Senior Manager Corporate Internal Audit (m/f/d) 1




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 Senior Manager is tasked with leading of audit projects and reporting results in to a member of CIA senior leadership, including the Chief Audit Officer.


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 independently and enable audit team member to deliver quality, thorough and fact-based documentation of audit work throughout all deliverables. Review and sign-off on documentation and deliverables from more junior audit team members.
  • Planning: participate in audit risk assessments and scope definition; lead planning inquiry meetings and review relevant information in advance of audit; review relevant information in advance of audit; document and review relevant information in the planning section; define audit scope and audit approach and align with Project Reviewer and CAO; align audit timelines and present audit scope and approach to audit entity management.
  • Fieldwork: execute audit work programs timely ; conclude audit work with fair and objective audit rating; ensure timely delivery and perform detailed review and quality check of audit team members work papers and conclusions; continuously provide coaching to team members; update project reviewer and CAO 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; lead update meetings with audit entity leadership.
  • Completion & Reporting: document and review audit issues and recommendations for inclusion in closing presentation and audit report; drive audit report/closing presentation writing phase; review the overall audit rating and prepare the executive summary  communicated to the executive board and audit committee; lead closing presentation to audit entity leadership and present topics of responsibility including executive summary and audit rating; ensure timely delivery and perform detailed review and quality check of the audit closing presentation and audit report before submission to CIA senior leadership.
  • 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.
  • Lead 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. 
  • Develop expertise in assigned subject, involving staying alert of company-wide initiatives, process changes and organization changes. Leverage from experience and knowledge gathered throughout audits. Be responsible for training and updating audit team members and audit work programs when required.
  • Provide coaching and development feedback to audit team members as part of audit engagements. 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.
  • Strong 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. 8+ 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:  Senior Manager Corporate Internal Audit (m/f/d) 1

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Audit
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  205862