Director Internal Control & Profit Protection APAC

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

•    Help APAC management team raise awareness of internal control in Asia-Pacific and introduce/implement an internal control system that balances the need for control and operation efficiency, with the ultimate goal to support sustainable business growth. 
•    Protect profit of the company by addressing all aspects of risk and loss related to physical assets (e.g. stock, cash and fixed assets on different premises), including public and internal dishonesty, procedural failure, administrative error and wastage. Initiate and execute profit protection solutions.


Key Responsibilities:   

•    In co-operation with APAC management team, Asia-Pacific market Internal Control team and global Internal Control and Compliance, develop vision and strategy for internal control & compliance function
•    Work with APAC market Internal Control & Profit Protection team to develop annual plan on Profit Protection and Internal Control topics
•    Conduct visits to company premises, check on compliance of relevant policies and procedures and report on findings
•    Recommend corrective action plans and follow up on plan execution to ensure compliance
•    Update and revise corporate policies and procedures and authorization matrix based on ongoing business needs
•    Set up right mind-set on profit protection within APAC through proactive partnering with other functions
•    Provide coordination and assistances as required by company internal auditors and oversee completion of action plan
•    Manage the team and develop team capabilities on internal control, profit protections field
•    Be part of APAC compliance committee overseeing investigation of allegations allocated to Profit Protection in each Country & Cluster. 
•    Manage investigations effectively and ensure process issues identified be timely followed up
•    Internal Control System(ICS) testing Conduct, issues address and cooperate with business owners to work on action plans
•    Ad hoc APAC IC & PP projects. 


Key Relationships: 

•    APAC FD
•    Managing Director and other senior management team leaders
•    Market Finance teams
•    Market Commercial & enabling function teams
•    GBS
•    Headquarters Group Finance
•    Internal Audit

•    External Auditors

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

•    Experience in running complex, cross-functional processes effectively 
•    High degree of responsibility and personal integrity
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
•    Excellent analytical skills to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and determine effective actions
•    Ability to effectively present information (written form and verbally), respond to questions and influence company leadership and decisions at all levels
•    Ability to think strategically and develop innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial environment
•    Desire and ability to work closely and influentially with other members of senior Finance leadership team at Market and Global level
•    Ability to coach, manage, align, motivate and develop direct reports 


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

•    Advanced degree or qualification in Finance, Economics or Accounting (e.g. MBA or CPA)
•    At least 10 years experience in multi-site or corporate profit protection role or internal control role in multinational retailers/brand companies
•    Knowledge of best practices in profit protection & internal Control
•    Familiarity with SAP, and other relevant adidas and industry Finance systems/analytical software a major plus
•    Good verbal and written English
•    Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, particularly Excel, Word 

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Job Title:  Director Internal Control & Profit Protection APAC

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Singapore
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  01
Country/Region:  SG
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  299388
Date:  Apr 11, 2021