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Manager, Internal Audit & Control

Job ID: 249071
Location Name: CA-FSC SF Off (0174)
Address: 350 Mission St, 20th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States (US)
Job Type: Full Time
Position Type: Regular
Job Function: Finance
Remote Eligible: Hybrid Schedule


Company Overview:

At Sephora we inspire our customers, empower our teams, and help them become the best versions of themselves.  We create an environment where people are valued, and differences are celebrated. Every day, our teams across the world bring to life our purpose: to expand the way the world sees beauty by empowering the Extra Ordinary in each of us.  We are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty.


The Opportunity:

Your role at Sephora: 

As Internal Audit & Control Manager, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and testing of internal control rules and procedures within Sephora North America (Sephora US & Canada), in full compliance with LVMH policies and procedures. During Internal Audits, you will be responsible for determining the internal audit scope and leading the audits from planning to report issuance and finding closure. 

Reporting to the VP, Internal Audit & Control, you will help the organization accomplish its business and financial objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. In addition, the Internal Audit & Control Manager will: 


  • Lead the annual LVMH risk and controls assessment to ensure we meet all required deadlines and obtain a high compliance rate. Evaluate and map Sephora's main risks in North America, to be communicated regularly with Senior Management
  • Manage the annual Store Audit Program including planning, day to day management and reporting. Use initiative to course correct when compliance issues are noted. Continually work to increase compliance with the relevant business partners
  • Ensure SOD exists in core systems through walkthroughs, testing and training of business partners
  • Engage with the business to pro-actively provide advisory and guidance on risks and controls for new projects, programs or initiatives. Be a key point of contact for US controls related queries.
  • Partner with IT to strengthen IT controls and ensure all key IT projects include a control section
  • Work closely with the business to build an exhaustive set of procedures covering all main areas of the business (Sales, Inventory, HR, Marketing, Supply Chain, etc.).
  • Ensure all key procedures and policies are maintained and updated according to business needs and/or LVMH guidelines
  • Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings. Prepare and present reports that reflect audit results
  • Hold the business accountable for the timely resolution of all action plans. Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions
  • Prepare for and assist with LVMH internal audits and/or external audits. Continue to follow up on the implementation of their recommendations post-audit to ensure timely closure of all findings.  
  • Maintain a crisis management process and co-ordinate company actions on Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans. Ensuring main procedures exist and are updated regularly and pro-actively
  • Undertake special projects, ad-hoc audits, projects reviews or similar on request
  • Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards
  • Demonstrate our Sephora values Passion, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect, Teamwork, and Initiative.


We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree required. Professional qualification such as CPA/CA, CIA, CISA or CFE is required.


Professional experience & know how:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in areas of internal and/or external audit, finance, controlling, either in audit/consulting firms or large companies
  • Preferred background in Retail or Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Technical & management skills
  • Strong technical financial skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in developing and leading both audits and projects
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulation
  • Enthusiastic, driven work ethic, with a can-do attitude
  • Project management, time management and multi-tasking are essential skills #LI-AZ1

The annual base salary range for this position is $128,500.00 - $144,000.00 The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, as applicable, the applicant’s qualifications for the position; years of relevant experience; specific and unique skills; level of education attained; certifications or other professional licenses held; other legitimate, non-discriminatory business factors specific to the position; and the geographic location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will perform the job.  Individuals employed in this position may also be eligible to earn bonuses.  Sephora offers a generous benefits package to full-time employees, which includes comprehensive health, dental and vision plans; a superior 401(k) plan, various paid time off programs; employee discount/perks; life insurance; disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; and an employee referral bonus program. This job will be posted for a minimum of 5 days.


While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy… 


  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.  
  • The learning. We invest in training and developing our teams, and you will continue evolving and building your skills through personalized career plans.
  • The culture. As a leading beauty retailer within the LVMH family, our reach is broad, and our impact is global. It is in our DNA to innovate and, at Sephora, all 40,000 passionate team members across 35 markets and 3,000+ stores, are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty.


You can unleash your creativity, because we’ve got disruptive spirit. You can learn and evolve, because we empower you to be your best. You can be yourself, because you are what sets us apart. This, is the future of beauty. Reimagine your future, at Sephora.


Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.


Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

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