Company: Wood
Skills: Financial Audit
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an Internal Auditor with internal audit, risk or finance experience in large, complex organizations for our Houston, TX Office. Local candidates preferred .

The Internal Auditor will be part of the internal audit team, and will deliver components of the internal audit programme under the guidance of the more senior members of the team. The role provides assurance as to the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control environment as an integral part of the overall governance, risk, and control framework established by the ELT and the Board.

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required.

The role is responsible for the delivery of assigned audits or parts of audits to deadlines, which involves the planning and delivery of internal audit activity (currently focused on financial, commercial, contractual, compliance, tax, treasury, and IT areas of the business). As a member of the Group Internal Audit team, the role also contributes to the strategic direction of the internal audit function.

The role provides ad hoc input for regular updates to the Audit Committee / Board on the internal audit plan, results and progress against the plan, and risk management.

  • Accountable for delivery of assigned audits or parts of audits in the West or East to deadlines, which involves the planning and delivery of internal audit activity (currently focused on financial, commercial, contractual, compliance, tax, treasury, and IT areas of the business
  • Responsible for documenting audit evidence to a high standard and on a timely basis
  • Learn from other internal audit team members to develop skills and capability
  • Responsible for building and maintaining effective working relationships with auditees
  • Provide ad hoc input to support the more senior members of the team for regular updates to the Audit Committee / Board on the internal audit plan, results and progress against the plan, and risk management
  • A member of the Group Internal Audit team who considers strengths and areas for development for themselves and for the team as a whole
  • Follow department priorities that are aligned with the needs of the business, with a focus on adding value through the implementation of efficient and cost effective practices, programs and services
  • Participate in internal investigations in accordance with the Group's Ethics Investigation Protocol, or otherwise, in cooperation with the Group Compliance and Legal functions, and external providers, as necessary
  • Follow an organisational culture which fosters innovation and collaboration, continuous improvement and change
  • Lead by personal example by conducting all activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the Group's standards and policies


Skills / Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • Relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree in business, accounting, finance, or other related field - preferred
  • Pursuing applicable professional accounting designation such as CA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA - desirable


Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Experience in a finance related discipline within the business, FTSE 250 or international companies of similar scale and complexity - minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
  • International outlook and openness to working with different cultures - willingness to travel domestically and internationally on audit assignments (up to 50%) is essential
  • Interest in learning about sound business and accounting control practices including IT systems
  • Experience in internal audit, risk, and / or finance in large complex organizations and familiar with applicable laws, global standards, and regulatory frameworks
  • Ability to quickly build relationships and to work effectively as part of a team
  • Track record of learning and developing through on the job training


Knowledge of:
  • Current industry risks and trends for areas of experience
  • Control environment procedures for areas of experience
  • Fraud risks and mitigating controls for areas of experience


Experiences:
  • International business experience
  • Established and achieved challenging performance targets
  • Delivered added value in external or internal audit teams
  • A commitment to continuous learning and development
  • Demonstrated technical excellence
  • Proven safety awareness


Personal attributes:
  • Connects and establishes working relationships
  • Consistently follows the Group's core values
  • Acts with energy and enthusiasm
  • Shows self confidence
  • Learning to be able to step back and see the 'big picture'
  • Sets objectives and achieves these with support
  • Aware of internal customers
  • Asks questions when something isn't clear or doesn't make sense
  • Handles sensitive and / or confidential information appropriately


Ability to:
  • Speak up and challenge control issues
  • Learn and develop through on the job training and personal studies
  • Follow function processes in working practices
  • Keep team members up to date with continuous, open, and consistent communication
  • Participate in initiatives, focused on improving quality, effectiveness, and the overall control environment of the Group
  • Learn how to work effectively across different cultures
  • Foster an internal customer-focused climate that delivers on expectations and strengthens relationships
  • Raise any safety related concerns to team members or management when out in the field


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at  www.woodplc.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.