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About the Function

Corporate Audit supports the BASF Board of Executive Directors in its responsibility to perform supervisory, steering and control activities. It is an integral part of BASF’s internal control and risk management system. It has teams spread over 4 continents of the globe. This position will be a part of the Asia-Pacific hub of the global Corporate Audit function.

Role Summary

Candidate is expected to:

  1. Perform audits in accordance with COA (Corporate Audit) rules and guidelines.
  2. Diligently assess the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls in daily processes as well as compliance with national laws and corporate guidelines during audits.
  3. Actively communicate / collaborate with both regional and global layer audits.
  4. Be regional subject matter expert for specific audit topic / risk aspect, subject to area of interest / expertise.

Main Tasks

1. Audit Preparation:

  • Develop the audit plan and define its scope, objective and duration.
  • Inform relevant persons and then secure appropriate authorization if necessary.
  • To undertake pre-field work with required background research and analysis including download & analysis of the correct data (where applicable requesting support with SDA, Structured Data Analysis), scheduling interviews with the relevant persons and seeking the relevant guidelines, policies / procedures required for the audit scope / objectives.


2. Fieldwork Review:

  • Assess if internal controls in daily processes and systems are effective and efficient so that they achieve their goals
  • Assess that daily processes comply with relevant BASF group guidelines and national regulations
  • Provide constructive and innovative recommendation
  • Conduct ad hoc projects and reviews
  • Properly document audit findings and maintain quality work papers for reference
  • Keep relevant persons informed of the audit status
  • Prepare a report of audit findings and review all audit points with relevant persons prior to final wrap-up
  • Share and advise Lead auditor and/or Head of Corporate Audit Asia Pacific hub on issues observed during fieldwork for discussion and on-the-job training


3. Reporting

  • Conduct wrap up meetings and inform management of audit findings
  • Express clear opinions on the state of internal controls to relevant levels of management
  • Prepare reports for review and coordinate report distribution with Head of Corporate Audit (Asia) and submit to COA for finalization.
  • Ensure follow-up and concluding the audit program: To ensure proactive follow-up on recommendations before the due date and closing out the audit in Auto-audit.

Minimum Educational Qualification and Experience


Mandatory criteria: Professional certification – CIA (at least part 2) and Chartered Accountant (MIA, ACCA, CPA, CA, CICPA)


Preferable criteria: Professional Certifications like CRMA (Certification in Risk Management), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) etc



5-7 years Internal Audit experience


Experience in working on international assignment and working in diverse culture of team members.


Exposure to industries that are manufacturing based is preferred



ERP experience (SAP preferred)


Knowledge of audit tools and systems. Ideally, capable of using data analytics to gain insight into transactions



Audit fieldwork requires travel up to 3 – 4 weeks at sites / locations.


Travel requirement would be ~60%, approx. 6 to 7 audits per annum with fieldwork for each audit ~3 to 4 weeks



Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. Mandarin spoken and written is an added advantage.


Excellent communication skills possess the right confidence and competence to communicate effectively with senior management.


Abreast of leading practices in internal audit.


Strong analytical skills and willingness to learn new concepts and methods.


Reliable when working independently with sound judgement for when to escalate issues.


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