Diageo CAS CARM lead in Bogota, Colombia




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Diageo’s Business Shared Services aim to leverage the Finance Operating Model by supporting standard processes and systems with effective and efficient shared services across Diageo Finance and other service lines, provided by a trusted outsource partner and by internal services regionally. Business services have an employee base of more than 1,000 FTEs providing various services from back office transactional processing to statutory reporting activities. It also encompasses a significant part of the group’s Financial Planning and Reporting activities and Treasury activities. GDBS is increasingly playing a central role in governance and compliance for Diageo and has been charged by the CFO to be Diageo’s control exemplar accountable for the execution of control in shared services including SOX/ CARM compliance, irrespective of whether delivered from Budapest/ elsewhere or by Diageo/ outsourced providers.

Risk Management & Controls Junior Manager role is to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley s404 compliance through global Control Assurance and Risk Management processes. Main responsibilities of the role are:

  • To lead the Control & Audit compliance agenda within GDBS or Group Functions

  • To support the Management in delivering best-in-class control environment, increase control and compliance awareness and coordinate / ensure smooth delivery of internal control procedures

  • Provide management support during internal (GAR) and external audit

Purpose of Role

The overall purpose of the role to provide central risk management, control oversight and SOX governance over Diageo’s global business shared services, markets or Group Functions and support the Management in delivering best-in-class control environment, increase control and compliance awareness and coordinate / ensure smooth delivery of internal control procedures.

Top Accountabilities

  • Support and hold the GDBS / Group Functions / in-market teams to account to achieve flawless delivery of CARM cycle steps (mapping, scoping, test of design and effectiveness, audit issue management (i.e. documentation, remediation action follow up, reporting and re-testing), reporting (RMC, ARC, ECD, market), timely and accurate documentation in BWise, all in line with RASCI) without adverse impact on the YE CARM rating.

  • Ensure aligned and streamlined CARM methodology / communications structure / market reporting across GDBS, markets and Group Functions are embedded to achieve more timely and insightful controls & compliance information for stakeholders.

  • Support new migration pipeline into GDBS, markets and Group Functions from a controls & compliance perspective (Control mapping, assessment update, warranty testing, etc.).

  • Coordination of the tasks of CARM Champions / Risk & Control specialists / analysts. Provide people management support for own Team.

  • Support the GDBS compliance and ethics agenda to ensure exemplary behaviours and compliance across the business with global policies and guidelines.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

  • University / College degree in accountancy / finance / business

  • Excellent English knowledge

  • Audit experience (internal/external) and/or SOX experience is an advantage but can be replaced by thorough accountancy / finance / controlling / FMCG business / shared service process understanding (min. 3 - 5 years)

  • Ability to identify risks and can apply them to broad areas

  • Ability to communicate and co-ordinate with different stakeholders in an effective way

  • Good ability on prioritization, urgency, problem solving and decision making

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