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Internal Auditor - Institut Mérieux F/H

Location: LYON, France
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Audit Risks Ethics & Compliance

Institut Mérieux is an independent family-owned group dedicated to global public health. Combining tradition and innovation since 1897, the Group brings together men and women with diverse skills and cultures, all driven by the same passion, to constantly push back the boundaries of biology and improve the quality of patient care and consumer health.

With five complementary companies, bioMérieux in in vitro diagnostics, Mérieux NutriSciences in food safety, Transgene in immunotherapy, ABL Inc. in contract research and biomanufacturing, and Mérieux Equity Partners, a healthcare investment company, Institut Mérieux is developing a global approach to the fight against infectious diseases and cancers. In 2021, the Group generated revenues of approximately 4 billion euros. 

Institut Mérieux and its companies share a long-term vision and respect for the strong humanistic values of its 21,000 employees worldwide.

The Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Department reports to the Chief Executive Officer on the Institut Mérieux.
The internal audit activities are carried out throughout the Institut Mérieux Group and in particular inits three main entities: bioMérieux, Transgène, and Mérieux NutriSciences.
Through a Entreprise Risk Management approach, internal audit and consulting missions, it ensuresthat the procedures defined by the Group are correctly applied in the subsidiaries and in the centralfunctions and thus contributes to improving business processes.
To carry out these missions, the service relies on a network of operational staff trained in internalaudit methods through the Targeted Auditor Program (TAP).
The strong interaction between the Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance departments is an essentialcomponent enabling each department to better understand the major risks and thus to focusresources and actions.


What will be your mission at Institut Mérieux ?

The Internal Auditor contributes actively to the development of Internal Audit, Risk and ComplianceDepartment.

Main accountabilities:


  • Plan and conduct internal audits according to the annual audit schedule and on request of theManagement Team (Institut Mérieux group) in total autonomy,
  • Contribute to audit findings follow-up,
  • Participate in projects led by the Risk Department,
  • Be proactive and provide advice to contribute to Group process and internal control continuousimprovement,
  • Participate in the coordination of the TAP program,
  • Participate in consulting missions on the request of the Management team,
  • Success in this position will enable you to evolve within the Institut Mérieux Group in France orinternationally.

Who are you ?



  • Master degree (French Bac +5 or equivalent)
  • Experience in Accounting, Finance and/or Audit
  • Strong adaptability to carry out all kinds of audits (financial, compliance, business, R&D,investigation, fraud ...) in a multicultural environment
  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills with the ability to effectively convey the Company’score ethical values at all levels of the company
  • Writing skills with synthesis capacities
  • Strong computer skills: SAP, Office…
  • Very good organization, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills as well as teamspirit and leadership
  • English imperative, and other language appreciated
  • Ability to travel approx. 20% of time, as necessary
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