Sr. Internal Auditor
TPC Group
 Houston, TX

Requisition Number: SRSTA01585

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, the Senior Internal Auditor responsibilities include: Assist in maintaining, documenting, testing and reporting on internal controls as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 (SOX 404). Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls over operational, compliance and financial activities. This includes managing and executing risk reviews, internal audits and special projects as part of an audit team, sole contributor or in charge/lead auditor. Understands and applies the Standards from the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintaining and testing internal controls required in connection with the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 (SOX 404)
  • Assist process owners in identifying key SOX controls
  • Testing, documenting and reporting on the design and operating effectiveness of key SOX controls
  • Perform operational, compliance, financial and IT internal audits to test compliance with policies and procedures, general control requirements and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Assist in the research and planning of assigned audits and preparation of planning documents (including but not limited to risk assessments, fraud risk assessments, scope documents and pre-audit document request list) for review by the Director of Internal Audit
  • Prepare and schedule presentations for opening, mid status and closing meetings
  • Work with Lead Senior Auditor to prepare audit work programs and review with the Director of Internal Audit prior to the start of the audit
  • Perform fieldwork as assigned and document work-papers in accordance with departmental policies, methodologies and internal audit professional standards.
  • Report findings (based on fieldwork and testing conclusions) to management and key stakeholders
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of draft internal audit reports for review by the Director of Internal Audit
  • Work with Lead Senior Auditor to agree cost effective and practical action plans on risk mitigation and improvements in internal control with management and collation of responses into final report
  • Assist in the collation of management responses and issuance of internal audit follow-ups
  • Act as a liaison for audits with internal departments as well as outside auditors
  • Perform ad hoc administrative duties such as scheduling meetings as requested
  • Perform ad hoc requests such as evaluating and documenting existing or proposed procedures and controls or providing management with recommendations for policy, procedure and practice improvements
  • May facilitate work of external auditors during on-site visits

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field required
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in auditing transactions and processes
  • Possession of at least one of the following: CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CPA and/or CISA
  • Comprehensive understanding and proven application of the Standards from the IPPF
  • Ability to execute the fundamentals of internal auditing
  • Critical and Analytical thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills (including the ability to prioritize and multi-task), time management in order to meet deadlines and strong attention to detail
  • Good practical judgement and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrates maturity, assertiveness and professionalism with all internal and external stakeholders and other IA colleagues
  • Approachable, proactive and flexible
  • Works with others in a collaborative manner
  • Pro-active self-starter who can work independently in complex situations and can manage others supervision (as appropriate)
  • Adheres to the IIA Code of Ethics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Chemical/Petrochemical industry experience
  • Strong computer skills, especially MS Office, e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Experience auditing transactions and processes processed through ERP applications, preferable Oracle.
  • Experience in auditing IT general controls
  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices
  • Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions