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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Springer Nature Group

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About the Company


Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Solutions is the technology and publishing solutions arm of the Springer Nature Group. We leverage our insight in the publishing domain and acquire, produce and deliver content across media and markets using our Technology and Publishing Solutions. With a focus on technology-driven solutions and deep insight in the publishing domain, Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Solutions offers a range of services that help our Group brand acquire, produce and deliver content in the most efficient ways possible. We are ISO 9001 certified, driven by over 1000 professionals in Technology, Research & Analysis and Marketing shared services.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment on the basis of merit alone, without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status


About the Team :


The central Quality team is headed by Senior Manager - Quality and has an independent reporting to the CEO, SNTPS. This team works closely with all teams for all aspects related to continuous improvements (Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizens, etc.) and implementation of variousInternational Standards (ISO, GDPR, etc.)


Job Type: Permanent                                        

Job Location: Magarpatta City, Pune - India

Years of Experience: 5+ years


What we are looking for: Years of Experience: 5+ years


Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree with relevant certifications in Auditing or Accounting


Job Description:


  • Preparation and conducting of audits on operational and accounting processes with regards to appropriateness, efficacy and functioning of the internal control system
  • This includes the data requests, running controls & test plans, schedule, presenting the observations and actions and discussion with management on observations
  • Audits are performed on-site and remote
  • Audit projects mainly in India, other locations in Asia Pacific: e.g. Philippines
  • Candidate should expect business trips for audit projects 4-5 times a year (includes travel in India)
  • Candidate should not expect to be on business trips more than 50% of the time
  • Candidate to be based in Pune at SNTPS, Home office on request
  • Candidate should not expect to be transferred to Germany
  • Onsite time mainly 5-6 days, rare cases 1,5 to 2 weeks
  • In 1-2 cases pa business travel will bring the candidate to other SN locations in Europe, US, etc.
  • In the context of such an audit project candidate will visit Berlin for a longer stay (1 week) in Germany incl. IA / GRC team meeting


Skills and Experience


  • Candidate worked as Auditor, Accountant or as Controller, of course Audit experience is a plus CIA , etc.
  • Besides English a second language is a plus
  • Excel advanced
  • MS Access, database tools, SQL a plus
  • SAP knowledge a plus
  • Data analytics a plus
  • Affinity with numbers
  • Likes to go the extra mile to understand root causes of process issues
  • Able to work with all kinds of management levels


Key Responsibilities


  • Daily work / Weekly / Monthly / Yearly Weekly team meetings – remote
  • Bi-weekly GRC meetings – remote 5-7 audit projects pa. – 3-4 as lead auditor (depends on candidate’s standing and experience)
  • Likely several Go Tos / Google meets per week to prepare / work / finalize audit projects with IA / Compliance colleagues
  • Audit projects done in a team of two
  • Support from IT auditor – from process understanding, data availability to pick a sample to test controls
  • Motto: If reasonable controls are not performed by the auditee, we will run these controls and see what’s the result!
  • Recording all results into our Audit system, incl. writing of findings and audit report
  • Run extended (means: judge if actions can be considered closed based on auditee’s feedback)
  • Follow-up process for actions responsible for Supporting Risk classification Support annual audit planning process for next year


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