Plains Exploration & Production Company
Accounting - Houston
Position will work
closely with Internal Audit Managers to assist with annual compliance effort for
Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”). Position will also be responsible for
assisting in internal audits of Company’s operational activities and compliance
with policies and procedures, as well as joint interest audits of
outside-operated properties, and other reviews and special projects as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
- Ensuring compliance with SOX
Section 404 by:
- Interacting with process
owners and key personnel across multiple disciplines to communicate Section
404 requirements, testing practices and deadlines.
- Assisting in documentation of
significant controls, as well as evaluation of design and
- Communicating findings and
- Assisting independent auditors
in performing SOX and substantive testing.
- Providing review assistance on
Financial Reporting projects as needed.
- Assisting in performing and/or
hosting joint venture compliance audits by:
- Coordinating and participating
in planning, performance and resolution.
- Identifying and documenting
exceptions for inclusion in audit reports.
- Reviewing audit responses,
tracking issue status and preparing rebuttals.
- Hosting partner audits of
Company’s operations; researching and responding to information requests and
- Executing audit fieldwork by
following and completing prepared work programs within the planned scope and
- Assisting in performing internal
audits to assess the design and effectiveness of business processes, such as
revenue audits, financial audits, vendor audits, inventory audits,
- Coordinating activities with
external auditors (public accounting, consultants) to enhance
- Preparing written communications
such as audit reports, memos and other working papers documenting procedures,
findings, and conclusions.
- Performing other duties as
directed by the Internal Audit Managers and the Assistant Controller, Internal
Audit & Special Projects.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting,
finance or other business-related field required.
- Master of Business
Administration or related advanced degree a plus.
- Industry or national
accreditation track preferred (CPA, CIA, CFE, etc.).
- Strong organizational,
multi-tasking and time-management skills.
- Excellent oral and written
communications skills and strong interpersonal skills.
- Able to work
independently and as a team member.
- Able to set priorities
and follow through with tasks with limited supervision.
- Proficient in computer
applications, including Excel, Word and Power Point.
position is located in downtown Houston, Texas. Please visit
apply through our careers page.