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Senior Director, Internal Audit

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Date: Feb 4, 2023

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Lubrizol is currently seeking a Senior Director of Internal Audit. In this role, you will have overall responsibility for leading Lubrizol’s Internal Audit function. You would be accountable for providing independent evaluations of processes and internal controls to drive improvements. These improvements should maximize efficiency and ensure compliance with company policies, applicable laws, and regulations through effective internal audit and enterprise risk management (ERM) programs. This role would be based out of our Global Headquarters, in Wickliffe, OH.


What you will do: 


  • Direct and develop a risk-based annual internal audit plan and budget for evaluating the effectiveness of controls in place to manage significant financial reporting and other critical risk exposures, safeguard company assets, and compliance with laws and regulations
  • Support Berkshire Hathaway Internal Audit in developing plans and conducting audits of ethics and compliance, and information technology
  • Establish procedures for planning and conducting audits, including the development of audit programs and policies
  • Conduct financial operational audits of plants, business processes and corporate function
  • Review the company’s policies and procedures to ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices
  • Issue all Internal Audit reports and ensure the reports are clear, concise, identify root causes with practical solutions, and ultimately provide value to management
  • Communicate audit findings and recommendations to promote constructive change, as well as collaborates with management to establish timely, appropriate action plans and then monitor those plans
  • Establish positive rapport and partnership with the external auditor and co-source audit partners.
  • Oversee Internal Audit’s participation in critical business and operations initiatives and projects ensuring that Audit’s perspective is effectively voiced and appropriate controls are designed and implemented on a proactive basis
  • Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention
  • Perform special reviews or investigations of ethics and fraud or other projects as assigned by CFO or other senior executives
  • Utilize data analytics and process mining tools (Celonis) to provide ongoing monitoring of critical business processes to promote continuous improvement and efficient, risk-based deployment of audit resources


What you need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance or other closely related field
  • Certified Internal Audit (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) required
  • 10+ years relevant experience in internal audit and/or accounting, including leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of external and/or internal stakeholders
  • Ability to develop strong business relationships, partner and coordinate in a cross-functional environment
  • Strong discretion and executive presence to drive processes while leading through influence
  • Proficient capabilities in the areas of critical thinking and root cause analysis with an attention to detail and ability to follow up
  • Expert knowledge of financial regulations, policies, practices, and legal compliance
  • Proactive, intellectually curious, operate with a sense of urgency
  • Requires international and domestic travel up to 30% of the time


What will put you ahead:

  • Advanced degree or MBA
  • Celonis Data Analytics experience


What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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