General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 30-May-2023

Ref #: R-70339

Description & Requirements

Position Summary: 

The Global Head of Internal Controls is responsible for providing leadership to drive an effective and efficient control environment at Kraft HeinzThe position provides broad exposure to all levels of management- and you will act as a true Business Partner to ensure effective and efficient control activities- that balance risk and reward.  This role will report into the Global Controller and based in Chicago. 


Primary Responsibilities: 


  • Responsible for leading the Sarbanes Oxley program- including annual risk assessment- annual scoping and planning- testing/re-performance- remediation guidance and status communication 

  • Maintains the global internal control framework- self-assessment of controls- fraud risk assessment and continuous control monitoring programs 

  • Communicating across the organization to drive control awareness and accountability- including updating Senior Leaders on progress against the annual SOX plan and other Internal Control activities 

  • Oversee the quarterly Management Representation Letter process- including compiling and communicating all exceptions identified via the process- as well as assessing the certifications and sub-certifications to address risks of the business as they evolve 

  • Serve as the Coordinator for the Management Approval Committee 

  • Partner with external auditor to support the integrated external audit 

  • Lead the remediation of and report on identified internal control deficiencies 

  • Provide leadership to the off-shore Internal Controls Center of Excellence to drive efficiencies in testing methods- including automation opportunities 

  • Lead a team of 60+ controls specialists across business process- ITGC’s and automated controls 

  • Periodically review and provide feedback on financial and operational policies 

  • Support various Corporate project initiatives- reviewing process designs and approving end to end controls framework 

  • Partner with various business leaders to provide input into business processes and controls and incorporate operational controls into self-assessment and testing plan 

  • Use technology and data analytics to enhance effectiveness of internal controls 

  • Identify opportunities for direct staff development through coaching and training; identify opportunities for and lead broader organizational training for internal controls to promote a culture of strong awareness of internal controls 

  • Self-development through on-the-job coaching- special assignments- formal training- audit and control roundtable group discussions and regular staff meetings for sharing best practices 





  • Minimum 15 years of experience- including 5+ years in Big 4 in Finance/Accounting/Audit/Controls required 

  • Experienced in leading an internal controls team in a global and complex environment 

  • Exceptional leadership- master relationship builder and high level of discernment 

  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to influence across the organization and externally 

  • Excellent and confident in communicating with senior level executives internally and externally 

  • An orientation toward process and detail mindedness Strong analytical and quantitative skills and superior accounting skills 

  • Strong project management and organizational skills 

  • BA/BS degree in accounting or finance; Advanced Degree in Finance- Accounting or Systems a plus 

  • MBA or business related Masters Degree- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) are preferred but not required 

  • Consumer packaged goods (CPG) or Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) experience are preferred 

  • Willing to travel 10% 

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.