Sr. Audit Operations

18 September 2019


Petroplan is currently working with a MAJOR oil and gas client for 2 Sr. Audit Operations roles.

Primary Focus:

Responsible for planning and conducting business process, risk, compliance and operational assessments; carrying out independent, objective reviews of Company activities; providing analyses and customer-focused recommendations. Act as the Auditor-in-Charge on select engagements which involves leading the team during the planning and execution phases as well as drafting the audit report.
o Participate in/establish the audit scope and objectives to ensure activities are consistent with the ethics, values and strategic objectives of the Company.
o Take ownership of and perform end to end audits including planning, scoping, fieldwork, testing and the delivery of high quality audit reports both verbal and written.
o Lead teams on select engagements (acting as the Auditor-in-Charge) providing junior staff members with coaching and performing first level of review of their work, as appropriate.
o Perform detailed risk and control assessments of areas under audit consideration.
o Develop and execute audit programs and procedures to effectively address the risks, controls and governance issues identified - this includes estimating and obtaining required resources and setting realistic deadlines.
o Identify and resolve complex issues and provide recommendations which add value.
o Communicate the results of work by preparing audit reports to appropriate parties, which may include Executive and senior management and the Board of Directors.
o Conduct/assist in research and analysis of technical and best-practice standards.
o Work with external auditors on selected assignments.
o Perform special project work at the request of management or the Audit Finance & Risk Committee.
o Promote the Internal Audit function within the organization.
o Undergraduate degree in Engineering, EHS, Business or other technical field with experience working either in Internal Audit or Field Operations.
o Able to travel and work across border (Canada/US).
o Working knowledge of Canadian/US pipeline / asset regulations and auditing standards.
o Project management and operational risk management skills required.
o Previous experience in operational management system development and implementation as well as auditing management systems required.
o Strong business acumen and knowledge of progressive audit practices; process development; performance bench-marking.
o Excellent communication and presentation skills (both written and verbal) allowing clear communication of simple to complex concepts/ideas appropriately tailored to target audiences.
o Strong organizational and teamwork skills, including ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects.
o High level of analytical skills facilitating the development of complex audit plans or analyzes and the creation of new ideas.
o Demonstrates great diplomacy and tact. Builds informal/formal network of mutually beneficial relationships.
o Strong customer service orientation that anticipates and understands customers long and short term needs.
o Excellent facilitation, negotiation and influencing skills at various management levels of the organization.
o Ability to work independently.
o A minimum of 5-7 years of business/operational experience.
o Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or other audit related designations would be considered an asset.
o Knowledge of Construction Projects processes and procedures considered an asset.


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