You maintain and test the operating effectiveness and continuously improve the Internal Control System of the IOC. You support effective and efficient performance within the IOC by ensuring that key processes, policies and procedures are adequately documented, communicated and monitored, and you implement and enhance the risk mitigation strategy and internal controls for key business processes in IOC entities.

Main responsibilities

Internal Controls

  • Develop and maintain documentation for the IOC’s Internal Control System (ICS). This documentation encompasses all major business cycles for IOC entities and address all the components of the COSO internal control framework. This may include enhancements to existing policies and procedures owned by the Ethics & Compliance department
  • Document control activities with complementary narrative descriptions, and update the IOC risk & control matrix as necessary
  • Prepare periodic report highlighting the current status of key controls in terms of design and operating effectiveness
  • Strengthen ICS awareness within the entire IOC Administration and related entities. Provide support, education and training to staff and management
  • Act as a “second line of defense” through the regular testing of control’s operating effectiveness and the updates of control activities descriptions
  • Support operational management in streamlining control activities
  • Ensure regular communication with internal and external auditors
  • Monitor compliance with internal policies and procedures
  • Liaise with the personnel of IOC entities based in Madrid (OBS SL and OCS SL) to harmonise and further improve the internal control environment
  • Identify process improvements and support their implementation to continually enhance performance of key business processes and transactions
  • Support the activities of the Compliance, Risk and Internal Control unit by conducting awareness-raising activities related to internal controls topics, and on selected policies and procedures
  • Lead specific projects as assigned by the management

Risk management

  • Conduct the periodic risk assessments for the IOC Administration in coordination with the business process owners. Provide ad hoc risk assessments on new activities upon management’s request
  • Maintain the central risk register in the GRC system used at the IOC
  • Improve processes and tools for proper risk identification, prioritisation, and monitoring
  • Propose risk mitigation strategies to management
  • Support the development of contingency and recovery plans, and ensure that they remain up to date
  • Provide support, education and training to IOC staff to increase risk awareness within the IOC Administration. This may include developing training material for employees
  • Contribute to the preparation the periodic corporate risk report

Our requirements

  • University degree in business administration, finance or relevant discipline is required.
  • Professional certification (CPA, CIA, ACCA, CISA or equivalent) is desirable
  • Fluent in English or French, with an excellent command of the other language. Spanish language is an asset
  • Working knowledge of SAP Purchase-to-Pay and Finance (MM, FI-CO modules) is a strong asset
  • SAP technical trainings and certifications are an asset
  • Knowledge of RSA Archer Internal Control and Risk Management modules is an asset
  • Experience with data analytics is a plus
  • At least 6-12 years of proven experience and knowledge of Internal Control, Internal Audit, Risk Management, and financial operations within an SAP environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (English/French), and interpersonal skills
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills, and ability to work with senior management
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on providing forward-looking insight and value-added analysis
  • Strong business acumen with solid understanding of the business environment (sport industry or key events management is a plus), and ability to quickly learn complex concepts
  • Work experience in an international, multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment is an asset
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to effectively communicate with team members
  • Keen eye for details
  • Ability to effectively prioritise activities and to execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Capacity to handle tight deadlines and resolve difficult situations
  • High level of integrity and sensitivity to confidential information
  • Excellent command of the Microsoft Office applications

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