Sr Analyst - IT CONTROLS

General Mills

General Mills

powai, mumbai, maharashtra, india
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Job Description

India is among the top ten priority markets for General Mills, and hosts our Global Shared Services Centre. This is the Global Shared Services arm of General Mills Inc., which supports its operations worldwide. With over 1,300 employees in Mumbai, the center has capabilities in the areas of Supply Chain, Finance, HR, Digital and Technology, Sales Capabilities, Consumer Insights, ITQ (R&D & Quality), and Enterprise Business Services. Learning and capacity-building is a key ingredient of our success.

Organizational Structure-

Global Quality and Risk (GQR) Team is part of Finance Shared Services (FSS) vertical at GBS India Center. This team report to Finance Director. This team has dotted line responsibility to Global Internal Control (GIC) and Global Internal Audit (GIA)   

GQR is team of qualified Chartered Accountants (equivalent to CPA/CIMA) and CISA with an experience in audit & risk in Finance and IT field.  This team supports in Compliance, Regulatory & technical analysis to local Finance & India site, Global Internal Control and Global Audit Team.  Considering the global deliverables, the team is required to know the global GAAPs and US GAAP along with various pronouncements e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley, Patriot Act, etc. They need to continuously upgrade themselves with the changing scenario in Finance and Accounting.

Over the period of last 2 years this team has evolved to be major partner in SOX program, consultant to Global Internal Control in various global projects. This team supports nearly 90% of SOX program for GMI.

This team provides support to IT Risk Head within Global Internal Controls in US.

As and when needed this team provides support to site by way of adhoc reviews from accounting, policy and compliance perspective.


Job Overview

Sr Analyst- IT Controls will be responsible for performing annual risk assessment and control design, work with internal and external auditors to resolve deficiencies, also SOX testing for IT and help coordinate the KPMG audit.  


Responsible to work closely with Internal Controls IT Risk Lead and Head Global Internal Controls to handle Sarbanes Oxley regulatory testing within Corporate Deadlines. Allocate/Review/Supervise SOX testing done by business teams and help them draw conclusions. In case of “Ineffective” testing ensure to have remediation plan and work with IT Business Teams to close the gap. 


This job requires following capabilities to be successful –

Higher order knowledge on IT Infrastructure, IT General Controls and Application Controls at Global Level

High degree of accuracy and timeliness due to compliance/regulatory nature of work

Stakeholder management including GIA & GIC heads & senior business executives

Ability to interact with external auditors and play as co-ordinator between external auditors and business teams

Ability to analyze with technical/regulatory/policy perceptive and arrive at conclusions

Ability to quickly grasp, influence, convince, communicate & present point of view to senior executives


Job Responsibilities


Shift timings are – 1:30 – 10:30 PM


90% - IT Controls – Global Support

Assist IT Controls Lead in US and Global Internal Control lead in ensuring a superior IT control environment throughout our global operations

Assist/Lead, IT Controls Lead in US and Global Internal Control lead annual risk assessment process for IT processes to ensure that key IT risks are properly mitigated by effectively designed internal controls

Strictly apply SOX methodology in IT Application Control testing 

Along with IT Controls Lead responsible for SOX Program for IT globally

Assist/Lead in coordination of annual external IT audit process with external auditors

Work and influence IT business teams personnel including senior executives in IT Team to resolve internal and external audit findings in a timely manner.

Lead governance of risk assessment and control design of segregation of duties (SAP GRC)

Stay abreast of new developments and maintain an understanding of leading practices in IT technology, accounting regulations, governmental regulations or internal control procedures.

Lead Ad hoc projects related to IT controls (process improvements, efficiencies, RPA/AI Strategy etc.)

10% - Process Controls/SOX Testing

Evaluate existing internal control documentation, test current processes and procedures and provide recommendations.

identifying and building solutions to mitigate financial, risk

Assist in interfacing and coordinating audits and reviews with General Mills Internal and External Auditors

Lead efforts to identify and pursue ongoing process improvements


Specific Job Experience or Skills Needed

B.A. or B.E degree in Accounting or Finance (MBA/CA) or IT

CISA or equivalent certification in IT Risk

5-7 years of experience in IT audit, preferably with a Big 4 firm or multinational company. Flavor of process audits is preferred.

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

Strong IT Risk Management requirements and frameworks, including SOX, COBIT, and COSO, (more than just SOX experience)

Strong influencing and communication skills

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



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 surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.