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Knab was founded in 2012 because we wanted to do things differently. Simpler, smarter and more advantageous for our customers. Because we believe we can help everyone maximize their financial affairs. "Feel at ease when it comes to your finances. Every day." By combining smart technical solutions with a healthy dose of human intelligence, we create financial services that really meet your needs. Add to that some of the sublime personal service from our employees and you end up with something that's truly unique to the world of finance!

In a Nutshell
In this role you will be in charge of the new internal audit team. The qualified candidate will play an active role - in close contact with the Executive Board, the Supervisory Board, Shareholder and  leaders from other parts of Knab – in shaping and implementing Knab's Internal Audit Strategy.

The principal role of Internal Audit is to assist the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board and Executive Board in protecting Knab's assets, reputation and sustainability by independently and objectively evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance processes.

The Internal Audit team assists  in protecting the company's reputation by avoiding financial and reputational damage. Where it is too late to prevent failure, the team investigates the problem, helps to deal with the after effects and establish guards against re-occurrence.

The Role
He/she will lead Knab's Internal Audit's annual risk assessment and planning process to develop the audit plan and ensure the plan is responsive to and aligned with the risk profile of Knab.

The Head of Internal Audit will take initiative by implementing action plans related to  annual planning, audit execution, audit reporting, staff recruiting and development, audit technology, and audit reporting.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Issue all Internal Audit reports ensuring the reports are clear, concise, identify root causes with practical solutions, and ultimately provide value;
  • Meet regularly with the relevant Committees at Knab, including the Supervisory Board Audit Committee, to report the status of Internal Audit's ongoing monitoring activities, educate/inform the committees of emerging risks and/or exposures (whether internal or external to the company) that should be considered, and serve as a 'thought leader' with respect to risk management and internal control best practices;
  • Proactively inform senior management and the Board of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention;
  • High level of external relationship development and maintenance with the Dutch regulators (DNB and AFM), the external auditor and CAE networks in the financial services area;
  • Actively participate in executive management meetings and/or committees to ensure that Internal Audit is well-informed of key business developments that could have an impact on audit priorities and/or plans;
  • Assemble a team of high-performing audit professionals who possess outstanding knowledge, experience, ethics and integrity. Ensure proper succession planning is in place for key positions.

As a Head of Internal Audit you are a highly analytical yet pragmatic expert, which includes the ability to inspire people and lead change across a matrix structure - the ability to work as part of a team and 'roll up his/her sleeves' if required in order to get the job done. You will need to be a strong individual who is comfortable with giving and receiving challenge  and can communicate clearly and concisely with internal and external stakeholders.

Moreover, you have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Master's degree in Accounting, Controlling, Economics, Financial Management or other relevant discipline in addition to being a Qualified Accountant or Auditor (RA, RE, RO CIMA, CMIIA or equivalent);
  • Minimum of 15 years' work experience in an (international) audit environment, preferably in a similar role;
  • You will also have the following attributes:
  • Significant internal audit experience working in banking and/or finance including working knowledge of banking regulation;
  • Well-developed IT knowledge appropriate to Knab Internal Audit activities;
  • Strong understanding of what being a trusted business partner in a service orientated audit function means, including experience building strong relationships with key stakeholders at all levels of an organization;
  • Experience of presenting to, and interacting with Board members;
  • Prior experience of operating effectively in a regulated environment, including interacting with regulators effectively;
  • Sound knowledge of risk management and audit principles and an understanding of audit philosophy, methods and techniques;
  • Strong people leader who will invest in development of staff and has the ability to influence and communicate with all levels;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication. Must be fluent in English and Dutch.

Come work with us
Should you feel you don't tick all boxes of the below profile, yet you are enthusiastic about the role, don't hesitate to get in touch with us and let's have a conversation. We are open to have a discussion with you to ensure you can excel based on your skills in your new role.

When you come to work with us, Knab will become an important part of your life. That is why we ensure that the atmosphere and working conditions are just as vibrant as the job itself! Check the benefits!

Diversity Statement: 
Come as you are. Knab is an open workplace with positive vibes. We are inclusive of all nationalities, races and genders. We feel comfortable to bring our authentic whole selves to work and like you to do so too.

We don`t collaborate with third parties to fulfil this role.



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