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Group Internal Auditor

Do you love internal audit, a large variety of audit scopes beyond financial and lots of travelling around the world?
At Puratos, we have the perfect job!



Our auditor international team is growing. As a Group Internal Auditor you work within all different aspects of our global businesses and organization to monitor and evaluate how well risks are being managed, the business is being governed and how good the internal processes are working.

You provide a consulting service, advising management on how to improve systems and processes and deliver the necessary assurance to our shareholders that our businesses are run effectively.

Your main priority is to make sure that audit risks are investigated versus internal policies and procedures and external laws and regulations. You will come up with cost-effective and actionable solutions to mitigate the company’s risk exposure and this in close collaboration with the auditee. Your focus will go beyond financial and operational processes as other factors such as reputation, information technology, environmental impact and ethics must also be considered.

You’re part of the Group Internal Audit team and report to the Group Internal Audit Director. The job is based in Puratos HQ in Belgium (Close to Brussels)


Key Accountabilities

  • Travel to Puratos sites worldwide to meet you local colleagues to verify the knowledge, understanding and application of Group Policies & Procedures
  • Identify key risk areas/issues within the organization through analysis/ interviews and propose appropriate controls to mitigate the risks
  • Discuss audit findings and recommendations with both senior and local management and capture these in the audit reports which are then distributed to the relevant people
  • Execute and lead specific audit projects (surprise/target audits, …) on request of top management or the Audit Committee
  • Regular follow-up on the status of the management action plans + provide support for the audit committee presentations
  • Contribute to the sharing of best practices across the group
  • Contribute to the digital transformation of the audit function
  • Ongoing revision and improvement of the corporate audit programs + identify opportunities to improve the way of remote auditing (via better use of systems and new techniques)
  • Providing support and guidance to management on how to handle new opportunities
  • Managing a variety of stakeholders and their expectations through regular meetings and communications
  • Review the accuracy and reliability of financial information to management


Who are we looking for?

  • You are in the possession of a Master degree in business / finance / economics with a minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience in internal and/or external audit and first experience with a similar manufacturing environment
  • You are willing to travel to our worldwide locations
  • You are an extraverted person who feels comfortable within different cultures and languages
  • You are a good listener, eager to learn with an analytical mindset and the right attention to detail
  • You are an effective communicator, both written and verbally, with the ability to influence all levels of the organization
  • You are a tech-savvy person
  • Fluent in English and good knowledge of Spanish is a plus
  • Great knowledge of Excel , SAP, Power BI and Celonis is a plus


Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our common vision and mission: using new technologies to improve the quality of food. A great work environment with lots of challenges is what you can expect:

  • A large variety of audit subjects to tackle on a variety of geographies (Belgium and worldwide)
  • 1 to 2 weeks travel per month
  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • Training and career opportunities to build your career within our company

You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits + company car.


Watch our corporate movie and feel the Puratos Magic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oWeohwqgW4&t=69s


Who are we?

The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.
This is what makes working at Puratos so magical!

Shall we meet soon?