Group Internal Audit Director

Job description

To guarantee an optimal operational, financial and ICT audit process, taking into account CSR, the Tessenderlo Group Internal Audit & Control department, located in Brussels, is looking for a Group Internal Audit Director. In this role you:

  • Assess, define and optimize the audit rules, strategy and procedures, ensuring the embedding of CSR.
  • Design and optimize the audit tools and reporting structure, translating them in pragmatic internal audit plans.
  • Execute the financial, operational and ICT audits – following standardized schemes and methodologies – and internal risk analysis of businesses and processes.
  • Assist ExCom & the M&A Director in M&A processes.
  • Communicate the results of the internal audits and the ROI of investment projects, including proposed improvement plans, to the BUs and Group level. Follow-up on the implementation of these action plans.
  • Perform reviews and achieve specific risk analysis and/or inquiries in order to prevent fraud and, where appropriate, counter it.
  • Setup and conduct the internal audits of all organizations managing pensions in Belgium (e.g. OFP).
  • Report to the BU and HQ Directors, ExCom, the Audit Committee of Tessenderlo Group and the external auditors.
  • Proactively advise Managers and Directors on processes, procedures and policies to define and implement, ensuring the application of proper decision matrix, procedures and/or rules in every entity of Tessenderlo Group.
  • Manage your co-worker in the internal audit team.

You report to the COO/CFO.


  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance or Business Engineering, with a focus on audit and accounting.
  • At least 10 years’ internal audit experience.
  • Good knowledge of audit tools.
  • Internal audit certification (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA or equivalent) is desired.
  • With your analytical skills and profound understanding of business processes, you are able to think of long term policies, detect risks, and translate them into pragmatic and efficient action plans.
  • As a guiding person by nature (with or without people management experience), you engage your co-workers to develop new knowledge and skills and to collaborate in a multicultural context.
  • Fluent communication skills in Dutch, French and English, both written and verbally. Knowledge of other European languages is a plus.
  • Willing to travel worldwide (30-50%).
Tessenderlo Group
Experience level
Mid-Senior Level