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Title:  Internal Audit Manager - (Project Assurance background)

Job ID:  63643
Country:  Netherlands
City:  Amstelveen
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Amstelveen, NH, NL, Amstelveen


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’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running

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

Learn more: jti.com


Global Applicants Welcome

Department: Internal Audit

Location: Amstelveen, Netherlands

Reporting to: Internal Audit Director
Role: Permanent




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, and identify and share best practices
The role of the Internal Audit Project Assurance Manager is to act as one of the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Project Assurance, and to (1) define and deliver audit or management support assignments and (2) contribute to the continuous improvement of the activities of the Internal Audit Department.

The role involves approximately 20-30% of traveling time depending on the audit assignments and the ability to work remotely.


  • Contribute to the Internal Audit Assignment Planning Memorandum which sets out the objectives and scope of the audit or management support (advisory) assignment:
    • Gather and review background information on the business to be reviewed
    • Assist in the identification of key risks and challenges
    • Derive audit scope and approach from the assessment of key risks and challenges.
  • Deliver audit and management support assignments in whole or in part under the supervision and guidance of the Internal Audit Team Manager and/or Director, ensuring that the objectives and scope are fully covered within the allotted timeframe:
    • Gather, analyse, and interpret data
    • Organise meetings and conduct interviews with auditees
    • Perform testing of controls
    • Identify draft audit findings and recommendations
    • Discuss draft audit findings and recommendations with auditees
    • Complete working papers and documentation to Internal Audit quality standards.                                            
  • Draft assigned elements of the audit or management support report for review by the Internal Audit Team Manager and Director and assess management actions within the allotted timeframes:
    • Draft audit findings and recommendations, ensuring that they are factually correct and written in clear and concise English
    • Discuss and incorporate changes recommended by the Director
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the activities of the Internal Audit Department:
    • Identify and make suggestions for enhancing audit processes and programmes and / or the effectiveness and efficiency of the Internal Audit function
    • Continue the development of specialist technical knowledge around project assurance;
    • Support the department in implementing enhancements to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Internal Audit function                                                
  • Act as one of the departmental project assurance SMEs. Assist and coach other members of staff to develop their skills and increase auditing effectiveness and efficiency for project assurance and act as an expert advisor for related queries.



  • Relevant university degree and/or professional qualification (e.g. accounting, finance, economics, IT) - is must have.
  • Project Management accreditations (e.g. advanced Scrum, PMI, PSM, PMP, PPM, CPMP, CAPM, CSM etc.) are must have.
  • Additional qualifications benefitial (e.g. CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIA, CISA, etc)                                   
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in a relevant project and/or change management role, project assurance role in a professional firm, or internal audit with significant exposure to project assurance.
  • Familiarity with accounting principles and standards, audit techniques, risk management principles, and/or IT processes.       


SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND LANGUAGES:                                   

  • Full English proficiency. Other languages a strong plus. Notably Japanese.
  • Fluent: Ability to communicate concepts and information into concise written and spoken language.                          
  • Analytical and critical thinking, with a strong risk awareness and an ability to identify root cause(s) for identified observations.
  • Curiosity and business acumen, with a value driven mindset.
  • Excellence in relationship and stakeholders management.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A self-starter mindset, quick learner and appetite for personal development.
  • A strong Team spirit and ability to work within a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to relate IT processes and controls to business processes and explain the implications on / requirements for non-automated audit procedures.                       


Recruitment process:


Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application
Should you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Olga Paprocka – Talent Advisor (olga.paprocka@jti.com)

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