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Senior, Internal Auditor at OXY

Senior, Internal Auditor

OXY Houston, TX Full-Time
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Oxy produces energy and essential products to sustain and improve life on our planet. Our experienced teams, located in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, are committed to safe and efficient operations and products, and to reducing our carbon footprint and helping others do the same.

We are busy developing the big ideas and broad solutions we will need to achieve net zero. Every day, we get closer. And we won’t stop until we’re there.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people.  We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Senior Internal Auditor within our Corporate Internal Audit department based in Houston, TX.  Company headquarters are located in Greenway Plaza.

Job Duties May Include: 

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Duties (80%)

  • Assist with leading SOX effort for worldwide operations, including coordination with business process owners regarding the documentation and operating effectiveness of their processes, risks and controls
  • Conduct annual risk assessment process and assist with SOX scoping discussions
  • Perform first level of review and perform independent SOX testing for key controls
  • Coordinate with external auditors on SOX testing and related activities
  • Recommend changes and improvements to existing controls, standards and procedures to improve operating performance while strengthening the control environment
  • Interact effectively with a wide variety of people in a range of settings
  • Maintain and update SOX documentation in SharePoint workpaper repository, including controls, test plans, and Visio flowcharts
  • Assist in documenting SOX deficiencies throughout the year
  • Perform other projects as assigned, included but not limited to investigations, audits, etc.

Audit Duties (20%)

  • Participate and assist in all phases of audits in accordance with internal audit methodology for assurance and advisory projects from planning, scoping, scheduling, business unit coordination, risk assessment, testing and reporting.
  • Perform process walk-throughs, documents process narratives and flowcharts, and complete testing of areas assigned; and prepare accurate, complete, objective and timely audit workpapers to support conclusions and recommendations.
  • Identify process risks, control strengths and weaknesses.
  • Assist with developing effective solutions to mitigate control weaknesses and make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Assist with developing audit reports on findings and recommendations to senior management.
  • Follow-up, monitor and validate completion of management action plans.
  • Participate in special assignments and fraud investigations as deemed necessary by management, the Audit Committee and the Vice President, Internal Audit.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Accounting
  • Professional certification CPA, CIA or equivalent license
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with experience in collaborating with individuals across all levels of the organization
  • Detail-oriented with strong project and time management skills
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act provisions and methodologies for achieving compliance
  • Knowledge of auditing processes and methodologies
  • Works productively with minimal supervision, strong team leader and excellent presentation skills
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Approximately 10% domestic travel
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Desired Qualifications:

  • Oil and gas and/or process manufacturing experience.
  • Minimum 4 years finance or accounting experience; audit experience in “big four” public accounting firms.
  • Knowledge of COSO 2013 framework and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).
  • Experience with SAP, Visio, SharePoint, and data analytics tools and techniques.

Relocation:  Will not be offered at this time

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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  • Accounting
  • Analytical
  • Attention To Detail
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Business Processes
  • Communication
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