• Sr. Internal Auditor

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/12/2018 2:36 PM)
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  • Company Overview

    Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas. 

    At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.

    • Our vision is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world’s energy needs.
    • Our mission is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our shareholders.
    • Our strategy is to deliver top-tier returns by maximizing recovery and minimizing costs through continuous improvement.

    Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and San Antonio and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.


    Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.


    For additional information about Apache, please visit:


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    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    Position Title: Sr. Internal Auditor

    Location: Houston, Texas

    Specific Responsibilities:
    The Sr. Internal Auditor, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Internal Audit team at the company’s Houston office reporting to the Vice President, Internal Audit.

    This role will be primarily responsible for the following:
    • Developing audit risks, scopes, objectives, work programs and testing procedures as needed;
    • Completing assigned audits, advisory engagements or special projects as the Lead or a team member;
    • Documenting business and system processes as needed, identifying relevant risks and controls;
    • Effectively and efficiently executing process design reviews and control testing procedures to fulfill audit objectives;
    • Supervising and reviewing the work product of other audit team members when serving as the Lead;
    • Preparing and organizing audit work papers to document work performed and support audit conclusions;
    • Identifying audit findings and developing sound corrective recommendations;
    • Leading or attending audit closing meetings to communicate audit work, findings and recommendations to management. Assist with action plan development;
    • Performing test work related to SOX 404;
    • Drafting well-written reports at the conclusion of audits covering audit scopes, procedures employed, findings and recommendations;
    • Assisting with departmental projects related to audit planning, operations and Sarbanes-Oxley;
    • Liaising with external auditors as needed.



    Job Qualifications

    Professional Qualifications & Experience:

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting;
    • CPA required, CIA and/or CISA also desirable;
    • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in public accounting and/or internal audit;
    • Excellent Communication Skills (written and verbal);
    • Strong teamwork orientation, with the ability to work independently as needed;
    • Hands-on experience with Sarbanes-Oxley principles and testing required;
    • Experience with operational / process auditing and identifying control gaps and process improvement opportunities;
    • Proven strong aptitude for problem solving and root cause analysis;
    • Knowledge and experience with SAP and Hyperion preferred;
    • Experience in the oil and gas industry highly preferred, midstream experience a plus;
    • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.Overall light travel (<10%), with one or two trips lasting 2 – 3 weeks in duration.



    Behavioral Competencies and Personal Characteristics

    The successful candidate will exhibit the following behavioral competencies and personal characteristics:

    • A “Team of Teams” mindset with the objective of aligning your vision, mission, and strategy with the company’s overarching vision, mission, and strategy;
    • A natural desire to work with a sense of urgency and a contrarian spirit;
    • A solid grasp of economic, industry and competitive landscapes;
    • The capability to change and generate process improvements for greater effectiveness and efficiency;
    • Strength of character, including the highest levels of honesty, integrity, ethics, professionalism, trust, and loyalty;
    • An approachable, likeable personality;
    • An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong track record of agility and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment;
    • A hands-on employee who can also see the big picture;
    • An employee who leads by example, with the energy and ability to work collaboratively across the entire organization;
    • The agility and flexibility to work in a fast-paced company culture;
    • Confident, while checking ego at the door, and fearless in the face of speaking up to challenge norms or convention;
    • Self-aware with excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and
    • Highly intelligent, intellectually and emotionally, with excellent analytical, strategic, business judgment, and problem-solving skills.

    Core Values and Leadership Attributes

    The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

    Core Values:

    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.

     Leadership Attributes:

    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.


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