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Internal Audit Manager

Date:  Jun 30, 2024

Columbus, OH, US

Company Overview


Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials.  Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you’ll join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.  

Position Overview


This role leverages strong knowledge of auditing practices and experience to assist the team in implementing and maintaining leading-edge internal audit methodology and techniques, executing the quality assurance program and preparing communications that serve various stakeholders including the Disclosure and Audit Committee.  Additionally, the Manager possesses experience and technical skills in maintaining audit tools that are reliable and responsive to user needs, as well as using technology as an enabler to improve operational processes and efficiency.

This position requires a high degree of flexibility to assist on and / or lead projects supporting the audit strategic plan and goals and participate in assurance audit engagements, on an as-needed basis.

The Manager consistently demonstrates teamwork and collaboration with other Internal Audit team members. This position requires strong written communication and project management skills. The Manager is proactive and innovative, able to identify and integrate improvement ideas from diverse views.


Job Responsibilities


Essential Job Functions

  • Supervises and develops audit staff. Works directly with staff to ensure appropriate level of professional development is achieved.
  • Assists in maintaining audit methodology, refreshing audit policies and procedures, preparing department bulletins, and communicating changes to internal audit standards and/or practices.
  • Assists in the annual risk assessment process, working closely with the management team to deliver a risk-based audit plan supported by analysis to ensure efficient delivery of the plan.
  • Assists in managing the internal quality assurance program, performing quality assurance reviews of audit engagement files, and providing constructive feedback to reinforce audit execution practices and procedures.
  • Assists in preparing select stakeholder communications, including to Audit and Disclosure Committees
  • Communicates and educates on internal control and the audit process.
  • Assists in managing and reporting key performance indicators; proactive at identifying best practices in developing performance measures and using technology to enable efficient reporting to the audit team, including stakeholders outside Internal Audit.
  • Analyzes and assesses audit operational activities and data for improvement and efficiency gains.
  • Assists the team in identifying benchmarking opportunities to continuously find ways to improve the audit professional practice and audit operations management.
  • Responsible for Key Control scoping and resource scheduling.
  • Leads Key Control testing, Site Audits, and other Audit programs; validates final audit findings, issues audit reports for review and reviews progress to resolve audit recommendations. 
  • Maintains contact with key personnel throughout the organization to ensure that Internal Audit is responsive to changes in the business.
  • Maintains Audit Databases (Workiva and SharePoint).


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. 

Trust and Teamwork

  • Supports team decisions in word and action outside of the team setting. 
  • Keeps commitments - Holds self and team accountable for assignments and required work product.
  • Communicates directly, honestly, respectfully, and in a timely manner to resolve issues.

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 associates.

Achieves Business Results

  • Exhibits a sense of responsibility and urgency toward goal accomplishment.
  • Achieves results in a manner consistent with Hexion’s 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 in the business environment, industry practices, and specific organizational factors.
  • Communication: Communicates with impact.
  • Persuasion and collaboration: Persuade and motivate 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


Essential Job Requirements 

  • Ability to see the broad implications of events, as well as understand the details.
  • Ability to proactively anticipate, identify and tackle critical issues head-on. 
  • Ability to provide strong leadership and decision making in a highly matrixed environment and influence others 
  • Knowledge of sound business and accounting/control practices and computer systems. 
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities from various stakeholders. 
  • Ability to manage, develop and mentor staff auditors & interns.  
  • Communicates (both written and oral) in a clear, concise, and responsive manner with all levels of the organization.  
  • Ability to prepare well-written, persuasive audit and key control reports, clearly communicating all relevant matters to the various levels of management. 
  • Exhibits tact and judgment; when differences of opinions are encountered, states position logically and factually without appearing argumentative. 
  • An understanding of the chemical industry and/or manufacturing and related regulatory environment is preferred.
  • Proficient in SAP, Microsoft Office Suite, BFC, Power BI and Workiva or other electronic work paper software a plus.Travel (domestic & international) up to approximately 10% to 20% over a period of 1-2 weeks at a time in certain circumstances may be required. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA Preferred. CIA, CPA, or equivalent certification preferred 
  • 5-9 years of business experience, including auditing, consulting and/or management experience is required.  Big Four accounting firm experience is a plus.
  • Previous experience leading a team.
  • Experience in risk/value-based auditing and/or financial auditing.
  • Ability to work accurately, with time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with others to accomplish common goals.



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.

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 for 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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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