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Senior Audit Manager

Nouryon Chicago Full-Time
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Job Description

Senior Audit Manager (1900030R )

Closing Date: Ongoing
Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago
Organization: Finance Functions
Number of employees needed: 1
Job Family:Finance Functional
Employment Contract:Full-time


About Nouryon
We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and 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. https://www.nouryon.com/

Senior Audit Manager

Purpose/Key Objectives of the Job

Overall role of Internal Audit in Nouryon:

Providing Assurance to the Management (including local entities/Business Units/Group Functions/Group Management and Audit Committee) that internal controls are adequately designed and operating effectively as designed;

Advising management on control effectiveness, change initiatives, enhancements to risk management, effectiveness and efficiency of business processes.

Anticipating risks and assisting the business in understanding risks, and in crafting preventative responses.

Internal Audit is part of ‘’Internal Audit, Risk Management and Internal Control’’ function employs about 20 FTEs in several locations across the globe (Europe, USA, China). The Chicago Internal Audit office employs 3 FTEs, one of which is Senior Audit Manager.

Senior Audit Manager will be responsible for managing the audit team based in Chicago, leading and managing internal audits for the whole company, as well as managing the SOX Compliance implementation across Nouryon.

The position will be reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, Risk Management and Internal Control, who is reporting to the Group CFO and the Audit Committee.



The candidate will be responsible for

Planning, coordinating and performing various internal audits

Leading and actively participating in the SOX Compliance implementation together with the rest of Internal Audit and Internal Control team

 Working alongside IT Auditors during performance of integrated audits

Responsible for the audit reports preparation

Coordinating and supervising different teams during the audits

Responsible for the quality compliant audit file

Responsible for leading and coaching the team of direct reports, as well as other team members

Actively participating in different projects and activities of the function, including strengthening internal control environment project, Data Analytics, SOX implementation, etc.

Responsible for strong cooperation and link between Internal Audit, Internal Control and Risk Management.


Job Requirements

-University degree preferably in economics, finance, accounting & audit and/or business administration

-Professional certification such as CPA, CIA, ACCA, CIMA, CISA or similar

-Thorough knowledge of accounting theory, internal control and auditing standards.

-Solid knowledge of COSO and SOX requirements. Experience in implementing SOX.

-Minimum of 5-7 years audit experience in public accounting and/or internal audit function in a large international company

-Minimum of 3 years of managerial experience in leading the teams and direct reports

-Big 4 consulting experience preferred

-Able to lead a small team of direct reports, as well as different teams on the audit assignments

-Ability to work independently with limited supervision when necessary

-Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude

-Excellent communication and presentation skills, strong reports writing skills

-Strong team player, active participation in team or project activities with dialogue, facilitation, feedback and clarification.

-Able to create open atmosphere in which issues can be shared, feedback is given with a positive attitude

-Sensitive to deadlines and budget constrains

-Ability to work in diverse and international teams

-Fluent business English is required. Knowledge of other languages is a strong advantage.

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Nouryon is the new name of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items.

We are a market leader in most of the industries we serve and we pride ourselves on our high retention rates and long-term customer relationships.

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