Senior Internal Audit Specialist



Brussels, Belgium
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Job Description

A bit about the role

We are looking for an Internal Audit Senior Specialist to join our new and growing IA team.

Your main task will be to plan and execute the internal audits at Wise, collaborating internally and externally with partnering firms. You will make recommendations to improve governance, risk management and internal controls. You will be responsible for planning, executing and reporting internal audits across a range of business areas.

The role presents a great opportunity to focus on the development and delivery of audit engagements in a fast paced environment, focussed on data driven audit techniques and continuous monitoring. Relevant experience working in assurance, risk or control roles and deploying technology enabled assurance is key to driving the internal audit agenda.

We are a newly formed team, therefore you have the unique opportunity to collaborate and shape the operations, methodology and approaches of the Internal Audit function.

Your mission

  • Support the implementation and operation of the internal audit assurance framework, including development of continuous monitoring and automated audit routines.
  • Deliver audits per the audit plan to ensure timely and relevant audit outcomes.
  • Help build and support a strong and self-sufficient internal audit team.
  • Monitor the implementation of Internal Audit recommendations by the teams and measure the effectiveness of the improvements.
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • The role is Brussels based, but many of our teams are located across different office locations. You will travel as needed to meet your objectives.

A bit about you


  • You have proven experience working in risk, control or assurance and you want to continuously improve how to get the job done.
  • You have worked in technology, fintech or broader financial services industries.
  • You are able to work independently through your assigned work, you assume responsibility and you make your own judgement whilst knowing when to escalate and seek advice.
  • You are prepared to take ownership over audit areas and solve problems with limited guidance. You always propose solutions to problems.
  • You have strong project management skills and you are able to hold yourself and your teams accountable for meeting deadlines and delivering high quality outputs.
  • You are agile and adaptable to change.
  • You seek to use data analytics and technology in your work and decision making processes.
  • You demonstrate attention to details but can summarise key messages succinctly, verbally and in writing, adjusting your style and level of information based on the target audience.
  • You’re curious - you’re great at asking insightful questions to understand the real issues and deliver the right outcomes.
  • You are passionate about driving change, making improvements and helping stakeholders.
  • You’re a strong relationship builder across all levels of the business and externally.


  • Relevant experience in assurance, risk or control roles.
  • You have worked on collaboration projects involving internal and external teams.
  • You have worked in a multinational environment across different cultures and countries.
  • Professional qualification: CPA/ACA/ACCA/CIA/CISA.
  • You have worked in regulated environments, Fintech or Financial Services.

Some Of Your Benefits:

  • Stock options
  • Generous parental leave
  • Travel to other global Wise offices
  • Loads of growth and development opportunities
  • A fun work environment with social activities and events
  • The opportunity to work with super smart, curious people

Additional Information

For everyone, everywhere. We're people building money without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We're proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.
Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to contribute towards our mission and able to progress in their careers.

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