Exterran Internal Audit Manager in Houston, Texas

Internal Audit Manager




Job Type:Full Time

Location:TX - Houston 77041 Ofc

Department:Accounting / Finance

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About Exterran

Exterran is a global leader in full-service natural gas compression and a premier provider of services and equipment for oil & gas production, processing, treating, transportation and storage.

Exterran Holdings (NYSE: EXH) is a $2.7 billion publicly traded company with about 10,000 dedicated professionals working in more than 30 countries. We cover every major oil & gas region of the world and serve the full spectrum of energy clients, from the super majors and National Oil Companies (NOCs) to the independent E&P and distribution companies. They count on us for fast, expert products and services. And we work hard to deliver.

Job Description

Position Summary

The Internal Audit Manager plays a key role in our continued success as Exterran is in the midst of an exciting performance turnaround, having seen nearly a 100% increase in stock price over the past 12 months.

Reporting to the Vice President Finance, Audit and Controls you will develop the annual audit plan and represent internal audit at management meetings. The Internal Audit Manager leads internal audits from start to finish, from the planning and analysis, to the kick-off meetings, meeting with management and conducting value-added exit processes. The role will be responsible for developing strong relationships with the Auditee to strengthen further the overall control environment. Success will be evaluated on ability to become a trusted business advisor.

The manager will lead a team of auditors as you conduct internal audits and Sarbanes Oxley 404 reviews. Also, the Infernal Audit Manager is responsible for the career development of entry level and intermediate internal auditors. This position requires travel up to 50% of the time. Travel is both domestic and international to include all regions of the world, with largest current operations in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil and Mexico), Middle East (Dubai/Hamriyah, Oman) and North America. As the successful Internal Audit Manager at Exterran you must be able to communicate effectively with all levels within the Company workers.

Duties and Responsibilities

The role carries the following performance standards and expected duties/responsibilities:

· Demonstrate advanced understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, finance and IT controls and related standards

· Lead, or assist in conducting annual fraud risk assessments and the Audit Plan (3 year rolling)

· Manage staff by providing direction and guidance on the identification, evaluation, and documentation of complex business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement

· Facilitate use of technology-based tools or methodologies to review, design and/or implement controls

· Coach staff informally providing on-the-job training and feedback. Conduct formal performance evaluations as required.

· Contribute to positive working relationships with internal clients and team

· Develop relationships allowing organization to view this role as a “true business partner”, while maintaining the proper degree of indepence.

Internal Cross Working Relations (Departmental)

This role, due to the nature of the underlying business processes, must be person who has the ability to interact both up and down within the organization. Additionally, this role must interact well with all of the Company’s functions including, but not limited to: Accounting, Treasury, Human Resource, Legal, Payroll, Operations, Tax and Information Technology.

External Working Relations (External to Exterran)

This position coordinates, as discussed above, with global operations across all functions as well as being a direct conduit to interaction with the Company’s External Auditor(s). This role supports communications to the Company’s Audit Committee and Board of Directors.

Job Requirements

Technical Knowledge, Skills, Education, Experience or Training

  • Big 4 or similar public accounting experience

  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and COSO preferred - Successful experience identifying controls and developing and executing test plans

  • Ability to develop value-add audit plans to the organization; which both mitigate risk and allow for the Company to continue to enhance and improve its’ overall internal controls structure.

  • Ability to lead multiple efforts ongoing at same time

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal, written and presentation) skills

  • Understanding of project planning/management concepts and tools

  • General knowledge of IT security administration and controls

  • Experience with SAP's Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) products a plus.

Computer Skills

§ Strong working knowledge of Oracle and other Company software is a plus

Language Ability

§ English, but other languages like Spanish are a plus

Preferred Skills, Education or Training

  • BA/BS in Accounting

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Experience with Auditing

  • CPA, CIA, and/or CISA, preferred

  • 8+ years of related experience in within professional services, external audit or audit of applications, operating systems, and databases

  • Strong technology understanding is a plus.

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