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Associate Auditor


Poznań, PL, 61-569

Req ID:  85865
Facility:  POZNAN-6731
Department:  European Audit
Division:  Finance

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Basic Function

The Associate Auditor role is an entry level position intended to utilize 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. This position is primarily expected to assist on the testing of Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance activities, around June to February. The testing and reporting of these control procedures will be performed under the direction of the audit lead or audit manager. This position is expected to perform walkthroughs of control activities with control owners, evaluate processes and their adherence to established documented controls, define and document control populations, select appropriate samples according to methodology, and document results of testing in workpapers. During non-SOX activities, this position is expected to assist on audits of low to medium complexity under the direction of the audit lead or audit manager. While primarily based in one location, team members may participate in audit assignments across our global company at various locations. Travel to both domestic and international locations can be up to 15% a year but should be minimal. The position may require overtime at various times. The Associate Auditor should be self-motivated, work with a sense of urgency, support multiple priorities, and meet deadlines. Successful candidates should also possess strong communication and interpersonal skills as the Associate Auditor generally interacts with first-line operating and supervisory personnel, although some interaction with higher-level management may occur.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop a working knowledge of the Company with a focus on corporate and manufacturing processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Preparing for SOX assignments, including update of SOX workpapers, walkthroughs, SOX methodology.
  • Performing SOX testing as assigned.
  • Independent follow up with Control Owners regarding SOX testing where needed.
  • Communication with SOX lead/ manager regarding SOX work status.
  • Assist in audits of low to moderate complexity under the direction of the audit lead or audit manager and in accordance with accepted professional standards. Responsibilities include: initial audit planning, setting objectives, coordination with auditee, evaluation and reporting for audits.
  • Develop the ability to identify and assess key risks and controls within assigned audit areas.
  • Demonstrate ability to draw conclusions about audit testing with data.
  • Draft audit findings for assigned SOX/ audit areas that support audit objectives and findings in a timely manner. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external/ internal clients and customers.
  • Actively demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with associates, mid-level management, and other personnel within the organization with limited supervision. Continually demonstrate poise, self-confidence, tact, and maturity in contact with other personnel in the corporation.
  • Demonstrate teamwork by cooperating with department members, sharing information, utilizing innovations of others, participating in group decision process and accepting additional assignments as appropriate.
  • Develop an understanding of relevant SAP modules and be able to extract data for analysis.
  • Ability to work both as a team member or independently, depending on assignment.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree is required, with a major in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related business degree.  
  • Entry level up to 2 years of job experience.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, preferably advanced in Excel.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of SAP or equivalent ERP system is highly desirable.  
  • Can communicate in a clear, concise, and organized manner as this position may interact with first-line operating and supervisory personnel and with higher-level management.  
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent in Business English.
  • Any additional language skills are desirable.
  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CISSP, CISM, or other is a plus.


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We Offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.
The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Application & Contact
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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.

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