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Senior Internal Controls Specialist - Exclusive

Sector Location Job type Salary
€65,000 - €80,000 depending on experience plus benefits
Date added
23 March, 2023

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Internal Controls Specialist to join a recently created team working in a Corporate Headquarters in Hilversum.


As a part of the Internal Control Assurance Department, you will play a key role in defining internal control requirements, guidance, and training, while deploying different types of monitoring procedures to assess the ongoing effectiveness of the company's risk and internal control systems.


This is a unique opportunity for a candidate with Big 4 experience who is detail-oriented and proactive with a passion for internal controls and risk management, to be part of something new and add real value to the organisation.


Your duties as the Senior Internal Controls Specialist will include, although will not be limited to:


  • Assisting in developing, improving and executing the annual Internal Control Assurance Program and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Developing (process) control standards and related testing plans to address existing and new risks
  • Planning and performing reviews of Operating Companies control processes and documentation
  • Performing deep dive controls assessment for assigned areas
  • Independently reviewing balance sheets and account reconciliations
  • Stakeholder management working with the business, IT and other compliance teams
  • Identifying control improvement opportunities
  • Support in trainings of internal control related topics
  • Supporting ad hoc activities and projects



  • 4+ years’ experience in an external or internal audit role
  • Chartered Accountant and/or CIA certification preferred
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business
  • Fluent in English and ideally one other European language
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and have a collaborative approach to work with cross-functional colleagues and external parties
  • International travel (approximately 20-30%)
  • A critical eye, confidential approach and problem-solving skills


EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.