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Internal Audit Specialist with good German

Finance / Accounting
Rotterdam
English

Description:

The Internal Audit (IA) Specialist is responsible to provide an independent and objective evaluation of the processes, verifying their efficacy and compliance, aiming to add value and improve the operations of our client across international locations (Brazil, US, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands and other countries). This person will help the organization to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes globally.
The individual will be committed and motivated to consolidate and enhance the internal audit function of the company; meeting leaders’ expectations and becoming a reference, both internally and to the Market.
Furthermore, the individual will work together with the other managers to faciliate and promote an adequate, simple and uniform communication throughout the company; providing direction, rules and guidelines.

Main responsibilities
- Responsible for IA in Europe (headquarter Rotterdam, NL)
- Help to define and complete the IA annual plan;
- Manage internal and external resources;- Coordinate the IA team from the identification of risks, analysis of the control environment to communication of the results;
- Contribute in the definition of scope and samples of IA works;
- Promote teamwork and support them in achieving the objectives;
- During the audit process, you must ensure compliance with the methodology and standards adopted by the company;
- Support the Head of Internal Audit in maintaining a appropriate working relationship with the management;
- Provide an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of the entity level and operational controls;
- Recommend low-cost solutions to achieve a balanced control environment;- In accordance with the processes, guarantee the correct identification of business objectives, the inherent risks, potential exposures and attenuating controls;
- Review documents and working papers of the audit, guaranteeing their accuracy and clarity;
- Guarantee that the work is carried out objectively and independently;
- Participate and prepare material for the planning meetings, kick-off and status, with the auditees;
- Evaluate the adequacy of the action plans and monitor the implementation of the corrective measures;
- Evaluate the preliminary results and impact on the audit strategy;
- Communicate the results in a structured way for the audited ones;
- Develop ideas to solve the root cause and monitor the unresolved or inherent deficiencies of the process.

Requirements:

Requirements (Experience/ Qualifications)

Necessary knowledge:
- 5 to 10 years of proven experience in internal audit;
- Process mapping;
- Identification of risks and controls;
- Internal and external audit routines;
- Accounting;
- Methodology of the IIA, COSO, PCAOB;
- Office Package - Word, Power Point and Excel;
- Visio, Project, ACL and SAP;
- Fluent in English and with a good knowledge of German;

Desirable knowledge
- Knowledge and understanding of German legislation;
- Analytics and continuous audit (ACL, Arbutus, Idea, Tableau, Qlikview, Power BI);
- Internal controls and risk management;
- Fraud prevention and detection;
- Experience in Big Four companies;
- Certification (CIA, CISA, CPA, COBIT, PMO);
- Experience in manufacturing industry;
- Intermediate in Portuguese;

Behavior attributes:
- Independence and objectivity;
- Impartiality and stealth;
- Travel flexibility (+/- 7 weeks / year) mainly Netherlands and Germany and on occasion to HQ in Brazil;
- An international mindset;
- Easy adaptation to different cultures, processes and people in personal contacts;
- Description and caution to deal with sensitive issues;
- High sense of organization;
- Autonomy to manage projects only (in EU and abroad);
- Hands on mindset who can confidently work autonomosy;
- Leadership in team work (in EU and abroad).
About the company:
Our client is an international company operating in the chemical and plastics industry.
Based in Rotterdam and with regular travel to Germany, they are looking for an Internal Audit Specialist who will manage the business conducted in Europe and lead the growth of the department.