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Title:  Internal Audit Data Analytics Manager

Job ID:  80843
Country:  Netherlands
City:  Amstelveen
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Amstelveen, NH, NL, 1181 RM


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 87% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, eight years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

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Internal Audit Data Analytics Manager



Position purpose:


Internal Audit serves as an independent monitoring function which reports to the Chairman of the JT International Group Holding B.V. Board. Through the completion of the annual audit plan, Internal Audit aims to:

  • Support the Company mitigate its main strategic, operational, compliance, and financial risks,
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and controls (including JSOX), and identify and share best practices.


The role of the Internal Audit Data Analytics Manager is to deliver (with the team) Internal Audit's data analytics activities across the department. This includes (1) providing subject matter expertise to the Internal Audit department, (2) development and management of analytics (securing data through to coding of analytics), (3) delivery of specific analytics-driven audit work, (4) working with the other JTI functions to promote and leverage cross-functional analytics, and (5) being the (partial) custodian of the IAD data analytics platforms and driver for new ways of working through analytics. 

Work will be performed under the supervision of the Internal Audit Data Analytics Team Manager or one of the Internal Audit Directors.


What will you do – responsibilities:


  • Drive forward the use of data analytics across the Internal Audit department and significantly contribute to the continuous improvement of IAD activities by acting as a subject matter expert for data analytics.
  • Identify and make suggestions to the Data Analytics Team Manager and Directors for enhancing the use of analytics in audit processes and programs and/or the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Internal Audit function (eg. in the evolution to continuous auditing / controls monitoring)
  • Be updated on emerging data analytics trends, tools and techniques (e.g. Process Mining, AI, ML) and assess suitability for adoption in Internal audit
  • Train & support users to effectively use the analytics solutions (e.g. PowerBi, MS SQL) for data analysis during audit assignment planning and on-site work     
  • Identify and obtain relevant data from data sources to support process and controls analysis during audit assignments.
  • Together with the relevant IT and business support teams, identify and build solutions to automate the extraction of necessary data 
  • Perform holistic (cross-function and cross-entity) analysis of key process data, adding to the analytics catalog supporting data-driven audits
  • Develop and support the data analytics solutions (e.g. MS Azure, MS SQL) for the use of the Internal Audit Department. 
  • Ensure the implemented solutions are working accurately and consistently.
  • Continue the development/refinement of the standardized analytics for use on relevant audits. 
  • Create and maintain the library of scripts available for all IAD users and document all scripts/knowledge.
  • Ensure that scripts continue to meet audit objectives and address audit risk areas. 
  • Integrate data analytics into audit working programs and audit planning.
  • Liaise with Group IT to provide support for changes.
  • Liaise with other JTI departments to drive forward the use of analytics in line with the Company's data & analytics strategy. 
  • Engage with other business functions to integrate the use of analytics, sharing results where relevant
  • Execute audit assignment (data analysis) tasks under the supervision and guidance of the Team Managers and Directors, ensuring that they are completed within the allotted timeframe:
  • Identify and gather business data from relevant source systems
  • Agree and develop criteria/rules/parameters for analysis with Team Managers and auditees
  • Perform testing of controls through data analytics and interpret results
  • Identify draft audit findings and recommendations with the Team Managers and other assignment managers
  • Discuss and present draft audit findings to team members and auditees
  • Complete working papers and documentation to Internal Audit quality standards.


Who are we looking for – requirements:


  • A relevant university degree (such as analytics, finance, economics, statistics, IT, or computer science) is a must.                                            
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a relevant role with strong working knowledge and hands-on experience in data analytics.                                             
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Other languages are a plus.                                            
  • Analytical and critical thinking, curiosity, inquisitive mindset 
  • Strong communication skills. The candidate should have 
  • A genuine interest in the application of data analytics to improve business performance and add value to the business. 
  • Experience with data preparation and analytics tools (e.g. Azure, SQL) and data visualization tools (e.g. Power BI). 
  • Understanding key concepts of statistics and exposure to programming languages (R, Python) is a strong plus.
  • General understanding of business processes, corporate governance, audit principles, and standards. Working experience with S/4 HANA and knowledge of SAP data structures are highly beneficial.


What are the next steps - Recruitment process:


  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role – we look forward to your application! 

  • If your profile matches the role requirements, our recruiter will get in touch to schedule a meeting 

  • If successful, you will discuss the role with the Line Manager 

  • We provide feedback to all candidates 



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