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Title:  Internal IT Audit Manager

Job ID:  60401
Country:  Netherlands
City:  Amsterdam
Professional area:  Internal Audit
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Amsterdam, NH, NL, 11446


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Internal IT Audit Manager - Amstelveen, Netherlands


Department: Internal Audit (IT)
Location: Amstelveen, Netherlands


Purpose of the Role: 

Internal Audit serves as an independent monitoring function that 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 IT Internal Audit Manager is to act as one of the Subject Matter Experts (SME) for IT auditing, and (1) define and deliver audit assignments and (2) contribute to the continuous improvement of the activities of the Internal Audit Department.

The role involves approximately 30-40% of traveling time depending on the audit assignments and the ability to work remotely.


Main Responsibilities: 

Contribute to the Internal Audit Assignment Planning Memorandum which sets out the objectives and scope of the audit 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 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, analyze, and interpret data
  • Organize meetings and conduct interviews with auditees
  • Perform testing of controls (focus on technology 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 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 programs and/or the effectiveness and efficiency of the Internal Audit function
  • Continue the development of specialist technical knowledge around IT auditing; keeping up to date as technology use in JTI develops (e.g. use of new technologies, increasing use of Cloud, changes from upgrades to existing infrastructure)
  • Support the department in implementing enhancements to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Internal Audit function


Act as one of the departmental IT audit SMEs. Assist and coach other members of staff to develop their skills and increase auditing effectiveness and efficiency for IT general computing controls and act as an expert advisor for related queries.


Skills & Experience: 

  • Relevant university degree or professional qualification such as IT, IS, Analytics, accounting, finance, business economics, CPA, ACCA, CIA, CISA, CISM.
  • Technical accreditations are a strong plus (e.g. MCSE, MCSD, SAP Hana).
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in a relevant operational IT role, external audit, or internal audit.
  • Familiarity with accounting principles and standards, audit techniques (esp. IT), risk management principles, and/or IT processes.
  • In-depth understanding of key technologies used at JTI (esp. Microsoft platforms (incl Azure), Linux, and SAP Hana.
  • Both English and Japanese: fluent: Ability to communicate concepts and information into concise written and spoken language.
  • Analytical and critical thinking, with strong risk awareness and an ability to identify the root cause(s) for identified observations,
  • Curiosity and business acumen, with a value-driven mindset,
  • Excellence in relationship 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


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