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Auditor of EU Funds

Location:  Brussels
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  27-May-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1345021

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities, and creative freedom to make things better. This is what makes us different, and renders working here a unique, lifetime experience.



The opportunity:


EY is growing and for that reason, we are looking to expand our European Commission (EC) Assurance Team. As an Auditor within the EU Audit Department, you’ll work under the direct supervision of the Assurance Partner and you will be in charge of managing different audit assignments under several framework contracts between EY and the European Institutions.


Since you will lead and manage audit assignments worldwide, this role will involve worldwide traveling up to 70% of your time.



Key responsibilities:


  • You will lead and perform audit assignments on different thematic areas funded by the European Union, such as external/development/humanitarian aid, research & Innovation, migration and justice, etc. across the globe;
  • You will be in touch with the client and the auditee on a daily basis;
  • You will be in charge of the preparation of the audit fieldwork, establishing the risk-based audit strategy, and setting up the audit program; 
  • You will manage an international audit team on-site who will execute the audit fieldwork under your supervision; 
  • You will work cross-border with different teams in different time zones using digital audit tools;
  • You will supervise each member and make sure they are provided with clear instructions, this way ensuring that they will grow professionally. The development of our employees remains key; 
  • You will draft the audit reports that are to be submitted to the European Commission; 
  • You will closely monitor assignment deadlines and deliverables, ensuring that your projects run timely and efficiently.



Your profile:


  • You have a Master's degree in economics or finance;
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in leading financial audits or audit agreed-upon-procedures assignments within the context of the European Commission; 
  • An audit certification is considered a big asset; 
  • You have knowledge of and experience in the rules and financial regulations of EU funding programs and EU-funded projects;
  • You are very fluent in English. Knowledge of any other language would be considered an asset (especially Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Arabic, and Russian);
  • You have excellent organizational skills, are process-oriented, and have a well-structured working style; 
  • You are an excellent communicator and have good interpersonal skills; 
  • You are an international-minded team player, able to keep up in a fast-paced setting;
  • You are a true initiator and are able to anticipate, propose and implement solutions;
  • You have an interest in looking for innovative solutions and working in an increasingly digital audit environment. 



What working at EY offers: 



  • Attractive remuneration package - We offer an attractive remuneration package; including a company car and fuel card, iPhone Plus subscription, health insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers, and eco vouchers.  Thanks to our flex plan it is possible to choose what you value most. 
  • Flexible working arrangements - We are proud of our flexible working arrangements. We will actively support you in building a successful career and delivering excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. We offer flexible working hours and working from home multiple days per week is possible.
  • Inspiring work environment - At EY we are dedicated to providing you with an inspiring work environment. A work environment that allows you to further develop your skills and enables you to fulfill your true potential.
  • Personal growth - You will receive extensive training and will be coached by a counselor. We offer a clear career path tailored to your unique skills. 
  • Fun - By joining our EY- teams, you can participate in team activities, and companywide events and enjoy a drink during our monthly after-work drink.  
  • Sustainability - We have a fleet of hybrid and electric cars. Our flex plan makes it possible for you to choose the most sustainable option for you. You can also opt for a train subscription or lease a bike. Furthermore, we are currently preparing to move to our brand-new sustainable office ‘the Wings’, right across from our current office in Diegem;
  • Diversity & Inclusion - At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status. Location - All of our offices are easily accessible by public transport and/or by car and have parking space. They all have parking spaces and charging stations are provided.


  • Moreover, we have been elected as the Best Workplace 2023. Over the years, EY evolved from the 9th to the 7th to the 4th to the 3rd place last year, to end first this year. We are tremendously proud of this accomplishment. We’ve built a workplace where people can flourish, develop and be happy.  At EY you will be empowered to take responsibility and encouraged to seize opportunities to grow your expertise and your career.



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