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  • September 16, 2019 2:13 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Weatherford International plc

    Job Description:  Senior Auditor

    Department:  Assurance Function

    Location: Houston, Texas USA

    http://jobs.weatherford.com/jobs/4588031-senior-auditor

    About Weatherford International plc

    Weatherford International plc, an Irish public limited company, together with its subsidiaries is a multinational oilfield service company headquartered at Bahnhofstrasse 1, 6340 Baar, Switzerland (“Weatherford,” “the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”).  Weatherford is one of the world’s leading providers of equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells.  Our principal business is to provide equipment and services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry, both on land and offshore, through our principal segments: (1) Drilling & Evaluation, (2) Completions, (3) Well Construction, (4) Production, and (5) Land Drilling Rigs, which together include 14 product lines.

    We conduct operations in approximately 80 countries, organized internally into 14 Geozones, and have service and sales locations in nearly all of the oil and natural gas producing regions in the world including in North America, Latin America, Europe, Sub-Sahara Africa, Russia, the Middle East including North Africa, and Asia Pacific.  We currently employ over 25,000 employees.

    About Weatherford’s Assurance Function:

    Weatherford’s Assurance function (“Assurance”) evaluates the adequacy of the design and operating effectiveness of the company’s internal control and management systems to assist company leadership in achieving organizational objectives.  The mission of Assurance is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing objective assurance, advice and insight to the organization regarding the effectiveness of enterprise risk management, controls and governance processes on behalf of management, the Board and our other stakeholders.  The Assurance group is an independent function that reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

    Scope:

    The Senior Auditor role within the Assurance group is responsible for the effective execution of financial, operational, and compliance audits.   Specifically, assisting the Audit Manager in the planning phase of each audit, updating audit programs, executing and documenting audit fieldwork, drafting and reporting audit observations, and assisting the Audit Manager in preparing the draft audit report.  The Senior Auditor will also be involved in various special projects on an ad hoc basis. 

    Senior Auditors gain valuable insights into company operations and develop strong risk management competencies to rapidly develop into Trusted Business Advisors within the organization. 

    The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:

    • Personal and professional integrity
    • Maturity and professionalism
    • Strong work ethic: self-starter who is motivated to excel
    • Attention to detail 
    • Values diversity: appreciates differing perspectives and diverse experiences
    • Team player: enjoys collaborating and contributes to a positive team dynamic
    • Strong communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ambiguity tolerant: demonstrates ability to adapt to changing environments/scenarios
    • Time management skills: ability to prioritize and complete tasks timely
    • Ability to work effectively without constant supervision
    • Willingness to provide guidance to staff auditors

    Education, Skills & Experience:

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
    • Minimum 3 years of audit (internal or external) or company experience 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Fluent in English.

    Preferred:

    • Professional Certification (CPA, CIA, CMA, CFE, etc.)
    • Bilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian)
    • Experience using ERP Systems (JDE, SAP, and Hyperion)

    Other:

    • Willing to travel up to 50% both domestically and internationally.

    For more information and to apply go to: http://jobs.weatherford.com/jobs/4588031-senior-auditor


  • September 04, 2019 2:24 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Each year at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference, the ACFE recognizes local chapters that have excelled in their missions with two awards: Chapter of the Year and Chapter Website of the Year. This year’s awards were presented to the Houston Area Chapter and Dallas Area Chapter, respectively.

    The 2019 Chapter of the Year was accepted by Chrysti Ziegler, president of the Houston Area Chapter. While the Houston Chapter has continued to be a high-performing and high-contributing chapter of the ACFE, in 2018 they looked at making what was great even better. From new membership initiatives to greater support of future fraud fighters, they proved to their members and the community how impactful the Houston Chapter is.

    To read the full article, go to ACFE Chapter News.





  • September 04, 2019 2:22 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    In 2018, ACFE chapters raised more than $70,000 for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Funds. Not only did this break the previous record by more than $25,000, we also had a record number of chapters participate, a record number of first-time donors, and a record number of international donors. Thank you all for helping make 2018 so successful.

    The three chapters that received the award were the Houston Area Chapter, Central Ohio Chapter and the New York Chapter.

    To read the full article, go to ACFE Chapter News.


  • August 29, 2019 9:07 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    US Houston: Compliance Investigator

    Date:  Aug 23, 2019 

    Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032 

     

    We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.

