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As an extremely complex organisation, the EU has demanding requirements in financial, performance and internal auditing. EU institutions put in place the policies that affect the lives of 500 million people in 27 EU countries.
The work of EU auditors, relating to internal and external audits, involves:
- examining financial management processes
- conducting inspections
- improving control systems
- advising on methodologies
- closely supporting senior decision-makers
- training non-specialist personnel
- supervising and mentoring colleagues
Contract staff may also be employed to carry out auditing tasks.
You must have:
- a good command of at least 2 European languages (one of which must be English, French or German)
- an appropriate degree or professional qualification (or be graduating this year) for entry at Grade AD 5
- several years’ relevant experience, to join us at a more senior level (Grade AD 7).
Requirements may vary for contract staff, especially for those employed as assistant auditors.
Selection procedure – permanent contracts
After you have applied online, we will invite you to take a multiple-choice test of your verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning and situational judgment.
If you pass, you will be invited to an assessment centre in Brussels [not in the case of contract staff – see Contract staff selection] where we can meet you and find out more about your skills in:
- analysis and problem-solving
- delivery quality and results
- learning and development skills
- prioritising and organising
- working with others
These will be assessed on the basis of case studies, group exercises, oral presentations and structured interviews.