Audit Manager


Pratteln, Switzerland
  • Veröffentlicht:

    25 November 2022
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Clariant is a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company based near Basel in Switzerland. Last year the company recorded CHF 3.8 billion in sales for its continuing businesses, harnessing the talents of its 13 000 employees across 40+ countries. Clariant's portfolio is optimized for future growth, with a focus on three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. We believe that our growth is all about our customers and their success. Investment in innovation capabilities and developing an inspiring environment for courageous and determined minds are therefore key to reaching our goal. Join us and help create sustainable value through chemistry for customers all over the globe.

Audit Manager

Job ID: 36180 | Location: Muttenz, Canton of Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland


The purpose of Clariant Corporate Audit is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services guided by the Standards of the IIA and the philosophy of adding value to improve the operations and successfully position Clariant for the digital future. It assists Clariant, as a third line of defense, in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and to improve the effectiveness of the organization's governance, risk management and controls. Corporate Audit is guided by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and Clariant Code of Ethics.

In your role as Audit Manager, you will help to shape the future by planning, preparing and conducting internal audits throughout the Clariant universe. You will report to the Head of Corporate Audit and be based in Switzerland.


  • Lead the execution of operational, financial and project audits and reviews (pre-, on-site and post phase) 
  • Evaluate the risk and internal controls of the audited units and/or end-to-end processes
  • Identify the root causes of audit findings and investigate, analyze and recommend practical solutions to prevent re-occurrence
  • Manage knowledge and drive innovation to ensure high-quality, value-adding and digitally-enabled audit execution
  • Document audit observations, and recommendations and prepare audit reports
  • Communicate the audit results to local and global management
  • Support compliance reviews where required together with Group Compliance 
  • Special reviews and assignments



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in accounting / finance / business administration 
  • 10+ years of relevant in audit, controls and risk management
  • Big 4 public accounting firm experience is strongly preferred
  • Applying professional skepticism, champion and promote the use of best practices
  • Good SAP Knowledge (FI/CO) - Hands-on experience is an advantage 
  • Understanding of technology enablers (e.g., Controls monitoring, data analytics)
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and embrace change, thrive in a fast-paced environment and lifelong learner with a growth mindset 
  • Strong planning and stakeholder management skills
  • Managerial courage to confront difficult issues with the appropriate response 
  • Leadership, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Fluent in English, other languages are an added advantage
  • CPA / CIA Qualification or other certifications are welcome
  • Regional and Global travel up to 40%


Our Offer

  • We ensure a highly interesting, versatile, and challenging work environment
  • High degree of flexibility in your activities and tasks 
  • We offer an attractive remuneration and the benefits of a modern company
  • We will support your development needs with tailored, individual trainings


Andrew Humphreys
Regional Talent Acquisition Manager EMEA
Phone: +49 619 6757-8912
E-Mail: Write an email #LI-AH1

Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2021, Clariant totaled a staff number of 11 537 and recorded sales of CHF 4.372 billion in the fiscal year for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant's corporate strategy is led by the overarching purpose of 'Greater chemistry - between people and planet' and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people. Join us and help create sustainable value through chemistry for customers all over the globe.