Internal Auditor


Singapore, 01, SG, 039192

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role

The Internal Auditor analyzes and evaluates the performance of the organization’s operational and financial processes systems to identify risks, areas for improvement, and to ensure that the organization complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards. The incumbent executes these audits from start to finish. He/she collects, examines, analyzes, and verifies information about the organization’s systems and processes by reviewing manuals, policies, reports, and interviewing organizational members. Develops recommendations for changes to processes and systems that will minimize risk, improve performance and productivity and ensure that the organization complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards. Prepares audit reports, monitors and reports the status of implementation of agreed actions of previously performed audits. The Internal Auditor is supervised and/or supported by the Internal Audit Regional Lead APAC and the Chief Audit Executive on more complex issues during an audit and coaches less experienced team members in the same manner.



Key responsibilities include

  • To perform annually 8 – 10 field audits of 2 – 3 weeks duration at Barry Callebaut entities in Region APAC (and to a limited extent in other BC regions) in internal audit teams of 2 or more.
  • To periodically monitor and report to EXCO and the AFRQCC/ Board of Directors the status of implementation of agreed actions of previously performed audits
  • To build up and/or enhance an own Barry Callebaut network of all functional levels
  • To support the Chief Audit Executive in the (annual) Audit planning process
  • To participate in internal advisory mandates
  • To join Quality Assurance meetings, inform proactively on the findings from the Internal Audits and discuss with QA-Organization on implementation and possible solutions
  • Maintain and further develop the Internal Audit Knowledge Library
  • Maintain and further improve the Internal Audit Quality Survey and support the Chief Audit Executive in the annual assessments towards the AFRQCC


About you

  • University Degree, preferably in Data Analytics, Information Management or Finance
  • Preferably Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)
  • 1-3 years of internal audit experience - Internal Audit in a multi-national environment. Food-industry would be an advantage
  • Experience in Data Analytics, Data Governance or Data Assurance
  • Internal Control Function (ICS), Compliance or Enterprise Risk Management
  • BIG FOUR Audit Experience
  • Stakeholder Management and Dealing with confidential information is a must
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • SAP knowledge
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Ability to gain an understanding of complex, inter-disciplinary processes within a short time-frame
  • Good understanding of Finance and Data Assurance
  • High personal sensitivity (“6th sense”), demonstrating aptitude to adapt to and understand other cultures, to be able to change low co-operative behavior into mutual confidence working relationship
  • Strong personality to stay objective as well as the highest level of integrity and knowing how to deal with highly confidential information
  • Able to contribute positively to international & interdisciplinary teams during audits
  • Willingness to extensively travel internationally (approx. 60% of the time)
  • If required, flexible to work longer hours during audits as well as to work under time pressure
  • Highly result oriented

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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