FUNDAMENTAL PURPOSE : PPG’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Coatings businesses have continued to grow in size and complexity.
A challenging internal control environment and corporate requirements necessitate an additional resource to support the EMEA Internal Audit department in overseeing internal controls compliance across the EMEA region.
Therefore, we are looking for a resource to support activities performed within the Internal Audit Department and to enable us to be more proactive in protecting our control environment.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES :
Effective execution of General Internal and Sarbanes-Oxley audits throughout the region, Including directly participating in fieldwork and performing direct audit procedures as part of an engagement team.
Assisting audit teams to evaluate significant issues and identify further testing or compensating controls, ensuring quality work papers, completion of the audit plan scope, completion of a quality site report by the end of fieldwork, consistency of issues across audits, and effective communication with business management about the audit
Developing the initial audit plan and full on-the-job responsibility for satisfactory completion of assigned audits; including execution of audit programs, adjustment of the audit approach, supervision of audit team members (senior auditor), and communication of audit findings.
From senior auditor it is expected that the incumbent will be able to direct a SOX review independently in the field (i.
e. without the Field Supervisor being in the field).
Support in implementation of proactive internal control initiatives (active participation in SBU / Controllership driven projects)
Experience several years on similar position
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in finance or accounting
Considerable analytical proficiency in order to properly evaluate the adequacy of controls and procedures.
Understand and apply accounting and auditing theories, procedures, and techniques and be able to effectively analyze relevant information (Senior Auditor).
Effective writing skills required to clearly and concisely communicate audit findings.
Effective oral communication skills are essential as the incumbent must be able to communicate clearly, quickly, and persuasively.
This work is normally carried out in a team environment working closely with peers and customers.
Business knowledge and willingness to learn audit skills (Staff auditor position)
Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability and desire to develop others.
The ability to plan ahead and multi-task is critical.
Travel requirements are around 50% of the time and the position can be based in any country in Europe.