O-I Team Leader – Internal Audit (North America) in Perrysburg, Ohio

Team Leader – Internal Audit (North America)

  • Job ID #:5532

  • Functional Area:Accounting

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:No

  • Location:NA Regional HQ - Perrysburg, OH

  • Department:Accounting/Finance

  • Education Required:Not Indicated

  • Experience Required:5 - 7 Years

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Position Description:


Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $6.9 billion in 2017 and employs more than 26,500 people at 78 plants in 23 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace.

We are currently seeking a Internal Audit Team Leader - North America to join our team at our JOB LOCATION; World Headquarters in Perrysburg, OH.


  • Manage audit team on the execution of internal audit's strategy and objectives

  • Support the business in achieving operational excellence by leading individual engagements and providing reports with independent and objective analyses, appraisals, recommendations and pertinent comments concerning the activities audited.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the design and operation of O-I's policies procedures and internal controls.

  • Support other objectives and initiatives of the internal audit department.


(All other duties as assigned)

  1. Manage audit team in the North business unit of the Americas region to drive strategy and objectives, oversee performance, and create development plans;

  2. Understand business related risks and support organization to develop solutions to mitigate such risk;

  3. Understand objective of the organization's processes, policies, procedures, and internal controls and provide organization with improvement recommendations;

  4. Partner with [Specify Country or location] to understand how the organization and initiatives impact audit focus areas and business processes as well as provide feedback on emerging risks and improvement opportunities;

  5. Lead financial and operational audits in accordance with internal auditing professional standards -including development of audit program/procedures to meet audit objectives and assist in the development of data analytics and analytical review procedures;

  6. Collaborate with IT audit group to ensure understand scope of work and findings in order to determine impact on the financial and operational audits;

  7. Oversee audit team on financial and operational audits to distribute work areas, ensure completion, and evaluate audit observations;

  8. Assess results on operational and financial audits against expectations gained on understanding the business and objective and structure of processes, policies, procedures and internal controls - determine root cause for any deviations;

  9. Assess and makes recommendations regarding the design and operating effectiveness of the internal control;

  10. Communicate timely audit results within Internal Audit and management;

  11. Assist Management in identifying practical solutions to identified issues;

  12. Support investigations submitted to the whistleblower hotline or received from other sources

  13. Collaborate with Regional Internal Audit leaders to formalize the audit schedule and prioritize potential projects or process improvement opportunities within the organization;

  14. Protect and secure data in accordance with internal audit's policies and procedures;

  15. Collaborate with external auditors to enable them to express an opinion on the fairness of the financial statements.


This position ensures internal audit practices are carried out according to the annual audit plan for all O-I business units, locations and functional areas in the North business unit of the Americas. The annual impact of this position is a key part of the Company’s overall control environment that ensures compliance with various best practices of good corporate governance, compliance with laws and regulations and adherence to Company policies and procedures.


This position reports to the Internal Audit Director, Americas. The group of auditors responsible for internal audit work in Latin America Regions also report to this position.

Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting or finance

  • Minimum 4-8 years of professional experience in public accounting, internal audit, or a leadership finance role in a manufacturing organization

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent is required. Other professional designations (CIA, CMA) may be acceptable replacements depending on work experience.

  • Has an understanding of financial, economic and operational risks and has implemented audit program procedures to ensure risks are appropriately mitigated for the organization

  • Experience developing plans to utilize data analysis techniques to gain insight into key processes and directing audit efforts where key risks are present.

  • Experience leading teams, monitoring key performance indicators, communicating expectations and improving departmental performance.


  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity and ethical values

  • Creates an environment of accountability and motivates team to achieve objectives

  • Adjusts readily to new objectives and priorities - handles pressure and uncertainty

  • Collaborates pro-actively with team to simplify work, elevate productivity and drive results

  • Develops strong partnerships, networks, and communities with people at all levels within the organization

  • Communicates effectively with ability to present highly complex information in a professional manner

  • Encourages open and authentic communications

  • Able to leverage scale and tear down boundaries

  • Able to process data/information and summarize prior to presenting to regional leadership

  • Collaborates pro-actively to drive change across the organization

  • Supports a culture of Fraud Risk Awareness at all levels of the organization

  • Recognize own strengths and development needs and modify behavior in response to feedback


Travel is required and expected to be approximately 25-50% including international travel.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.


  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement

  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relaxed and contemporary dress code

  • Education Assistance program

  • Adoption Assistance program

  • and much more…

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.