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CAR Internal Control Specialist

Job location : Athens, Greece
Created moment : 09/10/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04815

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

CAR Internal Control Specialist

Job Summary

CAR Internal Control Specialist

Location: Athens / Other in Europe

Role overview

Assist and support the CAR (Consolidation Accounting & Reporting) Europe Internal Control Manager in ensuring French Anti-Corruption Agency guidelines are met for the assigned geographical areas. This includes regular monitoring of the proper execution of 1st line of defense controls based on a representative sample,  documenting and summarizing results of 2nd level reviews and performing tests based on the applicable AFA methodology, participating and providing assistance in different internal audit projects on a per needed basis. 

Reports To: Reporting to CAR Europe Internal Control Manager 

Direct reports: No

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working closely with the CAR Europe Internal Control Manager to ensure the French Anti-Corruption Agency (i.e. AFA)  Guidelines are met 

  • Ensuring AFA record retention and archiving requirements are met so that the necessary audit trail is created

  • Administering assigned Google drives to ensure all AFA documentation and information gathered is complete and correct and  attestation templates are free of errors and properly referenced

  • Downloading financial data from different ERP systems and magnitude for AFA control purposes, (after the necessary training and familiarization) for the performance of the necessary testing  and completion of control attestations. 

  • Summarize AFA test results, identify and document issues to assist in the development and agreement of recommendations

  • Participating upon need, in different internal audit projects following the guidance of the CAR Europe Internal Control Manager in order to assist in the preparation of internal audits

  • Contacting control owners to review and document process descriptions and key control narratives - mostly focusing on AFA control objectives 

  • Following up on the implementation of Management Action Plans relating to AFA compliance and when needed following up on open and overdue findings raised by the Corporate Internal Audit team and completing the corresponding follow-up database

  • Maintaining open communication channels with the Greek Shared Service Center for the facilitation of information exchange for both AFA compliance purpose and Internal Audit reviews conducted by Corporate when necessary

  • Accountable for obtaining, analyzing and evaluating accounting documentation, reports, data etc. to meet control requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years, ideally 5 years of on-the job experience gained in internal or external auditing within a financial environment  

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field is required

  • Relevant professional certifications or relevant Master's degree is also considered suitable for the requirements of the position 

  • Good knowledge and understanding of financial and accounting processes and regulations

  • Sound knowledge and experience of working with ERPs and ability to familiarize quickly with new systems and reporting tools 

  • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills, familiarization with working with G-suite


  • Participation in fraud and anti-Corruption engagements would be a plus to meet the job role requirements

  • Hands-on experience gained from participation in different projects is appreciated (e.g. system's deployment, process enhancement, best practice implementation etc.)

Skills & Person Specification

  • Good project management skills and ability to work well under pressure so as to meet timelines and deadlines

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills and ability to understand and assess financial information

  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse global company

  • Experience in communication and cooperation with geographically distributed teams

  • Fluent in English


Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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