Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Houston, TX, US, 77024

Job Function:  Finance
Requisition Number:  3511

Title:  Internal Audit Staff


Par Pacific is a growth-oriented company that owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically complex markets. Par Pacific combines experience in the oil and gas industry with corporate financing know-how. We bring this unique strength to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, entrepreneurial organization, we actively pursue new opportunities in response to local market demands and changing external environments.


The Role 

Reporting to the Director of Internal Audit, as the Staff Internal Auditor your mission will be to conduct internal financial, operational and/or technical audits and risk assessments. You'll focus your efforts on a few key data points:


  • Compliance-related audits – Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX): 35-40%
  • Business Process Reviews & Ad-hoc project activities: 35-40%
  • IT related audits (e.g., analyzing software licenses): 10-15%


You'll join a talented and dedicated team that includes one Sr. Internal Auditor, one Staff Internal Auditor, and the Director. You can also expect to partner with our external auditors to coordinate work and remediate any issues.


More specifically, you will:


  • Identify and assess risks to business functions and processes in support of an effective internal control environment, adherence to company policies and procedures or other regulatory requirements
  • Prepare risk-based audit programs, execute audit procedures with well-organized work papers, compose summary memos
  • Conduct interviews, review supporting documents, administer other data gathering techniques to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of assigned audit areas
  • Analyze the root cause of audit issues, develop practical recommendations, and appropriately document and communicate to stakeholders
  • Prepare draft audit reports that effectively communicate the nature, findings and recommendations of the audit
  • Assist with the planning and execution of the annual SOX risk assessment process to support the SOX compliance program
  • Respond to inquiries from management, key internal stakeholders, and external auditors, as applicable
  • Conduct audit procedures within budget and project guidelines
  • Participate in subject matter specialist teams and perform consulting activities
  • Communicate effectively and share knowledge/information with the internal audit team
  • Other duties, as assigned



Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 


The Opportunity 

  • Staff Internal Auditor at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company
  • Build the technical expertise to establish a foundation as a multi-faceted IA professional
  • Work within a small group providing experience across various topics regularly 
  • Gain knowledge and exposure to all accounting functions and career paths
  • Hybrid opportunity with 2-3 days in the office


The Requirements 

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Staff Internal Auditor opportunity, you will have: 


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business required
  • 1-3 years related work experience (Internal or External Audit or Accounting).
  • Eligible to pursue the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification
  • Must have knowledge of SOX Section 404, COSO’s Internal Controls Framework, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by The Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Ability to travel up to 20 percent of the time to domestic field locations.
  • Ability to work effectively with representatives from other departments and functions.
  • Motivated to work independently and complete responsibilities with little supervision yet work well and promote a team-oriented culture
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments, meet critical deadlines, and work under pressure.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications


In addition to your skills and experience, success will require the following core competencies and characteristics:


  • Natural curiosity and ability to probe into the depths of processes to identify control and audit matters.
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening and the ability to communicate with all levels of clients, verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to consider/develop alternative solutions - "think outside of the box."
  • Recognize potential project obstacles that could impair audit deadlines within assigned areas of responsibilities.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters.



More Good Reasons to work for Par:  

Unique culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, location, location 

Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you will work is in the West side of Houston near I-10 and the Sam Houston Tollway.  It's a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work.


Opportunistic growth strategy 

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


Excellent compensation 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; a robust allotment of paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more. 


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

To excel in this role, you will have the ability to bring structure and processes to our young organization. We are still building out our core processes and procedures, and someone coming from a structured background with mature processes in place could really make an impact here. With that being said, regardless of your background, it will be essential that you are open to change and ambiguity as we continue to build-out processes and refine procedures.


Our goal as a team is to work smarter, not harder--and we'll look to you to leverage tools and technology to make this mission a reality. We are proud of our collaborative team culture where we foster teamwork, open communication and innovation.


In addition, to find success as a Staff Internal Auditor, you will:


  • Build effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Dedicate yourself to learning our company, goals and processes
  • Continually look for improvements
  • Stretch and grow your skills, always looking for ways to progress your career and talent


The Company 


Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's strategy is to identify, acquire and operate energy and infrastructure businesses with attractive competitive positions. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Washington and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 155 Mbpd. We own and operate one of the largest energy infrastructure networks in Hawaii with a logistics network supplying the major islands of the state. In Wyoming, Par Pacific owns a refinery and associated logistics network in a niche market. We operate 124 fuel retail outlets in Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR". 


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting. 


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.

(825 Town & Country Lane, Houston, Texas 77024)


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