Internal Control Specialist IT

Signa Sports United • Berlin

  • Full-time


as soon as possible

SIGNA Sports United ("SSU") is an online sports retailer listed on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and headquartered in Berlin. We own companies and brands in various sports, including bicycles, tennis, outdoor and team sports. We sell gear and apparel through our 100 owned online stores, work with 500+ independent brick-and-mortar stores, and work with over 1000 sports brands. Together, we serve 7+ million customers around the world.

The part you’ll play

As Internal Control Specialist IT, you will be responsible for monitoring, implementing, and maintaining the internal IT controls required for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) at the SSU Group (Corporate entities). In addition, you will be supporting the Group Audit, Risk and Compliance team in building a structured and consistent group-wide SOX framework, as well as performing management testing across various international subsidiaries in Germany, UK, France and US.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation of ITGCs at the SSU Corporate entities
  • Monitor and review IT controls for effectiveness and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Participate in walkthrough discussions with internal and external business partners across various SSU subsidiaries
  • Prioritize assigned IT control testing with an adherence to established timelines
  • Effectively communicate audit results to control owners and define appropriate recommendations
  • Perform continued collaboration with control owners to ensure recommendations are implemented within the agreed timelines
  • Assist in management reporting on the internal control environment including control deficiencies for executive leadership and the audit committee
  • Work on projects assigned with cross functional teams within business and IT
  • Support GRC tool maintenance and enhance reporting automation

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, accounting, finance or similar field
  • 4 - 5 years' experience with IT internal controls implementation/testing, Internal, or External Audit
  • Sound knowledge of SOX 404 Compliance, PCAOB, COSO, GRC methodologies and IT control frameworks
  • Big4 experience and/or professional qualification in Accountancy, Audit, Internal Controls (ACCA, CIA, CIMA, CISA or equivalent) is a plus
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage activities with limited oversight
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Highly effective communication skills including the ability to interact collaboratively with staff at varying levels of the organization
  • Strong command of written and spoken English; German skills are a plus
  • Ability to understand end-to-end processes and identify areas of potential risk
  • Passion for Sports and Tech is very welcomed!

Objectives for the first 6 months

  • Understand the IT landscape of SSU entities and the roadmap of new systems
  • Establish connection with system control owners and facilitate the timely implementation of IT controls
  • Provide guidance for ITGC compliances and support with remediation activities
  • Evaluate potential improvements to internal processes including reporting and GRC tool usage

What you need to know

  • Work with a passionate team.
  • Permanent employment contract.
  • 30 days of vacation each year.
  • 10 days working from abroad.
  • Flexible, hybrid working model.
  • Best possible view from the 30th floor in the Upper West in Berlin Charlottenburg.
  • Employee discounts in our own shops and from a wide range of partners.
  • Frequent office lunch and team events.
  • Employee Assistance programme with access to mental wellbeing trainings and professional coaching services for you and your family members.
  • 40EUR public transport subsidy.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

We at SIGNA Sports United believe that our team-spirit burns brightest when we're together. We also believe in flexible working models. As such, we provide a place for you to come, work and collaborate in any of our offices in the country you are employed in. And of course, you can work from home if needed.

Our benefits

Exciting combination of tech and sports e-commerce

Fast paced company with exciting challenges

Flat hierarchies and fast decision making

Highly self-organised and autonomous way of working

Open and transparent international company culture

Very dynamic environment with sport-enthusiastic colleagues

Meet our recruiting team

Nilima Gandhi
Nilima Gandhi

"I am passionate about people and sports – making SSU the perfect match for me! In my role, I head the central functions' talent needs. This challenging position allows me to expand my boundaries and be a subject matter expert in both recruiting and HR business partnering. 

I love to understand people’s stories, motivations, behaviours, successes, achievements but also their reaction in difficult situations.

My mission is to value, encourage, and support a diverse workforce by continually improving individual and organisational effectiveness at Signa Sports United. I am a proud brand ambassador of SSU’s values and take the initiative to inform people at various forums about our success."

Nilima on LinkedIn


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