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Manager Internal audit

Date: Aug 11, 2017

Location: Paris, France

Company: Fast Retailing Group

Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. is a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing worldwide under seven main brands: Paris-based Comptoir des Cotonniers and Princesse tam.tam, New York-based Theory and Helmut Lang, Los Angeles-based J Brand, and Tokyo-based UNIQLO and GU. With global sales of approximately 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, Fast Retailing is currently the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company. The Fast Retailing corporate statement is changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, the company is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about Fast Retailing and its apparel brands, please visit www.fastretailing.com

General Description of Role:

 

  • Supports all Fast Retailing Brands and divisions: Uniqlo, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse Tam Tam, Theory, Helmut Lang, and J Brand
  • Participate in fast-paced audit assignments that are focused on evaluating the company’s internal control framework and business operations. Audits may be based in EU (Paris or London) or abroad.
  • Audits occur at headquarter level, brand level and store level.
  • Positioned to directly impact the organization through suggestions relating to process improvement and tightening internal control procedures as required.
  • Interact with multiple levels of management in Europe, US and Asia.
  • Co-work with members of global internal audit team, based on project needs.

 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

 

 

  • Perform and manage/self-manage audit tasks ,including planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of auditors
  • Coach and guide other members of the audit team, when necessary
  • Participate in global internal audit assignments
  • Perform routine and recurring audits as outlined in the annual audit plan in accordance with company standards
  • Perform ad hoc audits as requested by management.
  • Prepare persuasive, clear internal audit reports reflecting results of work performed
  • Create and maintain reports and analyses for management
  • Make suggestions for process improvement throughout the organization.
  • Make recommendations for correcting unsatisfactory conditions, improving operations, and reducing costs
  • Assure the execution of action plans are timely and effective by performing follow up audits
  • Perform annual tests of internal controls as described in the company’s JSOx control framework (limited in EU).

 

 


 

Qualifications for Position:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Min 7 years of audit experience - mix between public accounting and public company as an auditor/consultant preferred
  • 3 years supervisory experience
  • IT audit experience a plus
  • CPA and/or CIA and/or CISA required
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently with limited required direction and guidance
  • Effective at written and verbal communication
  • Good report creation and analysis skills
  • Detail oriented but able to quickly grasp the “big picture”
  • Results oriented with ability to meet deadlines on assignments, juggle multiple demands and to work with all types of individuals up to and including the CFO/CEO.
  • Strong skills in relationship building, problem solving, and timely problem escalation
  • Willing to travel when necessary – approximately 40%. Includes bi-annual trips to Japan.
  • Affinity towards business systems, including ability to data dive and research transactions
  • Overall knowledge of the Apparel/Retail industry
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects.
  • Ability to work within strict time frames and resolute deadlines.
  • Proficiency in PC skills (preferably with the Microsoft Office suite of products)
  • Knowledge of general computer controls and security concepts
  • Knowledge of J-SOx (or US Sarbanes-Oxley)

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fast Retailing does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or because of any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

 

Posting Notes: Paris || Paris (FR-75) || France (FR) || Experienced Professional || Corporate || FASTRETAILING || EX:OUT || FAST RETAILING ||