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The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

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As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: San Rafael, San Jose, Costa Rica

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 07 - Internal Audit

Date Published: 16-Jun-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR

The Kraft Heinz Internal Audit Department’s vision is to add value by providing objective and innovative assurance and advisory services.  When performing our work- we evaluate risks- controls and governance processes. Further- we provide the board of directors- audit committee- and KH senior management reasonable assurance that the financial data used to make business decisions and to communicate to the public is true and accurate. We also identify business improvement opportunities (i.e. efficiency and effectiveness of operations) to make our business better.  We accomplish our mission by recruiting and developing talent for the entire corporation- providing high-quality services to support the department’s vision.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Senior Internal Auditor will execute internal audits under the direction of the Internal Audit Manager and Zone Audit Director.  The Senior Internal Auditor based at the Internal Audit Center of Excellence will perform audits across multiple zones- including- LATAM- United States and Canada- as well as global audits.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conduct business process reviews so as to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over the business cycles;
  • Conduct business process reviews to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of operations;
  • Conduct reviews to assess the accuracy of the financial statements;
  • Conduct reviews to evaluate IT applications and the adequacy/efficiency of accounting- financial and operating procedures established for IT control purposes;
  • Determine compliance with established Finance and/or IT policies and Sarbanes Oxley legislation;
  • Prepare reports based upon audit results- audit documentation- and client responses;
  • Effectively communicate audit observations via update meetings and closing conferences with management personnel.

Communication:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing by adopting appropriate communication style to individuals at all levels of the organization and remaining open to disagreement or new ideas.
  • Articulate understanding of business areas under review- and demonstrates thorough test work and solid rationale for potential audit issues.
  • Update Audit Manager and Zone Audit Director as needed on audit progress and potential issues in a timely manner.

Leadership:

  • Develop an open and honest working relationship with those being audited and maintain a professional approach at all times.
  • Share best practices- tools and testing methodologies with other team members- and contribute to departmental projects.
  • Will be managing an audit team- and will be the key point of contact with those being audited.
  • Displays leadership and project management skills to complete quality work on time with budgeted resources.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance/Business Administration- Accounting and/or in Computer Science- MIS- or other relevant field;
  • 4 plus years professional experience in an audit related role within a Big-4 accounting firm and/or large corporation’s internal audit department preferred.  Additional finance experience would be a plus
  • General knowledge of risk/control frameworks (COSO- COBIT) required;
  • A professional accounting/audit certification (CPA- CIA- etc.) or IT (CISA- CIA- CISM- etc.) certification preferred.  If not certified- a certification (CIA- CISA) will be expected within one year of joining the department;
  • FMCG/Manufacturing experience preferred;
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience preferred;
  • US GAAP/IFRS experience preferred;
  • SAP knowledge preferred;
  • Goal-oriented and outgoing with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to think and work analytically;
  • Ability to develop strong and lasting relationships with all levels of management;
  • Willingness to travel (75%);
  • Must fluently speak English

The qualified candidate must be able to work with multiple organizations and teams- consistently meet deadlines and work well under time constraints and be able to quickly learn and understands diverse business areas/systems.

This position offers high career visibility with the potential to move into various roles within the Kraft Heinz Company.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity