Internal Audit Team Lead

Internal Audit Team Lead


Brussels, Belgium

We are currently looking for an Internal Audit Lead who will join a newly created, in-sourced Internal Audit function for EMEA region and report directly to Internal Audit Director. This role is based in Brussels, Belgium.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading teams of up to 5 corporate and IT auditors to plan and complete various types of audit engagements of EMEA business processes located in EMEA HQ and multiple sales and manufacturing entities;
  • Cooperation with EMEA senior leadership to deliver high profile business advisory projects designed to improve Bridgestone EMEA governance and operations;
  • Good understanding Bridgestone business model, business and regulatory environment to provide independent and meaningful assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and business operations;
  • Ensuring timely implementation of audit recommendations through well-balanced monitoring, facilitation and escalation;
  • Supporting Internal Audit Director in building, development and management of Internal Audit function including:
    • Fostering motivation, continuous professional development and job satisfaction of auditors;
    • Developing and/or implementing comprehensive BI tool for risk monitoring, audit planning and audit testing;
    • Preparation and update of annual audit plan;
    • Reporting to Bridgestone EMEA Audit Committee.
    • Developing and maintaining effective and appropriate internal audit methodology;
  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships with EMEA business managers and internal audit functions in other Bridgestone regions (Japan, Asia, Americas);
  • Continuous professional development, incl. obtaining certifications (e.g. CIA, CISA, CFE, etc.) as well as coaching and mentoring other members of the audit team.

Functional capabilities:

  • Passion for internal audit as a function promoting operational excellence, continuous improvement and optimization in all areas of the organization;
  • Curiosity and inquisitiveness to drive continuous learning;
  • Courage to question existing solutions and put new ones forward for discussion;
  • Able to act and think at a pan-EMEA level and work with people in remote locations;
  • Strong management and coaching skills to supervise and develop auditors;

Excellent internal audit skills including:

  • Proficient risk analysis based on well-argued likelihood and impact;
  • Strong analytical skills to identify and quantify risks and/or exceptions;
  • Ability to define common root causes for seemingly unrelated observations;
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships with management and present complex issues
  • Excellent writing skills to enable communication through succinct, precise and logically arranged audit reports
  • Willingness to roll up her/his sleeves in a hands-on work environment;
  • Able to work in an environment with tight deadlines and changing objectives and priorities;
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time.


Must haves:

  • University degree;
  • CIA, ACCA or CISA qualification;
  • 8+ years of experience in internal audit, external audit or business advisory;
  • 2+ experience in leading audit projects in complex, multinational organizations;
  • Experience in auditing of sales, marketing, supply chain and manufacturing processes;
  • Proven experience of proficient understanding of commercial and industrial aspects of audited business, including competitive, regulatory and macroeconomic environment;
  • Participation in business advisory projects focused on risk mitigation and/or business process optimization;
  • Good MS Excel skills;
  • Fluent in English and at least one other major European language.

Strong plus items:

  • Audit experience from Big4;
  • Working experience in BI tools (e.g. Tableau, QlikView, etc.);
  • Working experience in SAP.

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