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Head Internal Audit Europe - Household Products - Via Michael Page Risk & Compliance

Location: Amsterdam
Employment: Full-time

The Head Internal Audit, which is a stand-alone position, based in the Amsterdam office, will perform / participate in performing operational, financial, integrated and information systems audits on various areas and business units across Europe and completing special IA related projects as required. There will be a close cooperation with the Internal Auditor in Asia.

  • Stand-alone position within flat organization, approximately 50% EU travelling
  • No relocation offered, EU passport needed

Over onze klant

My client is a Swedish chain of retail stores specializing in tools, car supplies and leisure products. The company is privately owned and has more than 160 stores in Scandinavia, in revenue they operate above 1.4 billion Euro.


  • Plan, organize, direct, perform and monitor internal audit activities in Europe;
  • Contribute to the further optimization of diverse business processes;
  • Preparing and/or reviewing internal planning process, audit programs and procedures, processes internal documentation and reports on audit work in process;
  • Performing and coordinating operational, financial, integrated and information systems audits to ensure that internal controls and governance processes are properly designed and operate effectively and efficiently;
  • Carrying out independent audits and reviews of the efficiency and effectiveness of risk management within processes of the various business units and corporate departments;
  • Examining records of departments and interviewing staff to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with applicable laws and regulations and management policy;
  • Inspecting accounting systems to determine their efficiency and security aspects;
  • Reviewing records pertaining to material assets, such as equipment and buildings, and staff to determine degree to which they are utilized;
  • Analyzing data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, and management policies or procedures;
  • Analyzing the results of these audits and reviews, drawing conclusions and preparing reports of findings and recommendations for management through written reports and presentations; discussing these and agreeing on measures of improvement;
  • Planning audits and reviews of a more ad-hoc nature;
  • Test that reporting systems provide correct information to senior management to allow them to monitor the business and to follow up on improvements which have been decided on;
  • Maintaining contact with the external auditors regarding individual assignment and reviewing work performed at their request;
  • Involving experts where necessary;
  • Performing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) audits at European supplier locations to ensure their compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct in terms of Labour, Health & Safety, & Workplace environment.


  • Experienced in working with an international company with a wide range of functions/tasks in different countries;
  • 15-20 years of experience in internal or external audit, insurance & risk management or finance background;
  • Experience within retail and manufacturing;
  • Fluency in the English language (knowledge of any other languages, especially one of the Scandinavian languages, would be beneficial);
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and is a good listener in particular;
  • Analytical, flexible, self-motivated person;
  • Common sense and a hands-on mentality, has integrity.


- A competitive remuneration package will be offered. This role requires a candidate to have an EU passport, preferably he/she lives in the Amsterdam surrounding.

Location: Amsterdam

Information and application:


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

Please send your application for Head Internal Audit Europe - Household Products at this organization in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

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Job posted

22 februari 2023
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More information:

Rogier Jansen
t. +31 6 2298 4783

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