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Finance / Accounting
JOBREQ1800023744 Requisition #

PPG is currently in search of a Senior Auditor to join our Internal Audit Department. This role will be based out of PPG’s Corporate Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.

Job Summary:

The Senior Auditor is responsible for the effective execution of a wide range of general internal audits, Sarbanes-Oxley audits, and ad hoc projects throughout the company.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs all tasks for completion of audits including the planning and organizing of individual audit assignments, executing field work, documenting testing, communicating audit findings and recommendations and drafting audit reports.

  • Interacts with Corporate Audit Services, operational, and financial management personnel of all levels across PPG’s Strategic Business Units and Corporate functions to complete assigned audits.

  • Prepares/reviews work papers to ensure compliance with established standards and the existence of adequate supporting documentation for the audit work completed.

  • Works closely with the external auditor for all SOX audits during planning, field work and reporting to ensure an efficient and cohesive approach on joint audits.

  • Prepares audit reports in accordance with established report writing standards.

  • Reviews audit findings, recommendations, and corrective action with audit management and auditees.

  • Opines on the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems of internal control.

  • Conducts meetings with management upon commencement and completion of the audit to discuss scope and significant audit issues. Develops recommendations for management to improve the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of controls and operations.

  • Supports the Internal Audit Supervisor/SOX Specialist with the annual SOX plan by assisting with the identification of financial statement risks and key controls for material financial statement line items.

  • Attends training programs and professional association meetings as considered appropriate for the benefit of self and department.

  • Performs other related duties and projects as assigned.

  • The position requires 30-50% travel to domestic and international locations.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field of study.

  • Minimum of ­­­1+year Audit experience with external audit firms or internal audit departments experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • An advanced degree is preferred.
  • Portuguese and/or Spanish language skills are highly desirable
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credentials are also desirable.
Functional and Technical Skills:
  • Proficiency in evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of financial controls and procedures

  • Understand and apply financial controls concepts and auditing theories, procedures, and techniques

  • Demonstrates thorough abilities and a proven record of success for delivering audit conclusions and results

  • Effective writing and oral communication skills are essential as the candidate must be able to communicate clearly, quickly, and persuasively audit findings and project status to personnel at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to operate independently and recommend effective solutions and resolve conflict

  • Self-motivated with the ability to meet tight deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy with limited supervisory oversight

  • Ability to work seamlessly in a virtual environment to complete projects with team members based in various locations, domestically and globally

  • Project management skills including planning and organization to initiate and develop project plans and successful implementation  

  • Flexibility to work across various locations
  • Ability to share knowledge in order to develop others while working to complete audits and projects

  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail

 PPG: We protect and beautify the world.


At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

Why join us:

With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.

  • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
  • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
  • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
  • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
  • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone’s ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.

Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world. 


PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.
PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG’s affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com.
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