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Avantor, Inc. Senior Internal Auditor in Radnor, Pennsylvania

Job SummaryThe Senior Auditor is responsible for leading internal and SOX audits. This role requires sound project management to ensure audits are completed timely and accurately and includes responsibility for audit planning, fieldwork, wrap-up, reporting and issues follow up. The Senior Auditor will also be a key driver in developing and monitoring the testing execution plan and strategy for audits. This role may assist Internal Audit management on audits of higher risk, complexity and scope, as requested, which includes handling complex or difficult areas.


  • Lead planning activities including developing strategic, risk-based approaches to perform impactful audits and reviews of internal control and operational processes for effectiveness.

  • Prepares clear, concise and well-written, high quality audit reports for distribution to key stakeholders.

  • Makes oral and written recommendations to management and presents agreed-upon actions to improve controls and operational efficiency.

  • Leverage and incorporate data analytics into audits to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the execution and evaluation of internal controls.

  • Ensure that the audit is conducted in a manner consistent with applicable departmental and Company policies as well as IIA Standards.

  • Track and report on audit status and milestones to Internal Audit management on a regular and ad hoc basis.

  • Reviews staff workpapers and provides timely feedback and coaching.

  • Shares “best practices” identified at other locations and throughout work experience.

  • Provides suggestions for revising audit programs and approaches based upon experiences and recommendations for improvement/enhance efficiency.

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance; MBA a plus; GPA: Minimum 3.2/4.0 scale.

  • Candidates should possess 4+ years of experience, which should include 2-4 years of audit experience with either Public Accounting (Big “4” preferred) or Internal Audit with a large organization.

  • Prior experience with annual audit planning is strongly preferred.

  • CPA/CIA certification is strongly preferred.

  • Industry experience is a plus.

  • Fluency in foreign languages is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • High energy, motivation and drive for results.

  • Sharp analytical skills and a critical thinking mindset.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Well-developed time and project management skills.

  • Willingness and ability to challenge the status quo; strong curiosity level.

  • Perceptive, with well-developed observation skills.

  • Solid general business knowledge and strong understanding of financial statements.

  • Great people skills; works well in a team environment.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • High degree of professional/ethical standards.


  • Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

  • Travel approximately 25-30% of the time to global locations

  • Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

  • A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on a routine basis.

  • Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

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3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, and find us on LinkedIn ( , Twitter ( and Facebook ( .