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Lead ESG Internal Controls


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  80752
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Internal Controls, Financial & Operation
Division:  Finance


This is LyondellBasell

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.

This is the role

As Lead Accountant ESG Internal Controls you will report to the Sr. Manager, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Internal Controls.

You will support designing, developing, updating, implementing and monitoring controls over ESG reporting (ESGR) and internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) in addition to supporting different internal control projects and activities.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design, development, documentation of appropriate internal controls over ESGR and ICFR in collaboration with business process and project teams (where applicable), including identification of automated controls, establishing new controls and/or updates to existing controls in line with best practices
  • Collaborate/provide input in the design of existing/new controls for existing/new IT applications which may have an impact on ESGR and ICFR including segregation of duties, periodic user access reviews, etc.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of flow charts and if applicable, risk assessment 
  • Support the development and manage process of quarterly validation and annual certification
  • Support development of remediation plan where applicable, follow-up on action items, and provide updates to internal/external audit
  • Coordinate with internal/external auditors with assurance, scoping and testing of controls over ESGR/ICFR 
  • Review, assess, evaluate and conclude on the nature of control deficiencies, adequacy of remediation plans and/or compensating controls, where applicable
  • Maintain appropriate tools currently utilized as a repository for control process documentation, validation and for management representation letter (Archer, DocuSign)
  • Support implementation of effective controls over existing SAP processes for ongoing business activities and look for enhancement/automation opportunities
  • Provide pre/post Go Live support during implementation of systems/applications that impact ESGR/ICFR
  • Provide guidance, as well as advice and support, to management and personnel to ensure compliance with LYB standards, policies and procedures, local requirements 
  • Effectively represent and support the department mission to be a trusted advisor to the company

This is who you are

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Presentation skills
  • Fosters strong morale and team spirit and proactive self-starter 
  • Ability to multi-task across multiple projects
  • Results/Solution oriented 
  • Sound knowledge of (local) business processes/Business Acumen
  • Good analytical and financial skills
  • Eye for detail

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant business experience (mix of Finance/Accounting and functional/operations strongly preferred) 
  • Prior public accounting experience in internal controls, auditing processes and methodologies is an advantage
  • Understanding of US GAAP, PCAOB, including controls design, testing and deficiency assessment preferred
  • Finance Professional certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA is an advantage
  • Experience working with IT General Computer and automated Controls is a plus
  • SAP knowledge is an added advantage 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is required

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. 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.


Please feel free to contact Manoe Koningstein (Corporate Recruiter) at manoe.koningstein@ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer. A background check will be part of the process.




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