Internal Controls Specialist
at Parker Drilling

Date Posted: 3/8/2017

Job Description

Position Summary

This position is responsible for conducting documentation testing to verify compliance with the controls described in risk control matrices and narratives according to the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Ensure through training programs, Controls Self Assessments and through working closely with Internal and External auditors that the Company's Internal Controls environment is in place and operating effectively.
  • Serve as a liaison and assist the Corporate Internal Controls Manager during the Regional internal and external audits.
  • Ensure the integrity of the Company’s SOX documentation, and the systems used to generate the documentation, to include, but not limited to, narratives, control descriptions, risk control matrices, test interview process owners to understand and evaluate internal control design.
  • Plan and execute testing activities aimed at identifying gaps between the documented procedures and the Company’s current practices.
  • Determine effectiveness of control structure through testing. (i.e. document, summarize and discuss results with process owners to reach agreement on management’s responses.)
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

Position Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Finance is required.
  • Should have at least 2 -5 years of work experience with a proficient understanding of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act origin, purpose and requirements.
  • CPA/CA or CIA certification is preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of standard auditing practices and procedures and the ability to apply them.
  • Must have excellent PC skills to include all MS Office products.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to present oneself in a professional manner. Being multi-lingual is a plus.
  • Oil & Gas industry work experience preferred.
  • Must be able/willing to travel internationally.
  • Must be detailed, organized and task oriented to manage rapid growth and increasing demand for information and results.
  • Must have strong analytical skills and be able to make complex decisions while keeping the department’s and company’s philosophies and goals in mind.
  • Working experience with ORACLE and/or Oracle GRC system preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical demands must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, carry, push/pull and use repetitive wrist and hand movements. The employee may be required to lift and/or move objects of up to 25 pounds. Hearing, seeing ability to include depth perception, peripheral vision and rapid mental coordination. It is required to be mentally alert for entire regular shift.

Work Environment

This position will typically work in a climate controlled building in the corporate office of Parker Drilling.

Safety Accountabilities

• Ensure that personal behaviors and work practices are in line with Company safety standards.
• Responsible for safety of self and others in the vicinity to include, but not limited to, employees, vendors and guests.
• Provide visible leadership engagement, be aware of housekeeping and take additional safety precautions to ensure no one is put at risk.
• Do not take short cuts or unnecessary risks and actively work with others to ensure they take due care and do not put themselves or others at risk.
• Ensure all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated in accordance with Company procedure.
• As needed, seek advice from HSE representative.

Job Snapshot

About Us

At Parker Drilling, we provide advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry. Our technical innovation allows us to provide worldwide drilling services, rental tools, and project management including rig design, construction, and operations management.

As an industry leader, we employ some of the most skilled people in the energy and drilling industry. Our dedicated and innovative associates are the reason we’ve set numerous world records for deep and extended-reach drilling and have been recognized as an industry leader in safety performance.

We are always looking for talented professionals to join our dynamic team! We have a variety of opportunities available in different fields from Engineering to Management to Human Resources, Accounting, IT, Aviation, Supply Chain, Legal Affairs, and many others. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just launching your career, Parker Drilling can help you achieve your career goals.

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