Manager Internal Control - MENA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


Position is integral to the on-going focus on Corporate Governance. It aims at:

  1. Develop, support and lead initiatives/projects focused on improving the efficiency, transparency and effectiveness of business processes. Responsible for working with management to identify opportunities for improvement, measure and analyze current business processes and redesign processes to meet the needs of a complex and growing business.
  2. Ensuring compliance with applicable external laws and internal regulations as well as the established Group Internal Control frameworks, and Group/Market/Brand best practices and policies.
  3. Protect Company physical assets including public and internal dishonesty, procedural failure, administrative error and wastage, as well as maximized profit ensuring effectiveness and efficiency of operations.


Key Responsibilities:



  1. Risk Assessment & Key controls review
  • Timely coordination/execution of the ICS Self Assessment of key controls as well as including the mandatory documentation in BWise and heading remediation of all identified control deficiencies in collaboration with local Senior Management.
  • To proactively and continuously review, assess and identify risk within the business. Reduce and mitigate risk with the implementation of comprehensive risk reduction strategies and countermeasures.
  • Coordinate the execution of both Emerging Markets and GP&IC initiatives (e.g. ICS testing, EM IC Playbook) across MENA
  • Drive Emerging Market cross-countries initiatives, in line with the Market priorities
  • Responsibility for the timely resolution of all audit/Internal Control findings as identified by Corporate Internal Audit and Group Internal Control


  1. Policies & Procedures awareness and processes improvement
  • Raise awareness/maintain knowledge of the Global/Market/Local policies and procedures, including regular trainings at local level.
  • Design, develop, implement and regular update of local policies (based on global/market policies if existing), procedures and related internal controls, based on best practices and Group requirements.
  • Develop, support and lead initiatives/projects focused on improving the efficiency, transparency and effectiveness of business processes.


  1. Reporting
  • Produce periodic report for audits to give local senior management visibility of the risk, findings and opportunities.
  • Immediate communication of major control deficiencies to EM
  • Timely coordination of the local bi-annual Representation Letter process.
  • Participation in the Global/Market ICS network including ICS calls, WebEx sessions, conferences, sharing of best practices.


  1. Relationship and Performance Management
  • Focus on performance through active management and delivery based on KPIs and
  • project schedules.
  • Communicate and assertively drive improvements (control and commercially) with local stakeholders
  • Develop a strong peer network within the function itself or between functions as needed to drive key processes.


  1. Key Relationships:
  •  Local: General Manager, Finance Director, Heads of Departments and Process Owners.
  • Market: EM Internal Control and Profit Protection
  • Group: Group Policies & Internal Controls, Group Internal Audit, Group Risk & Compliance
  • External auditors.


  1. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior executives, stakeholders and cross functional business leaders
    • Strong analytical and numerical skills (with a proven business acumen)
    • Ability to work to strict deadlines to achieve audit program targets
    • Strong auditing/internal control skills
    • Fraud investigation, resolution and reporting skills



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


    • University degree in Finance and accounting/auditing qualification (CPA, CIA, CIMA, ACCA)
    • Minimum of 3-5 years in similar function/position
    • International experience and track record in similar discipline gained with blue chip companies
    • Knowledge of ERP system such as SAP
    • Fluency in English is a must.

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Job Title:  Manager Internal Control - MENA

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Cairo
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  C
Country/Region:  EG
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  447968
Date:  May 10, 2022