The Internal Auditor performs a wide variety of auditing and consulting activities.
The position supports and works with Internal Audit leadership to assist Company management on compliance with provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and will report to the General Auditor.
The Internal Auditor provides assistance on financial, compliance, and operational audits in accordance with accepted professional standards to determine compliance with applicable policies and procedures and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations.
Assists in documentation and testing of processes and internal controls and identifies performance improvement observations.
Assist Internal Audit leadership in the execution of internal investigations resulting from notices received through the whistleblower venues.
Students who will be acquiring their BA Degree in Business, Accounting, and/or Finance within the near future are welcome to apply and will be given consideration for placement.
Major Job Tasks
Assist Internal Audit leadership and Company management in testing the design and effectiveness of internal controls, including the evaluation of internal controls for financial reporting and any noted deficiencies for compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).
Assist in executing detailed audit procedures to include reviewing transactions, documents, records, reports, and policies and procedures for accuracy and effectiveness.
Prepare work papers which record and summarize audit procedures performed and the preparation of status reports for all projects.
Assist in developing recommendations for corrective action/improvement and conducts follow up procedures to ensure action plans are executed as agreed upon.
Provide assistance to external auditors as requested included but not limited to the execution and documentation of walkthroughs, coordination and execution of additional testing procedures primarily for financial statement audit purposes, and assist as needed on performing substantive testing during the quarterly reviews.
Skills / Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting and/or Finance.
- Must have strong communication and analytical skills with proven ability to effectively collaborate with all levels of management, employees and external auditors.
- Excellent analytical skills with the ability to think outside the box and work within a diverse workload environment.
- Minimal travel required.
Preferable experience or be familiar with the following:
o Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations
o Understanding of auditing and accounting standards
o Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
o Auditing software(s) such as IDEA or ACL
o Working on or achieved professional certifications such as CPA and/or CIA preferred but not required
Western Refining - 23 months ago
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