Group Internal Auditor

Job location:
Athens, Greece
Created moment:
June 24, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06070

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Group Internal Auditor

Job Summary

Do you have a passion to drive growth with our business leaders? Are you ready to enable our community to bring their best every single day? Do you want to learn about all the processes in different functions, different countries and at different levels all across the Group?

Then this opportunity is for you!

This is a fantastic chance to join Imerys Headquarters in Paris for a career in the Internal Audit & Control Department.

As a Group Internal Auditor, we are counting on you to be one of our Internal Auditors who will aim at identifying and managing risks that the Group can face along its activities in order to ensure the achievement of our organization’s objectives.

Key to this role is the ability to be consultative – an effective and persuasive communicator, who is proactive and hands on. Many of the skills we look to hire will require curiosity and willingness to learn. You will use your analytical and synthetic mindset to perform financial and operational audits to ensure the reliability of internal and external reporting and to assist compliance with laws and regulations.

The role is varied, fast paced, and exciting. You will collaborate with a broad range of colleagues all over the world. We strive each day for every ‘Imerys employee’ to be valued, included, and able to perform at their peak. We win when everyone brings their unique self to work, when we bring out the best in each other, and when every talent is used, and every voice is heard.


What will a job in the Group Internal Audit & Control Department at Imerys offer you?

  • Meaningful, impactful work from Day 1

  • Training and support for continuous improvement

  • The audit team constitutes as well a greenhouse for high potentials that offers excellent opportunities after a successful 3-year experience

  • Work with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds in an environment of respect & inclusion

  • Develop yourself through professional training and on-the-job mentorship


Key Responsibilities

When starting as Internal Auditor:

  • Prepare the assignment together with the In-Charge auditor 

  • Adapt the audit scope/approach according to risks or constraints

  • Ensure a proper quality in the Internal Audit work and final report

Once taking charge of audit assignments:

  • Organize the assignment logistics with the department assistant & collect information and documents for preliminaire risk analysis 

  • Define the audit work allocation to the auditors and the audit schedule

  • Set-up the milestone meetings with the management at different levels

  • Review the audit work performed by the other auditors

  • Validate the audit findings and recommendations raised by the other auditors

  • Ensure that risks are covered and audit findings are exhaustive

  • Accompany the auditee to develop an action plan 

  • Ensure the timely publication of audit reports

  • Participate in people management 



Essential skills & behaviors to be successful:

  • Business School or Master degree with a specialization in Finance and/or in Audit

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a Big Four accounting firm (ideally in audit branch) 

  • An experience in Mining/Heavy industry or similar activity to Imerys is preferred

  • Flexibility / adaptability 

  • Curiosity and willingness to learn

  • Resilience: ability to perform multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines

  • Ability to effectively and clearly express complex ideas in simple terms, with people from all levels of the organization

  • Team-oriented, willing to go the extra mile

  • Accounting and Auditing skills

  • Fluent English, another language as French, German, Spanish or Chinese is a plus

  • Travel required to operational sites up to 50% (usually work on field for 2 weeks per month)  is mandatory

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.