Arnd Furken, Diplom Kaufmann, CIA
I started my career in 1989 in the tobacco industry in various management functions in finance and controlling. These included the establishment of the controlling system to the German production and development sites, the closure of a production site and head of finance role at a manufacturing subsidiary.
In 1999 I changed to internal auditing. Since 2001 in Management roles. One of my tasks was to set up the auditing function in the newly acquired companies in South-Eastern Europe; Especially in Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Romania, Moldova, the Czech Republic and the Balkans. From 2004, the internal audit function for the European Manufacturing Company was added.
In 2005 I moved to the pharmaceutical industry (generics) as Head of Internal Audit in order to introduce a modern audit department to the global pharmaceutical group. As member of a multi-year project, I accompanied the restructuring of the global supply chain organization.
From 2011 to 2014 Head of Internal Audit and Compliance of a parking management company. Managing the Group-Audit and local audit functions for the major international subsidies. In due course I introduced the group-wide approval matrix, including the development of the associated training program, the establishment of the 24/7/365 whistleblower hotline and the Compliance organization.
From 2014 to 2017 as Head of Audit and Risk Management of a listed computer manufacturer, I was responsible for Internal Audit and risk management and risk reporting. In addition, the introduction of a Group-wide approval matrix was prepared.
Since 2017 I am working as consultant on various projekts as projekt / audit lead or interims manager.
From 2019 to early 2020 interim head of internal audit for a large department store group. In this function, the internal audit was reorganized after the merger of two companies of approximately the same size in order to meet the requirements of the larger organization.
Since joining the Internal Audit department in the tobacco industry, I have introduced risk management and reporting for various industries. This always included a regular reporting to the respective audit committees or boards of directors.
From 2011 successful introduction of compliance functions to medium-sized companies. I did always incorporate existing departments, such as legal, personnel, communication and auditing departments in the compliance function. In many cases, additional staffing, for the compliance function, could be be avoided.
Participation Collaboration in various working groups of the German afiliate of The IIA (DIIR).
Accredited auditor for internal audit systemsDIIR