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Director Internal Audit EAI


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  77188
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  European Audit
Division:  Finance


This is LyondellBasell


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  Our products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

This is the role


Assist the Chief Internal Auditor  in running the Internal Audit function with other regional and functional directors of internal audit.  The Director Audit will have Managers and/or Senior Managers reporting directly to her/him with staff level auditors reporting one level below the Director.  General responsibilities include risk assessment; audit plan development; setting and managing department objectives with the primary objective of modernizing the department audit techniques, approach and presentation, policies and procedures; managing and developing assigned internal audit team members; leading/managing assigned audits from planning to report phases; and contributing to enhancing the Company’s audit methodology.  Coordinates and effectively communicates with various departments throughout the enterprise and at all levels regarding accounting and business issues, audit findings, risk management and management action plans.  Will also work with external auditor to leverage work/resources and minimize duplication, where possible.

Fosters strong morale and team spirit.  A key member of the Internal Audit Management team who contributes to and effectively influences decisions to achieve desired results.  


Position requires overtime during various times of the month/year.  10%  travel may be required.  

Roles & Responsibilities



  • Drive modernization in the Internal Audit and Enterprise operations that lead to company/department operational efficiencies and savings.  Identify and drive implementation of opportunities to complete audit work more efficiently and apply new audit tools and techniques.
  • Represent the department while interfacing with senior management, management and personnel in the organization at all times regarding accounting and business issues, audit findings, management action plans and operational efficiency.
  • Lead discussions with management and officers and act as a role model for less experienced staff.
  • Develop/participate in internal audit risk assessment and risk-based audit plan.
  • Manage audits, SOX testing and auditors by providing daily oversight and support and prioritizing issues based on relevance, significance and impact to the organization.
  • Review and edit documents of others.
  • Stay current on developments in the audit profession, industry and within the company and act as an Enterprise resource for critical subject matter area and/or knowledge of key business processes.
  • To assess the management of risk and drive change in the organization, effectively utilize a broad range of tools to support audit work, including data analysis tools such as IDEA, benchmarking and business research tools.  
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of SAP modules and extract data and research for analysis. Lead Sr. Managers, Managers and team members and foster collaboration and cooperation among members.
  • Lead Sr. Managers, Managers and team members and foster collaboration and cooperation among members.
  • Effectively recruit, coach, train and mentor auditors to develop skill levels and auditing awareness for promotion within Internal Audit and out into the business. Accountable for the performance management of their appointed team members to ensure goals and objectives are achieved.

Min. Qualifications




Bachelor’s Degree is required with a major in Accounting, Finance or other related degree.  MBA a plus.

Work Experience: 

  • Typically requires a minimum of 15 to 20 years of relevant business experience (mix of Finance/Accounting and functional/operations strongly preferred) with a preferred minimum of 10 years in auditing/internal controls at a global public accounting firm and/or global publicly traded/listed company, including several years of experience working directly with senior leaders. 
  • Previous experience building and managing a world class auditing organization/team or managing audits at a global public accounting firm is desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years managing a Sarbanes-Oxley testing program and a proven ability to independently evaluate controls over business and financial processes.
  • The ideal candidate shall have rich experiences and proven record in building teams, provide coaching and mentoring to team members. 



  • Must be able to drive continuous improvement.  
  • Knowledge in operational, financial and audit processes as well as interdependencies among the processes. 
  • Solid working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Strong understanding of the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Key member of audit leadership team who contributes to and effectively influences decisions to achieve desired results.  
  • Highly effective at building teams, provide coaching and mentoring team members.
  • Able to assert own ideas and actively demonstrate influencing skills to persuade others, at all levels in the company, in determining position on control issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills.  
  • Strong problem solving skills and solid business acumen.
  • SAP experience is a plus.  
  • Possess an in depth understanding of the Enterprise, Enterprise products, the external business and industry environment and its impact on business results.

Preferred Qualifications


Professional certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE or other is preferred.  

Critical Competencies / Behaviors


  • Instills Trust and Exemplifies Integrity : Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.
  • Demonstrates Courage : Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said, acting with integrity, doing what is right.
  • Builds Effective Teams : Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Ensures Accountability : Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Drives Results : Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances .
  • Collaborates : Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives, within and across functions.
  • Cultivates Innovation : Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.  Uses lateral thinking.  Questions the status quo.
  • Customer Focus : Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.  Focus on internal and external customers.

This is what 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 package.


LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.

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