Audit Manager UK

 

Olam International began back in 1989 by exporting raw cashews from Nigeria to India. Then came cocoa in 1992, followed by coffee in 1996, spices in 2002, and dairy in 2005. Olam continued to grow, investing in the breadth and depth of its portfolio and establishing global leaders for each business. In January 2020, Olam International reorganized into three groups: Olam International and two operating groups: Olam Global Agri (OGA) and olam food ingredients (ofi). In 2021, olam food ingredients rebranded to become ofi, and now operates in 48 countries serving over 8,000 valued customers globally. ofi is on track to an IPO in 2022.

ofi offers sustainable, natural, value-added food products and ingredients so that consumers can enjoy healthy and indulgent products. The business consists of Cocoa, Coffee, Edible Nuts, Spices, and Dairy. OFI has built a unique global value chain presence including its own farms, farm-gate origination, and manufacturing facilities. ofi partners with customers, leveraging a complementary and differentiated portfolio of ‘on-trend’ food products, to anticipate and meet demand for ‘right-for-me’, ‘right-for producers’ and ‘right-for-the-planet’. ofi is now headquartered in London, UK and anticipates an initial public offering in the near future. 

Key Responsibilities
The Audit Manager for Olam Food Ingredients (ofi) is focused on two key areas - strengthening the overall Internal Control Environment through focussed audits and coordinating Audit Committee reporting.

  • The “audit” aspect of the role involves planning, executing and follow-up of Audit assignments at various locations within the ofi’s group in Europe. Currently ofi has operating entities in the UK, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Ukraine and Germany. This role will require an individual who is willing to work independently & is self-motivated and is ideal for a driven, independent individual with good soft skills and an open/collaborative approach. 
  • The individual will also work directly with the Head of Audit for preparation of quarterly Audit Committee reporting deck – this process involves liaison with various senior stakeholders such as Board Members and ofi senior managers/directors. As such, this role requires excellent interpersonal skills and a strategic mindset to ensure success.

Additional key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading IA functions initiative to develop skills and expertise in the area of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) – and to steer IA’s efforts in providing value-added reviews and support to the company’s ESG efforts and ambitions.
  • Supporting (and where necessary, leading) key initiatives identifies by the Board Audit Committee and/or the Internal audit function.

Professional Experience & Qualities

  • Post qualification Internal Audit Experience of 5-8 years in a multinational company (Commodities, Agri, Dairy Industry, food processing or FMCG manufacturing experience preferred). Additional experience of working in business/commercial roles and/or cross-functional projects will be valued.
  • Experience of working in and/or auditing in an SAP environment.
  • Open for travel – primarily European, up to circa 30-40% This is driven by the annual audit plan.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting and/or Finance, CA or ACCA. 
  • Additional Internal Audit Certification (e.g. CIA) preferred.

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