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Internal Audit Manager, Luxembourg

Luxembourg, LU, L-2015

Job ID: 5148 


Would you like to join one of the fastest growing multicultural asset managers in Europe?


At Nordea, we see that the world is changing fast – and we want to be one step ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re deeply committed to providing the financial solutions of tomorrow to our customers. We’re creating an agile environment where we experiment and grow together – and we need your ideas and original background. With us, you’ll be in good company with a chance to make your mark on something bigger.


We are now looking for an impactful, innovative, inspirational and skilled Internal Audit Manager to assist in enabling the Nordea Investment Funds S.A.’s (NIFSA) Board of Directors and Senior Management to have the best control over their activities and the related risks to protect the organisation and its reputation.


NIFSA is an authorized UCITS and AIF Management Company in Luxembourg and functionally part of Nordea Asset Management, the Nordea Group’s centre of investment management in the Asset & Wealth Management division. NAM is the largest asset manager in the Nordics with the vision of being a leading European Asset Manager. We want to do this by delivering returns with responsibility. NAM has around 900 employees, of which more than 200 in NIFSA (including branches and subsidiaries).

About this opportunity

Welcome to the Internal Audit team! We are an independent and objective assurance function within NIFSA, functionally reporting to Nordea Group Internal Audit (GIA), and tasked with adding valuing and improving the operations of NIFSA. As an Internal Audit Manager, you’ll play a valuable role in contributing to the execution of our audit strategy and initiatives. Your main role in the audit team will be to perform audits assessing governance, risk management and control processes in NIFSA and contribute to the delivery of NorNIFSA’s audit project portfolio.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Plan and complete internal audit projects, and follow up on previous audit findings in accordance with the internal audit methodology, as a project leader or a project team member;
  • Build and maintain a network of relevant stakeholders within Nordea;
  • Support in ad-hoc tasks, e.g. the update of the risk assessment and annual audit plan, and share knowledge within your area of responsibility in NIFSA internal audit function and within GIA; and
  • Clarify expectations, follow up and provide coaching and 360⁰ feedback to other team members.

You’ll join a skilled team focusing on asset management activities, as well as gaining experience in various internal audit initiatives. The role is based in [[mfield3]] and will not entail responsibility for supervising staff.

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  

To do well in this role, we believe that you:

  • are aware of the responsibility of the role and act accordingly;
  • are a professional, self-motivated, disciplined and creative team member, able to work both with limited to no supervision and in collaboration with others;
  • have the motivation to achieve high quality deliveries; and
  • have an analytical and structured way of working, applying sound judgement in your work.

Your experience and background: 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working within the financial service industry, e.g. in an asset management and / or investment fund services environment;
  • Integrity, enthusiasm, motivation to work for a greater good and courage to raise your concern when needed;
  • Solid analytical, critical and out-of-the-box problem-solving skills;
  • “Can do” attitude with continuous improvement focus;
  • Solid interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), listening and presentation skills;
  • Team-oriented with positive attitude and a good sense of ownership and accountability;
  • Ability to build and sustain long-term relationships with stakeholders and colleagues;
  • In-depth understanding and proven experience in the area of asset management, investment funds and the financial markets;
  • Knowledge of the evolving regulatory requirements relating to the asset management and investment fund industry (e.g. Circular CSSF 18/698, UCITS, AIFMD, AML-related, SFDR, MAR) with ability to understand key relevant implications for the business and internal audit;
  • Solid knowledge of the Microsoft suite; knowledge of Power-BI or Python is considered as an additional asset;
  • Masters degree in Economics, Finance, Law, Business administration or related fields;
  • Relevant certification or industry accreditation (e.g. CIA, CFA) is an additional asset; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; French, German or other European language is considered an asset.
  • Any professional experience in a similar position will be considered beneficial.

If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 26/12/2021

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.


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