Lead Auditor

Company: Precision Drilling 

Location: Houston, Texas 





The position of International Lead Auditor is primarily responsible for planning and executing all components of internal audit work including identifying and defining issues, assessing risk, planning projects, developing audit programs and performance criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures with limited supervision. Other responsibilities include: 



  • Conducting interviews, reviewing documents, developing and administering surveys, composing summary memos, and preparing working papers

  • Identifying, developing, and documenting audit observations and recommendations using independent judgment and analysis

  • Performing risk assessments of business units to determine high-risk areas to focus our auditing resources

  • Communicating or assisting in communicating the results of audit and advisory engagements via written reports and oral presentations

  • Reviewing and reporting on the status of management action plans in response to audit recommendations 

  • Planning and executing various activities to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (i.e. SOX testing)

  • Mentoring staff auditors and providing coaching and guidance

  • Developing and maintaining productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings

  • Representing internal audit on organizational project teams and at management meetings

  • Conducting special reviews and investigations

  • Providing input into the development of the annual audit plan

  • Working with and liaising with consultants or other auditors including our external auditors

  • Pursuing professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and membership with professional organizations

  • Promoting and disseminating best practices for business processes, risk management, internal controls, and governance 

  • Travel time up to 50%  and includes domestic and international locations.  Locations include but are not limited to North America (Canada and USA) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and UAE).

  • May be responsible for the performance of Staff Auditors and leadership of a small group as well as special project groups.


Knowledge & Skills  

  • Applied knowledge and competence in the practice of internal auditing and risk assessment

  • Basic or advanced knowledge of management information systems and/or ERP terminology, concepts, and practices (ex. SAP)

  • Knowledge of industry policies, procedures, regulations, and laws

  • Skills in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions

  • Considerable skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure and flexibility under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines

  • Skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems

  • Advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and other business software (MS 365 apps)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues, other staff, and external representatives

  • Flexible and self-directed individual with the ability to stay focused and meet multiple goals, while working independently



  • Bachelor-level degree from an accredited college or university; Masters-level degree would be an asset 

  • CIA, CPA, or CISA designations are required; CFE designation would be an asset 



  • 5+ years of full-time experience in auditing (Public Accounting experience is a plus)

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry is not required but would be an asset 

Nearest Major Market: Houston