If you are a qualified accountant with excellent communication skills and have a passion for managing a small team, you may be in with a chance of joining a world leader famed for its superior products and distinctive competitive strategies. Because of its continued expansion, one of the best-known names in the food and beverage sector wants to recruit a replacement corporate audit manager to join its Asia team. In addition to its huge gains in China market share, the reason for this organisation's success is the result of superior products, high standards of performance, distinctive competitive strategies and the high integrity of its people, according to Matthew Bennett, commerce division manager at recruitment firm Robert Walters. Key responsibilities of this unique post include business risk review and evaluation in conjunction with operational and divisional management. Candidates can also expect to be involved in general audit planning and operating control assessment, and initiating and leading the project planning process before the start of each audit. Other duties will range from process improvement to audit execution and reporting. There will also be the challenge of coaching a team of corporate auditors in the region. Mr Bennett said there were many aspects that made this job attractive, including a lot of travel. '[There is an] opportunity to move into a different area of finance within three years, the chance to deal with the heads of all business units within the region and, last but not least, the prospect of learning about all business units and how they run.' The client is looking for a qualified accountant with seven to nine years' post- qualification experience and a strong academic and professional background. Working in an intense operating environment, the ideal candidate will be able to sustain quality work and submit informative reports while demonstrating a high degree of business acumen and strategic thinking. Applicants will also be creative and able to embrace change and think outside of the box. 'Your excellent communication skills [must] enable you to influence and [create an] impact at senior management level, and your strong team skills are a motivating influence on those around you,' Mr Bennett said. Whoever has what it takes can expect to work with a world leader and use this position as a springboard into a number of exciting roles. Future possibilities extend from regional finance director to director of operations analysis, assistant controller or director of financial operations, among many others.