Senior Risk Assessment and Internal Control Manager (m/f/d)





Join RTL Group’s headquarter team based in Cologne. This role is responsible for the strengthening of the overall risk and control environment and to focus on bringing best practice, developing and championing the Internal Control function as a strong business partner in close cooperation with internal audit team.  





•    Drive a culture of financial control across the company by providing global training adapted to the local audience at stake.
•    Identify needs for group policies and procedures and, where applicable, support drafting procedures in close collaboration with the process owner. 
•    Ensure policies and procedures are kept up to date with the latest developments in processes and systems.
•    Redeploy the internal control self-assessment tool working closely with the Bertelsmann team:

              •  Set-up a deployment plan for the new methodology and tool considering priorities based on risk assessment.

              •  Collaborate with the local entities to ensure the tool matches their control environment.

              •  Create a testing methodology and train the entities

              •  Review the result of the assessment and challenge the output with local entities.

              •  Ensure adequate remediation plans are in place covering any identified weaknesses.

              •  Ensure quality and timely delivery of the reports. 

•    Act as an internal consultant to the entities of the RTL Group by providing advice on risk assessment items and internal controls on both existing processes and systems to the entities.


Your Profile:

•    Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in the following areas 

             •  Implementing, designing, reviewing/testing financial controls in a complex multinational commercial organization, 

             •  Deploying a self-assessment tool internal control,

             •  Risk management

•    Top 10 accounting experience would be ideal (2 - 3 years minimum).
•    Enthusiastic team player with organization, project management and troubleshooting skills.
•    A strong self-starter spirit is essential in this role: ability to start a project from scratch and to think “outside of the box”. 
•    Strong personal leadership with excellent communication interpersonal and analytical skills.
•    Experience of reviews of ERP systems like SAP (access review, SOD, Four-Eyes Principle, P2P/O2C/R2R template review, understanding of roles, etc.) is essential.
•    Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing continual control process and systems improvements in a complex reporting structure.
•    Strong process orientation and personal computer skills, especially in evaluating financial and technical information
•    Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, learn new areas quickly, take ownership of issues/projects, develop recommendations 
•    Qualified accountant with extensive PQE (ACA or equivalent preferred)
•    Full command of English (working language is English), German/French  languages are a real plus.




About RTL Group

RTL Group is a leader across broadcast, content and digital, with interests in 68 television channels, ten streaming platforms and 31 radio stations. RTL Group also produces content throughout the world and owns digital video networks. The television portfolio of Europe’s largest broadcaster includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, Hungary and Antena 3 in Spain. RTL Group’s families of TV channels are either the number one or number two in eight European countries. The Group’s flagship radio station is RTL in France, and it also owns or has interests in other stations in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg. RTL Group’s content business, Fremantle, is one of the world’s largest creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content. Fremantle has an international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries, producing over 12,800 hours of original programming and distributing over 20,000 hours of content worldwide. Combining the streaming-services of its broadcasters (such as TV Now, 6play, Salto, Videoland), the digital video network Divimove, and Fremantle’s more than 300 YouTube channels, RTL Group has become the leading European media company in digital video. RTL Group also owns the ad-tech businesses Smartclip and SpotX, as well as the streaming-tech company Bedrock. RTL AdConnect is RTL Group’s international advertising sales house. Bertelsmann is the majority shareholder of RTL Group, which is listed on the Luxembourg and Frankfurt stock exchanges and in the SDAX stock index. 

For more information, please visit 
RTL Group – Entertain. Inform. Engage. 



Company: RTL Group GmbH 

Country: Germany 

State/Region: Nordrhein-Westfalen 

City: Cologne 

Postal Code: 50679 

Job ID: 124530

Date:  Mar 4, 2021

Cologne, NW, DE, 50679

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