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Senior Internal Auditor Job in Columbus, Ohio US

Senior Internal Auditor

HEXION INC. - Columbus, OH

Posted: 5/13/2022 - Expires: 8/11/2022

Job ID: 241240863


Job Description

Senior Internal Auditor


Hexion Inc.

US OH Columbus

Position Overview

Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Full or in-depth knowledge of industry practices.
Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. Refers to established precedents and policies, applies discretion and interpretation to practice and policies.
Works independently; Work is performed under general direction or receives minimal guidance, Participates in determined objectives if assignment. Plans, schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives.
Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve objectives would normally have serious effect upon the administration of the organization.
Represents organization as a prime contact on projects. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on matters often requiring coordination between organizations.





Company Overview

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Company Distinction

This exciting opportunity is part of Hexion Inc.

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for:
Supervising and developing audit staff. Works directly with staff to ensure appropriate level of professional development is achieved
Supporting resources (e.g. co-sourcing partners, consultants, internal)
Communicates and educates on internal control and the audit process
Supports audit scheduling, scope and staffing
Leads sections within key control testing, Site Audits and general Audit programs, submits final audit findings for review, issues audit reports for review and reviews progress to resolve audit recommendations.
Maintaining contact with key personnel throughout the organization to ensure that Internal Audit is responsive to changes in the business.
Supports Leadership of Internal Audit in other projects as needed

Key Job Requirements (Skills)
Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; ability to see the broad implications of events, as well as understand the details; ability to identify and tackle critical issues head on; ability to skillfully manage potentially contentious interactions; knowledge of sound business and accounting/control practices and computer systems, strong PC skills and ability to work in pressure environment; ability to manage, develop and mentor staff auditors & interns.
Communicates (both written and orally) in a clear, concise and responsive manner.  Has primary responsibility for the preparation of a well -written, persuasive audit & key control reports clearly communicating all relevant matters to the various levels of management.
Represents the Audit function and commands professional respect.  Treats all levels of audited function with courtesy and respect; exhibits tact and judgment; when differences of opinions are encountered, states position logically and factually without appearing argumentative.
Understanding of the chemical industry and/or manufacturing and related regulatory environment is preferred.


Strategic Focus and Direction
Identifies problems in attaining planned goals or work and proposes solutions
Works with customers (internal and external) to understand and meet their needs
Understands and accommodates cultural differences successfully and behaves appropriately for the culture in which he/she is working

Trust and Teamwork
Supports team decisions in word and action outside of the team setting - even if the ideas he/she supported were not chosen by the team
Keeps commitments - Holds self-accountable for assignments and required work product
Communicates directly, honestly, respectfully and timely manner to resolve conflict

Personal Leadership
Displays a positive attitude and willingness to make the necessary effort to accomplish goals
Drives safety culture initiative; ensures understanding of the existing safety policies in the company among employees

Achieves Business Results
Exhibits a sense of responsibility and urgency toward goal accomplishment
Ability to receive feedback and adjust behavior
Achieves results in a manner consistent with the Core Values

Competency Framework from the Institute of Internal Audit
Professional ethics: Promotes and applies professional ethics
Internal audit management: Develops and manages the internal audit function
IPPF: Applies the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
Governance, risk and control: Applies a thorough understanding of governance, risk, and control appropriate to the organization
Business acumen: Maintains expertise of the business environment, industry practices, and specific organizational factors
Communication: Communicates with impact
Persuasion and collaboration: Persuades and motivates others through collaboration and cooperation
Critical thinking: Applies process analysis, business intelligence, and problem-solving techniques
Internal audit delivery: Delivers internal audit engagements
Improvement and innovation: Embraces change and drives improvement and innovation

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting or Finance; MBA Preferred
Obtaining a CIA, CPA or Equivalent certification within 24-36 month of starting in role and maintaining active status once obtained
4-9 years' business experience, including auditing, consulting and/or management experience is required.  Big Four accounting firm experience is a plus.
Previous experience leading a team
Ability toprovide strong leadership and decision making on
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities from various stakeholders
Proven ability to interface and communicate effectively with leadership
Ability to manage in a highly matrixed environment and influence others without authority
Fluent language skills in English, both verbal and written
Proficient in SAP, Microsoft Office and Outlook. BFC, and Workiva or other electronic work paper software a plus.
Experience in risk/value-based auditing and/or financial auditing
Ability to work accurately, with time management and organizational skills
Strong Analytical skills
Ability to work well with others to accomplish common goals
Good communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization
Proactive and ability to anticipate issues
High stress threshold
Travel (domestic & international) up to approximately 20% to 30% over a period of 2 weeks at a time in certain circumstances may be required. Overtime will be required from time to time.


In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the Department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

Disclaimer:  We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position.  All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Job Type


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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