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Internal Audit Leader

Delft, Netherlands - Standort erkunden Buchhaltung Vollzeit


You see things a little differently. So do we. Leadership at IKEA is simple, clear and humble. We’re not fans of bureaucracy and complicated hierarchy. We believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. Come see things a little differently with us.





About the job

As a leader in Group Internal Audit Services, you will play a crucial role in supporting our business by providing independent insights and advice that help Inter IKEA manage impactful risks across the value chain. Being part of this team, you will assess how risks are being managed in the various parts of our business. You will review ways of working, behaviours and risk attitudes, and if deficiencies are identified, you will work together with the business to find and realize better ways forward.




You have the opportunity to co-develop and apply an innovative internal audit approach that goes beyond traditional methods. You will actively contribute to our journey of creating a better everyday life for the many people by partnering with various business teams and providing valuable insights on the emerging risks that our company is facing.





About you

You are a result-oriented and hands-on professional with a strong background in in (internal) auditing, risk management and/ or compliance. You are capable at using internal audit standards and methodologies but you also enjoy challenging traditional approaches and apply new methods.





You have a deep understanding of the IKEA value chain, end to end processes across Inter IKEA and the governance structures and steering documents that guide them.





You are humble, straight forward and curious. You are driven by content and at the same time highly value good relationships. You possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, enabling you to articulate complex issues in a structured and comprehensive but simple way.





You love to learn and develop together. As a team player, you enjoy discovering new ways to enhance your own skills and knowledge, as well as those around you. You like to share your knowledge and learnings and by doing so, coach your fellow internal auditors and guest auditors.





You like to get to the bottom of things.  As a critical thinker you don't mind asking probing questions. You do not overlook the essential aspects of auditing, yet you adopt a pragmatic and effective approach.





You are a down-to-earth leader, who enjoys leading, developing, and inspiring people to achieve results and build trustworthy relationships. You enjoy working in a vibrant environment and you are open to travel. You adapt easily and feel comfortable managing multiple assignments concurrently.





To be successful in this role, the following knowledge, skills and experiences would be valuable:

  • Experience in leading teams and assignments in an international and culturally diverse work environment.
  • At least ten years of proven track record in one or more of the following fields: (internal/ IT) audit, risk management, governance, internal controls, compliance.  
  • Familiarity with IT risks/audit, and prior experience working in this field would be a plus
  • A university degree, and preferably a postgraduate qualification in areas related to the position.
  • Proficiency in English language, with capability to communicate effectively with non-native speakers.
  • Ability to quickly absorb new information, break it down, organise it, and present it in a clear and engaging way, without losing the bigger picture.
  • Ability to establish long-lasting stakeholder relationships across all levels.
  • Ability to act consistently with a high level of integrity and promote ethical behaviour and example professional behaviour.

More Information

This role is full-time (40 hours per week) and based in Delft, the Netherlands. This role sits in the Risk & Compliance function of Inter IKEA Systems and reports to the Group Internal Audit manager, Inter IKEA Systems. 




We warmly welcome applications from talented individuals across Europe, eager to join our diverse and collaborative team. Please note that at this time, we are focusing our search exclusively within Europe and will not be considering applicants outside of this region.




If you have any questions about the role, feel free to connect with: Olaf Helmond at olaf.helmond@inter.ikea.com