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Senior Auditor

Company: Westlake Chemical
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Westlake offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate.---SUMMARYThe Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for performing individual internal audit projects, including developing internal audit scope, performing audit procedures, and documenting the results of the work performed.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analyze financial, and IT processes and related business and IT controls. Identify key business risks and develop a risk-based audit plan.
  • Evaluate governance processes and structures that monitor the activities of the company. Evaluate actions taken by management to manage risk.
  • Validate the effectiveness of business process, IT General controls, and Automated Controls, Significant Reports and performance measures.
  • Make recommendations to improve the performance and efficiency of internal controls in financial and IT processes.
  • Document audit tests and findings clearly.
  • Apply key information systems control concepts and identify key information technology risks and controls.
  • Communicate findings to Internal Audit Manager, the Chief Audit Executive, and business unit management.
  • Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Perform data analytics supporting Internal Audit projects and initiatives.
  • Additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned.
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Fully supports Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on project teams.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or IT required.
    • Minimum 4 years' experience in internal audit, public accounting, consulting, finance or combination.
    • Professional certification (CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE, or equivalent) or demonstrated progress is required.
    • Chemicals, Petrochemicals, oil & gas or manufactured experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of internal audit professional standards, COSO and Sarbanes-Oxley.
    • Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to evaluate business and IT processes.
    • Ability to analyze and evaluate data, synthesize issues and develop solutions.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the ability to conduct effective interviews.
    • Ability to work with limited direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members. Work as part of a team with audit management for more complex assignments.
    • Ability to performing Data Analytics using IDEA, ACL, or other technologies.
    • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment required.
    • SAP and JDE experience are a plus.PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. - The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. - The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office. - Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. - May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators. - 30% travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.Westlake is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.If you are an active Westlake employee (or an employee of any Westlake affiliates), please do not apply here. -Please go to your Workday homepage and click on -the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".

Keywords: Westlake Chemical, Houston , Senior Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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