Senior IT Auditor

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Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Purpose of the job

A Senior Internal Auditor at AkzoNobel plays a pivotal role in shaping and executing internal audits, weaving a narrative of assurance for operational processes. This role is not just about audits; it's a dynamic journey through the intricacies of global processes—spanning realms from Procurement to HR, Manufacturing to Sales, and beyond.


As a key player in a nimble audit team, you won't just evaluate the internal control framework; you'll dance with the design and operational effectiveness of processes, leaving no stone unturned. Imagine a canvas that stretches worldwide, embracing various organizational tiers—from individual entities to global functions, joint ventures to newly acquired businesses.


You're not just an auditor; you're a strategic ally, a sparring partner in risk and control discussions with the business. Your mission is clear—to suggest tangible improvements that not only fortify processes and controls but elevate the efficiency and effectiveness of risk mitigation.


It's not just auditing; it's crafting a narrative of excellence, weaving threads of assurance, and steering the course toward enhanced efficiency and effectiveness. 


Possible extra tasks, besides core auditing:


Act as lead auditor (extra task, allocated to one senior auditor per individual audit) to plan, coordinate and track progress of the individual audit. Liaise with the audit client, other audit team members and the (Associate) Audit Manager.


Key responsibilities:


  • Scoping and Preparation:

Picture this – orchestrating a symphony of information. We craft scoping letters and information requests with finesse, gathering insights through planning calls, data analytics, and client interviews. Our meticulous documentation in audit workpapers is the canvas for what's to come.


  • Execution Phase:

As the curtain rises, we validate processes with owners, unveil potential risks, and assess controls. With precision, we develop a test approach, documenting every nuance of our audit work. Time is of the essence, with a fixed deadline driving our focus on work planning, prioritization, and seamless collaboration with the audit client.


  • Finalization/Reporting Phase:

As the grand finale approaches, we meticulously complete documentation, update observations, and craft a compelling executive summary. Leading the charge, we coordinate the completion of audit papers and work closely with management to ensure a flawless report. The follow-up stage sees us verifying management actions, ensuring a conclusive closure.


  • General Excellence:

Our commitment doesn't end there. We stay ahead of the game, attending conferences and workshops to stay abreast of audit procedures. Sharing our wealth of knowledge with the team, we contribute to enhancing our audit approach continually.


  • Supporting Roles:

For us, the journey goes beyond. We play a pivotal role in supporting senior audit managers, partnering in business roles, and championing IT tooling and processes that elevate our audit management capabilities.

What do you bring?



  • For Operational 'Senior Internal Auditors':
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, auditing, economics, or business administration.
  • Preparing for CIA (or equivalent) certification.
  • For 'Senior IT Auditors':
  • Bachelor's degree in auditing, information technology, or business administration.
  • Preparing for CISA (or equivalent) certification.



  • Minimum 4 years of audit experience, ideally in a large international manufacturing company.
  • Familiarity with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.

Essential Skills:


  • Professional skepticism, critical thinking, attention to detail, and problem-solving.
  • Deadline and budget sensitivity.
  • Strong presentation and report writing.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills in English, with other languages as a plus.
  • Team collaboration and experience with diverse cultures.
  • Willingness to travel globally (40-45%, max two consecutive weeks).
  • SAP 

Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:


  • a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
  • participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; 
  • travel expenses to and from work;
  • opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role;
  • Fixed Bonus.


We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume and a cover letter will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Nicolas Beslic, Talent Acquisition Partner. Send an email to  #LI-Hybrid


The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview rounds and further steps. An online assessment might be part of the selection process.


An employment screening may be part of the selection process.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 35658 

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