Internal IT Audit Leader

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  • Lead and supervise an IT audit team, working on different IT audit projects, focusing on IT security, including IT governance and operations
  • Develop and execute an annual IT audit plan, based on a 5 year plan.
  • Perform IT risk assessments in support of defining audit project risk control matrices and developing audit plans
  • Select, develop, implement and support tools & techniques for data enabled internal audit
  • Support business auditors in integrated audits

Perimeter of influence (business unit, sub unit, plant, department, etc.)

The Global Assurance Europe & Corporate team covers:
  • Internal audits across the different European and Corporate business segments. They range from the large production sites to the small distribution entities, from the very centralized processes (including corporate IT systems) to the local entities which are very independent. The structures and inherent risks are specific and varied.
  • SOx compliance programs across the different European and Corporate business segments, both at business and IT level

Main accountabilities

IT Audit

IT audit at Global Assurance Europe & Corporate is focusing on risks arising from the use of IT systems. The selected candidate will take responsibility for IT audits, covering different aspects of such risks:
  • Evaluation of IT management, in particular on aspects of IT security, both regarding business and process automation systems, with reference to IT security best practices as well as the NIST based Group cybersecurity framework.
  • Compliance reviews with regulations, in particular SOx ITGC and ISAE 3402. Checking implementation of requirements and best practices regarding management of privileged access rights will be a priority.

IT Risk Assessments

IT risks are to be assessed and evaluated with reference to industry best practices.

Th selected candidate will acquire a thorough knowledge of industry best practices, both regarding cyber security and SOx ITGC compliance, including the relevant frameworks (NIST for Cyber Security and COBIT for SOx ITGC compliance).

Data Enabled Internal Audit

Data enabled internal audit at Global Assurance Europe is focusing on risks arising from processing business transactions mainly in SAP ERP systems, without being limited to such systems.

In support of business audits, the selected candidate will take responsibility for:
  • Review of business process controls implementation. European business segments are relying on a larger number of SAP systems, with ongoing consolidation projects in different segments.
  • Process mining. Discovery of business processes implementation in SAP systems. Provide business auditors with and end-to-end insight in actual business processes.
  • Analytics of business data and event logs in support of different audit steps, addressing specific questions & hypothesis formulated by business auditors.
  • Selection, implementation and support (incl. training) of advanced data analytics tools & techniques.


Minimum Bachelor, ideally Master (University degree) in Economics, IT, Economical Mathematics.

The selected candidate will need to have strong IT knowledge, and a good understanding of IT risks and controls, paired with experience in auditing reflected by minimum 10 years of experience predominantly in IT audit. At least part of this experience should be within an Internal Audit function.

The candidate will further need to have the necessary skills to perform in debt data analytics, using advanced tools and (statistical) techniques.

Experience in IT security auditing and/or consultancy, as well as CISA certification, will be considered an asset.
  • Strong project management, analytical, organizational and people skills.
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to meet project timelines.
  • Strong Knowledge on IT systems is required, in particular of SAP systems.
  • Knowledge of automated compliance testing and/or data analytics tools will be a strong asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate attention to detail. - Be independent and thorough in examination and analysis
  • Results oriented: ability to collaborate with different individuals across the organization and within other geographies.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. - Resourceful, action-orientated with the ability to get things done and overcome obstacles.

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