Leads the overall direction and leadership of the internal audit function for the organization and is responsible for planning and conducting operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and organizational risk
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Audit Planning: Develops and implements internal audit strategies and programs for approval by the Audit Committee. Designs operational and financial audit programs. Develops and conducts training for field audit staff.
Audit Operations: 1) Analyzes data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, and management policies or procedures; 2) Conducts special studies for management such as those required to discover mechanics of detected fraud and to develop controls for fraud prevention; 3) Audits records of departments and interviews workers to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with applicable laws and regulations; 4) Examines department activities for compliance with management plans and policies; 5) Inspects accounting systems to determine their efficiency and protective value; 6) Assesses the proper accountability of assets by conducting inventories; 7) Prepares and submits audit findings and makes recommendations to management.
Policies and procedures: Provides recommendations, and when applicable, documents processes and associated internal controls.
Manages one employee in the Internal Audit group of the Finance and Accounting department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this group. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from a four year college or university program certificate and 8-12 years of total business experience, including 5-10 years in a professional audit capacity and 3+ years of direct internal audit management. Experience in upstream oil and gas industry and related services.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Preferred Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or related designation.
Other Skills and Abilities
Excellent leadership to inspire and motivate others to perform well. Ability to provide continuous performance feedback and encourage growth and development of staff.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the proven ability to present and explain complex information and suggest process improvements to diverse audiences including operations and financial senior level staff and the Audit Committee.
Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with peers, senior leadership and all levels of the organization, with a positive and professional image.
A blend of "Big 4" public accounting and small publicly-traded company experience, as well as Audit
Committee reporting responsibilities.
Minimum of 3 years of staff management experience.
Advanced knowledge of audit principles and theory, the Institute of Internal Auditing (IIA) standards, Statutory Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS), American Institute of Certified Public Accounting standards and internal audit department policies.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger,
handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work