Senior Auditor (Luxembourg - Belgium)

Quintet Luxembourg, Brussels, BEL, 1160
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Purpose of the Job


Group Internal Audit (GIA) acts as Quintet third line of defence, and actively supports the organization’s identification, evaluation and mitigation of risks. Through its primary reporting line into Quintet Board Audit Committee (BAC), GIA aims at providing Quintet Management and the Board of Directors with unbiased and objective assurance, as well as independent advice, to overcome risk and governance issues with a pragmatic and solution orientated way of thinking. 

As an agent of change, GIA help Quintet Management and the Board to safely navigate through current and future challenges. 

You will join GIA that operates as an entirely functionalised team of more than 20 auditors through 4 Centers of Competence, with resources located in all booking centres, and ultimately reporting to the Chief Audit Executive (CAE). 

You will join a European based team and have the opportunity to contribute to internal audit work in various Quintet locations. 

As Senior Auditor you will contribute to internal audits activities providing reasonable assurance that risks are properly managed and the internal control framework and governance arrangements are effective.

You will be able to carry out front-to-back internal audit assignments, including risk analysis, exchange with Management, testing, drafting conclusions on covered key areas and suggest sound recommendations to enhance controls and risk management. 

This position can be based in Luxembourg or Brussels. 

Key Accountabilities


  • Carry out front-to-back local audit assignments included in Quintet Europe (QE) audit plan or local branch audits to agreed quality, professional and ethical standards.
  • Draft findings and summarize conclusions on covered key areas of focus to be included in the detailed reporting section of the audit report for review by audit managers and/or senior audit managers. Work with local and functional management to develop solutions to address weaknesses. Make sound recommendations and agree local action plans, to enhance controls and risk management. 
  • Follow up on, challenge and validate closure of audit actions and encourage their prompt implementation. Maintain records of progress and produce reports as required by local and functional Management
  • Informal involvement and independent, non-binding advice on ad-hoc requests from or local initiatives led by local and functional Management. 
  • Develop strong relationships with local and functional Management, promoting a culture of control and risk awareness and continual improvement
  • Develop own professional expertise through on the job training, formal training and, where appropriate professional qualifications
  • Occasionally support audit work in one of the other QPB locations
  • Carry out any other duty as may reasonably be required

Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience operating in an Internal Audit, Risk Management environment, or solid background matured in external audit
  • Knowledge and Experience in Asset Management or Private Banking firms, including related knowledge of the regulatory environment considered as an advantage
  • Experience of assessing and auditing transformation initiatives
  • Relevant certification (CIA or CISA) considered as an advantage

Attributes and Qualities


  • Able to communicate clearly, professionally and confidentially both orally and in writing
  • Confident in presenting and agreeing on audit findings and conclusions, where involvement from local and functional Management is required 
  • Able to demonstrate consistent ethical and professional behaviours and adhere to the Corporate Values 
  • Analytical skills, coupled with a rigorous, structured approach, supporting assertive attitudes based on facts, if opposition occurs
  • Able to adapt, by occasions simultaneously, and deliver written audit outcomes to several Senior and Audit Managers

Technical Skills

  • Good audit technics knowledge
  • MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

Languages Skills


  • Fluent in English and Dutch (other languages such as French being an advantage)
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