Compliance Manager at British American Tobacco

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Reporting to: Area Finance Director, East & Central Africa Area 
Job Purpose: To support Management in maintaining an appropriate balance of risk and control through the review of internal controls, investigations followed by recommending action plans to help maintain an appropriate balance of RISK and CONTROL within the organisation. 

In addition, the role holder shall promote awareness of control and risk throughout the business and ensure compliance with UK and local Corporate Governance requirements. 

Key Deliverables:
  • Produce & communicate control environment progress to the Area Leadership Team whilst highlighting potential internal control weaknesses within the various markets within the Area and ensuring that corrective actions are executed effectively on time
  • “Stress test” the internal controls and governance procedures and processes within Kenya and the Area to proactively envisage likely control gaps for appropriate remedial action.
  • Keep the management and the auditors abreast of any issues that may effect the audit planning, execution or outcome.
  • Review projects & programs in the end market at the initiation, work in progress and completion stages, with the aim of embedding controls, business policies and procedures during implementation to achieve the objective of good corporate governance.
  • On a need basis discuss with internal and external auditors, during planning, execution and reporting stages to ensure the production of robust audit results.
  • Keep the management and the auditors abreast of any issues that may affect the audit planning, execution or outcome.
  • Based on the External and Internal audit results and risk management activities, identify and highlight to management the potential processes that require overhauling to achieve transparency and control efficiencies within BAT Area.
  • Monitor and recommend compliance around BAT Area business critical processes.
  • Perform investigations at the request of Management where compliance with existing controls are suspected of having broken down and discuss the results and agree relevant action plans.
  • Monitor the process and structural changes within the organization and assess its implications on the control environment. Advise management on remedial action to sustain the control environment as well as reducing business risk exposure.
  • To support Management in maintaining an appropriate balance of risk and control through the review of internal controls, investigations followed by recommending action plans to help maintain an appropriate balance of RISK and CONTROL within the organisation. 
  • In addition, the role holder shall promote awareness of control and risk throughout the business and ensure compliance with UK and local Corporate Governance requirements.
  • Conduct regular educative/information sessions with the business to create awareness of compliance and governance.
  • Support Area Head of Finance (ECA) in embedding risk management process.
  • Provide guidance during the implementation of new business processes to ensure that controls and compliance with policies & procedures are duly considered, and fully incorporated in the Process Improvement plan.
  • Work closely with security function in promoting and embedding the company risk management guidelines and support the production of robust business risks templates.
  • Bring up ideas / initiatives to achieve the mission of establishing a sustainable increase of the control environment within Kenya and the Area.
Essential requirements
  • University degree
  • Sound analytical and statistical skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years knowledge and experience in FMCG environment, out of which at least 2 years in a similar role.
  • Working knowledge of SAP applications and its in-built controls.
Desirable requirements
  • University degree
  • Sound analytical and statistical skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years knowledge and experience in FMCG environment, out of which at least 2 years in a similar role.
  • Working knowledge of SAP applications and its in-built controls.
For further Information and to apply;-

Internal Candidates -visit the global interact site > my employment>[email protected]

External Applicants apply through www.bat.com

Applications close on 13th November 2013

British American Tobacco is an equal opportunity employer.
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