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Internal Audit Manager

Date: Sep 21, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas.


At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.


  • Our VISION is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world's energy needs.
  • Our MISSION is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our stakeholders.
  • Our STRATEGY is to take a differentiated approach to the exploration and production of cost-advantaged hydrocarbons through innovation, technology, optimization, continuous improvement and relentless focus on costs to deliver top-tier, long-term returns.


Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.

Apache believes in a culture that encourages everyone to bring their unique perspective and background to work every day and to know that their voice is valued and respected.

Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.

For additional information about Apache, please visit:

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Apache Reports and Filings 

Position Description & Duties:

The Internal Audit Manager for Apache Corporation will be a vital member of Apache’s Internal Audit team at the company’s Houston, TX office reporting to the Vice President, Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance.

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Managing the planning and execution of operational audits, Sarbanes-Oxley testing, IT audits and special projects;
  • Developing audit risks, scopes, objectives, work programs and testing procedures as needed;
  • Reviewing / preparing audit workpapers and draft reports;
  • Completing, or supervising completion of, assigned audits, advisory engagements or special projects;
  • Documenting business and system processes as needed, identifying relevant risks and controls;
  • Effectively and efficiently executing process design reviews and control testing procedures to fulfill audit objectives;
  • Supervising and reviewing the work product of audit team members, ensuring quality work is performed and properly documented to support audit conclusions;
  • Identifying audit findings and developing sound corrective recommendations;
  • Leading or attending audit closing meetings to communicate audit work, findings and recommendations to management. Assist with action plan development;
  • Leading and performing test work related to SOX 404;
  • Drafting well-written reports at the conclusion of audits covering audit scopes, procedures employed, findings and recommendations;
  • Leading and assisting with departmental projects related to risk identification, audit planning, scheduling, operations, Sarbanes-Oxley, KPIs and continuous improvement;
  • Assisting with Audit Committee presentations;
  • Coaching and developing audit staff; and,
  • Liaising with external auditors as needed.

Preferred & Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting;
  • CPA required, CIA and/or CISA highly desirable;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in public accounting and/or internal audit;
  • Prior experience leading and managing audit teams;
  • Excellent Communication Skills (written and verbal);
  • Strong teamwork orientation, with the ability to work independently as needed;
  • Strong experience with Sarbanes-Oxley principles and testing required;
  • Experience with operational / process auditing and identifying control gaps and process improvement opportunities;
  • Hands-on IT audit experience preferred;
  • Proven strong aptitude for problem solving and root cause analysis;
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP and Hyperion preferred;
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry highly preferred, midstream experience a plus; and
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.


Core Values & Leadership Attributes

The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

  • Core Values:
    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.
  • Leadership Attributes:
    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.


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