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.
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.
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.
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.);