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Senior Lead Auditor


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  83680
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  European Audit ZZZ
Division:  Finance

Embark on a transformative journey with LyondellBasell as a Senior Lead Auditor, where your expertise will shape the course of our audit functions, ensuring the highest standards of compliance and performance. Join our dynamic team in upholding excellence and driving impactful change across our global operations.

This is LyondellBasell

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.

This is the role

As a Senior Lead Auditor you will support the audit Managers on the execution and delivery of the annual audit plan, with the expectation of Leading engagements of moderate to high complexity. You will be part of an enthusiastic team supporting the company strategy on various fields, including a key role on ESG developments.


This role is an experienced position that requires application of audit skills, understanding the risk areas, evaluating the adequacy of internal controls and validating compliance with company policies. In addition to audits and control testing, the role also includes ESG initiatives and assurance around reporting, in line with the Company’s priorities. The ability to identify deviations and communicating it to the business and internal clients is a key requirement.  As a Senior Lead, you will guide and support other team members in their understanding to help execute the audit effectively. The role requires resourcefulness and a logical thought process in order to have a broad overview of the topic/s under review. You may also be responsible for performing and/or assisting in advisory engagements, corporate investigations, ad-hoc special projects and other department internal initiatives. Due to this, the ability to work parallelly on multiple projects is expected to be part of the role.


While primarily based in one location, team members will participate in audit assignments across our global company at various locations primarily across Europe, Asia and America regions. Travel to both domestic and international locations is expected up to 25% a year.



  • Develop a deep understanding of the Company with a focus on business and manufacturing processes, policies, and procedures;
  • Analyze and solve problems utilizing a risk-based approach;
  • Lead operational, financial, compliance, and fraud related audits under the direction of the audit manager and in accordance with accepted professional standards;
  • Develop the ability to identify and assess key risks and controls within the auditable unit and determine applicable audit approach while working closely with the Audit Manager;
  • Be the primary point of support to the team members during audit execution;
  • Be the primary communication point with the auditees, Audit Manager and team members keeping all parties updated and co-ordinated for the completion of the audit;
  • Prepare/ review audit workpapers to maintain the expected quality standards on a timely manner in alignment with audit methodology. Demonstrate ability to draw conclusions based on audit testing data and prepare evidence based audit findings. Work with team members closely to identify any risks or findings noted;
  • Identify and implement improvements to internal processes to mitigate risks, increase efficiency and effectiveness, and sharing best practices across the organization;
  • Actively demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain relationships with team members, associates, mid-level management, and other personnel within the organization with limited supervision;
  • Lead knowledge sharing within the department by sharing information, utilizing innovations of others, participating in group decision process and participating additional assignments as appropriate;
  • Develop a deep understanding of relevant key systems and applications in the company (e.g. SAP, Workiva, OneStream) and effectively navigate them to extract data for audit purposes.

This is who you are

You are someone who embodies trust and integrity, fostering authenticity and diversity in teams. You confront challenges with courage and ensure accountability in meeting commitments. Achieving results in any circumstance is your strength, and collaboration is your approach to shared objectives. You're an innovator, questioning norms and focusing on customer relationships for tailored solutions. Your clear and concise communication, coupled with strong problem-solving skills, empowers effective interaction across all levels.
Your leadership guides your team and executes projects, while your familiarity with processes and interdependencies enhances your business acumen. Your proficiency in ESG or Data Analytics complements your qualities, making you an impactful fit for the role of Enterprise Platform Manager at LyondellBasell.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, with a major in Business Administration, Finance, Information Systems, Engineering, or other equivalent related degree;
  • Typically requires approx. eight (8) years of relevant business experience, including auditing experience;
  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CRMA, or other similar is a plus;
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office 365, preferably advanced in Excel;
  • Prior experience and knowledge of SAP or equivalent is desirable;
  • Fluent in English.

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 three 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 Leonie Mulder at leonie.mulder @ for more details. 

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