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Latest Career At Diageo

Date Posted: 05/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


The primary focus of this role is to support the In – Market executive management in providing assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and control procedures across the business, highlighting particular risk areas.  


This role has no specific financial responsibilities such as managing budgets, but the individual will be expected to work closely with business functions to proactively assess the effectiveness of the Controls Compliance and Ethics framework. 
Market Complexity:
Guinness Nigeria operates in a dynamic environment with Brewery operations in Lagos and Benin with depots in various locations within Nigeria. Diageo Brands Nigeria – a premium spirits business – is also in Scope.
Leadership Responsibilities:
Diageo leadership capabilities apply to this role as listed below:


  • Be Authentic
  • Find Solutions
  • Connect to the Diageo Purpose
  • Manage People For Success
  • Consistently Deliver Great Performance
  • Grow Yourself

The role holder will be expected to work in a variety of team situations as well as be able to deliver work on his/her own. He/she should develop a good understanding of Guinness Nigeria’s and Diageo Brands primary financial processes and business operations and build relationships across the entire business.

Top 4 Accountabilities

  1. Plan and execute risk – based audits that provide assurance on the effectiveness of compliance and ethics, risk management and control procedures.
  2. Plan and execute finance – based audits
  3. Plan and execute specialised audits and investigations
  4. Facilitate and support external audits and follow up on audit issues and ensure prompt closure of identified gaps.

Qualifications and Experience Required

A minimum of 5 years cognate experience in a reputable audit firm. Further experience in a multinational corporate environment is an added advantage.  Qualified Accountant and professional qualification or equivalent experience in one or more of the below:

  • FMCG industry and related business issues such as brand management or brand financial management, production, logistics
  • Risk management techniques
  • Internal / external audit experience
  • Business consulting and Tax
  • Information systems
  • Experience in multicultural / multilingual environments

Barriers to Success in Role

  • Inability to work in changing teams and locations.
  • Unable to work alone or with limited supervision
  • Lack of confidence and sufficient knowledge to challenge senior management on the effectiveness of the Controls Compliance and Ethics environment.

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