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Kortrijk, BE

Date:  Jul 28, 2022
Job ID:  5195

Internal Audit Manager

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare. Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents.



As the current internal audit manager has taken up a new internal challenge, Barco is looking for an experienced Internal Audit Manager. Together with your audit team, you will act as an independent provider of both assurance and consulting services. The internal audit team is vital in helping Barco to accomplish its long-term objectives and the company strategy by bringing a systemic and disciplined approach to assess and improve the internal control environment, corporate governance, risk management and compliance. The audit function reports into the Legal, Risk & Compliance department with functional reporting to Barco’s Audit Committee.

He/she contributes to the establishment of work standards and procedures, for the inspection and appraisal of financial & operational records and controls. The Internal Audit Manager leads the senior auditors, strengthens the internal audit knowledge base, and brings up-to date technical expertise and experience in audit practices to the department. He/she will be based in our HQ in Kortrijk, while travelling from time-to-time to the Barco locations worldwide in view of on-site audits. 


Key responsibilities 


  • Perform a yearly risk assessment and – based on this input - create the risk-based annual internal audit planning aligned with the internal audit strategy. You frequently align with the other internal assurance functions (such as Quality, Information Security, Risk & Compliance, GDPR…) to optimize audit planning & procedures.
  • Properly plan & coordinate the internal assignments with internal stakeholders & auditees, based on your audit team capacity. 
  • Execute financial, operational and compliance audits at both headquarters and in onsite field locations, lead & supervise the audit team and deliver high-quality audit reports
  • Actively propose recommendations to the business on how to remediate audit findings looking for structural value-added solutions with focus on efficiency & effectiveness as well as process compliance. 
  • Key player & contributor in enforcing the domains of risk management, compliance, corporate governance & ethics
  • Contribute and support the business in establishing policies and procedures, from entity-level to process and operational level and/or make recommendations on revisions. Respond to any queries in relation to the internal control environment.
  • Keep up with latest audit standards and methodology and bring up-to-date technical expertise, both on general audit practices (e.g., continuous auditing) but also in the area of audit tools (e.g., Barco’s process mining tool) & technology 
  • Draw the lines & define the blueprint for internal audit in the upcoming integrated risk management digitalization project 
  • Coordinate & align with external auditors to optimize audit procedures, ensure optimal workplan and share knowledge & insights  
  • Quarterly reporting towards the Audit Committee, and – on an ad hoc basis – to senior management and the Core Leadership Team, on the outcome of executed audits and about the overall status of the internal control environment
  • Together with the Legal Counsel and the Chief HR Officer, you are part of Barco’s Ethics Committee, perform ad-hoc investigations in utmost confidentiality & with high integrity



Your Profile


  • A Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration - or equivalent by experience
  • A minimum of 8 years working experience, with at least 4 years of relevant experience in Internal/External Audit or Controlling 
  • Internal audit certification is a plus (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA or equivalent)
  • Profound knowledge of internal controls (COSO) and deep understanding of (end-to-end) business processes & best practices in these control areas 
  • Able to manage, supervise, coach, and train the small team of two senior auditors  
  • Having strong communication skills & are diplomatic, having persuasion and being able to convince people and to drive change
  • Able to present to senior management/ audit committee, knowing how to communicate effectively and with impact 
  • Has excellent Dutch and English oral & written presentation & business writing skills
  • System savvy, good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and ideally understanding of/experience with SAP & Oracle, willing to obtain so.
  • You are willing to travel (up to 25%) 



Our offer


  • Working in the high-tech headquarters of a stock-quoted company in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • An interesting, challenging job with lots of autonomy and impact in a dynamic team 
  • Opportunity of 2 days per week telework
  • Continuous training & development opportunities through our own Barco University
  • We offer you a competitive salary incl. extra-legal benefits, in line with your experience 





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