Stamford CT, United States





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Be a part of a revolutionary change At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future. In late 2022, PMI acquired Swedish Match and its leading oral nicotine product portfolio. We can now provide legal age nicotine users who would otherwise continue to smoke, access to a broader range of better alternatives to combustible products. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. Our success depends on people who are committed to our purpose and have an appetite for progress. Our beautiful HQ in Stamford, CT is just steps away from the Stamford Metro-North Train Station and easily accessible from NYC. With PMI’s journey towards a smoke-free future and a consumer-centric organization, the company faces new opportunities and risks. To safeguard the company’s business objectives, ensure its delivery against strategic opportunities, and protect the company against emerging uncertainties, highly professional and industry-leading risk management and internal controls practice is required. The Internal Controls (IC) function within PMI defines, leads, monitors the risk management, and internal controls practices and drives the various activities surrounding it. The Senior Manager Internal Controls U.S. position will be responsible for leading and directing the ongoing internal controls activities (i.e., risk assessment and advisory plan) for the U.S. market, supporting and enabling market management to make risk-based decisions. This highly visible and developmental position will give the opportunity to be exposed to different leaders and partners across the business with broader accountabilities to be expected in the mid-term, enabling rapid growth within PMI. Your ‘day to day’: • Drive ongoing Risk Assessment exercise for the U.S. market. Ensure a process is in place to identify, assess, monitor, communicate and recommend mitigating responses to key risks in the U.S. market. Align risks and related responses with other assurance functions. Ensure a risk-based approach is applied when defining risk responses and assigning resources. Contribute to the continuous risk assessment process by sharing information and insights gathered from other sources. • Ensure the Risk Assessment plan is timely executed for the U.S. market and adequate support is provided to global projects. All changes to the risk landscape and Risk Assessment plan should be aligned with the Americas Head Internal Controls & communicated to the U.S. Management Team and central Internal Controls function. Ensure resources are adequately managed and learnings are shared among the team. • Support Americas Head Internal Controls in preparing the Americas update for the quarterly pre-close meeting with senior finance stakeholders. Provide details of the changes in the risk landscape including new/emerging risks, key Internal Controls activities during the quarter, update on control deficiencies and frauds for the U.S market. • Promote risk culture in the organization by regularly engaging with stakeholders and communicating updates in the risk landscape and related responses. Ensure Governance Risk & Compliance (One GRC) repository is updated (e.g., control owners; control descriptions, etc.). Ensure full and factual information is provided to avoid confusion & conflict. • Conduct quarterly meetings with the U.S. market Management Team to provide them updates on emerging risks, issues, and activities of Internal Controls. Prepare and communicate easy-to-understand yet impactful risk management and internal controls related insights for the U.S. market. • Responsible for the design of both financial and non-financial controls during advisory engagements and communicating to the Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) team and Risk & Assurance team as needed. Perform testing over SOX controls under the responsibility of market Internal Controls, report issues identified during the process, including review of the action plan, issue evaluation, etc. in line with PMI best practices and ICFR methodology. • Actively manage and contribute to employees’ engagement and wellbeing. Conduct regular performance and capability assessments of team members (performance and talent reviews, etc.). Ensure regular and transparent feedback is provided to the team and an individual development plan (IDP) is in place and up to date. Ensure team members own and drive their individual development plan and share learnings/experiences with other Internal Controls colleagues. • The Senior Manager Internal Controls U.S. collaborates with senior level stakeholders, regional and central internal controls teams, Governance Risk & Compliance (One GRC) office, other assurance functions (InfoSec, Data Privacy, Ethics & Compliance, and Risk & Assurance), and external parties such as PwC. Who we’re looking for: • Bachelor’s degree required (e.g., Accounting, Finance) • Post University Professional Certification – examples: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Governance Risk Compliance Professional (GRCP) Certification, etc. • 10-13 years of experience in (Enterprise) Risk Management, Internal Controls, Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC), Audit, Accounting, Finance, or a combination of the six. • Relevant experience preferred in: o ‘Big Four’ and/or other public accounting/audit/consulting o Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) o Digitization and transformation projects o Multi-year international / global assignments • Legally authorized to work in the U.S. Annual Base Salary Range: $160,000-$220,000 What we offer • We offer a competitive base salary, annual bonus (applicable based on level of position), great medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k with a generous company match, incredible wellness benefits, commuter benefits, pet insurance, generous PTO, and much more! • We have implemented Smart Work, a hybrid model of working that promotes flexibility in the workplace. • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture where everyone’s contribution is respected; Collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: To improve the lives of a billion smokers. #LI-Hybrid PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer PMI Global Services Inc. and PM Global Brands Inc. are a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company, its shareholders and its other stakeholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, as well as smoke-free products, associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. In addition, PMI ships versions of its IQOS Platform 1 device and consumables to Altria Group, Inc. for sale under license in the U.S., where these products have received marketing authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway; the FDA has also authorized the marketing of a version of IQOS and its consumables as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP), finding that an exposure modification order for these products is appropriate to promote the public health. PMI is building a future on a new category