Manager – IT Audit – Corporate Internal Audit

adidas Group
Herzogenaurach, Germany
Excellent (Grade M4)
18 Jun 2018
18 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


adidas Corporate Internal Audit offers a unique career opportunity to work with a variety of its businesses in different systems and business units around the world. You will have exposure to and interaction with all levels of a leading global brand, from understanding how individual contributors execute their roles to briefing senior leaders on audit findings and materiality. You will be part of a high-performance team, consisting of individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds and business experience who have a passion for sports; and a high desire to succeed. adidas’ Global IT journey in digitalization offers many great opportunities to explore emerging risks around cloud, mobility, cyberspace, large system deployments, and third party management.

Role Expectations:

  • As a Manager in IT Audit you will support the execution of audit projects both locally and in adidas global locations and assess risk by considering end-to-end processes and controls
  • You will assess business and technology risks, analysing current controls, and creating audit reports for senior leaders and auditees
  • You will bring outside perspectives on audit practices and emerging risks to adidas;
  • Support the Corporate Internal Audit senior leadership team in the organisation and execution of individual audits in accordance with the audit plan with reference to the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), as well as the Group Internal Audit charter
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of opening & closing presentations to senior management and executives alike.

Principal Accountabilities:

80%: Assess, analyze, and report out on audit projects as assigned. Activities include risk assessment, project participation, communication and reporting of findings to senior management.

  • Perform audits: Analyze business processes and standards using a risk-based approach for various areas of a business/function. Document, validate, and share audit findings with senior management
  • Project Participation: Participating with a team of peers through the full audit process. Reporting to the project lead with shared accountability for the successful identification, analysis, and reporting of identified risks, and to be able to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
  • Strategic business partner: Working with key business/functional leaders in an advisory role to understand and assess risks to develop a robust, relevant, and risk-based subject matter expertise

20%: Propose, review, and complete strategic initiatives within and outside the department.

  • Champion various initiatives aimed at continuous improvement of the audit approach, follow-up, internal training documents and strategies, and strategic risk projects, system implementation, business readiness, and other key initiatives

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in cloud computing, SAP audit and 3rd party risk assessments
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity, desire to learn, discover and seek opportunities for improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to and assume various roles within a team environment and have cultural awareness to working in a global team
  • Demonstrates initiative, strong judgment, and commitment for results
  • Degree of mobility with desire to travel to locations globally  (business related travel intensity varies from 20-30% per year)
  • Effective English presentation and communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and composure to deal comfortably with senior executives including ability to communicate complex IT topics to non-IT personnel
  • Compelling development potential with ambition to build international career in the world of sports
  • Diversity skills to connect with people and management styles across different cultures
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience of working with approved IT control and operational standards such as CoBIT or ITIL

Preferred Skills:

  • Additional language skills, specifically German, a value-added benefit
  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity framework and AWS audit experience
  • Working knowledge of CAAT such as ACL and IDEA
  • Knowledge of SQL and Python scripting

Requisite Education / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Recognised university degree, with good academic standing
  • Completion of CISA/CISSP designation
  • Additional Professional Audit Qualifications, including Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), qualified Chartered Professional Accountant or international equivalent (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CA) very beneficial
  • 3-6 years internal and / or external IT audit experience with specific focus on IT general controls in accordance with COBIT framework, ISACA, PCI DSS


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