Internal Auditor - General Audit (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


This is an exciting position that 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 will work in a project team to complete assurance and advisory projects under the supervision of a Manager or Senior Manager.


This position offers learning, development and creation opportunities in an international environment within a multi-cultural, sports enthusiastic team that values inclusion and diversity. The team embraces change and innovation in order to support 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 Responsibilities:

  • Support and execute with limited supervision all phases of audit projects i.e. planning, execution, completion & reporting, and follow-up as assigned. Complete quality, thorough and fact-based documentation of project work throughout all deliverables.
  • Planning: participate in audit risk assessments and project scope definition; organize and attend planning inquiry meetings; collect and review relevant information in advance of project; document relevant information supporting the final audit risk assessment and project scope definition; actively support opening presentation preparation.
  • Fieldwork: execute audit procedures and work programs timely; conclude project work with fair and objective results including audit rating; update Project Lead and Project Reviewer on all key observations and clear all coaching and development notes from working papers; update observations, validate issues and collaboratively identify solutions with stakeholders (e.g. audit entity management and HQ functions).
  • Completion & Reporting: document detailed observations and recommendations; contribute to the closing presentation/audit report content  based on work performed during fieldwork; support the Project Lead in determining the audit rating; present topics of responsibility during audit closing meeting; perform cross-review and quality check of completed deliverables as appropriate.
  • Follow-up: monitor 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 improvement opportunities, develop and enhance internal audit tools (audit programs, testing templates), share best practices.
  • Support delivery of small-scale to medium-scale team 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 Interns and Guest Auditors.


Key Relationships:

  • Senior Manager and team members of the audit entities
  • Global support functions including Sales, Brand, Finance, TECH, Human Resources, and Operations
  • Key Governance functions: Risk Management, Policies & Internal Controls, Legal & Compliance
  • Corporate Internal Audit team


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solution-oriented, adaptable, self-motivated, driven and committed team player with integrity 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 adapt and navigate easily within a changing environment and complex organizations; able to connect with a variety functions, audiences, management styles, or cultures and create/foster stakeholder relationships.
  • Curious and growth mindset, keen to learn and approach subjects outside of comfort zone, able to think critically and bring in different perspectives (e.g. transferable skills). 
  • Comfortable to present and communicate in English effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Additional language skills would be advantageous (e.g. German, Mandarin, Spanish, etc.).
  • Mobile; business related travel up to 40% per year.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in a business-related discipline (e.g. Accounting/Controlling/Finance, Management, Business Administration, International Business etc.)
  • 2+ years of assurance, advisory or consulting experience, preferably within a multi-national organization or professional services firm.
  • Strong interest, passion or practical experience in consumer products industry, diverse sales channels and brands (e.g. Tech, Fraud, Supply Chain, Wholesale, Retail, eCommerce, Digital, Finance).
  • Obtained or working towards professional designations (e.g. CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE, etc.)


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:  Internal Auditor - General Audit (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Audit
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  268733
Date:  Oct 14, 2020