Internal Control Strategy Expert
Posting date 10 Sep 2019
Location Toulouse Area, France
External code NB_10456679
Job family Strategy & Policy & ERM
Contract type Permanent Contract
Experience level Professional
Working Time Full time
Internal Control Strategy Expert
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
A vacancy for an Internal Control Strategy Expert has arisen within Airbus (Commercial Aircraft) in Toulouse. You will join the Internal Control and Compliance Department within Finance.
The Finance Internal Control and Compliance function has been appointed to work in line with the overall strategic objectives of the business. The Internal Control &Compliance team is in charge of:
¤ Developing and deploying of the Internal Control Framework and defining Internal Control priorities
¤ Developing and deploying the Finance Compliance Roadmap
¤ Reviewing financial control standards and ensuring the consistent implementation on a global scale
¤ Preparing and coordinating of independent Self-Assessment checks (review of prior self-assessment questionnaire of global Finance Functions to evaluate Internal Controls conformance levels) and assessment cycles incl. development of the methodology, its testing and documentation
¤ Providing awareness sessions and coaching for internal control matters on a global scale
¤ Supporting management in their efforts to continuously improve controls and sustainably remediate control deficiencies
¤ Providing regular and consistent status updates to Senior Management, Auditors and other external stakeholders
¤ Managing and securing the implementation of a harmonised Internal Control Governance structure within Finance
The Internal Control and Compliance team works thereby cross-divisionally and -functionally and maintains close interfaces with relevant internal as well as external stakeholders.
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
¤ Defining, formulating and aligning Internal Control (IC) strategy with key stakeholders and overviewing its according implementation in accordance to Airbus overall business objectives.
¤ Identifying and determining main trends within Internal Controls & Compliance (IC&C); deriving and strategically assessing the impact on our business and the necessity to build up according capabilities / expertise.
¤ Defining and driving implementation of short, medium and long-term initiatives to improve efficiency and quality of IC&C and hence, playing a key role in developing and arming the department for the future.
¤ Defining, setting-up and driving implementation of role concepts (activity-split) and according responsibilities with regard to IC&C documentation, testing and evidence tracking; in charge of reviewing its consistent implementation / adherence on a global scale.
¤ Actively driving standardisation of Internal Controls & Compliance processes across International Finance whilst maintaining strict alignment with international standards.
¤ Acting as an advisor to senior management and defining recommendations of Internal Controls improvements based on international standards.
¤ Representing the Internal Controls & Compliance function to the internal and external stakeholders and management levels.
You will have the following skills and experience:
¤ Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics or equivalent with at least 12 years of relevant job experience
OR Master's Degree in Business, Economics or equivalent with at least 10 years of relevant job experience
¤ Solid understanding of internal control concepts with the ability to evaluate and determine the adequacy of controls by considering global legal / compliance risks (at least 3 years of experience)
¤ international experience
¤ Advanced knowledge of Internal Control framework, international standards
¤ Auditing experience would be an advantage
¤ Project Management
¤ Diplomacy and discretion
¤ Be autonomous, efficient and able to prioritise
¤ Understand complex contexts quickly and explain them clearly / concisely, and propose practical solutions
¤ Able to drive implementation / standardisation / alignment in a complex corporate environment
¤ Possess Intercultural competence and empathy as well as positive attitude
¤ Committed to deliver high quality and go the extra mile
¤ Language skills: Negotiation level of English and at least one other language (preferably German or French or Spanish), other language knowledge would be advantageous
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.
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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.