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 Apache Corporation – Audit Sr

Apache Corporation – Audit Sr


Houston, TX



Internal Audit



Full time



Company Overview

Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas.


At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.


  • Our VISION is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world's energy needs.
  • Our MISSION is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our stakeholders.
  • Our STRATEGY is to take a differentiated approach to the exploration and production of cost-advantaged hydrocarbons through innovation, technology, optimization, continuous improvement and relentless focus on costs to deliver top-tier, long-term returns.


Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and San Antonio and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.

Apache believes in a culture that encourages everyone to bring their unique perspective and background to work every day and to know that their voice is valued and respected.

Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.

For additional information about Apache, please visit:

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Commitment to Sustainability
Apache Reports and Filings 


Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.






The Sr. IT / Operational Internal Auditor for Apache Corporation will be a vital member of Apache’s Internal Audit team, reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit at the Houston, TX office.  This role will be a primary resource in performing and leading IT (general and technical) internal audits, as well as conducting operational audits and SOX testing.


Based on experience



This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Developing audit risks, scopes, objectives, work programs and testing procedures as needed;
  • Completing assigned audits, advisory engagements or special projects as the Lead or a team member;
  • Documenting business and system processes as needed, identifying relevant risks and controls;
  • Effectively and efficiently executing process design reviews and control testing procedures to fulfill audit objectives;
  • Supervising and reviewing the work product of other audit team members when serving as the Lead;
  • Preparing and organizing audit work papers to document work performed and support audit conclusions;
  • Identifying audit findings and developing sound corrective recommendations;
  • Leading or attending audit closing meetings to communicate audit work, findings and recommendations to management. Assist with action plan development;
  • Working with and supporting the business in developing and instituting needed actions to improve operations and controls, and at times adopting best practices;
  • Performing test work related to SOX 404, including ITGC and application controls;
  • Drafting well-written reports at the conclusion of audits covering audit scopes, procedures employed, findings and recommendations;
  • Assisting with departmental projects related to audit planning, operations and Sarbanes-Oxley; and,
  • Liaising with external auditors as needed, including representing IA in status and coordination meetings with the external auditor.



Preferred Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or minor) in an IT-related field;
  • CISA or similar certification required, CPA or CIA desirable;
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in public accounting and/or internal audit;
  • Experience with hands-on consultancy through audit or otherwise desired;
  • Excellent Communication Skills (written and verbal);
  • Strong teamwork orientation, with the ability to work independently as needed;
  • Hands-on experience with Sarbanes-Oxley principles and testing required;
  • Experience with operational / process auditing and identifying control gaps and process improvement opportunities;
  • Experience with higher level IT reviews (e.g. ITGCs, SDLCs and data centers) as well as more technical audits (e.g. networks, operating systems, databases, applications, cybersecurity);
  • Proven strong aptitude for problem solving and root cause analysis;
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP and Hyperion preferred;
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry highly preferred, midstream experience a plus; and,
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally. Travel can extend to 3 weeks in duration.

Core Values & Leadership Attributes

The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

  • Core Values:
    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.
  • Leadership Attributes:
    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.


February 28, 2021



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