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Senior Risk & Controls Specialist


Budapest, Hungary

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of brands, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. Our ambition is to become one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world. Old and new, large and small, global and local - the depth and breadth of our product portfolio is second to none, with brands sold in 180 countries.

Diageo’s Global Business Shared Services is a vital part of Diageo and its finance function – 50% of total finance activities are handled by Budapest Office and 80% of the markets are serviced from Budapest.
In our office located in the heart of Budapest since 2001 we provide an
inspiring environment with Diageo’s values and brands.
In 2015 we became the „Best Employer of Hungary”* that makes us even more proud to work at Diageo.

Our centre based at the heart of Budapest offers amazing career opportunities across a range of areas along with an inspiring work environment and continuous training and development opportunities.
We are proud of our brands and passionate about our business. We strive to be the best at what we do and give each other the freedom to succeed. We value and respect each other for who we are.
Be yourself – at Diageo.

Purpose of the role:
The role is responsible for providing central risk management, control oversight and SOX governance over one of Diageo’s regional shared service centres coordinating the local SOX teams.


Support and coordinate one of Diageo’s regional shared service centers in delivering best-in-class control (SOX)
Coordinate smooth delivery of internal and external audits.
Support the Management in delivering best-in-class control environment, increase control and compliance awareness and coordinate / ensure smooth delivery of internal control procedures.
Provide management support during internal (GAR) and external audit.
Ensure that the regional centre delivers Diageo’s SOX agenda in line with global timelines and quality and at the same time act as point of contact for the regional SOX Teams in risk management, controls, SOX and compliance related questions.
First point of contact for regional centre SOX Teams in control, compliance, risk management related questions and provide control related advice.
Perform an independent SOX audit of the regional centre on an annual basis and report results to senior management locally.

University/College degree in accountancy/finance/business
Excellent English knowledge
2 – 4 years audit (internal/external) and/or SOX experience which can be replaced by thorough shared service process understanding
Ability to identify risks and can apply them to broad areas
Ability to communicate and co-ordinate with different stakeholders (peers, middle management and under supervision with senior management) in an effective way

What we offer
Competitive salary and benefits
Numerous professional / soft-skill trainings
Travelling opportunity
Free gym
Rooftop Bar
In-house staff shop
Young and inspirational business environment
Opportunity to thrive in a constantly expanding, multinational organization

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