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IT Auditor


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  80240
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  North American Audit A
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

The IT Auditor role is an entry position intended to utilize audit principles, skills, and techniques to evaluate the adequacy of Information Technology (IT) internal controls and processes in both design and application. This position is expected to assist or lead audits of low to moderate complexity information system audits under the direction of the audit lead or audit manager to reduce risk and create value.  


The IT Auditor is responsible for performing and/or assist in auditing – 

  • Application and infrastructure audits
  • Implementation reviews
  • System penetration testing
  • Application control reviews  
  • Emerging IT technologies and risks   


The IT Auditor may also be 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.  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

  • Coordinate and effectively communicate with a diversified customer base that includes many different audit areas and processes within the company.
  • Liaise with IT business staff to ensure full understanding of data flow, security policies and procedures, data integrity, physical and logical system security.
  • Assist or lead in audits related to IT process, infrastructure, ITGC (Information Technology General Controls), and pre and post implementation reviews in accordance with accepted professional standards. Duties include: initial audit planning, setting objectives, coordination with auditee, workpaper review, evaluation and reporting for audits.  
  • Participate in initiatives for continuous improvement in the effectiveness of the audit process.
  • Provide input into the annual IT audit risk assessment and development of the annual audit plan.
  • Interact effectively with associates, mid-level management, and other personnel within the organization. Continually demonstrate poise, self-confidence, tact, and maturity in contacts with other employees in the company.  
  • Identify best practices from other functions internal/external to the company and generate recommendations for improvements to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and/or effectiveness.
  • Recognize and understand audit concerns of auditees and work together to a mutual resolution while maintaining independence. 
  • Give and receive feedback to peers and subordinates appropriately. Mentor on IT-related processes and business drivers.  

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree is required, with a major in Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance, or other related business degree.
  • Typically requires 2+ years of relevant business experience and IT auditing.  Big 4 experience is a plus.  
  • Proven ability to independently evaluate controls over IT, business and financial processes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification such as CISA, CISSP, CISM, CFE, CIA or other is preferred.


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

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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.


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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