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Senior SOX Auditor


Poznań, PL, 60-829

Req ID:  79761
Facility:  POZNAN-6731
Department:  North American Audit
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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

Basic Function

The Senior SOX Auditor role is an experienced 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 Senior SOX Auditor will review SOX workpapers, provide guidance and training and communicate SOX findings to the 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. It is expected that the Senior SOX Auditor will mentor and guide the SOX team.

During non-SOX activities, this position is expected to assist on audits of various complexity under the direction of the audit lead or audit manager.

While primarily based in one location, team members will participate in audit assignments across our global company at various locations. Travel to both domestic and international locations up to 15% a year. The position may require overtime at various times. The Senior SOX 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 Senior SOX 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.
•    Review of SOX workpapers and adequate documentation for SOX findings.
•    Summarizes findings from a SAD (Summary of Aggregated Deficiencies) perspective, including high level impact on financial statement assertions.
•    Timely and detailed communication with SOX lead/ manager regarding SOX work status.
•    Analyze and solve problems utilizing a risk-based approach.
•    Assist in audits of moderate to high 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.  
•    Perform operational, financial, compliance, and fraud related audits by compiling and analyzing information through inquiry, observation, testing, and analysis to develop conclusions about risks and the operating effectiveness of internal controls and processes.
•    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.
•    Prepare audit work papers in a high quality, timely manner in alignment with audit methodology.  
•    Draft audit findings for assigned audit areas that support audit objectives and findings in a timely manner. 
•    Identify and implement improvements to internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency and/ or effectiveness. 
•    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.  
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience. Big 4 experience is a plus. 
  • 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.
  • Experience in COSO framework, PCAOB standards is a plus.


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

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 two 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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