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Director Global Internal Audit

Job Name

Director Global Internal Audit


Costa Rica




Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

VP, Internal Audit & SOX

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Paola Olivera

About the role

Your Opportunity

Global role in the Internal Audit/SOX function for an experienced Internal Audit Director with an analytical mindset and expertise in controls, value add processes and SOX Compliance.
You will play a critical role in partnering with leadership teams across the globe, adding value through audits, projects and expertise to Regions and Functions Globally. 

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 of audit trends and strong leadership skills. 


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Examine internal controls and processes, evaluate the design and operational effectiveness of business processes, and determine exposure to risk and develop remediation strategies.
  • Perform regular audit testing and provide recommendations.
  • Engage in special projects within the Internal Audit/SOX function and other cross-functional teams globally.
  • Assist the VP Internal Audit/SOX in overseeing and leading the Internal Audit/SOX /Audit 
  • Assist the VP Internal Audit/SOX in performing an annual risk assessment to build the annual audit plan
  • Driving and directing the success of several engagements.
  • Developing, attracting, and retaining top talent.
  • Keeping open communication channels with our Bacardi stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage with the time and budgetary constraints and at the same time providing a high degree of stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Anticipating and addressing escalating problems and concerns whenever they crop up.
  • Manage the process to track, follow-up, and closure of open audit actions in a timely basis.
  • Promoting business solutions and fresh ideas that add value to the Company. 
  • Keeping abreast of the latest developments and the company’s policies and standards.
  • Participation in critical business and technology and projects to ensure that Internal Audit perspective is shared along with advice to management and controls, design, and best business practices.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • CPA or MBA in finance or any other equivalent degree is preferred.
  • 10 Years Internal Audit Experience of with a global corporation.
  • At least four years’ experience in a managerial role.
  • Impressive written and verbal communication and management skills.
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects and under pressure with tight deadlines
Personal Skills
  • You are a curious innovator, constantly asking questions to gather the right insight to provide the best solutions. 
  • You can navigate your way through complexity and enjoy working in ambiguity. 
  • You are not afraid to make mistakes and learn from those around you. 
  • You have a strong bias for action and focus on results, seeing the business as if it is your own.
  • You are a strong collaborator that can easily work with cross-functional teams.
  • You are able to provoke thoughtful and meaningful discussion about controls and compliance topics and recommendations for improvement.
  • Ability to travel between 20% - 30%, with flexibility to travel on short notice.

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.