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Senior Manager, Global Internal Audit (Costa Rica Based)

Job Name

Senior Manager, Global Internal Audit (Costa Rica Based)


Costa Rica




Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Director Global Internal Audit

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Pablo Segura

About the role

Your Opportunity

The position of Senior Manager for Internal Audit is responsible for assisting the Internal Audit Director in leading the Global Internal Audit (GIA) function within Bacardi, partnering closely with the business and external audit teams. The audit team reports directly to the Global Director of Internal Audit, who subsequently reports to the Global Internal Audit and SOX VP.

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive corporate audit program globally, and to bring a systematic, disciplined, and balanced approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management, and corporate governance.

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 cyber security trends.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Assist in the execution of a risk focused 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.
  • Have responsibility and accountability for all Internal Audit activities, including involvement in supporting the company’s Internal Control over Financial Reporting compliance initiatives associated with Sarbanes – Oxley (SOX).
  • Escalate high-risk audit issues identified, unsatisfactory audit results, and delays in audit plan completion.
  • Oversee open audit issues remediation efforts, including periodic testing and reporting, and consolidate results for presentation to senior management, executive leaders and the Audit Committee.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the internal control environment and develop plans to address areas for improvement.
  • Develop Audit Quality Review plan and protocols. Review auditee feedback and develop action plans to address improvement areas. Support the Audit Manager during the Audit Reporting process.
  • Work closely with the global finance teams to evaluate and recommend way to improve controls via clarified roles / responsibilities.
  • Provide guidance to management with recommendations to strengthen internal controls, manage risk and improve efficiency of operations.  Work with management to provide and share leading practices.
  • Participate in hotline investigations as requested.
  • Where requested, review the operating effectiveness of Compliance activities and act as a champion for the training and development of Bacardi Internal Audit.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • University degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field.
  • 8 years of experience in Public Accounting or Internal Audit, dealing on mid-complex business/accounting issues is a key requirement, but experience in other functions beyond Finance is highly valued.
  • Fluency in English language is a must, including business terminology, second and third languages are a plus.
  • Experience presenting analysis and recommendations to business leaders and senior executives, as well as working as a business partner across all departments. 
  • Knowledge of Risk & Controls, and Leading Practices, including understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO and risk assessment practices, and Sarbanes Oxley requirements and testing procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and SharePoint.
  • Ability to travel Internationally, minimum travel requirements: 25-35%
  • SAP experience is a plus.
  • Certification, either Certified Public Accounting (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or equivalent are a plus.
  • Experience with successfully using analytical tools, such as ACL/IDEA/Tableau are a plus.
  • Experience with automated audit software (TeamMate, Metric Stream etc.) are a plus.
Personal Qualities
  • 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.

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.