ASCENTOR Direct Search & Interim Management

Group Chief Internal Audit Officer | Leading Multinational Company

Bucharest (City) (RO)
20 Jun 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Over 50%

On behalf of our Client, a leading multinational company active in +30 countries, we are looking for a Group Chief Internal Audit Officer.

Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer with direct oversight from the Audit Committee, the Group Chief Internal Audit Officer is responsible for leading the next phase of internal audit, internal controls framework and compliance.


  • Lead and oversee the internal audit teams for operations in +30 countries;
  • Perform enterprise risk management and present annual internal audit plan to the Audit Committee;
  • Enhance the internal controls framework;
  • Provide high quality, professional day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and projects in line with solid risk management practices;
  • Develop and lead audit programs and internal audit reports;
  • Lead in preparing risk assessments and annual audit plans;
  • Help identify performance improvement opportunities;
  • Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to as regulatory changes occur to maintain compliance;
  • Work closely with external auditors, legal counsel, tax preparers, and third-party accounting/consulting firms;
  • Work closely with the accounting and finance teams on accounting / finance projects as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance;
  • 5 - 6 years in Big 4 – at least Manager position;
  • French and English are compulsory;
  • Availability to travel - 50% of the time – on average;
  • Strong knowledge of standards, procedures, and general auditing policies;
  • Possess great interest in working with different people;
  • Strong ability to supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling of work assignments;
  • Effective and explicit communication skills in both oral and written forms;
  • Strong knowledge in the area of financial record keeping procedures, laws, and regulations;
  • Exceptional ability to motivate, persuade, and influence others;
  • Ability to analyze data and give correct interpretations;
  • Computer skills: possess advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Possess good interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, which relates to the prioritizing of workloads and showing a great level of resilience and calmness even when under pressure;
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity to be able to adhere to regulations and its total compliance;
  • Strong ability to take initiatives and make sound decisions;
  • High level of leadership, strong experience in internal audit, be detail oriented hands-on.