Senior Financial Auditor

Department:  Finance
Date:  Mar 14, 2023


The Senior Auditor is responsible for performing and leading financial, compliance and operational audits and special projects under the direction of Risk, Audit & Control (RC&A) management. 

This role will plan and perform of audit field work such as substantive and compliance testing under the direction of RC&A management;

The role will also prepare and review work papers that evidence audit procedures performed and that support the related audit findings;

Specific responsibilities are noted below.

The role may have some exposure / interaction with Business Controllers, Corporate Functional leaders and other member of management.

The role is part of the RC&A pool, providing opportunities for diversity in audit type and scope.


General Responsibilities

Leading audit projects with 1 to 3 staff with diverse skills;

Perform audit procedures under the direction of the Manager – Financial and Operational Audits to determine the reliability and document issues related to internal financial and IT controls, systems, processes and policies; in addition to special projects

Audit a variety of financial, compliance and operating records and procedures requiring the application of professional accounting and auditing principles and standard operating procedures for the various business units;

Execute a diverse audit portfolio, interacting with a wide range of stakeholders, business units and audit types;

Promptly respond to information requests or issues arising in the course of audits and promptly communicate them as appropriate;

Exhibit Safety as a value.


Financial, Compliance and Operational Audit Responsibilities

Execute a portfolio of financial, compliance and operational audits according to FMC Corporation’s Audit plan, executing steps within the plan, determining audit findings and reporting findings back to the audit client as well as RC&A management; including special projects

Review and apply FMC Corporation’s Finance and other policies and procedures as the standard when executing audits

Review and understand FMC’s finance and operations environment to establish elevated knowledge prior to audit execution

Using ACL, SAP or other technical knowledge to focus audit testing on specific risk areas

Identify and communicate control weaknesses at the audit location

Identify, evaluate and communicate audit issues to the RC&A management and, where appropriate, site management

For some projects, under the direction of RC&A management, lead audit entrance and exit meetings on some projects

Prepare and organize audit work papers to document work performed and support the audit comments

Prepare audit report memoranda outlining issues and recommendations identified during an audit assignment

Provide assistance to external auditors

Understand US GAAP, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and local GAAP accounting rules, where applicable

Understand FMC IT, internal controls and accounting policies, procedures and processes

Be the “face” of RC&A on site audits.


People / Other Responsibilities 

Provide coaching and guidance to more junior team members, as well as review their work papers

Function as a member of the RC&A team, demonstrating effective teaming

Achieve deadlines set by leadership. Proactively monitor and raise instances where deadlines cannot be met in a timely fashion

Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both oral and written


Required Education:

A four-year degree in business administration, finance, accounting or management information systems required

Professional accounting, auditing or other qualifications such as CPA, CISA, CIA, PMP, CFE or foreign equivalent required

Technical accounting skills and working knowledge of U.S. GAAP, SOX and FMC Financial Standards required

Knowledge of auditing principles

Ability to use ACL, SQL, Tableau a plus

Good working knowledge of SAP is a plus

Fluency in English


Required Experience:

3 – 4 years of experience of relevant experience; preferably public accounting, and/or internal auditing in a global manufacturing / chemicals company

Intermediate knowledge of audit principles, US GAAP & SOX.

Some experience working with complex global financial information systems and controls

Experience working in a customer-focused environment

Deadline focused

Able to work in foreign operations and travel

Demonstrated ability to accurately scope projects, set objectives and goals; break down work into the process steps; anticipate and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measure performance against goals;

Demonstrated organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, customer management skills, analytical, change management and communication skills

Ability to build appropriate rapport; build constructive and effective relationships; use diplomacy and tact when delivering difficult messages/audit findings

Highly motivated and team oriented

Ability to identify competency/skill gaps and implement learning development plans for some staff members, assisting the Supervising Senior(s) or Manager – Financial and Operational Audits in staff development

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia