Internal Audit Manager (ESG and sustainability)

Stockholm, SE, 111 46 Helsinki, FI, 500 Oslo, NO, 0368 Łódź, PL, 93-281 Warszawa, PL, 02-460 Tallinn, EE, 11415 Gdynia, PL, 81-537

Job ID: 12958 

We are looking for a new experienced team member with strong appetite for further release of your potential withing auditing. This is an unique opportunity for you to be part of a diversified and skilled team focusing on auditing ESG and sustainability, as well as a broad range of other banking processes in Nordea. Our team is focused on topics like environmental, social and governance risks, as well as sustainability, human resources processes, communication, branding and marketing. This is an exciting time for you to join us. Nordea has great ESG and sustainability ambitions and together we will create the future of banking. 


Your future responsibilities


Group Internal Audit (GIA) is an independent assurance function, commissioned by the Nordea Board. As the Internal Audit Manager, you will contribute to the execution of GIA’s strategy. Your main role in our team will be to perform audits to assess Nordea’s governance, risk management and control processes in the Group People, Chief of Staff Office and Group Brand Communication and Marketing areas in Nordea and contribute to the delivery of GIA’s project portfolio. ESG and sustainability will be a main audit focus area which is expected to undergo substantial development the coming years in line ESG and sustainability risk management evolves in the financial industry.   


What you’ll be doing:

  • Plan and execute audit projects, and follow up on previous audit findings in accordance with GIA's 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 GIA
  • Clarify expectations, follow up and provide coaching and feedback to other team members
  • Work with GIA colleagues across teams and countries in a truly global network


The role is based in Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Poland or Finland. You will be reporting to the Head of Audit responsible for the mentioned above areas. The role will not entail responsibility for managing staff.


Who are you


Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the four key values that guide us in being at our best. We imagine that you enjoy learning and are excited about bringing your ideas to the table. You’re dependable, willing to speak up – even when it’s difficult – and committed to empowering others.


To make an impact as Internal Audit Manager, you are a flexible team player who is able to work both independently and in cooperation with others, with the drive to achieve high quality deliveries. You have an analytical and structured way of working, and you apply sound judgement in your work.


Your profile and background:

  • Experience with processes and operations related to sustainability, responsible investment, environmental footprint, ESG risk management, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability reporting
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in working with internal or external audit, 1st or 2nd line control and risk management functions, or equivalent
  • Excellent collaborative skills and strong written and spoken communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively with senior professionals
  • Strong project management skills
  • University degree
  • Data analytics skills would be an advantage (SQL/VBA/R/Python)
  • An understanding of IT processes and risks would be an asset
  • CIA or CISA certification or similar, as well as sustainability-related certifications is an advantage, or willingness to attain one
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in any of the Nordic languages is an advantage


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 16/10/2022. For more information about the position, please contact Alex Pozharny, Head of Audit – Group People, Chief of Staff Office, Group Brand, Communication and Marketing,

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.

Please be aware that any applications or CVs coming through email or direct messages will not be accepted or considered.

Department:  Audit

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