Auditor - Audit Support and Investigations (ESCB/IO)

Internal Audit

General Information

Type of contract Short-term contract, which may be extended to up to 36 months subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Contract end date 30.11.2022

Who can apply? EU nationals working for international public sector organisations or EU organisations performing central banking or banking supervision tasks. Your current contract must extend at least 1 year beyond the end of the potential employment at the ECB.

Salary F/G (1) (minimum full time monthly net salary €6243 and benefits, see further information section)

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 02.11.2021

Your team

You will be part of the Audit Support and Investigations Division in the Directorate Internal Audit. Our Directorate has around 45 staff providing independent and objective assurance services, Reporting directly to the Executive Board, we help the ECB to achieve its objectives by ensuring a systematic approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. All activities, operations and processes at the ECB may be subject to internal auditing.

The Audit Support and Investigations Division, which comprises ten members of staff, manages all service and support processes for internal audits and the Internal Auditors Committee (IAC) of the European System of Central Banks. These include audit planning, reporting, secretarial support to the IAC, quality management, methodology development, training coordination and information management. The Division also coordinates the ECB’s interaction with the European Court of Auditors, the external auditors, other auditing bodies and the audit community. Finally, the Division is responsible for conducting administrative inquiries and investigations, in which the Director Internal Audit acts as Lead Inquirer.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics. 

Your role

As an Auditor, you will:
  • contribute to the development of audit methodologies, policies and procedures to ensure adequate audit coverage of relevant risk areas and overall consistency with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing; 
  • contribute to other tasks carried out by the Division, such as supporting the IAC and coordinating with external auditors;  
  • be involved in internal administrative inquiries. 

The position offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to the work of the Audit Support and Investigations Division and shape the ECB’s internal audit methodology. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • a master’s degree or equivalent in internal audit, business administration, information technology, accounting, finance, controlling or another relevant field (click here for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, at least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of internal auditing; 
  • good drafting and presentation skills, and the ability to present complex issues in a concise and clear manner to non-specialist audiences, both orally and in writing;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

  • a relevant professional qualification, e.g. Certified Internal Auditor; 
  • a good understanding of investigative methodologies and techniques.

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.

You are motivated to be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.

Working modalities

We are willing to discuss part-time arrangements.

Further information

The contract offered will be short-term ESCB/IO, the appointment being for 12 months as of 1 December 2021, extendable to up to 36 months.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Carin Pronk, on +49 (0)1752 296941 between 10:00 and 11:00 on Mondays and Tuesdays while the vacancy notice is open. 

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted remotely. It will include online interviews.

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