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Senior Internal Auditor - Specialty Chemicals

Company name
Akzo Nobel N.V.

Chicago, IL

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Job Description

About AkzoNobel Specialty ChemicalsIndustries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals - has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Internal Auditor. 

The Chicago office of Internal Audit is primarily responsible for auditing the audit universe (i.e. operating entities, regional offices, SBU’s and BU’s) within the Americas (North and South) region.

The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible to provide assurance to auditees (i.e. local entities/sBU /BU /BA and ExCo and Audit Committee) that their systems of internal controls are adequately designed and operating effectively as designed.  In addition, identify and recommend on opportunities for improving the existing systems of internal controls and endorse best practice solutions.  Furthermore, develop and prepare (financial) staff for future management roles.

To achieve this, Internal Audit employs 52 FTE in 4 office locations across the globe.  On occasion, the team members also participate in audits in other regions.

Specific Tasks\\:

Plans and performs complicated audits under supervision
Plans and performs less complicated audits under remote supervision
Works alongside IT Auditors during performance of integrated audits
Prepares audit report
Coordinating lead auditor for assigned audits
Responsible for quality compliant audit file in line with the Internal Audit Manual
May support a Business Unit Auditor as a Business Unit Auditor Assistant
May support a Functional Area Auditor as a Functional Area Auditor Assistant
Reports to the Internal Audit Manager

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree, preferred major in accounting or auditing 
Minimum of 3 years audit experience in public accounting and/or or in a large internal audit function
Professional certification such as RA, CPA, CIA, RO, RE, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, CISA a plus
Thorough knowledge of accounting theory, internal control and auditing standards, programs and techniques
Ability to work independently with limited supervision when necessary
Possesses an organized approach and the ability to distinguish between the essential and non-essential
Ability to participate in team or project activities with dialogue, facilitation, feedback, and clarificationmeeting skills and related communication techniques
Sensitive to deadlines and budget constraints
Ability to prioritize
Good report writing skills
Ability to recognize conditions warranting attention and develop practical solutions
Experience of living and working internationally would be an advantage
Additional language ability may also be advantageous, Portuguese and/or Spanish a plus
Ability to travel up to 50% of the time (domestic and international)
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening.  In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required
All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US
AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer 
AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)


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Akzo Nobel N.V.
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Company Profile
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, we supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 47,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, we are committed to making life more liveable and our cities more human.

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