Responsible for organizing and leading cross-functional, multi-organization initiatives. The two most important initiatives are: (i.) maintaining and monitoring the system that detects conflicts with segregated duties in the SAP system (for example: a person has authority to create a vendor in SAP and approve payments to that vendor); this involves testing controls in SAP and understanding job processes to check for mitigating controls that could exist outside of the SAP system; and (ii.) managing changes to the company's financial reporting internal control framework to ensure the reliability of financial reporting; this involves monitoring the system that detects weaknesses in control of processes throughout the company, creating solutions, and monitoring the system. Significant creativity is required. Influences broadly, without formal authority. Provides guidance to others. Will have to work with managers throughout the company, concentrating on the Controller's department.
(a.) Baccalaureate degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics;
(b.) Current CPA license or CPA eligible preferred;
(c.) National or major regional public accounting firm experience at the staff or senior level and internal control implementation and testing is highly preferred;
(d.) Petroleum, chemical or process industrial exposure through audit or direct employment, a plus;
(e.) At least 3 years' of experience;
(f) Exceptional written & oral communication skills required;
(g.) End-user information systems experience, a plus.
The minimum number of years of job related experience required for this job is three years.
1. Maintain and monitor the system that detects conflicts with Systems of Delegation (SOD) within the company's SAP system. Facilitate remediation activities or detect mitigating controls that eliminate the conflicts.
2. Manage change of CITGO's financial reporting internal control framework. Develop systems and tools using the COSO framework.
3. Review, recommend solutions, and monitor the implementation of changes required by internal audits. Coordinate managements' comments regarding internal audits of the Controller's Department.
4. Actively participate in the Controller's Department Quarterly Review meetings where key closing processes are reviewed. Use tools to reduce the number of post-closing accounting entries and to identify and remediate all significant work process gaps.