Internal Audit Manager | French Speaking

Watford, UK
Competitive salary
04 May 2021
07 May 2021
Job role
Audit, Internal audit
Experience level
Internal Audit Manager - French Speaking


Refreshing have been exclusively engaged by an international retail group to lead the search for a an Internal Audit Manager. This is a stand-out opportunity for you to join one of the world's best known brands and help lead in a business critical function.

As a member of the Company's global Internal Audit team, the Manager will assist the EMEA region Director in managing the activities related to the Company's internal control environment and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance program, and execute a broad range of operational and compliance audits in line with the Company's global audit plan. This individual will report to the Director of Internal Audit for the EMEA region and coordinate with other internal audit department members, business areas, external auditors and third party service organizations.

Job description:
  • Train and supervise management testers with regards to the Company's SOX program. Assess control design, perform and review operating effectiveness testing, and evaluate tests results. Evaluation should consider effectiveness and efficiency of controls/SOX program.
  • Perform SOX walkthrough and process documentation, key control identification, test plan preparation, process control testing and assessment of process controls, remediation testing and roll forward testing.
  • Perform internal financial and operational audits of high-risk business processes in accordance with the global annual audit plan. Validate, assess and further define risks identified by IA management team, and develop audit programs and conduct audits accordingly. Ensure timely completion of audits.
  • Discuss progress of audit including findings with IA and local management team on a timely basis during the audit. Draft written audit report to management stating findings and recommendations in regard to systems, processes, internal controls and other appropriate matters.
  • Complete high-priority special assignments and investigations as requested by EMEA Director.
  • Actively assist in department management responsibilities as needed.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Related Discipline required.
  • Fluency in French (spoken and written)
  • Professional certification in accounting or audit discipline preferred, e.g., CA, CPA, CIA or equivalent.
  • 5+ Years' total work experience, with working knowledge and experience with US GAAP/SOX. Big 4 audit experience preferred. Retail audit experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, along with the ability to influence and demonstrate confidence in communications with senior level management.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently. Able to organize and prioritize tasks, make decisions and understand when to escalate matters and seek guidance.
  • Able to develop strong working relationships with management.
  • Able to develop and maintain confidence/trust of all and ensure highest level of confidentiality, integrity and ethics.
  • Estimated required travel is 20%

Please apply ASAP.


Due to the very high level of anticipated applications and queries we will receive, Refreshing will only be able to speak to those we feel might be suitable for the roles. Thanks in advance for your understanding

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