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IT Auditor


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  75205
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  North American Audit A
Division:  Finance

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function


The LyondellBasell Internal Audit department has approximately 30 team members located in Houston and Rotterdam, The Netherlands. We are a highly diverse group with 18 nationalities and skills in over 20 languages. Our members have practical business experience in Audit, Internal Controls, Finance and Accounting, IT, Manufacturing Operations, Engineering, Marketing, and Supply Chain. This position is intended to develop basic audit principles, skills, and techniques to evaluate the adequacy of internal controls in both design and application in accordance with professional and departmental standards.  

The IT Auditor I is responsible for assisting in General Computer Control Audits, including Change Management, Data Center Operations, Security Technology and Security Administration.  Additionally, the position will participate in data analysis, system implementation reviews, system penetration testing, infrastructure, and application control reviews. Applicant should also be knowledgeable in emerging IT technologies and risks. 


While primarily based in Houston, team members will participate in audit assignments across our global company.  Travel to both domestic and international locations averages about 10% - 20% a year.  International trips range from two to three weeks. The position may require overtime at various times.  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assist in audits related to IT process, infrastructure, ITGC (Information Technology General Controls), and pre and post implementation reviews in accordance with accepted professional standards. 
  • Provide input into the annual IT audit risk assessment & development of the annual audit plan.
  • Responsible for performing and/or assisting in corporate investigations, ad-hoc special projects, as well as financial and operational audit engagements across multiple functional areas, leveraging IT skillset wherever possible.  Candidates should be well organized, able to prioritize, work well in a team environment, and have good analytical skills. 
  • Expected to participate on teams and various project assignments and identify, initiate and promote process redesign to enhance productivity, efficiency, and standardization.
  • Develop the ability to identify and assess key risks and controls within assigned audit areas.
  • Apply data analysis techniques to evolve the audit process and develop repeatable analytics.
  • Meet with employees in other parts of the business to understand the function being audited, prepare audit work papers and appropriate report / communications, proactively recommend improvements, and participating in Continuous Improvement Teams.
  • Demonstrate teamwork by cooperating with department members, sharing information, utilizing innovations of others, participating in group decision process and accepting additional assignments as appropriate. 
  • Manages multiple priorities to meet deadlines and commitments.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, with a major in MIS/CIS/IS, Accounting, Finance or other related business degree. 
  • This position requires excellent communication and analytical skills needed to resolve problems and make decisions.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Must be highly self-sufficient and able to make self-directed decisions as well as support other team members in the department.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification such as CISA, CISSP, CISM, CFE, CIA or other is preferred.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of GAAP, demonstrate organization and prioritization skills, and have advanced communication and interpersonal skills.



Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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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