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Global Senior Internal Auditor


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

Stepan Company is hiring a Senior Internal Auditor. The Senior Internal Auditor will assist the Internal Audit Department with planning and executing critical financial, operational and compliance audits of all Company locations and processes. The Senior Internal Auditor will perform projects and activities within the areas of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, business process design reviews, compliance testing, data analysis and other specialized projects.
Other Responsibilities:
• Participate in the planning, execution, and wrap up of financial, operational and compliance audits of Company locations and processes. This includes audits of complex or unfamiliar business processes and identifying process related issues and control improvements (beyond policy noncompliance).
• Communicate audit results (both verbally and written) in a clear and concise manner to all stakeholders and agree upon value added action plans to address issues. Prepare well written audit reports on internal control deficiencies and action plans.
• Assist the Company with its Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements by testing internal controls over financial reporting on a global basis; completing process memos and/or flow charts.
• Display strong project management skills including the ability to multi-task, maintain well organized work papers, and meet deadlines.


• 1-3 years of professional experience in Internal / External audit, SOX control testing or accounting preferred 
• Experience working with SAP
• Responsible and self-motivated with strong work ethic
• Excellent problem solving, research and analytical skills
• Effective communication and organization skills
• Foreign language proficiency (Spanish, German, French, Mandarin) is a plus
• Ability to travel 15-20%


• Bachelor's degree in Accounting
• CPA or CIA candidate preferred




Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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