Group Internal Audit Manager

Downers Grove, Illinois (US)
18 May 2018
15 June 2018
Position / level
Manager, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Internal Audit Manager (Chicago)

Glanbia Plc is currently seeking to recruit a Group Internal Audit Manager based in our Chicago offices. This is a permanent position and will report to the Senior Internal Audit Manager who is based in our Dublin Corporate Offices. This Group Internal Audit Manager position will be expected to play a leading role in the delivery of the Internal Audit plan and in driving regulatory and Group policy compliance across the organization.

Key Elements of the Role

  • Lead and manage business unit reviews/audits in accordance with the Group Internal Audit plan under the following main headings:
    • Review adequacy of internal controls and management reporting systems;
    • Assess effectiveness and efficiency of business and administration procedures; and
    • Review compliance with Group Policies and Procedures.
  • Managing the local audit team resources in Chicago in the delivery of individual engagements and in their performance development plans.
  • Developing a thorough understanding of the Group’s operations in order to identify and monitor the key risks facing the Group.
  • Presenting findings to local management and, when appropriate, negotiating changes to existing procedures.
  • Key Internal Audit point of contact for US Business Unit engagement.
  • Performing ad-hoc special projects as directed by the Group Head of Internal Audit and/or Senior IA Manager


  • Higher Level degree in relevant discipline: Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Science or Engineering preferred.

Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years’ post qualification experience gained in a similar role
  • Experience in Internal Audit will be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience using TeamMate (audit management software) is desirable.
  • Comprehensive understanding of risk and internal controls.
  • Good commercial acumen and well-developed IT skills.
  • Excellent people management skills and a proven ability to deliver in a collaborative and diverse work environment with colleagues in multiple locations.
  • The ability to work at times in an autonomous fashion, and comfortable with the required flexibility of reporting to HQ in Ireland from a US base.
  • SAP & FMCG experience – desirable but not essential.
  • Experience using SAP Business Intelligence and data analytic tools is desirable.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong corporate report writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, with sound judgment ability and unquestionable integrity required.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • The ability to effectively challenge and influence Business Unit management.
  • The ability to contribute well in a team environment, lead audit engagements, and present independently to Senior Management within the organisation.
  • Flexibility – the role will have up to 30% travel, primarily but not exclusively, within the US.