update/reporting to DFS 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.
• Proficient spoken and written English.
• Aptitude to analyze and work with large amounts of data in electronic format.
• 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.