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Global Internal Audit & SOX Auditor

Job Name

Global Internal Audit & SOX Auditor


Costa Rica




Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Senior Manager Global Internal Audit / SOX

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Alissa Rojas Peraza

About the role

Your Opportunity

The position of the Global Internal Audit (GIA) & SOX Auditor will be responsible to assist the GIA & SOX Function in providing certification that our internal control environment is operating effectively. In this role, the Auditor will support the company’s SOX efforts, including testing execution, reviews, and assessments to comply with SOX regulations, as well as support the execution of the corporate audit program globally, to bring a systematic, disciplined, and balanced approach evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal controls. This position reports to the Global Internal Audit / SOX Senior Manager. 

About You
  • You inspire others to work collaboratively, and you actively promote the team to think creatively.
  • You are Fearless in challenging the status quo in a professional and thoughtful way, championing our Family culture.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills are required, with a meticulous attention to detail and a great understanding Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting (ICFR)


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Participate and execute a risk focused Global SOX Program, based on the Company’s risk assessment.
  • Perform process walkthroughs, document narratives and flowcharts of key controls over financial reporting, along with the identification of risks, and perform testing of key controls over financial reporting.
  • Prepare / update detailed test plans for financial controls in compliance with testing SOX requirements.
  • Support the preparation of SOX compliance and status reporting, write-up of deficiencies and recommendations.
  • Prepare a preliminary summary of aggregated deficiencies (SAD) for the Manager/Sr Manager to validate proper classification for evaluation.
  • Assist in the delivery of the Internal Audit plan (annual) based on the Company’s inherent risk profile and other concerns identified by management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Analyze large scale datasets to identify patterns, anomalies, and risks. 
  • Oversee open audit issue remediation efforts, including periodic testing and reporting.
  • Engage in special projects within the Internal Audit/SOX function and other cross-functional teams globally (i.e. company-wide initiatives, process improvements).
  • Escalate high-risk issues identified during the audits, unsatisfactory audit results, and delays in audit plan completion.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • University degree in Finance/Business Administration, Accounting, or another relevant field.
  • 2 years of previous audit experience (internal/external including experience in Sarbanes-Oxley)
  • Intermediate knowledge of: Internal Control over Financial Statement (ICFR)/SOX implementation and management / PCAOB Standards and interpretations; COSO framework and experience applying the framework in a manner that supports SOX compliance and operational efficiency; USGAAP framework; and Audit Standards knowledge.
  • Proficient in data analytics required. Technically savvy, with background in audit methodologies and expertise in AI and data mining techniques to enhance auditing processes. As auditor you will be responsible for analysing financial data, identifying patters, anomalies and potential risks using data analytic tools. Additionally, you will be task with developing and implementing innovative tools/solutions to streamline auditing procedures. 
  • A professional accounting/audit certification (CPA) is a plus. Strong financial and accounting knowledge is required.
  • Proficient in data analytics tools often required.
  • Fluent English. Any additional language is a plus.
Personal Qualities
  • Detail and results oriented with problem-solving ability.  Comfortable working on multiple projects, under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills are essential for translating complex findings into actionable insights for stakeholders. 
  • Being curious innovator, constantly asking questions to gather the right insight to provide the best solutions.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.