    Halliburton is seeking a Compliance Investigator to actively handle a broad range of Code of Business Conduct (COBC) investigations, including international investigations of alleged violations of U.S. and international laws. The Compliance Investigator will also be responsible for programmatic initiatives including compliance training and global risk assessments. The position will report to Halliburton’s chief COBC counsel.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Conduct internal investigations of alleged violations of the COBC, as well as U.S. and international laws. This includes, creating investigation plans, conducting interviews, obtaining and analyzing potential documentary and electronic evidence, preparing investigation reports, and presenting investigative results to management.
    • Supervise investigations to ensure thoroughness and compliance with company standards.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders to implement corrective action and improved controls.
    • Track national and international developments in investigation best practices to update or modify the Company’s investigation process.
    • Collaborate with internal and outside counsel to prepare documentation in response to subpoenas, government inquiries, and other internal investigations.
    • Analyze reports made to the COBC to identify statistically significant compliance risk areas and unfavorable trends.
    • Plan, coordinate, and execute global initiatives to assist in managing compliance risks, including assisting in global, regional, or country specific risk assessments.
    • Provide in-person compliance training and outreach to operational partners.
    • 25% travel, sometimes on short notice

     

    Required Qualifications:

    • Completion of an undergraduate degree (Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred)
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in Corporate Compliance Programs

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Minimum 3 years of experience conducting investigations or audits in challenging environments such as in-house, law enforcement, law firm, or audit/forensic firm.
    • Accounting or finance degrees.
    • Ability to conduct investigations in a second language; Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, preferred
    • Ability to process and manage large caseloads.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize numerous tasks in a time sensitive environment.
    • Team player, with the ability to fit in well with the Halliburton Law Department
    • Advanced Excel knowledge (PivotTables, Formulas, VLOOKUP, etc.)

     

    Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

     

    Location

    3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States

     

    Job Details

    Requisition Number: 79135 

    Experience Level: Experienced Hire

    Job Family: Support Services

    Product Service Line: Legal 

    Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

     

    Compensation Information

    Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    For more information and to apply, visit:

    https://jobs.halliburton.com/job/Houston-US-Houston-Compliance-Investigator-TX-77032/585475400/?locale=en_US


  • July 06, 2019 8:56 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the ACFE Houston Chapter?

    If so, the Fraud Week Committee is looking for volunteers. The Fraud week committee is responsible for communication, activities and events during Fraud Week. 

    Fraud Week is a global observance, November 17 - 23, 2019, where businesses, organizations, and individuals shine a spotlight on fraud. This is a critical opportunity for folks around the world to bring an awareness to fraud and engage the public in the fight against fraud.

    If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Krystin Mitchell via email at krystinlmitchell@gmail.com by COB July 15, 2019.


    Thank you in advance for your time and continued support of the ACFE Houston Chapter. 

  • June 25, 2019 5:32 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    Thank you to the Houston Area ACFE Student Relations Volunteers that participated in on campus events during the Fall 2018 semester. Your efforts furthered the anti-fraud education in our community.

    Volunteers included:

    Mehboob Shrivastava

    Allen Mitchell

    Thomas Mullinnix

    David Kirtland

    Please reach out to me via email if you would like to volunteer in the future.

  • June 20, 2019 11:12 AM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    The Houston Area ACFE is pleased to announce the Hallie Merrick award at Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business.  The award will provide $500 per year for the next 10 years for one student annually based on overall GPA, course grades, involvement, student organizations, service, peer review, and interest in fraud examination.  This award in Hallie's memory was made possible by generous contributions from Hallie’s family, friends, colleagues, and the Houston Area ACFE. Additionally, the Houston Area ACFE would like to thank LSU Professor Glenn Sumners and Director of Development Jennifer Garrard for assisting in the development of this award. For more information on the award, please contact LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business or Professor Glenn Sumners.


  • May 06, 2019 8:06 AM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    Yelesina Hernandez, student at University of Houston, has been awarded a $10,000 Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship.  Ms. Hernandez is anticipated to graduate with a BBA in Accounting in Fall 2020.  Yelesina has financed 80% of her education through employment.  Ms. Hernandez has been the recipient of the EY/ALPFA Scholar in Summer 2018 and KPMG / HBSA Case Competition 1st Place in Spring 2018.  Her extracurricular activities include the Hispanic Business Student Association and ACFE UH Student Chapter.  Congratulations, Yelesina!  We are incredibly proud of your achievement.


  • May 04, 2019 5:24 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    In April 2019, Isabella Estrada was awarded the Houston Area ACFE Scholarship at Sam Houston State University.  Isabella is a junior enrolled in the College of Business Administration as an accounting major.  Additionally, Isabella is a member of the honors college.  Ms. Estrada is anticipated to graduate in Spring 2020 and pursue a masters with an expected graduation of Spring 2021.  Congratulations, Isabella.


  • April 24, 2019 5:10 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Shipcom Wireless is seeking to hire very specialized fraud/control and compliance strengthening ACFE examiners that can assist the company to satisfactorily fill several IT audit positions on a project basis in the company. The hiring terms of these positions is based upon the candidates level of qualifying expertise. Upon hire they will be expected to provide Shipcom with their initial review of the company's existing IT control system's framework vulnerabilities and strength assessments.

    As a continuing active ACFE member and Government Accounting and Compliance Manager with a local government contractor located in the downtown Houston, TX area the company, Shipcom Wireless Inc., is in need of and is seeking to fill several very experienced IT cyber security/compliance auditor positions that can provide highly skilled investigative IT control system reviews and remediation after action plans to strengthen the company's internal IT system. Candidates can be either an independent or company represented consultants seeking new business opportunities in our local area. The Shipcom IT Director will lead this project review and manage both the direction and length of this project's life.

    Please feel free to contact Charles Johnson at cjohns_consult@hotmail.com at any time for any questions concerning these openings.

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