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ConocoPhillips SOX Auditor in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: SOX Auditor

Location: NORTH AMERICA-USA-TEXAS-HOUSTON

Job Number: 00UPQ

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 15 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Description

Internal Audit’s mission is to be globally recognized as a leader for business risk identification, risk mitigation, and people development. Internal Audit helps the Company accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The Internal Audit function utilizes both assurance and consulting activities to support its mission, and to enhance the value provided to the businesses it supports. Assurance activities include traditional (assurance) audits, regulatory reviews, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance testing. Consulting activities include system development reviews, baseline risk reviews and controls consulting projects.

This position is an excellent developmental opportunity, with exposure to many areas of the company, and will work on SOX engagements, as well as various strategy projects and audit process improvement efforts utilizing technology and innovation. Auditors develop leadership skills by managing audit projects, while enhancing their written and oral communications skills with various levels of leadership. The auditor role continues to increase the utilization of innovation, analytics, and automated testing to promote continuous, real-time auditing.

Audit methodology and software training will be provided. New auditors will be paired with more experienced staff for their first several audits, to help coach them through basic performance of the job. Internal Audit promotes continuous learning, and you will be encouraged to pursue additional training for either specific job needs or personal development. Auditors are encouraged to obtain a relevant professional certification.

This position may be filled by someone who wants to be a career auditor (work in audit long term) or a rotational auditor (moving into the business after a term in Audit).

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting audits and assessments:

  • Interact with all levels of staff and management

  • Assess risk and controls

  • Plan testing to be performed, and coordinate the work of other team members

  • Identify gaps; document the results from audit testing

  • Prepare written audit reports for distribution to executive, functional, and business unit management

  • Follow-up on audit results by monitoring completion of action plans

  • Examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the company’s system of internal control under the COSO Internal Control Integrated framework in compliance with Section 404 SOX

  • Developing and implementing strategies to ensure the company’s values and ethical standards are emphasized, communicated, and integrated in decision-making, practices, and behavior

  • Ensuring business activity and government interactions through baseline compliance risk reviews

  • Keeping current with audit techniques as well as company policies and standards

  • Initiating and implementing continuous improvement projects to update audit processes and methodology, utilizing digital technologies

  • Meeting time sensitive deadlines

  • Communicating findings in a timely manner; obtaining agreement on the root cause of issues, and commitment to implementing recommendations. Following up and appraise implementation of corrective actions

Qualifications:

Basic/Required:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee

  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination, or ConocoPhillips approved accommodation, required

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Finance, Accounting, or foreign equivalent

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft O365 applications: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams and Word

  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) with different time-zones as necessary

  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel 10% of the time on a yearly basis

Preferred:

  • 1 years of experience in finance/accounting, audit, or other relevant experience

  • 1 years of experience with data analytics and automation tools such as MS Power BI, UiPath StudioX, UiPath Studio, Teradata for Analytics (TAS), or ACL Analytics

  • 1 years of experience with ESG regulatory reporting requirements

  • Able to communicate risks, issues and solutions in a manner that is easily understood and actionable despite the audience

  • Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges

  • Professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

  • Ability to work in small teams, as an individual contributor or team leader

  • Analyzes issues and understands their business impact

  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

  • Able to operate and influence at a strategic level, maintain composure and professionalism and deliver results despite organizational resistance

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of January 29, 2022.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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Job Function: Accounting, Finance, Auditing, and Tax

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: COMPLIANCE & IT AUDIT

Title: SOX Auditor

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