Head of IT Audit, Luxembourg


Job Type



Package approx. €200K

Job Summary

Our client is looking for a Head of IT Audit, who will be reporting to the Head of Group Internal Audit. In this position, you will lead a close-knit team of 2 IT internal auditors in the management, review, and provision of insightful and practical advice on technology infrastructure, networks, systems, and security across the organisation. Moreover, you will coordinate with third parties, in the case of co-sourcing activities. You will be tasked with growing the department headcount, taking responsibility for the hiring, development, and retention of team members.


Your responsibilities as the Head of IT Audit will include, but are not limited too:

  • Contribute to the definition of the Group Internal Audit Plan, including identification of emerging risks;
  • Manage independent risk-focused assurance reviews of the operating design, effectiveness and efficiency of IT infrastructure, networks, systems and governance;
  • Identify weaknesses in technology process and internal controls and recommend practical and value-added solutions to management, to improve operations and minimise risks;
  • Prepare and discuss audit reports with senior leaders and obtain management response for timely remediation and follow-ups where necessary;
  • Ensure compliance with the Internal Audit Manual and Standards of Institute Internal Auditors;
  • Build and maintain relationships with the key stakeholders within the IT community, the wider organisation;
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and knowledge-sharing across the Internal Audit team, liaising with the Group Internal Audit Professional Practice team as required;
  • Assist the Head of Group Internal Audit and the GIA Professional Practice Team in the preparation of the reports for the Audit Committee, presenting key audit findings and progress against the Internal Audit Plan.


The Ideal Candidate: You possess the resilience and integrity to constructively challenge stakeholders and provide guidance on how to drive technological innovation and improvement across the business. Your leadership style focuses on outcomes and solutions, and you are enthusiastic about fostering a supportive culture within your team, in which members can reach their potential and bring their best selves to work.

You are technically acute and are able to interact with subject matter experts in terms that resonate and build credibility, while also being able to explain the importance of audit activities and their role in building an outstanding IT function.

  • University degree in accounting, business / commerce, computer science, information technology or another relevant field;
  • At least 10 years of experience as an IT Internal Auditor or in a similar role, in Multinational manufacturing/ consumer business companies (experience in fast-moving consumer goods industry preferred);
  • Understanding of systems infrastructure (networks, hardware, operating systems, databases, and applications);
  • Experience of process analysis and control assessment to identify weaknesses and improvement areas;
  • Knowledge of IT standards and key regulations impacting IT, such as COBIT, ISO 270001 or ITIL;
  • Knowledge of SAP, MS Office, as well as knowledge of ACL, is desirable;
  • Professional certifications (e.g. CISA/CIA or equivalent) can be a plus;
  • Strong analytical skills and close attention to detail, including the ability to analyse data, systems and procedures;
  • Highly-developed project management, organisation, prioritisation and time management skills;
  • Solid ability in negotiating and influencing stakeholders and being able to show resilience in dealing with discussions on audit findings;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Fluent in English.


For more information, please apply.

Post by:

Harley Butcher