BASF Asia-Pacific Service Centre S/B

Manager, Corporate Audit

Kuala Lumpur, 14, MY
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits
18 Apr 2024
13 May 2024
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We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers, and for a sustainable future.

We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to progress.

Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, orientation, and background. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Do you want to work with passionate teams, providing excellent business and digital services to the Asia Pacific region?

Do you want an open, supportive, and caring working environment?

Do you view your development needs seriously as we do?

If YES, then take your career to the #NextLevel with BASF!

Role Summary

We are seeking a qualified professional for a leadership role in our Corporate Audit department. You need to pose a strong set of skills including resilience and agility, business acumen, and critical thinking to join our team.

Additionally, you will work alongside the Director, Corporate Audit, Asia Pacific hub to identify risk and plan audits. You will be tasked to provide guidance to team members to achieve departments targets and objectives.

Your role will involve conducting audits with a resilient and agile approach to assess the effectiveness of our organization's risk management, control, and governance processes and recommend improvements. You will also be responsible for leading audits of our organization's financial and operational processes to identify areas for improvement and provide learning, and sharing new tools or programs utilized by BASF, such as PowerBI, Power Automate, and Power Apps, to drive improved audit efficiency and effectiveness.

It is expected that you play an active role as Regional Experts (Capability Owners) role to build/share knowledge within the Corporate Audit team and collaborate closely with the Global Capability Owner and other regional expert.

Main Tasks

  • As a person in a leadership role, your responsibilities include overseeing and nurturing a team, setting goals for them, offering guidance and assistance, promoting collaboration and teamwork, ensuring efficient work output, and cultivating a positive and favorable work environment.
  • To act as backup for Senior Manager/Director as and when required, and other duties when assigned.
  • Execute the internal audit plan in accordance with established audit standards and procedures with the annual audit plan.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the organization's risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • Conduct audits of the organization's financial and operational processes to identify areas for improvement.
  • Develop recommendations to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Communicate audit findings and recommendations to management and other stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate and engage with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations and provide guidance as needed.
  • Stay up to date with changes in laws, regulations and industry best practices.
  • Maintain integrity and ethical behavior, conduct unbiased audits, ensuring transparency, compliance, confidentiality and professionalism in the internal audit role.

Job Requirement


  • Chartered Accountant, Chemical Engineer, or Data Scientist (Bachelor's Degree, MBA)
  • Mandatory criteria: Professional certification – CIA (Certified Internal Audit)
  • Preferable Candidate should have Professional Certifications such as CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CISA (Certified Information System Audit), ESG, Data Analytics related, etc.

Working experience:

  • 8-15 years experience.
  • Preferably worked on international assignment and working in diverse culture of team members.
  • Exposure to industries that are manufacturing based and ERP experience (SAP) is mandatory.


  • Travel requirement would be ~30%.
  • Approx. 6 to 7 audits per annum with fieldwork for each audit ~3 to 4 weeks. 
  • Depending on the audit scope, a site fieldwork may require travel between 1 - 3 weeks.


  • Proven experience in internal auditing, demonstrating resilience, agility, and critical thinking.
  • Strong understanding of business dynamics, financial principles, and internal control frameworks.
  • Possess the aptitude to understand the intricacies of business dynamics, enabling you to provide valuable insights that strengthen the organization's management processes.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify risks and propose effective solutions.
  • Ability to embracing technology and data analytics. 
  • With the increasing volume of data and the complexity of business operations, you will leverage data analytics tools to enhance audit efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong project management skills and team management skills.

BASF Asia-Pacific Service Centre was established in 2005. Located in Kuala Lumpur, the regional service hub has about 1,200 employees and growing. Focused on being a competency and digitalization driven hub, it also provides quality functional and know-how services in the areas of finance, controlling, human resources, real estate and facilities management, communications, environmental, health and safety, procurement, import-export order management, and information services to BASF companies and affiliates in the Asia Pacific region. BASF also has two other regional hubs located in Berlin, Germany, and Montevideo, Uruguay that cover the Europe and Americas regions.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 112,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €68.9 billion in 2023. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

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Candidates must be resident in Malaysia, or have the right to work in Malaysia.

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