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Internal Auditor (for Paris office) M or F

Job ID FIN000318 Paris, Île-de-France Region, France;
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Our products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Our lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, our formulations optimize the use of resources, and our performance chemicals improve air and water quality. 

Solvay Internal Audit has three offices located in Brussels, Paris and Shanghai, and executes audit missions all over the world (mainly in EMEA zone, South & North America and Asia). The Internal Audit team reports to the CEO and functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board.


Under the supervision of the NAM & EMEA Internal Audit Manager, the Internal Auditor will participate in the different audit engagement steps (preparation, perform audit fieldwork and audit reporting) for various business processes throughout the organization, including corporate business functions and manufacturing plants across Global Business Units (GBUs). The Internal Auditor must have independent thinking skills, professional maturity, and work ethic to perform assignments accurately and with due care.


Job Overview and Responsibilities

Main responsibilities of the Internal Auditor are:
  • Identify the risks related to the audited entity and define the audit approach
  • Verify the knowledge, understanding and application of Group policies and procedures
  • Perform tests to ensure that risk mitigating controls are effective and assess the potential risks associated with inefficiency or lack of controls
  • Issue recommendations and validate the adequacy of corrective action plans proposed by the auditees
  • Contribute to the dissemination of good practices across the Group
  • Participate actively to projects led by the department 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or engineering degree required.  MBA a plus.
  • About 3 years’ experience in a "Big Four" audit firm (exposure to manufacturing industry strongly preferred) and/or in Internal Audit of an industrial company.


  • Completion of internship abroad or study abroad program is a plus.
  • Fluent in English, Other languages are a plus (eg. German, Portuguese, Italian).
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills, able to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess and maintain the highest degree of security and confidentiality of information.
  • The drive to learn, understand and adapt to different thinking styles, learning styles and cultural profiles.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 50% (including overnight and weekend) throughout different zones. 

Additional Information

We Offer 
  • A challenging position with international scope in the heart of our organization.
  • Being a part of this team means you will become familiar with many different processes, organizations, countries and business environments.
  • A well-defined learning & career path with great possibilities to grow, both vertically and horizontally


Entry level (0 to 2 years)


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