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Business Controls Analyst - Corporate Services / HR
Job purpose and key deliverables
The Business Controls Team (BCT) sits within the Corporate Finance function. Controls advisory roles are hosted within the Corporate HQ in London, and Regional teams responsible for control operating design and effectiveness are based within our shared service locations. The Head of BCT reports directly to the Group Financial Controller. The BCT plays an important role in ensuring that an appropriate focus is placed on controls and in further defining and rolling out the elements of Target Operating Model related to controls, and is responsible for:
Implementing and supporting a sustainable Group controls framework and the related compliance processes;
Ensuring that efficient and effective financial and business controls are embedded in the design of the future global processes and support the Group strategic objectives;
Partnering with the Business to advise, review and improve controls; and
Responsible for the testing of controls, including financial reporting and IT general controls and supporting Global Process Owners and Business Optimisation teams through controls advisory.
Manage and co-ordinate activities to provide value-added, commercially focussed, high quality controls advisory to the business;
Promote the importance of internal controls throughout the organisation;
Identify, implement and review effective internal processes and controls;
Build strong risk and controls awareness within the business and challenge the business to improve performance;
Identify need for, and provide, internal control training for areas of responsibility;
Define and implement best practice control techniques in line with business needs;
Act as an interface between the Business, Business Optimisation Centre (BOC) and other specialised functions as required;
Challenge and develop the BAT control framework, supporting methodologies and tools (GRC AC and GRC PC);
Influence key stakeholders, clearly communicating risk and control requirements and ensuring management buy-in for areas of responsibility; and
Plan and monitor control compliance reviews, reporting, testing and self-certification exercises.
Process expert within the specified area (i.e. HR);
Experience working in a global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment;
Experience dealing with senior internal and external stakeholders;
High standard of spoken and written English;
Influencing, leadership and interpersonal skills;
Working knowledge of risk and control principles, with a good understanding of the role, impact, relation to risk, and balance between effectiveness and efficiency of controls;
Strong analytical skills and problem solving capabilities, to identify significant process risks and efficient and effective key controls;
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide internal and external audience and influence and persuade them to take action;
Insightful, comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, pro-active, collaborative and consultative; and
SAP functional knowledge.
Previous internal or external audit/business controls experience.
Working at BAT
British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.
Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.
If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.
British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Ltd
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