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Manager, Internal Audit


New York, NY, US

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.


Primary Purpose:

The Manager of Internal Audit will be responsible for assisting Audit Management in implementing an internal audit and compliance program aimed at evaluating accounting and operating procedures as well as ensuring compliance with the Company's internal accounting policies, certain laws and regulations. This will include ongoing risk assessment, planning and executing compliance reviews, reviewing and evaluating internal controls, identifying control and operational weaknesses, recommending procedures to improve business practices, and providing consulting services to help the business units proactively address internal control and operational areas of risk.

The Manager of Internal Audit will be responsible for communicating the results of internal audits directly with business unit management and senior management. The role will incorporate audits for all Tapestry Inc. brands including Kate Spade, Coach and Stuart Weitzman. Given the nature and unique risks of the Company operations, this position's overall attention will be focused on financial compliance, including SOX requirements; with additional time allocated to operations and risk management.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to...

  • Assist in evaluating the company-wide internal audit and financial compliance program aimed at evaluating accounting and operating procedures and ensure compliance with the Company's internal accounting policies.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining an ongoing comprehensive risk-based methodology to identify audits in support of governance and compliance in North America.
  • Plan and execute SOX compliance reviews, review and evaluate internal controls, identify control and operational weaknesses, and recommend procedures to improve business practices and policies.
  • Perform financial and operational reviews which address accounting risk, business risk, and regulatory risk, develop recommendations around existing controls in place as well as the necessity to develop new controls.
  • Perform, and/or coordinate with co-sourced resources.
  • Communicate the results of internal audit reviews directly with business unit and senior management.
  • Maintain documented procedures of tasks performed.
  • Perform other related special studies and projects as assigned.
  • Perform administrative duties of the department including, but are not limited to budgeting, planning and scheduling.

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • BS in Finance/Accounting.
  • CPA and/or internal audit credentials. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant audit experience, ideally with Big 4 firms and/or companies of similar scale.
  • Working knowledge of the COSO internal controls framework.
  • Previously participated in existing internal audit programs for a major company.
  • Ability to scope, plan and execute audit programs and reviews with minimal direction.
  • A broad and deep knowledge of technical accounting and business practices.
  • Experience using computers, Microsoft products, report writers and audit software packages as audit tools.
  • Experience working with ACL analytics is a plus.

An outstanding professional will have...

  • An objective, independent, mature, unbiased individual with the highest integrity.
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to assess risk, analyze the business/operating impact, and identify the weaknesses underlying issues.
  • Polished communication skills, including an ability to listen to the needs of the business units and comprehend complex matters. Articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, research complex matters, and present findings as well as recommendations in both oral and written presentations.
  • Ability to work effectively across the organization, effectively soliciting full cooperation and being accepted by business partners as a true value add.
  • Excellent team player who works extremely well in a in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to influence, train, mentor and leverage the skills of others to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to work independently.


Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Managerial Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-AH1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

Req ID:  59043