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Senior Risk and Internal Control DACH

Location: Lisboa, Lisboa.
Company Description:

We Dream. We Do. We Deliver.

As a full-service, data-driven customer experience transformation, we partner with Top 500 companies in the DACH region and in Eastern Europe. Originally from Switzerland, Merkle DACH was created out of a merger Namics and Isobar - two leading full-service digital agencies.

Our 1200+ digital enthusiasts are innovating the way brands are built, through providing expertise in Digital Transformation strategy, MarTech platforms, Creativity, UX, CRM, Data, Commerce, Mobile, Social Media, Intranet and CMS. We are part of the global Merkle brand, the largest brand within the dentsu group, who shares with us a network of over 66,000 passionate individuals in 146 countries.

Inclusion & Diversity

We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly.

If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

Job Description:

The purpose of this role is to identify control risks within the business by examining and evaluating the adequacy of the controls framework in place or support the implementation of new controls to mitigate those risks.  This is achieved by performing controls applying Group requirements, monitor control self-assessments and safeguard Japanese Sarbanes-Oxley compliance (J-SOX requirements legislated by the Japanese Financial Instruments and Exchange Law in June 2006, are applicable for publicly listed companies on the Japanese stock exchange). The person in this role typically has responsibility for performing audit work within the Audit Plan and carrying out JSOX testing for DACH and Group Functions.

Job Description - Key responsibilities:

• Understands the strategic direction and values of our Risk and Audit department (including IA Strategy, IA Charter, Ways of Working, Team values) ensuring that the activities executed, and behaviors exhibited are in line with the department and company

• Support internal audit projects and performs J-SOX testing in line with the Group policies and ICF (internal control framework), with focus on the countries Germany & Switzerland (including the CXM Merkle related entities in Serbia, Czech Republic and Portugal)

• Ensures that all appropriate documents are produced to the high-quality standard and retained for audit purposes

• Identify and assess risks and assist process owners in problem solving control weaknesses.

• Ensures that reported actions agreed with management are followed-up to establish whether they have been carried out to an acceptable level

• Carries out and oversees other work as required e.g. policy reviews


Your profile: 

  • Approx. +3 years in Audit and/ or internal control roles.
  • University degree or equivalent in business administration / economics/ management
  • Ability to operate in a global company and with teams of different cultures.
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese. Supporting language skills (such as German) are valuable.


Internal Audit, Business Process & Controls, Communication, Analysis & Insights

Additional Information:


  • Cutting Edge Technology & Latest IT tools
  • Agile and Flexible working hours
  • Fair compensation according to your experience
  • Career path
  • Software-house environment
  • Health insurance (also included for the household) 
  • 3 extra vacations days
  • Free coffee
  • Team & Company events 🎉


More Information:

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