For one of our client, a European Institution, we are looking for a : Audit Coordination Officer (M / F) Purpose : The successful candidate will be tasked to work towards the coordination of audits and evaluations undertaken on the client activities (internal and / or external) and work on specific internal controls projects.
Operating Network : The Audit Coordination Officer will work in the Audit Coordination Unit, as part of the Corporate and Institutional Affairs division, in close cooperation with all internal services.
Responsibilities : Audit & Evaluation
Act as a pro-active actor to internal or external audit / evaluation assignments by contributing to the shaping of the internal policy positions and their intelligent and strategic projection as against the auditors / evaluators
Contribute to the smooth running of audit / evaluation assignments in terms of planning, timing and organization between the auditees and the auditors, i.e.
ensuring key documents are provided;
Assist in ensuring a coordinated approach for audit missions by the European Court of Auditors, Member States, the European Investment Bank and the European Commission on related activities;
Proactively follow-up on all audit issues internally.
In particular, pro-actively liaise with relevant others internal services so that the various audit recommendations are addressed in a timely and efficient manner;
Ensure that audits and evaluations are coordinated according to applicable the procedures.
Contribute to the deployment of internal projects aiming at improving the efficiency of the team as well as the efficiency of internal audit response as a whole;
Participate in the establishment of special internal control reports and in the gathering of updates from the different departments;
Ensure smooth running of each project (terms of planning, timing and organization); Qualifications :
University degree preferably at a postgraduate level in Finance / Economics / Law / Accounting.
Professional qualification (e.g.
CIA) would be considered as an advantage;
At least 3 years’ strong professional experience, acquired (i) in external audit or internal control within a leading international audit firm or the banking / financial industry or (ii) on the negotiation and drafting of contracts and memoranda in an international law firm.
Experience in the financial industry or the legal field is considered as a clear advantage;
Good understanding of the financial market and operational risk aspects.
Knowledge of Private Equity, Structured Finance and / or EU policies (e.g.
structural funds, state aid) would be an advantage;
Good IT Skills;
Fluent English, both written and spoken.
Good command of French and / or other EU languages would be an advantage.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
Strong negotiation skills and ability to handle complex issues;
Good organisation skills;
Ability to analyse, summarise and present information;
Flexibility to take on new tasks;
Qualities of impartiality and perseverance are essential.