Senior Internal Auditor
Full Time Permanent Rotterdam 8622 - 24692

Viterra is seeking for a Senior Internal Auditor. Are you ready for the next step and would you like to be part of a newly established internal Audit department within Viterra? Then we are looking for you!


This role reports to the Senior Audit Manager in The Netherlands, who in turn reports to the Global Head of Audit. The senior internal auditor will work with management and staff within the audit team to deliver operational audits on a global and local basis, and in addition supports internal procedures within Internal Audit to ensure a high level of quality.


  • Providing assurance and advice to management at all levels to make risk-informed strategic choices and respond to disruptions in business growth and reputation.
  • Assessing the design and operating effectiveness of the company’s internal control framework and risk management practices.

Our world-leading, fully integrated agriculture network connects producers and consumers to supply sustainable, traceable and quality-controlled agricultural products.

With our talented people, decades of experience and diverse capabilities, we offer innovative solutions to open pathways and create value for customers through our supply chains.

As a responsible long-term business, we will continue to invest in and develop our network, allowing us to meet the needs of a growing world.

Together, we are stronger and achieve more.

Job description
  • Leading and participating in operational audits and ad-hoc special reviews. Preparing closing meetings and audit reports for senior management.
  • Proactively executing day-to-day audit work, including audit planning, fieldwork, and reporting, in a timely manner.
  • Documenting process flows, identifying risks, and assessing the control environment and risk management framework based on controls testing (design and operating effectiveness). Coaching junior staff members in this process.
  • Working on assignments worldwide, in a truly global manner.
  • Contributing to the continuous monitoring of the control environment, periodically updating risk assessments and contributing to the annual audit planning process as required.
  • Reviewing and evaluating audit programs and audit methodology to achieve audit objectives, as well as participation in Quality Assurance reviews (on rotational basis).
  • Working with stakeholders, in both an independent audit capacity and an advising role at the same time, is key driver for success.
  • Providing suggestions for operational efficiencies in business and financial operations.
  • Tracking and validation of management action plans for issued audit findings.
  • Gain a good understanding of strategic, operational, financial, and business considerations.
  • University degree in Business Economics, Finance or other related area.
  • Professional qualification (CPA, CA, RA, RE, CISA, CIA or other relevant) or working towards completing one.
  • At least 4 years experience in external audit or internal audit.
  • Experience in auditing complex processes, preferably in manufacturing or financial services, with a focus on elements like trading (commodities or derivatives), supply chain, processing, finance, risk management, compliance / KYC, etc.
  • Hands-on and structured working style, with eye for detail without losing oversight.
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills, with a high level of perseverance and willingness to challenge the status quo.
  • Ability to work under pressure at a fast pace and in a highly ambiguous and dynamic environment.
  • Curiosity and willingness to continuously learn new topics and acquire knowledge of the company's business over time.
  • Capacity to both influence management and drive the audit department towards increased innovation.
  • Excellent active listening, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate audit observations in a direct and transparent manner, is a must.
  • Proficiency in English language is mandatory; additional languages highly desirable.
  • Motivation and ability for global and regional travel.

The position you are applying for is part of our Internal Audit department.

Viterra is an exciting and challenging place to work, with many opportunities to develop your skills and your career.

We are located in over 35 countries and employing over 17.500 people worldwide. You will work in an informal and international orientated team, and be part of an organization that offers room for personal growth. As well as this, we offer:

  • A competitive salary based on your knowledge and experience;
  • Flexible and very attractive pension scheme at ABN AMRO where we as an employer pay 100%;
  • Monthly salary as holiday allowance;
  • Working in an office located in the Centre of Rotterdam, next to Blaak station and the Martkhal;
  • We also offer a collective healthcare insurance (Zilveren Kruis) and travel allowance.

A reference check and integrity screening by a third party are part of our procedure.

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