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Chicago IL Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.

What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5 , SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN'S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners . Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles - Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom - inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Purpose of the Role:

The role provides opportunity to lead regional and global initiatives in the area of internal controls, complex audit and consultative engagements across all Mars segments in respective regional or global IA team. He/she is responsible for providing input to IA annual plan and actively support strategy development and execution. Sr. manager will support Regional Internal Audit directors in preparing and delivering presentations to key regional and Global stakeholders, including Segment/Corporate leadership and Audit Committee at Mars, where appropriate

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages and delivers high quality, complex audits of global programs, risk areas or initiatives, working around complex technology and application environments and across different business processes in respective regional and/or global IA team, which will encompass: setting up project milestones, picture of success, milestones, aligning on deliverables with key stakeholders, presenting outputs and acting upon feedback.
  • Engages in key global projects or initiatives in a consultative capacity.
  • Builds regional Internal Audit plan, responsible for developing and executing risk-based annual internal audit plan.
  • Develops and maintains productive team-oriented stakeholder and peer relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.
  • Provides and assists in providing training, coaching, and guidance to fellow internal audit associates in conducting audits and other audit-related issues.
  • Effectively lead, support and develop the Internal Audit team, where applicable. Support IA Director in selecting, engaging and developing Associates to achieve their maximum potential and contribution to the team's objectives.

Education and Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting, engineering or a similar field required
  • Master s degree preferred
  • CPA preferred

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Managing projects within or outside of own function
  • Presented results to senior stakeholders
  • Prepared written presentations/reports in English
  • Worked in a team as a team lead and/or team manager
  • Generated insights, provided meaningful recommendations
  • Minimum of 8 years in External or Internal Audit, Internal or Financial Control within Big4 or FMCG preferred or 8 years in Mars with background in S&F, Non-S&F experience possible, eg Specialized services, Operations, Effectiveness teams.
  • 10+ years in external or internal audit preferred


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Chicago IL, United States of America
1/15/2020 12:19:41 AM

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