Manager Corporate Internal Audit (m/f/d)





This position will directly contribute to the Corporate Internal Audit (CIA) mission to provide independent, objective assurance to improve the effectiveness of business risk management, internal controls, and governance processes throughout adidas.

The Internal Audit Manager is tasked with contributing to the completion of audit projects under the guidance of a Senior Audit Manager.

This is an exciting position offering learning, development and creation opportunities in an international environment within a multi-cultural, sports enthusiastic team focused on “creating the new” and supporting the company mission to be the best sports company in the world. Corporate Internal Audit team members are value-adding business partners focused on supporting adidas in creating a sound governance, risk and compliance framework which secures the achievement of strategic objectives.



Key Accountabilities


  • Coordinate and execute independently throughout all phases of audit – planning, execution, completion & reporting, and follow-up – as assigned. Complete quality, thorough and fact-based documentation of audit work throughout all deliverables.
  • Planning: participate in audit risk assessments and scope definition; organize and conduct planning inquiry meetings; collect and review relevant information in advance of audit; document relevant information supporting the audit risk assessment and scope definition; propose audit scope and audit approach; support actively preparation of the opening presentation.
  • Fieldwork: execute audit work programs timely; conclude audit work with fair and objective audit rating; update audit project lead and project reviewer on all key issues and clear all coaching and development notes from working papers; update audit entity management and HQ functions of observations and findings to confirm and validate issues and solutions; assist project lead in conducting update meetings with audit entity leadership.
  • Completion & Reporting: document audit issues and recommendations for inclusion in closing presentation and audit report; participate actively in audit report/closing presentation writing phase; support Project Lead in determining the overall audit rating and in preparing the executive summary communicated to the executive board and audit committee; present topics of responsibility during audit closing meeting; perform cross-review and quality check of finished product as appropriate.
  • Follow-up: monitor the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Continuously expand and upgrade knowledge and skills by utilizing resources such as reading materials and attending training workshops.
  • Enhance day-to-day processes and suggest solutions, develop and enhance internal audit tools (audit programs, testing templates), share best practices.
  • Deliver small-scale to medium-scale internal initiatives (e.g. risk models, audit system updates, recruitment).
  • Develop and provide guidance and advice for teams within the company, obtain breadth of understanding of key processes, systems, initiatives and business models and continuously develop professional expertise.
  • Act as a point of contact for more junior team members, involving onboarding of newcomers.


Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience


  • Highly results driven and self-motivated team player with compassion, integrity, trust and perseverance.
  • Able to accept and meet deadlines, involving effective time management capacity and sense of priorities and agility.
  • Strong analytic capabilities to manage large volume of information from various sources (interviews, data) and derive meaningful observations. Experience with data analytics extremely beneficial.
  • Solid interpersonal skills combined with a high degree of customer orientation; can navigate easily within complex organizations, connect with a variety of functions, audiences, management styles, or cultures and create/foster auditee relationships. 
  • Curious and growth mindset; keen to learn and approach subjects outside of comfort zone, look beyond the obvious.
  • Effective English presentation and communication skills (verbal and in written) and composure in conveying information.
  • Additional language skills a value-add benefit (e.g. German, Mandarin, Spanish, etc.)
  • Mobile; business related travel up to 40% per year.




  1. University degree in Commerce/Business Administration/Finance/ Controlling.
  2. 5+ years of consulting experience or external and/or internal audit experience preferably within “Big 4” audit firm or multi-national organization.
  3. Evidence of training or discipline specialization relevant to industry and Group business model and channels (IT, fraud, Supply Chain, Wholesale, Retail, e-Commerce, Finance).
  4. Professional designations (e.g. CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE, etc.) preferred.
  5. Experience working with SAP or MicroStrategy beneficial.
  6. Experience working in TeamMate audit software beneficial.



adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Manager Corporate Internal Audit (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Audit
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  205860