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Director, Internal Controls


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84266
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Internal Controls
Division:  Finance


Come Join An Inclusive Team:

The Director, Internal Controls position is a financial and accounting leadership position with cross-functional and cross-border responsibilities. Oversee the Internal Controls function, develop policies and procedures, ensure their implementation and monitor compliance in accordance with applicable regulatory and corporate standards and practices. Work with internal audit, external auditors and other key constituents to escalate and remediate deficiencies, while promoting best practices and standardization. Lead a team of 9 individual (2 direct reports).

A Day In The Life:

  • Lead development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities and procedures relating internal controls over financial reporting for SOX
  • Play a significant leadership role as the company develops and implements goals, policies, priorities and procedures related to internal controls over ESG reporting.
  • Perform quarterly SOX 302 process, prepare and present the quarterly assessment results and remediation plan to leadership, follow-up on action items, and provide final report to external audit.
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors to drive annual SOX 404 process. Ensure adequate documentation is accumulated and maintained to support management's conclusions regarding the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR)
  • Assist with development and documentation of appropriate internal controls to embed within business process architecture, including identification of automated controls based on best practices.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of narratives, flow charts and risk assessment documentation
  • Review, assess, and evaluate the nature of control deficiencies, and adequacy of corrective action, remediation and/or compensating controls.
  • Conduct internal control and fraud awareness training across organization.
  • Manage tools utilized in entity level control processes including Archer, management representation letter, the delegation of authority matrix and fraud risk assessment.
  • Direct the design of controls during the implementation of IT applications which may have an impact on financial information.
  • Lead M&A integration efforts for internal controls workstreams.
  • Ensure segregation of duties conflicts are prevented, eliminated or mitigated.
  • Ensure effective control over SAP processes (operations) and ensure ongoing effective business activities.
  • Continuously improving the operating efficiency to optimize use of SAP within company guidelines.

Value You Bring:


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Accounting/Finance preferred.

Work Experience: 

  • Extensive knowledge of SEC Reporting and US GAAP and related requirements of ICFR.
  • Technical requirements of SOX 404 design, testing and deficiency assessment.
  • 10+ years with a public accounting firm and/or progressive experience in internal controls, audit or risk management in other industry.
  • Ability to document and verbally communicate financial reporting processes in a clear and concise manner.
  • Effective communication skills to educate/raise awareness of foundational elements needed to support an internal controls framework.
  • Automated control design experience.
  • Experience working with IT General Computer Controls
  • Expert knowledge of SAP functionality.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • CPA, CA, ACA, CIA, CSIA or RA is required.

What We Offer:

We offer employees a competitive total compensation package, which includes base pay and variable incentive pay programs. This supports a pay-for-performance culture, recognizing both individual and company performance, as well as benefit programs that are highly attractive and competitive within the markets for which we compete for talent.

  • The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home.
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Retirement (Pension) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Choice of Preferred Provider or Consumer Driven Medical Plan including Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance




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Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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