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Lead Auditor - via Michael Page Risk & Compliance

Locatie: Rotterdam

The Lead Auditor role is an experienced position intended to utilize audit principles, skills, and techniques to evaluate the adequacy of internal controls in both design and application in accordance with professional and departmental standards. This position is expected to lead audits of moderate to high complexity under minimal direction of the audit manager.

  • Broad international Internal Audit position within a successful organization
  • Be part of a mature Internal Audit team

About our client:
Our client is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world.

Tasks and responsibilities:
The Lead Auditor is responsible for performing and/or assisting in corporate investigations, ad-hoc special projects, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance activities and demonstrating the ability to function on an increasingly independent basis. The Lead Auditor is also expected to identify, initiate and implement process improvements. The Auditor should be self-motivated, work with a sense of urgency, support multiple priorities, and meet deadlines. Successful candidates should be highly self-sufficient, knowledgeable to make decisions and serve as a resource for other auditors. The Lead Auditor should also possess strong communication and interpersonal skills as Lead's interact with first-line operating and supervisory personnel and with higher-level management. While primarily based in one location, team members will participate in audit assignments across our global company. Travel to both domestic and international locations averages about 25% - 35% a year. The position may require overtime at various times.

  • Lead audits of moderate to high complexity and in accordance with accepted professional standards. Responsibilities include; initial audit planning, setting objectives, coordination with auditee, workpaper reviews, evaluation and reporting for audits.
  • Optimize audit team resources to ensure successful completion of audits.
  • Draft final audit report for review by the audit manager and auditee.
  • Lead initiatives for continuous improvement in the effectiveness of the audit process.
  • Assess risks and controls and design evaluation of business activity with little or no guidance.
  • Work effectively with internal and external auditees and stakeholders at all levels to identify and implement (where appropriate) opportunities to add value.
  • Coordinate and effectively communicate with various departments throughout the company and at all levels of the organization regarding audit findings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in critical subject matter area and/or knowledge of key business processes.
  • Interact effectively with associates, mid-level management, and other personnel within the organization at all times. Continually demonstrate poise, self-confidence, tact, and maturity in contact with other personnel in the corporation.
  • Serve as the role model and mentor less experienced personnel on professional and personal standards of performance. Mentor less experienced staff on financial and business processes and business drivers. Work with less experienced staff in helping them analyze and solve problems utilizing a risk based approach.
  • Identifies best practices from other functions internal/external to the company to reduce costs and increase efficiency and/or effectiveness.
  • Assess impact and value added associated with new approaches, methods, alternatives or solutions.
  • Give and receive feedback to peers and subordinates appropriately.
  • Recognizes and understand audit concerns of the auditees and works together to a mutual resolution while maintaining independence.
  • Explain complex concepts clearly using terms appropriate for the audience.
  • Handle a diversified customer base that includes many different audit areas and processes within the company.


  • Bachelor degree is required, with a major in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related business degree.
  • Typically requires between 4 to 8 years of audit experience.
  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CISSP, CISM or other is a plus.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, especially MS Access and Excel to research and analyze data.
  • Prior experience with SAP is highly desirable.
  • Be able to communicate in a clear, concise and organized manner.

Our Offer:
Competitive remuneration package.


Informatie en sollicitatie:

Direct solliciteren:

To fulfil this vacancy this organization is working together with Michael Page Risk & Compliance.

Please send your application for Lead Auditor at this organization in Rotterdam including your CV via our website.



Vacature geplaatst op

23 februari 2018
Direct Solliciteren

Meer informatie:

Mark de Boer
Consultant Risk & Compliance
m. +31 (0) 20 5789444
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