With 11,000 people in 35 countries, COFCO International is the overseas agriculture business platform for COFCO Corporation, China's largest food and agriculture company.
COFCO International is focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains, with assets across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
The company trades with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market. In 2018, COFCO International handled over 100 million tonnes of related commodities with revenues of $31bn.
The company is accelerating its growth to create a world-class integrated global agriculture supply chain, anchored in China and competing globally.
Job Purpose :
COFCO International (CIL) is seeking a Manager Internal Audit (Central Europe) based in Bucharest. This role will primarily focus on internal audit of the Central Europe region, and will also support audits in other regions as a part of EMEA team.
The Manager Internal Audit will assist the Director Internal Audit, EMEA and wider Internal Audit teams in providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services, designed to add value and to improve the operations of the company;
in accordance with the CIL Internal Audit Charter, CIL Internal Audit Methodology, and the Institute of Internal Auditor's, USA (in terms of its definition of Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics, and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing).
This individual will demonstrate a high level of professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Other responsibilities include :
Effectively plan, coordinate, and conduct periodic audits of operational and financial areas in accordance with approved Annual Audit Plan;
and as per adhoc audit requests from senior management;
Interacts with senior and mid-level management of Central Europe and other regions;
Help determine whether the Company’s risk management systems, control and governance processes are adequate and functioning in manner commensurate with size of the company’s operations;
Successfully manage and cultivate key relationships to ensure that Internal Audit’s scope of work and the objectives of the organization are completed in a cost-effective and timely manner;
Exercise excellent judgment and initiative in handling business issues of significance to Internal Audit and the company;
Draft work papers / audit procedures, document work performed, written communications of audit and consulting engagement results.
Review : Peer review the work papers and the draft internal audit reports;
Remediation testing : Coordinate and follow-up on open audit issues with action owners;
Has project management responsibility for leading the direction and accomplishments of overall goals and objectives of audits;
Discharges responsibilities in a manner consistent with The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Code of Ethics, International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Statement of Responsibilities.
Education and Qualifications
International internal audit qualification e.g. CIA (IIA, USA);
Preferably has an internationally recognized accounting qualification e.g. CPA;
Knowledge and understanding of internal control framework e.g. COSO.
More than 7 years working experience, with minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in internal audit including financial auditing;
External audit (e.g., Big 4) and / or internal audit (e.g., Fortune 500) experience is highly desirable;
Experience in Commodity trading will be preferred;
Experience of working in Central Europe or Romania will be an added advantage;
Language skills : Fluent in English and Romanian language;
Excellent project management and communication (both verbal and written) skills, including the ability to effectively and confidentially interact with CIL’s senior management;
Strong analytical skills and excellent business acumen (e.g. knowledge of business drivers, finding solutions and knowledge of accounting, finance and other business areas);
Knowledgeable in the requirements of IFRS;
A team player who can work independently;
Self-starter, self-motivated and energetic;
Ability to travel internationally;
Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation;
Open minded and objective viewpoint;
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point (preferred : SAP);
Preferably has data analytics skills e.g. IDEA, ACL, Arbutus.
Should be willing to travel at least 50% of the time.