Senior Internal Auditor

Entity:  Daikin Europe HQ
Job Category:  Corporate and Legal Affairs

Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE

Job Requisition ID:  1234

Daikin Europe NV (DENV) is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, a Japanese outstanding company and worldwide the biggest developer, producer and supplier of HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) solutions, including heating pumps and cooling technology.

DENV is Daikin’s sales, R&D, and production headquarters for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. The headquarter has Belgian offices in Brussels, Ghent and Ostend, as well as 8 production plants, 24 sales subsidiaries and offices and a whole network of independent distributors and dealers across the EMEA region.


The mission of the Internal Audit Department is to provide independent and objective assurance and consulting services that add value and improve the organization’s operations. It helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the control, governance and risk management processes.
Within Daikin Europe, the Internal Audit team conducts audit engagements, at entity or process level, following a risk-based audit plan and report the result of these assessments to the Audit Committee, Board of Directors and local Management. To strengthen our international team we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Senior Internal Auditor.


Your function

You will be part of an international team that executes operational audit engagement covering small to large organizations in Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as complex business processes. As part of this team you will:


  • Take responsibility for operational audit engagements end-to-end, from planning to execution and report issuance, in affiliates of the Daikin Europe Group in accordance with department methodology and IIA standards;
  • Participate in the management of J-SOX compliance over the Daikin Europe Group;
  • Manage internal and external resources, act as role model for less experienced staff members, support them in the development of their business and audit knowledge, provide on the job training, and set the tone by enthusiastically facilitating knowledge exchange;
  • Most of the time work together with your colleagues during the audit assignments but sometimes you also will perform audits independently;
  • Come forward with high quality results; you verbally communicate your findings – i.e. solid issues and strong improvement advice – to senior management and you draft a comprehensive and complete report of the audit area;
  • Maintain and improve existing internal audit methodologies: content, work instructions, KRI, training material;
  • Develop qualitative internal audit work programs depending on the requirement of the audit plan and of the organization;
  • Maximize the usage of the IT systems (SAP, BO, PowerBI, CELONIS) to drive the efficiency and quality of the audit approach and substantiate audit findings;
  • Actively participate in the roll-out of strategic projects for the IA department.



Your profile


  • You have a Master degree (or equivalent by experience) and have at least 5 years of experience on a similar role within the industrial/ manufacturing sector, in at least 2 different business processes (e.g. sales, manufacturing, accounting, planning …) and/or internal/external audit experience.
  • You have a passion for facts and figures and dispose of a strong analytical mind.
  • Internal audit certification (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA or equivalent) is desired.
  • You have a strong understanding of SAP and experience with leveraging data analysis tools is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Finance and Accounting, or experience in an operational role.
  • You are a good team player with very strong work ethics and always act by example.
  • You have an open and active mind.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills, fluent in English (written and spoken). Any knowledge of other European languages is an asset.
  • You are flexible and willing to travel within the EMEA region (25 to 35%).
  • You are looking for a permanent position in audit, or you would be interested to see it as a 2 to 3 years investment in your further career development within the Daikin Group.

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification, and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To date, Daikin EMEA has over 12 000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, and the UK. Our aim is to drive sustainable and effective solutions, sparking a good climate for the generations to come. And all this can only be achieved because of our People. 


Good climate starts with people 
Our employees are the beating heart of our company. At Daikin, you get to work in a positive environment backed by trust, creativity and continuous improvement. Together, we create our top-quality solutions by empowering talented teams. You will get plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. We are deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the communities we serve. Good climate starts with people.