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Sr. Manager, ESG Internal Controls


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  82726
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Internal Controls, Financial & Operation
Division:  Finance

Are you striving for a global Finance leadership position with cross-functional and global responsibilities in the field of internal controls and Sustainability including Environment Social Governance (ESG)? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

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.Please enter job description here.

This is the role

As a Sr Manager, ESG Internal Controls you are responsible for leading the development of Lyondellbasell’s internal controls over Sustainability reporting (ICSR). This position is a visible member of the Internal Controls Management team and a global Finance leadership position with cross-functional and global responsibilities reporting to the Director, Global Internal Controls. The position will design, develop, update, implement, monitor and assist in compliance with applicable ICSR, internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) which covers SEC/EU/Dutch Law and other regulatory standards. 


  • Lead the design, development, documentation of appropriate internal controls over ICSR 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 ICSR including segregation of duties, periodic user access reviews, etc.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of flow charts and if applicable, risk assessment 
  • Establish quarterly validation and annual certification process including presentation of results and remediation plan where applicable, follow-up on action items, and provide updates to internal/external audit
  • Coordinate with internal/external auditors to assist with assurance, scoping and testing of controls over ICSR 
  • Review, assess, evaluate and conclude on the nature of control deficiencies, adequacy of remediation plans and/or compensating controls
  • Conduct ICSR training across the organization
  • Evaluate/implement/maintain appropriate tools utilized as a repository for control process documentation, validation and for management representation letter (DocuSign)
  • Ensure effective controls are in place over existing SAP processes for ongoing business activities and look for enhancement/automation opportunities
  • Provide pre/post GoLive support during implementation of systems/applications that impact ICSR
  • Assist where needed with projects and responsibilities related to ICFR
  • Effectively represent and support the department mission to be a trusted advisor to the company
  • Recruit, train, coach, mentor Internal Control team members to develop skills for career advancement and in achieving department goals/objectives

This is who you are

You are strong in explaining important, complex and non-routine concepts/issues in “plain English” to stakeholders, Leadership Team, etc. You have a proven ability to independently evaluate controls over business/financial processes including optimizing/re-designing existing processes and driving continuous process improvement.

With your excellent communication skills, you are able to document and verbally communicate financial reporting processes in a clear and concise manner to all stakeholders. You are used to multi-task across multiple projects. Besides this, you are a cross-functional team player facilitating and providing practical solutions to identified problems working directly with senior leaders. You possess strong problem-solving skills coupled with business acumen.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance;
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant business experience (mix of Finance/Accounting and functional/operations strongly preferred);
  • Prior public accounting experience is required in internal controls, auditing processes and methodologies;
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP, PCAOB, including controls design, testing and deficiency assessment;
  • Supervisory experience leading, managing a diverse team working in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment;
  • Finance Professional certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA is required
  • MBA is a plus
  • Experience working with IT General Computer and automated Controls
  • Experience with SAP functionality
  • Fluent in English, additional language is a plus.

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 our Senior Corporate Recruiter at natalie.backx-cornelissen @ for more details. 

Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. The recruitment process starts with an initial phone screening followed by two/three business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer and a background check will be part of the process.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

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