AkzoNobel seeks a Senior Operational Auditor in Arnhem, NL

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We're also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We're the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.

Identify opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement across all areas of a leading global organization
AkzoNobel's Internal Audit (IA) Function employs approximately 45 people across offices in Arnhem, Chicago, Singapore and Shanghai. It is a mature and respected function that is in constant contact with all layers of our diverse and multinational organization. It is also an innovative and forward thinking entity that is supporting and driving change within AkzoNobel.

As such, AkzoNobel IA represents an ideal platform for a fast-track career with a rapidly evolving company that is at top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index year on year.

Do you have a broad knowledge of auditing, internal control, risk management and business processes? Do you have the communication skills that enable you to work closely with management? Can you work proactively and autonomously in a role that involves substantial global travel? Are you keen to develop your own skills while driving improvement in the people and processes with which you interact?

If you feel you can make a real contribution to our organization by doing all this and more, we encourage you to apply for the position of

(Senior) Internal Auditor

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, we supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet. Sustainability is at the heart of all our business decisions.

The role and its responsibilities
Working from our office in Arnhem, your main purpose in this role is to provide assurance on operational processes and to advise management on internal controls improvements.

This requires you to lead teams on risk based operational process audits. The work is project based and varies from e.g. auditing the implementation of a consolidation system on a corporate level to auditing a sales process in Barcelona or a supply chain audit in Sao Paulo.

Having prepared audit reports you communicate and discuss with management any risks and weaknesses and their potential impact on AkzoNobel's performance and reputation. You then work with management to develop risk mitigation solutions and share best practices.

As such, this is a demanding role for a skilled professional able to support IA's innovative approach to change while leading integrated audit teams. Good report writing skills are essential, as is the ability to develop practical solutions for identified issues. After 2-5 years of gaining exposure to all layers of our organization in this role you will be perfectly positioned to move on to the next level within IA or to a business role.

Approximately 30-50% of your time will be spent outside the office and will include international travel and possibly some weekends. All on-site engagements are planned for a maximum of two weeks and scheduled well in advance.

Job requirements / Candidate profile
To apply for this position, you must possess the following attributes:
- Bachelor or Masters degree, as well as an advanced degree or professional certification such as RO, CIA, RA, ACCA (or equivalent);
- A minimum of 4 years of experience in a public accounting firm and/or in a large internal audit function, ideally in a multinational (manufacturing) environment;
Knowledge of SAP is an advantage;
- A proven ability to work independently and with limited supervision. You are also organized, sensitive to deadlines, and able to set risk based priorities;
- Able to participate in teams and coach colleagues;
- Fluent written and spoken English, with any other European language an advantage, especially Spanish / Portuguese / French.
Application details
For further information, please contact Ariane Kräutner, Talent Resourcing Partner, phone +31 (0)88 010 6789 #2. We welcome your online application, reference 160008WI.

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