Associate Finance Manager, Digital & Technology Internal Controls at General Mills, Inc in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description


In this Digital & Technology (D&T) Internal Controls role with General Mills, you'll have the opportunity to lead, influence and achieve with one of the world's most recognized companies with some of the world's most popular brands in a fast pace, growing D&T environment.

In this position, you will lead General Mills global efforts to ensure a sound control environment in our D&T space, specifically those applications, systems and processes that support our external financial reporting. As the Company continues to invest in D&T, this role will become increasingly important as we build our D&T capabilities with an appropriate level of internal controls, system security and data privacy practices in mind.

This position reports to the Director of Global Internal Controls and partners closely with personnel throughout D&T, Audit and Internal Controls, and KPMG (external auditors). Additionally, it gives oversight and direction to the IT internal controls positions in the Quality & Risk Assurance team in Mumbai.


  • Lead the annual, Company-wide risk assessment process and work to ensure that all key D&T risks are properly mitigated by effectively designed internal controls

  • Lead the annual SOX IT Application scoping process

  • Lead the annual SOX IT controls strategy and testing process

  • Build and maintain client relationships and influence the D&T organization to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of controls

  • Partner with D&T to design IT General Controls and Application controls for new systems, applications and SAS solutions

  • Manage the annual KPMG IT audit process, and act as the key client contact including liaising with the Partner

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and process automation for SOX IT controls and control tests using analytics, Bot technology and monitoring tools

  • Work with D&T personnel to resolve all internal and external audit findings in a timely manner

  • Ensure effective Systems Control Reviews are being performed according to GMI policy

  • Lead the development and communication of D&T control policies

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in IT internal controls


  • B.S. in IT or B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance or related

  • At least 5 years of experience in IT audit, preferably with a Big 4 CPA firm

  • Strong knowledge of IT auditing techniques and IT control processes (change management, systems development life cycle, information security, IT operations, etc.)

  • Strong understanding of IT Risk Management requirements and frameworks, including SOX, COBIT, and COSO


  • Broad understanding of GMI's D&T environment

  • Ability to interact, communicate and positively influence stakeholders at all levels

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities concurrently, and complete projects on schedule with a high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to lead change, work cross-functionally and learn quickly

  • Ability to take complex or detailed issues and understand, communicate and act upon the main problem and resolution

  • Exhibits candor by encouraging open discussion, demonstrates sound judgment and understands perspectives offered by others

  • Experience with automating controls, data and analytics

  • CISA , CPA or CIA


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best - bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together.Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surroundingourselves with peoplewho are hungry for what's next.