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Sr. Staff Internal Auditor (Operational & IT Audit)

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

 

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are healthier, have access to better education, and are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living. Nearly 3 billion people — roughly one-third of the global population — live without electricity or without clean cooking facilities. We are committed to providing energy in innovative and more sustainable ways to help raise the standard of living for those living in energy poverty and to meet the ongoing demands of people and economies around the world. The products we deliver power increasingly cleaner electricity across the globe, fuel tractors and trucks, make fertilizer to keep the world's food supply on the table, and heat our schools, hospitals and businesses.

 

Our employees bring a wide range of talents and skills to the job every day to tackle complex business challenges. We believe in providing a truly rewarding work environment supported by a benefits platform that ranks among the best in our peer group. Our company offers career development opportunities where employees can grow personally and professionally. We promote employee benefits that cultivate a family-friendly work environment and focus on our employees' overall well-being. We are committed to being a workplace where all employees are valued and can thrive with a sense of belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion benefits our individual employees, our company and our external stakeholders; we are better as an organization when various ideas and perspectives are brought to the table.

 

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA). Apache has operations in the United States, Egypt's Western Desert and the United Kingdom's North Sea and a sister company with exploration opportunities offshore Suriname. Whether supporting Apache, APA Corporation or one of its subsidiaries, team members are employed by Apache Corporation.

Specific Responsibilities

 
The Senior Staff Internal Auditor (Operational / IT Audit) for Apache Corporation will be a vital member of Apache’s Internal Audit team, reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit at the Houston, TX office.  This role will be a primary resource in performing and leading operational audits, as well as conducting IT audits and SOX testing as needed.  The Sr. Staff Internal Auditor will be primarily responsible for the following:

 

  • Develop audit risks, scopes, objectives, work programs and testing procedures as needed
  • Completing assigned audits, advisory engagements or special projects as the Lead or a team member, identifying audit findings and developing sound corrective recommendations
  • Effectively and efficiently execute process design reviews and control testing procedures to fulfill audit objectives
  • Supervise and review the work product of other audit team members when serving as the Lead
  • Performing test work related to SOX 404, including ITGC and application controls
  • Documenting business and system processes as needed, identifying relevant risks and controls
  • Work with and support the business in developing and instituting needed actions to improve operations and controls, and at times adopting best practices
  • Quickly become familiar with stakeholder’s business challenges and risks and act as a trusted advisor while leading change and at times, dealing with ambiguity among cross functional teams
  • Prioritize projects effectively and drive cross-functional remediation efforts focusing on the highest risks and ensure problems stay fixed
  • Identify opportunities to improve, automate, standardize or simplify Internal Audit tools and processes
  • Assist with development of audit plans by identifying business process and information technology (IT) risks; determining risk severity and business impact; and developing audit tests of controls
  • Preparing and organizing audit work papers to document work performed and support audit conclusions
  • Drafting well-written reports at the conclusion of audits covering audit scopes, procedures performed, findings and recommendations
  • Lead or attend audit closing meetings to communicate audit work, findings and recommendations to management including action plan development
  • Identify and determine control deficiencies and severity by evaluating current environment against internal standards, policies, procedures, and information technology (IT) standards and frameworks
  • Consistently apply exceptional analytical skills to assess and monitor risks and strengthen Apache’s internal operations and technology solutions
  • Tests layers of computer systems (for example, application, database, operating system, data, infrastructure) for information technology (IT) effectiveness and managerial control by assessing IT components of platforms and applications
  • Consistently apply exceptional analytical skills to assess and monitor risks and strengthen Apache’s internal operations and technology solutions
  • Liaising with external auditors as needed, including representing IA in status and coordination meetings
  • Communicate with clients and the audit management team to confirm audit findings by producing audit documents and work papers; documenting findings and recommendations for management review and presentations
  • Assist with departmental projects related to audit planning, operations and SOX

Qualifications & Experience

 

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, economics, IT, MIS or related field required
  • CPA, CIA or CISA certification preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in public accounting and/or internal audit
  • Experience with higher level operational audits, financial audits and process auditing and identifying control gaps and process improvement opportunities
  • Experience with IT reviews (e.g., ITGC, SDLC, networks, cybersecurity)
  • Ability work independently to conduct operational and SOX audits from beginning to end, manage stakeholders, and facilitate multiple projects at the same time
  • Proven strong aptitude for problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Experience with hands-on consultancy through audit or otherwise desired
  • Hands-on experience with SOX principles and testing required
  • Strong teamwork orientation, with the ability to work independently as needed
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP preferred
  • Oil and gas industry experience preferred but not required
  • Excellent Communication Skills (written and verbal)
  • Up to 10% travel may be required, both domestically and internationally

Competencies

 
The successful candidate should demonstrate and exhibit the following core competencies:
 
  • Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively across communication setting;
  • Results: Pursues work with energy, drive, and results orientation to positively impact Apache's business success;
  • Collaboration: Works in partnership with others and encourages different perspectives, while building and maintaining trust; and
  • Culture: Willingness and ability to align one's behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of Apache.

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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