Senior Internal Auditor (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 Senior Internal Auditor is tasked with contributing to the completion of audit projects under the supervision of an Audit Manager or 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 achievement of strategic objectives.



Key Accountabilities



  • Support and execute with limited supervision in all phases of audit projects – 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 attend planning inquiry meetings; collect and review relevant information in advance of audit; document relevant information supporting the audit risk assessment and scope definition; support actively preparation of the opening presentation.
  • Fieldwork: execute audit procedures and 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.
  • Completion & Reporting: document audit issues and recommendations for inclusion in closing presentation and audit report; participate in audit report/closing presentation writing phase mostly in relation to the work performed during fieldwork; support the Project Lead in determining the overall audit rating; 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 utilising 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.
  • Support delivery of small-scale to medium-scale internal initiatives (e.g. risk models, audit system updates).
  • Obtain breadth of understanding of key processes, systems, initiatives and business models and continuously develop professional expertise.
  • Act as point of contact for Audit Interns and Guest Auditors.


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.
  • Good analytic capabilities to manage large volume of information from various sources (interviews, data) and derive meaningful observations . Experience with data analytics extremely beneficial.
  • Good interpersonal skills combined with a high degree of customer orientation; can navigate easily within complex organizations, connect with a variety 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. 2+ years of consulting experience or external and / or internal audit experience
  3. Some evidence of training or discipline specialisation relevant to industry and Group business model and channels (IT, fraud, Supply Chain, Wholesale, Retail, e-Commerce, Finance) a plus
  4. Professional designations (e.g. CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE, etc.) is a plus
  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:  Senior Internal Auditor (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Audit
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  205859