Internal Control Manager

Internal Control Manager


For an international and dynamic organization in Utrecht, we are looking for a strong Internal Control Manager. The company is active in international healthcare and has the ambition to become a leading global player. This company is Private Equity owned.

Functie omschrijving

The Internal Control Manager (IC) reports to the Head of Accounting & IC and is responsible to facilitate and manage company’s Internal Control compliance in an effort to build a strong internal control environment that is adequately designed and structured to reasonably prevent or detect material errors in financial reporting. This person will serve as the company’s leading SOx and Internal Control subject matter expert, be the key liaison between the company and external auditors, conduct ongoing reviews of internal controls, update documentation of controls and processes, and monitor compliance. In addition, the Manager of IC will play a key role in identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives throughout the organization


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Define and maintain the company’s Netherlands’ Control Framework (MCF) and ensure frequent audits to assess the effectiveness of the control framework
  • Plan, coordinate, supervise and conduct internal controls according to agreed-upon schedules to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of operations
  • Provide timely, efficient and effective updates on process & control issues, opportunities and recommendations to management team and other stakeholders
  • Compile accounting policies, procedures and work instructions to ensure compliance to IFRS and GAAP standards
  • Support external financial audits according to agreed-upon schedules by ensuring timely and qualitative delivery of auditors’ requests
  • Analyze data for deficiencies in controls, duplication of efforts, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, regulations, and the policies or procedures
  • Monitor process & system changes, assess their impact on internal controls and determine if controls need to be updated / removed / added
  • Lead IC continuous improvement efforts for standardizing, rationalizing, optimizing and automating controls
  • Responsible for the SAP function book and ensure access security and protective value
  • Researches and interprets IFRS and GAAP pronouncements ensuring the company is in compliance with industry-related accounting practices
  • Maintain effective relationships with Group Internal Audit, Business Units and Enabling Functions leadership, share emerging best practices, and provides internal control awareness and training for managers throughout the company

Expected results:



  • High internal and external customer satisfaction
  • Ensure accurate financial records and safeguard the company from material misstatement by implementing effective and efficient controls



  • Vision to achieve SOx level compliance
  • Identify and act on new or innovative solutions
  • Identify and implement Internal Control improvement opportunities
  • Drive cross-business knowledge and best practice sharing



  • Perceived as a role model
  • High employee engagement
  • Structured and proactive coaching and training of the company’s members regarding compliance awareness and application
  • High internal trust and teamwork



  • Monitor execution of financial activities according to process and internal control standards


Finance & Control

  • Implement and maintain fully integrated control framework which ensures no significant deficiencies in internal and external audits

Profiel geschikte kandidaat

Caring Heart

  • People management


Customer Drive

  • Stakeholder management
  • Consistently drive business value


Champion Spirit

  • Champions continuous improvement
  • Drive performance and goes the extra mile
  • Proud of quality and adapts to change


Formulating strategies & concept

  • Translate the company’s strategy into actions that safe guards the business


Leading & supervising

  • Leadership and role model


Functional Competencies


  • (Internal) control compliance
  • Financial audits
  • Technical accounting
  • Financial accounting & reporting
  • Finance & business process understanding
  • 5 years of Internal Control experience


Educational requirements


  • University degree in Finance & Accounting
  • Accounting qualification such as CPA, RC, RC, ACCA or equivalent


Specific knowledge and skills


  • IFRS, GAAP and SOx
  • Auditing experience is preferred