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Manager Internal Audit

Do you want to make a direct contribution to strengthening the control of our business processes by providing simple and cost-conscious solutions for control challenges? Action is looking for a Manager Internal Audit to join our team!

This is your daily action

The Manager Internal Audit leads the Internal Audit team, consisting of 4 Internal Audit professionals. You, together with the Internal Auditors, work on operational audits, follow-up activities or special assignments across all functions and countries of operations. It is your responsibility to ensure a sound control environment by planning, managing and performing different types of audit activities. Your audit activities result in action oriented reporting and structured follow up on agreed action plans. 

Next to managing the execution of audit activities, you are responsible for setting the Internal Audit strategy in cooperation with the Director Risk Assurance. This includes the multi-year and annual audit plan for all entities and countries of operation. In setting the Internal Audit strategy, you keep a close eye on Action’s overall business plan to ensure you can maximise your added value at any moment in time.

In addition, you manage the Internal Audit Professional Practice, are keen to continuously improve Internal Audit processes and conduct quality assurance activities considering the key principles of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) for the execution of audit activities.

In this role, stakeholder management is of the essence. You build and maintain relationships with our business teams and act as a sparring partner. You review the Internal Audit sections of the Risk Assurance quarterly reporting, prepared by the Internal Auditors, and discuss the results with the Director Risk Assurance and business management. You also act as primary contact for our external auditors, to align internal and external audit activities to the best extend possible. 
You ensure the Internal Audit team is operating optimally by coaching Internal Auditors during the execution of Internal Audit activities and provide direct and constructive feedback, to ensure quality and great performance of the team. You are able to stimulate the team to actively contribute to the development of new ideas and to keep developing themselves. 

Meet your team

Risk Assurance supports the entire international Action organisation by identifying risks and defining and implementing measures to mitigate these risks. Our activities span the entire value chain from product acquisition to product sales in our stores. Our Risk Management, Fraud and Store Security and Internal Audit teams, each composed of diverse specialists, provide us with all the in-house knowledge we need to support the Action’s business teams achieving their ambitions.  Do you want to work in a highly dynamic retail organisation, in a young team with a wealth of (international) growth opportunities? Take Action!

Curious about your new team members? Debby van der Meulen and Lennart Snoek can’t wait to work with you!

This is you

As a Manager Internal Audit, you are proactive, result oriented, and execute with pace and urgency. You have excellent communication and leadership skills, showing that you know how to manage your team and other stakeholders. You are an analytical thinker, and can align Action’s strategic goals to operational business processes and financial results in a simplistic manner. 
And furthermore:

  • Academic / Economic grade (master degree), supplemented with a completed post master education for RA, RE or RO
  • Experience of at least 15 years in risk and audit, with at least 10 years in Internal Audit
  • Solid understanding of corporate governance, risk management, internal control and internal audit standards (van Manen, COSO, COBIT, IPPF))
  • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application and relate audit results to financial outcomes
  • Knowledge of and experience in Audit Management Systems (BWise preferred);
  • Experience in the retail sector is a plus
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing), fluency in French and German preferred.

What we offer

  • A market based salary; 
  • Annual bonusses between 5% - 10% based on personal and/or business objectives
  • 24 paid vacation days and the possibility to purchase a maximum of 5 additional holiday (based on 38 hours) a year
  • A company car, laptop and mobile phone
  • 15% staff discount on Action merchandise
  • Working for a dynamic, international organization with lots of opportunities to grow


Are you ready to take Action? Apply now!

Curious what’s next?
Mirjam Deijkers will review your application and will get back to you in due course. When you are selected you will be invited for a first job interview. When we are both enthusiast we will invite you for the second interview. In that second interview we’d like to get to know you even better. To do so we will ask you to take an online assessment. Are we still a great match? Then we’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse!

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