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(Senior) Manager Internal Audit IT (m/f/d)



Homburg, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

We are Fresenius' Internal Audit team: a key function in the governance of our healthcare group, consisting of around 30 highly skilled, refreshingly diverse, inspiringly innovative people committed to agile, cross-disciplinary and international cooperation. Leveraging our expertise on matters such as cybersecurity, IT consulting, IT forensics etc., we play a crucial part in enabling the top management to make responsible, well-informed decisions based on our thoroughly conducted audits. We lead the way when it comes to mitigating risks and improving processes: not merely by pointing fingers and commenting from the side-lines, but by jumping right into the fields of action, rolling up our sleeves, getting down to the nitty-gritty, analysing the situations from within, and then developing solid, specific advice and detailed suggestions for the management board to consider and implement.

Can you picture yourself in this special role: objectively examining complex matters, carefully scrutinizing details, discussing sensitive topics, asking critical questions? Then we would love to meet you!

Your responsibilities

  • The main goal of your job will be to pre-emptively identify potential IT security weaknesses, followed by proposing improvement measures for our IT and business organizations to implement. Depending on your level of previous experience and areas of interests, you can either join the team as a member, or directly aim at becoming our new audit lead.

  • In case of the latter, you’ll be trusted with the high-responsibility task of leading complex audits within various business segments, considering the available resources, timelines, quality requirements and other relevant standards as laid out by the DIIR (German Institute for Internal Revision), IIA, and the Fresenius Internal Audit Manual.

  • Additional responsibilities will be developing the audit planning, preparing the program, fieldwork execution, reporting, and follow-up.

  • You’ll carry out audit procedures, outline audit program tests, assess observations, and document the work results. Furthermore, you’ll develop recommendations to mitigate the identified risks, and follow up on the agreed measures based on the respective audit reports.

  • You will frequently communicate and closely cooperate with the persons in charge of the audited entities and internal audit teams. To sum it up: You will make important contributions to our IT security management system, further its future development, and increase its effectiveness with reliable measures to protect the company’s assets.

Your background

  • Master’s degree, preferably in one of the following fields (or similar): IT/computer science, (business) informatics, business administration, economics, accounting, health care management, governance, risk management, compliance etc.

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience (8+ years if you’re applying for the senior lead position) with external audit in a Big4, ideally in the health care sector, e. g. management of / consulting for hospitals, medical or pharmaceutical companies

  • Additional advantage: audit-related certifications (e. g. CIA, CFA, CISA); knowledge in the area(s) of internal auditing (DIIR standards, CIA, investigations, COSO, ICS life cycle), controlling, accounting, ICS, risk management, compliance, legal requirements (in Pharma), antitrust, data privacy, production and construction, IT-related processes

  • Very good level of English, a decent level of German will be beneficial, Spanish is welcome, very good analytical skills, curiosity, openness to learn & familiarize yourself with new topics, hands-on mentality for solving problems, willingness/readiness to travel occasionally (20%)

  • Empathetic “people person” and dependable team player with well-honed social, communication, (re-)presentation and negotiating skills; intercultural competence, discretion

Our offer to you

There’s a lot to discover at Fresenius. After all, we have a lot to offer. Regardless of the type of expertise or amount of experience you bring to the table, we can add purpose to your career:

  • Whether you work with customers or work behind the scenes, you'll be helping to advance patient care

  • Individualized opportunities for autonomous career planning and professional development

  • A corporate culture that offers enough latitude for innovative thinking, with a view to finding the best, not the fastest, solution together.

  • A multitude of dedicated colleagues offering an array of different competencies, talents and experiences

  • The benefits of a successful global group combined with the close-knit culture of a medium-sized company

  • The opportunity to work mobile, in consultation with your manager