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Manager Internal Audit

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees


Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

Manager Internal Audit, Group Finance, Schiphol

The Manager Internal Audit leads the Internal Audit department with one Internal Auditor as a direct report. The internal audit function is co-sourced with an external risk advisory partner and in addition resources from operating companies are used in each audit on an ad-hoc basis.

Reports to

Group Controller, Stijn Schneider

Direct reports

1 direct report

Main purpose of the role

The Internal Audit function is co-sourced with Deloitte. Deloitte are functionally responsible for the IA function and are appointed by the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board of GrandVision. In this role the Manager Internal Audit manages the process of the internal audits worldwide within GrandVision in close cooperation with Deloitte. He/she actively participates in discussions on the audit approach, the audit plan and scope. He/she coordinates the execution of the annual audit plan and controls the internal audit budget. He/she also plans the GV resources that will participate on an ad-hoc basis in the audits. The manager participates in the fieldwork of most of the audits, contributes to the reports and the closing meetings. Next to managing the internal audit process, the Manager Internal Audit also actively contributes in advising the business on improvements in internal controls. He/she is the owner of the GV Minimum Control Standards. And he/she plays an active leading role in developing the internal audit community within GrandVision worldwide.

Key performance indicators

Execution of the approved annual internal audit plan in full and within budget

Achieving continuous improvement in the audit approach, scope and tools used

Up to date Minimum Control Standards

Required qualifications/level of education

University master degree in business administration, finance or accounting

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

Highly adaptable to new environments; with a natural ability to embrace learning and develop through experience. High level of energy and ambition to realise a positive impact.

Positive, customer first, can do attitude.

High level of integrity and interpersonal effectiveness, being able to manage senior stakeholders

Flexible, high level of travel (50% of time) is required

Key skills, knowledge and experience

7-10 years working experience at management level

Relevant experience in finance, especially related to financial reporting, internal controls and operating processes

Strong knowledge of English (written & spoken), multiple languages preferred

Future potential/ learning agility/ growth opportunities

High degree of learning in this role which can form an excellent basis for further development into more senior finance roles.


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Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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