Location: Brussels Office
Bergensesteenweg 1424, 1070 Anderlecht
The Internal Control team is part of the Corporate Planning department. Corporate Planning is the financial controlling department and supports top-management decision making in the Daikin Europe Group. As the Daikin Group is listed on the Japanese stock exchange, the Group has the obligation of being compliant with relevant internal controls legislation, in particular so-called Japanese SOX (JSOX). The Internal Control team is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of a wide range of internal controls in the entities in the Daikin Group.
Internal Control cooperates closely with Internal Audit and Accounting in Daikin Europe NV (DENV). There is also a close working relation with the internal control responsible persons in the other Group companies.
Daikin Europe Group uses SAP as main ERP system throughout the EMEA Region and for all processes (more than 3000 users, 60 key users, 70 business owners). The system management, including user access and authorizations, is centralized in IT EMEA department.
Within this framework, the SAP Authorization Officer (SAO) is part of the Corporate Planning team of the Headquarters, and safeguards the business interests and compliance requirements related to authorizations for the DENV (G). The compliance requirements are regulated by the BOD of DENV, by the DENV Audit Committee, by JSOX, and by internal and external auditors.
The SAO analyses requested changes in SAP authorizations and approves with the purpose of limiting Segregation of Duties (SOD) conflicts and critical or confidential access, and of maintaining an appropriate concept throughout the group. This involves:
Daikin is a listed Japanese company and has its European headquarter in Belgium. The main office and production facility are in Ostend and the strategic office is based in Brussels. Furthermore, the Daikin Europe Group is composed of 16 sales companies and 5 production facilities in the EMEA region. Through acquisitions and strong internal growth, Daikin Europe has become a 1.8 billion Euro group, with over 4000 employees.