Occidental Petroleum Senior Manager, Internal Audit in Houston, Texas

Title: Senior Manager, Internal Audit Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with nearly 37,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Senior Manager within our Corporate Internal Audit department based in Houston, TX. Company headquarters are currently located in Greenway Plaza with a projected move to the Energy Corridor in late 2020.

Job Duties May Include:

  • Simultaneously manage multiple internal audit projects at various stages of completion while maintaining priorities and schedules to achieve internal audit department objectives as well as Audit Committee reporting requirements;

  • Manage all phases of the audits in accordance with internal audit methodology for assurance and advisory projects from planning, scoping, scheduling, and business unit coordination to risk assessment, testing and reporting;

  • Manage multiple internal audit projects and review and evaluate work product to ensure quality, completeness, appropriateness of conclusions and timely deliverables;

  • Provide timely feedback to managers and senior auditors;

  • Understand and analyze business risks from an operational, financial, information technology and / or compliance perspective to determine opportunities to strengthen internal controls and enhance business processes;

  • Identify opportunities to utilize data analytics during audit planning, execution, and reporting;

  • Interface with all levels of management, including key executives, and articulate observations, risks and remediation plans in a manner suitable to the audience;

  • Review audit reports to ensure complex business and internal control issues are noted in a clear, concise and factual manner while considering practical solutions to improve business processes and achieve company objectives;

  • Manage cost recoveries, cost savings and opportunities to enhance commercial terms in conjunction with contract compliance audits;

  • Participate in special assignments and fraud investigations as deemed necessary by management, the Audit Committee and the Vice President, Internal Audit;

  • Other projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Professional certification CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE or equivalent license.

  • Minimum 10 years finance, accounting, or audit experience.

  • Oil and gas and process manufacturing experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with experience in collaborating with individuals across all levels of the organization.

  • Strong project and time management skills.

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Strong leadership, teamwork, people management and presentation skills.

  • 30 to 40% international and domestic travel.

  • Proficiency in MS Office and data analytics tools and techniques.

  • Audit experience in “big four” public accounting firms.

  • Knowledge of COSO 2013 framework and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

  • Experience with SAP.

  • Fluent in Spanish desirable, but not required.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status