Senior Manager Internal Audit - Holding


Job description

We are looking for a Senior Manager Internal Audit to enhance the SHV Corporate Internal Audit team which operates in a dynamic, team-oriented environment. This position offers a first-hand and unique opportunity to learn about a highly diversified mix of business units with varying strategic models, end-markets and international cultures, comprising the decentralized operating structure of SHV. Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, you will work closely together with the Corporate Director Internal Audit to fulfill the mission of Internal Audit: to provide insight, critical judgement, assurance and support with regard to the critical risks and controls of SHV.
In this role you will work on engagements across the globe. As member of the Corporate Audit team, which consists of 6 people, you will report to Corporate Director Internal Audit. You will work independently under general direction, with latitude for initiative and independent judgment. You are also part of the Internal Audit Leadership Team, which consists of 8 people and leads approximately 75 auditors around the globe. Your core responsibilities include:

  • Continuously look for improvements of the company's risk management, control and governance processes.
  • Identify process improvement and cost saving opportunities, control optimizations and value-added recommendations.
  • Supervise audits and ensure compliance with the audit methodology, quality standards as well as systematic documentation and completion of audit tasks.
  • Coordinate special projects and investigations.
  • Discuss audit outcomes with executives and supervise the process of verification of the effective implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for varying levels of the company’s management.
  • Take responsibility for building and maintaining contact with executives relationships and add identify opportunities to add value for management.
  • Ensure good cooperation with Internal Audit of the Groups through a proactive stance in the course of joint audits and sharing the knowledge and results of the auditor work.
  • Take responsibility for development, training and knowledge sharing for the auditors.
  • Manage the development of audit tools.
  • Deploy your knowledge and skills to further build and strengthen Internal Audit within SHV.


  • Academic level preferably in Accounting or Economics. A relevant audit qualification, such as RA, RO, ACCA, CPA or CIA, is also required.
  • Approximately 10 years working experience in External and Internal Audit.
  • Track record of working in an international corporate environment.
  • Willing to travel internationally approximately 25%.


  • Confident, astute and mature in style.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proactive, results oriented and hands on approach in leading audits.
  • Ability to persuade and influence and to avoid or deal with conflicting situations.
  • Getting things done mentality and capable of getting into the detail, while simultaneously keeping an eye on the bigger picture.
  • Excellent communicator with an independent mind and a flexible and cooperative attitude.
  • Headroom for further professional growth.
  • Fluent in in Dutch and English both in writing and verbal.

Company description

SHV originated in 1896 in the Netherlands from a merger between a number of large coal trading companies, some of which had been active since the 18th century. After the decline of coal as the primary source of energy, halfway through the twentieth century, SHV moved into other business areas.

SHV has a long-term focus, expanding and developing businesses and providing customers with excellent products and services, which add value. SHV believes in doing business in a responsible and sustainable way – by finding the right balance between people, profit, planet and pride. Thinking about the needs of future generations and the companies’ role in society takes a central place at SHV.

Today SHV is a family-owned multinational with more than 60,000 employees and net sales amounting to € 20 billion. Group companies and their business units are supported from the SHV head office in Utrecht, the Netherlands. SHV has a no-nonsense professional and entrepreneurial culture. Mutual respect and trust provide the basis for a sound working relationship among the people. All colleagues are encouraged to take responsibility in their work and to be creative.

SHV’s entrepreneurship is reflected in its range of operations:

  • Trade in and distribution of LPG (SHV Energy)
  • Cash-and-carry wholesale (Makro)
  • Heavy lifting and transport solutions (Mammoet)
  • Industrial services (ERIKS)
  • Animal nutrition and aqua feed (Nutreco)
  • Exploration and production of oil and gas (Dyas)
  • Private equity (NPM Capital)






Matthijs Lemaire

Senior Manager Internal Audit - Holding
Rijnkade 1, 3511 LC Utrecht
Match criteria
Gewenst aantal uren
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • Internal Audit
  • Post Doc RA
  • WO
  • Construction
  • FMCG
  • Private Equity
  • Production
  • Chemicals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Retail