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Staff Internal Auditor at Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Staff Internal Auditor

Occidental Petroleum Corporation Houston, TX (On Site) Full-Time

Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.  We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of Mexico.  Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas.  Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products.  Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world.​ Visit for more information.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people.  We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Staff Internal Auditor within our Corporate Internal Audit department based in Houston, TX.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Duties (50%)

  • Assist with SOX effort for worldwide operations, including coordination with business process owners regarding the documentation and operating effectiveness of their processes, risks and controls
  • Perform independent SOX testing for key controls
  • Coordinate with external auditors on SOX testing and related activities
  • Recommend changes and improvements to existing controls, standards and procedures to improve operating performance while strengthening the control environment
  • Interact effectively with a wide variety of people in a range of settings
  • Maintain and update SOX documentation in SharePoint workpaper repository, including controls, test plans, and Visio flowcharts
  • Perform other projects as assigned.

Audit Duties (50%)

  • Participate and assist in all phases of audits in accordance with internal audit methodology for assurance and advisory projects from planning, scoping, scheduling, business unit coordination, risk assessment, testing and reporting.
  • Perform process walk-throughs, documents process narratives and flowcharts, and complete testing of areas assigned; and prepare accurate, complete, objective and timely audit workpapers to support conclusions and recommendations.
  • Identify process risks, control strengths and weaknesses.
  • Assist with developing effective solutions to mitigate control weaknesses and make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Assist with developing audit reports on findings and recommendations to senior management.
  • Follow-up, monitor and validate completion of management action plans.
  • Ensure timely completion of assigned project phases.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships.
  • Apply an understanding of Oxy policies and proficiency in Internal Audit methodologies.
  • Apply an understanding of business processes and technical skills to successfully complete project assignments.
  • Develop an understanding of project requirements and applicable business processes, risks and controls.
  • Assist with identifying cost recoveries, cost savings and opportunities to enhance commercial terms in conjunction with contract compliance audits.
  • Participate in special assignments and fraud investigations as deemed necessary by management, the Audit Committee and the Vice President, Internal Audit.
  • Assist with administrative tasks and other assignments as required.

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