Senior Manager, Internal Audit, Americas

People, Inclusion & Culture Santa Monica, California New York, New York Req. UMG-5278


We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

How we LEAD: 

The Universal Music Group Internal Audit department is a recently created team which will be comprised of 6 in-house professionals located at 2 different UMG sites: Hilversum, Netherlands and Santa Monica, California  and is assisted by co-sourced internal audit staff from a Big 4 firm. The department reports to the Group Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for independently assessing operational processes and the quality of internal control at each level in the organization and within all Group companies. The team also actively participates in a variety of ad-hoc special projects and provides advice and consultative services with business owners and key management leaders on an as needed basis. In their role, team members acquire a strong knowledge of the group, its activities and operations which place them in a strong position to evolve into internal finance management positions in the future.

How you’ll CREATE:

  • Assist the Vice President, Global Internal Audit, with the execution of the annual Internal Audit Plan
  • Participate in risk assessments to identify emerging risk trends and evaluate risk mitigation strategies
  • Plan and perform assigned Internal Audit projects that focus on the evaluation of the company’s internal controls
  • Develop and enhance work programs related to the evaluation of entity and process-level controls
  • Develop process narratives and related controls documentation
  • Develop, optimize, and execute test plans to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Assist with the drafting of Internal Audit reports and Board and executive presentations
  • Proactively follow-up and track identified Internal Audit findings
  • Assist with investigations that involve policy violations and fraud
  • Assist with the identification of process improvement opportunities
  • Contribute to the enhancement of Internal Audit methodologies and tools
  • Proactively manage relationships with business functions, other compliance teams, and external auditors
  • Help educate the organization on the role of Internal Audit

Bring your VIBE:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a combination of public accounting (Big 4), industry, and Internal Audit roles
  • Prior experience working in a multinational company
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business
  • CPA or CIA certification preferred
  • Working knowledge of governance and internal control regulations
  • Knowledge of the role of IT General Controls and application controls
  • Understanding of operational risk areas and related audit strategies
  • Experience with SAP ERP, BPC and Hyperion FM a plus
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks concurrently
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research and analytical skills
  • Ability to travel internationally and work independently
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite to intermediate (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
  • Experience in Data Analytics tools
  • Multilingual: English and Spanish/Portuguese desirable  

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off – Paid Holidays, “Winter Break”, Summer Fridays
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Employee Developmental Support
  • Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
  • Pet Insurance, plus much more!

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.