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Internal Control Finance Lead

Anheuser-Busch InBev
Jukskei Park Bryanston, 2191 North Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing date
Apr 26, 2024

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Full Time
Dreaming big is in our DNA. It's who we are as a company. It's our culture. It's our heritage. And more than ever, it's our future. A future where we're always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life's moments. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential. The power we create together - when we combine your strengths with ours - is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?

The Key Purpose of this role is overseeing, managing, and enhancing the internal control framework and processes within an organization. This involves strategic collaboration on the planning, policy development, risk assessment, and collaboration with various departments to ensure compliance and operational efficiency.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Operational and Internal Control Leadership on the strategic goals of the function.
  • Drive the execution of the strategic vision for the internal controls function in alignment with organizational goals and industry best practices.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Internal Control specialists, ensuring effective collaboration and optimal performance

Risk Mitigation and Compliance:
  • Implement and maintain a robust Internal Control Framework (MICS), Delegation of Authority (DAG) and Policies that encompass all critical business processes, systems, and functions.
  • Establish and implement methodologies to drive consistency and continuous compliance monitoring across the different functions within Africa Internal Controls and the broader global Internal controls community.
  • Lead and manage strategic projects that are vital to achieving the organization's overall objectives and vision.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:
  • Conduct regular enterprise-wide risk assessments to identify and prioritize potential risks associated with internal controls and business processes.
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies to minimize identified risks and enhance the overall control environment.

Process reviews and improvement:
  • Oversee and coordinate internal audit activities to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance with, control requirement, DAG, policies and procedures.
  • Review audit findings and recommendations, working with stakeholders to implement corrective actions and improvements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for enhancing processes, controls, and operational efficiencies.
  • Drive initiatives to optimize the internal control processes by leveraging data and benchmarking business/industry best practice to improve the effectiveness and compliance of business processes that meet the organizational goals.

Stakeholder Communication and Reporting:
  • Key point of contact to the business for internal control queries on MICS, DAG, SODs and Finance Control policies.
  • Key contact for local external auditors; ensures alignment on timelines, scoping, progress, reporting of results, etc.
  • Communicate effectively with senior management, audit committees, and stakeholders regarding internal controls status, audit results, and recommended actions.
  • Prepare and present periodic reports on internal control assessments, compliance, and performance to Functional and BU leadership.
  • Effectively drive the combined assurance objective by collaborating with GRM and external auditors to optimize improvement opportunities.

Key Competencies and Attributes:
  • Strong leadership skill with prior experience in managing high performing teams.
  • Strong understanding of internal control frameworks, risk assessment methodologies, and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with conflicting priorities and deadlines

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Relevant certifications such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Accountant (CA), or similar are beneficial.
  • Previous experience in internal controls, auditing, risk management, or compliance (5+ years).
  • Previous experience in Sarbanes Oxley (SOx).
  • Data Analytics Skills (non-negotiable)
  • Proficient in using software and tools (SAP, PowerBi, SQL) for data analysis and documentation.
  • Exposure to Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector preferred in the areas of manufacturing, distribution and finance would be advantageous.

Additional Information:
  • Band: VI

SAB/ABInBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made in line with SAB/ABInBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing.

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