The Americas Risk and Controls Analyst is responsible for assessing risk and influencing process improvements to mitigate the largest risks across SMG’s (Sales and Marketing Group) Americas region. The analyst will partner across SMG to identify risks (both existing and new), quantify the potential impact of those risks, and directly or indirectly implement controls to respond to those risks. In addition, the analyst will help to mitigate excessive cost risks and contractual compliance risks by leading Customer facing audits of Rebate programs.
By performing customer audits, the analyst will have the opportunity to understand our existing pricing and incentive structures in place across the Americas and Intel. Most customer rebates require performance by the customer to be eligible for those rebates. Therefore, analysis is performed to identify the highest risk customers to audit. Once selected, the analyst aligns with internal stakeholders and the customer to verify that rebate payments were accurate and in line with contracts. This includes independent verification of the customer’s self-reported data (e.g. sales out, integration, sales to a specific customer, etc.). This role will lead complex audits that have resulted in multi-million-dollar recoveries historically.
Key responsibilities would include:
Developing test plans for customer audits based on risk analysis of the audit area and reviewing pertinent data and information.
Conducting audit fieldwork using appropriate auditing methods. Identify more complex controls gaps in areas of ownership, identify root cause and influence recommended actions. Consolidate and present audit findings and recommendations to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
Following up with relevant internal stakeholders on the implementation of audit recommendations. Also be action oriented, be able to quickly develop partnerships and to have the ability to balance multiple projects at one time (schedule workload, set timelines, monitor, and communicate progress).
Using data analytics and continued learning of Intel’s business environment, to identify emerging risks, hence influence operational business partners on appropriate risk mitigation actions.
Collaborating with counterparts in other regions and HQ in driving policy and process improvements, as well as delivery of data science projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our risk management and monitoring capabilities.
Delivering compliance trainings as necessary to help reinforce company policies and guidelines.
The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:
Strong influence, and presentation skills.
Demonstrated experience communicating information clearly and concisely, in a well-organized manner, actively listening by asking probing questions to gain understanding, anticipates controversies and knows how to diffuse.
Able to effectively manage and lead projects.
Highly analytical, able to extract insights from multiple sources of data.