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Senior Operational Auditor

Wide ranging international roles for two experienced and committed auditors

10 maanden geleden


Arnhem, Gelderland
Vast contract
Aantal jaren werkervaring:
2-5 jaar, 5-10 jaar


AkzoNobel’s Paints and Coatings adds color and value to people’s lives with a full range of interior and exterior decoration and protection products for the trade, industrial and consumer markets. As authorities on color we aim to provide all our customers with a great color experience and a fantastic finish. Our range includes paints, lacquers and varnishes, as well as products for surface preparation (pre-deco products).

Key to our global success is an expert Internal Audit (IA) function based at Arnhem, the Netherlands, and Singapore. IA incorporates around 30 auditors from a variety of cultural background, with different levels of experience and areas of expertise.

Within this context, your mission in this role is to enhance and protect AkzoNobel’s value and values by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight on risk management, control, and governance processes.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a skilled and highly ethical professional with a thorough knowledge of accounting theory, internal control and auditing standards, programs and techniques? Can you work independently with limited supervision when necessary, while embodying an organized approach and the ability to distinguish between the essential and non-essential? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?

If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for one of two positions as a

Senior Internal Auditor

The role and its responsibilities
Both of these roles are based at the Arnhem IA hub, home to around 25 employees including 7 IT auditors and 5 audit managers. Both positions report to the IA Manager.

Position 1)
One position is for a Senior Operational Auditor and Dutch speaker with a financial background in one of the Big4 accounting firms. Candidates for this position should hold an RA or have completed the theoretical part of RA.

Position 2)
The other position is for a Senior Operational Auditor with an affinity for IT/ERP processes and knowledge on auditing business processes in an ERP (SAP) environment. Candidates for this position should have experience with data analytic tools (e.g. IDEA) and the use of data in audits.

Your core function in both roles is to plan and perform complicated operational audits in small teams under supervision, as well as less complicated audits under remote supervision. Rotational the Senior auditors will be lead auditor for assigned audits, and prepare audit reports and assume responsibility for the quality of the audit execution and results in accordance with the Global Audit Framework.

Once onboarding is completed, you take on extra tasks over and above the primary audit task. For instance, you act as a process expert to improve and align risks and control frameworks with external and internal developments. Additionally, you support the audit managers in the business, partnering activities to develop annual risk and audit plans and periodic reporting activities.

The Arnhem IA hub is predominantly responsible for Europe, South America, North America and Africa, with Asia primarily covered out of the Singapore office. As such, you must be willing and able to travel worldwide for 40-45% of your time including weekends, but for a maximum of two consecutive weeks.

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, auditing, economic or business administration, and an advanced degree or professional certification such as RA, RO, RC, CPA, CIA;
  • At least 4 years of audit experience in public accounting and/or in a large internal audit function, ideally with experience of a large or mid-sized international manufacturing company;
  • Able to participate in team or project activities with dialogue, facilitation, feedback, clarification, and meeting skills;
  • Sensitive to deadlines and budget constraints;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Experience of living and working internationally is an advantage;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including fluent English, with any other major language(s) an advantage.

Application details
For further information, please contact Ariane Kräutner, Talent Resourcing Partner, tel. +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to www.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 1700034E or use the ‘apply’ link.

A pre-employment screening may form part of the application procedure.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Flexa, Sikkens, Alabastine and Jozo. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.