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Employer: British American Tobacco Global Business Services
  • Accounting - Finance
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • nationwide
    Updated at: 10.07.2019
    Short company description

    GBS (Global Business Services) provides financial, human resources, audit and IT services to the British American Tobacco entities. Our category expertise, large capabilities and international operation makes us a unique business partner who excels in financial leadership and, therefore, offers great shareholder value for BAT.

    If you have financial or HR areas background; you thrive when faced with a challenge and you are highly motivated; you want to develop your career in an organisation that will not only recognise the unique attributes you bring but will support your development and reward your contribution,
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    Degree educated with relevant professional Internal Controls qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA or equivalent, CIA, IIA, CISA);
    2+ years, risk internal controls or audit experience with significant accounting firm or corporate industry experience;
    Experience in global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment;
    An understanding of the tobacco business is preferred;
    Good knowledge of internal controls practices, principles and procedures and corporate governance requirements for a global Group, including Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICoFR);
    Understanding of Risk Management;
    Knowledge of SOx best practice, testing and reporting approaches;
    Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate control issues, risk, impact and recommendations to management;
    Experience in internal or external audit, or other SOx testing of business processes, and able to identify control gaps and provide recommendation to address the issue;


    Support the development of the overall role of the Business Controls Team as a second line of defence within BAT;
    Perform SOx design and operating effectiveness testing in line with agreed testing schedules, reporting to Senior Business Controls Analyst;
    Communicate issues noted from SOx testing to key stakeholders in a timely manner;
    Support Control Owners to develop remediation plans and address issues in a timely manner;
    Track and report on outstanding actions relating to SOx findings;
    Ensuring all work is fully documented in line with the BCT Methodology and the SOx Testing process, reflecting current good practice in internal controls;
    Ensuring certain elements of Controls Assurance work is completed in line with Audit Standards to enable reliance from External Audit;
    Support and participate in the delivery of training to Control Operators and Owners to support the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting across the Group;
    To assist in the delivery of the Three Lines of Defence model within the BAT Internal Controls Framework.