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Senior Auditor in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

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    Houston, TX
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Job Description


The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for performing individual internal audit projects, including developing internal audit scope, performing audit procedures, and documenting the results of the work performed.


  • Analyze financial, and IT processes and related business and IT controls.
  • Identify key business risks and develop a risk-based audit plan.
  • Evaluate governance processes and structures that monitor the activities of the company.
  • Evaluate actions taken by management to manage risk.
  • Validate the effectiveness of business process, IT General controls, and Automated Controls, Significant Reports and performance measures.
  • Make recommendations to improve the performance and efficiency of internal controls in financial and IT processes. Document audit tests and findings clearly.
  • Apply key information systems control concepts and identify key information technology risks and controls.
  • Communicate findings to Internal Audit Manager, the Chief Audit Executive, and business unit management.
  • Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Perform data analytics supporting Internal Audit projects and initiatives.


The Senior Auditor may direct and review the work performed by other internal audit staff.


  • Knowledge of internal audit professional standards, COSO and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to evaluate business and IT processes. Ability to analyze and evaluate data, synthesize issues and develop solutions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the ability to conduct effective interviews.
  • Ability to work with limited direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members.
  • Work as part of a team with audit management for more complex assignments.
  • Ability to performing Data Analytics using IDEA, ACL, or other technologies.
  • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment required.
  • SAP and JDE experience are a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or IT required.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in internal audit, public accounting, consulting, finance or   combination. 
  • Professional certification (CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE, or equivalent) or demonstrated progress is required. 
  • Chemicals, petrochemicals, oil & gas or manufacturing experience preferred. 
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time. 


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