Senior Assistant Internal Audit

Switzerland, Zurich gategroup, Finance
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Posted on February 7, 2019

Job Summary

For our Internal Audit Department in Glattbrugg, we are looking for someone to join the team as

Senior Assistant Internal Audit

The role of the Senior Assistant Internal Audit is to in assist in the planning, execution and follow-up of internal audit engagements or selected other strategic projects in a multicultural environment throughout gategroup worldwide. Under the direction of an internal audit manager, he or she is expected to assist in developing appropriate audit scopes and programs, take ownership of assigned sections of the audit program, to conduct interviews with selected employees, to prepare and attend opening or closing meetings and to draft internal audit reports in very good quality. Furthermore, he or she supports in developing regular risk assessments, the internal audit plan, regular reports to senior management or the audit committee and monitoring of follow-ups.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, execution and follow-up of internal audit or other strategic projects throughout all gategroup entities and organizations (with a focus on operational risks, effectiveness of business controls, reliability of management and/or financial reporting, corporate governance topics and compliance with internal policies and guidelines).
  • Assist in developing appropriate audit scopes and programs, determine data requirements and obtain background information related to the segment and business processes being audited.
  • Conduct audit field work with hands on coverage and ownership of assigned audit areas including interviews of selected employees.
  • Prepare and attend opening or closing meetings with management and/or the auditees.
  • Draft or contribute to high quality internal audit reports and finalize/consolidate audit work-papers.
  • Provide guidance to other staff, guest auditors or co-sourcing resources and support in quality reviews.
  • Support in development of internal audit strategies and best-practice tools and templates.
  • Support in developing regular risk assessments, the internal audit plan and regular reports to senior management and the audit committee.
  • Further promote the integrity of the organization, the relevance of internal audit and cooperation with internal controls, compliance and risk management.
  • Accomplish other goals and objectives that are deemed outside of normal audit activities (strategic reviews or initiatives that improve gategroup's business and processes).



  •  University degree or similar qualification.
  • Studying for or already qualified professional accountancy or auditing qualification (e.g. CPA, CIA).

Work Experience

  • Min. 3 years of work experience ideally in a “big four” environment and/or relevant industry experience in internal audit or a similar function with consulting or assurance related focus.

Communication Skills

  • Fluent in English is a must, other languages would be an advantage.
  • Excellent and effective communication in both written and verbal form combined with strong
    presentation skills.


  • 50% (or more as deemed necessary).
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