Internal Controls Specialist, IHQ

Finance Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

Currently we are looking for an experienced Internal Control Supervisor. In this role you will be responsible for Internal Control activities in the Netherlands. The scope includes Marketing and Sales Units, Manufacturing Units and our International Headquarters. In this role you are the gate keeper and business partner to (Senior) Management for internal control, audit and compliance related matters. Under supervision of the Internal Control Manager NL and where needed in close corporation with the Global Internal Control department, you will proactively propose and implement changes to the internal control framework to best reflect the risk profile of the different business units. Together with the Control Performers and through internal controls testing, you will maintain and keep the internal control requirements executed and will ensure the right level of risk & internal control awareness within the organization.

This role sits in the Internal Control team NL and you will report to the Internal Control Manager NL.

Your responsibilities

    • Proactively advise Management on all internal control, risk and compliance related matters;
    • Ensure timely internal control execution and testing activities according the internal control scope and timelines;
    • Implement and maintain a compliance/internal control issue management tracking and resolution process that will address known and newly identified issues, according to severity and potential impact to the organization;
  • Coordination and follow up of the internal and external (interim) audits
    • Guide and instruct control performers in case of changing internal controls;
    • Gatekeeper to ensure proper segregation of duties within the relevant IT systems;
  • Supports and reviews entities to properly evidence compliance to JDE’s global business and operating model and legal compliance.


Your profile

  • Academic degree (or equivalent experience), preferably in a Financial Controlling, Risk Management or Internal Control/Audit background;
  • Proven process knowledge in multinational environment for at least 5 years or you have a minimum of 4 years of experience at one of the BIG4 accountancy firms;
  • Ready for the next step in your career in a changing business environment and eager to take ownership and initiative;
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines;
  • Communicate with impact (open, honest and with respect). You are able to earn trust quickly, understand and value diversity and individual differences;
  • Ability to discuss (control)topics on all levels in the organization in an understandable way;
  • Teamplayer, inquisitive mind set and strong business challenger;
  • Enthusiastically accept and promote change. You are able to drive improvement through people and align an organization in a new and challenging direction;
  • Language: Fluent in English.

Additional Information

Whether or not you have been with us, two, four or thirty years, it doesn’t matter. We help you build your skillsets and potential career. We offer a solid and competitive base salary and add additional benefits to the mix. To name a few: Learning and development budget, career development, Insurances, pension plans and a minimum of 25 + 12 ADV days of paid holidays (because we care and want to offer you a healthy work – life balance)

Your actions have impact at JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, just like the actions of our 12.000 passionate associates in over 100 countries. We are proud to be part of millions of people’s lives with iconic brands including Douwe Egberts, L’OR, Senseo, Pickwick, Piazza D’Oro, Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Kenco, Pilao and Gevali. The impact that our associates have on the organization, the brands and themselves, contributes to delivering our worldwide vision: a coffee for every cup. Your actions have impact.