Senior Internal Audit Manager

Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



Senior Internal Audit Manager 

We are seeking a Senior Internal Audit Manager to be based in Belgium.  The role will deputise for the Head of Audit and will assist in managing the global internal audit services in order to help management add value and improve operations. The Group has grown significantly over the last years and is seeking a talented audit professional to integrate major regulatory and technological change as part of an independent internal audit function. 

Your role 

  • You bring significant experience in how to organize a future oriented Internal Audit department globally & how to ensure it contributes to sustainable growth of the company. 
  • You deputise for the Head of Audit where relevant & needed, planning the delivery, management and reporting of audits and putting forward solutions to identified risks. 
  • You evaluate the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. 
  • You make relevant improvement recommendations to senior management and regularly follow up on their implementation. 
  • You participate in the global assessment of financial and operational risks for all business entities and assist in the development of the annual audit plan. 
  • You implement new technics and tools to improve audit practices in line with the highest market standards including IT & IT security-related audit tools and Enterprise Risk Assessment. 
  • You assess and relay the importance of controls and an effective control environment. 
  • You create automated and data driven audit programmes that boost controls and negate risks of fraud. 


Your profile 

  • You have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in auditing (ideally with a Big 4 firm background). 
  • You bring strong management experience, with confidence to deputise for the Head of Audit in high level situations.
  • You have a master Degree in Computer Science or Financial Management or related field with significant audit experience within industry. 
  • You have CPA/ACA/CISA/ CISM/CRISC or equivalent certification preferred.
  • You have experience in a number of the following: technology consulting, systems auditing, privacy regulation, cloud computing, cyber-security, digital commerce, machine learning, software development, large system integration, data analytics, agile/scrum framework, SAP implementations and knowledge on key automated controls in business applications. 
  • You are able to execute audit assignments in accordance with IIA standards.
  • You are able to effectively communicate issues, findings and recommendations to senior management and to handle confidential data appropriately. 
  • You are highly motivated and show commitment to understand the Group’s strategy and achieve audit objectives. 
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills, a great ability to listen, a critical mind, a good analytical sense as well as capacity for synthesis.
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • You are fluent in English, additional European languages are desirable.



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