Internal Auditor
Plains Exploration & Production Company - Houston, TX

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Position will work closely with Internal Audit Managers to assist with annual compliance effort for Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”). Position will also be responsible for assisting in internal audits of Company’s operational activities and compliance with policies and procedures, as well as joint interest audits of outside-operated properties, and other reviews and special projects as assigned.

  • Ensuring compliance with SOX Section 404 by:
    • Interacting with process owners and key personnel across multiple disciplines to communicate Section 404 requirements, testing practices and deadlines.
    • Assisting in documentation of significant controls, as well as evaluation of design and effectiveness.
    • Communicating findings and recommendations.
    • Assisting independent auditors in performing SOX and substantive testing.
    • Providing review assistance on Financial Reporting projects as needed.
  • Assisting in performing and/or hosting joint venture compliance audits by:
    • Coordinating and participating in planning, performance and resolution.
    • Identifying and documenting exceptions for inclusion in audit reports.
    • Reviewing audit responses, tracking issue status and preparing rebuttals.
    • Hosting partner audits of Company’s operations; researching and responding to information requests and exceptions timely.
  • Executing audit fieldwork by following and completing prepared work programs within the planned scope and time frame.
  • Assisting in performing internal audits to assess the design and effectiveness of business processes, such as revenue audits, financial audits, vendor audits, inventory audits, etc.
  • Coordinating activities with external auditors (public accounting, consultants) to enhance efficiency.
  • Preparing written communications such as audit reports, memos and other working papers documenting procedures, findings, and conclusions.
  • Performing other duties as directed by the Internal Audit Managers and the Assistant Controller, Internal Audit & Special Projects.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other business-related field required.
  • Master of Business Administration or related advanced degree a plus.
  • Industry or national accreditation track preferred (CPA, CIA, CFE, etc.) .
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time-management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Able to set priorities and follow through with tasks with limited supervision.
  • Proficient in computer applications, including Excel, Word and Power Point.

The position is located in downtown Houston, Texas. Please visit us

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