Internal Auditor

Date: 29 Mar 2024

Location: Cork, IE

Company: Deutsche Börse Group

Group Company: Clearstream Fund Centre S.A., Cork Branch

Internal Auditor (f/m/d)

Full-time | Unlimited 

Tracing its origins to 1585, Deutsche Börse Group (DBG) has become one of the world’s leading exchange organisations and an innovative market infrastructure provider. In this role, we provide investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. By creating trust in the markets of today and tomorrow, we foster growth and contribute to the prosperity of future generations. Deutsche Börse Group is an international company, headquartered in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. With more than 9,000 employees, the company has a strong global presence for its customers all over the world, including Luxembourg, Prague, Chicago, London, Cork, New York and many other locations.

What’s your part in all this? With your commitment, you contribute to the success of our unique business model: offering a wide range of products, services and technologies, covering the entire value chain of global financial markets.

Your area of work:
The Internal Auditor’s primary purpose is to:

  • Provide independent objective assurance and consulting services in order to add value and improve the organisation’s operations.
  • Assist the DBG entities in accomplishing its objectives using a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
  • Assist in developing a culture of risk awareness and effective controls throughout the organization.


  • The Internal Auditor has the authority to access all records, personnel and properties determined relevant to the performance of assigned audits.

Reporting relationship:

  • The Internal Auditor reports to the respective DBG Head of Internal Audit.

Your responsibilities:

  • Report to the Chief Internal Auditor as part of a 7-person team based in Luxembourg and Cork, Ireland
  • Performing audits as part of a risk-oriented audit plan covering all aspects of Clearstream Fund Centre’s activities as well as other Clearstream and DBG entities
  • Participate in small teams performing audit preparation and fieldwork (e.g. interviewing, work program definition, control testing, documentation review), within established targets and deadlines while maintaining high quality standards
  • Appropriately document audit work in line with requirements
  • Identify control weaknesses and improvement opportunities by assessing evidence and using independent judgment
  • Draft audit findings and recommendations
  • Continuous follow-up to ensure implementation and closure of audit recommendations
  • Support ongoing quality improvements in audit processes
  • Maintain professionalism in all discussions and email exchanges. Develop pragmatic approaches to resolve differences in opinion.
  • Comply with all Internal Audit related requirements e.g. regulatory and organisational, professional standards (including the code of ethics) and the DBG Internal Audit methodology/handbook.
  • Build and maintain good professional relationships with Clearstream and DBG Internal Audit colleagues, as well as other Clearstream and DBG stakeholders.
  • Build up and maintain knowledge of applicable laws, regulatory and internal requirements that could have a significant impact upon operations. Pursue professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional education to ensure continuous proficiency level. Share information gained with colleagues. Actively develop a comprehensive understanding of processes, risks, objectives, consequences and mitigation controls for the governance and business processes under review.
  • Provide or assist in providing training, coaching and guidance to all internal audit colleagues in the conduct of audits and other audit related matters (e.g. assisting the audit manager in the development of improved audit methodologies and tools -including automated).
  • Approximately 5-10% travel required.


Your profile:

  • At least 1-5 years’ experience in internal/external audit (preferably in financial services) or in financial services operations, risk management or compliance, with a focus on internal controls.
  • University degree in finance, business administration or other advanced degree.
  • Professional certification such as CIA, CPA or CAMS preferable. 
  • Knowledge of the financial industry and ideally familiarity with DBG business processes and the associated regulatory environment.
  • Objectivity, integrity, independence and drive.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative, organizational talent, ability to work under pressure (including multi-tasking), assertiveness, stature and confidence to interact with different levels of management.
  • Interact fairly and objectively with others.
  • Present information logically, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required. French and/or German an advantage.
  • Proficiency in handling MS Office applications (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, etc.).
  • Experience in data analytics an advantage.
  • Project management experience an advantage.