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In the Senior Auditor role you will lead or be part of a team on a range of audits across different bp entities, with a particular focus on digital and cyber security. The role also presents opportunities to contribute to the development of the annual audit programme, work with senior partners, maintain an understanding of developments impacting digital in bp, mentor auditors, and participate in various activities related to the continuous improvement of the Internal Audit function.
Join us in a crucial time of transition. We are bringing all of our finance and procurement activities for the group into one place, enabling better work.
For you this means working with us on:
Compliance – efficiently delivering external reporting requirements to ensure we continue to meet our regulatory obligations in all jurisdictions, supported by robust control environment across all three lines of defence.
Stewardship – laying out a robust finance framework and providing ongoing management of the balance sheet and portfolio execution, supported by effective advocacy to the market.
Performance – facilitating the effective allocation of capital, development of business plans and coordination of business performance interventions to ensure a consistent delivery between strategic aspirations, operational forecasts and delivered outcomes. Furthermore, you will be responsible for value creation through mergers and acquisition-led deals, commercial negotiations and integration of business opportunities.
Transformation – driving digital transformation (centralising, digitising, optimising) across all elements of the finance entity to achieve sector-leading cost-performance.
As an audit lead, the Senior Auditor will:
Identify and understand relevant risks and controls for each audit; and develop Terms of Reference and test plan to audit these effectively
Apply their experience and subject matter expertise to provide insights to improve how risks are handled, provide and identify process and performance improvement opportunities
Lead discussions with auditees and other senior stakeholders in the execution and reporting of audit fieldwork
Handle relationships with business stakeholders, delivering updates on progress of audit work
Lead, empower and engage the audit team to ensure quality execution of testing and conformance with Internal Audit methodology and requirements
Handle issues as they arise during audit work, raising to the senior audit manager and VP as necessary
Write reports and communicate audit findings professionally, and with respect, to audit and business partners.
As an audit team member, the Senior Auditor will:
Conduct audit fieldwork with rigour in line with Internal Audit’s methodology
Apply their experience and subject matter expertise to audit test areas assigned
Support the lead auditor and other team members as required to ensure effective and timely audit delivery
Provide mentoring to other team members
Engage with business partners professionally and sensitively, and act as an ambassador for Internal Audit.
Other Accountabilities – Non-audit work:
In addition to audit accountabilities, the Senior Auditor will lead or contribute to other functional activities within Internal Audit, such as:
Supporting the assessment and reporting on the control environment for key risk areas for the purposes of executive and board reporting
Planning for future years audit programmes
Development and delivery of learning & development activities
Maintaining effective working relationships with business stakeholders
Continuing to improve Internal Audit’s methodology for key digital and cyber security risks.
Role modelling conformance with the bp requirements and processes
Role modelling bp’s ‘Who We Are’ beliefs
Contributing to HSSE management, Diversity & Inclusion, Ethics & Compliance and other management activities within Internal Audit.
Suitably qualified professional with degree, or similar educational background, or extensive relevant work experience.
Relevant IT risk and control experience (either in business, audit, or consulting roles) within bp, a similar company or within a relevant professional services organization
Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging IT risk trends, threats, vulnerabilities and mitigations
Team lead experience and working / leading virtual and/or global teams
Experience in improving business processes and systems in an audit or non-audit environment
A consistent track record of delivery of audits, relevant risk and controls projects, or line work
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to land challenging messages
The ability to learn quickly and identify key risks and controls in unfamiliar business environments
The ability to navigate the organisation with tact and handle relationships at different levels
The ability to work independently and handle uncertainty
Experience in managing relationships with senior business partners
The willingness to deliver challenging messages with courage
Audit experience including IT general controls, IT service management, infrastructure, cyber security and regulatory compliance
The typical travel requirement for the role is approximately 50% but may be more or less depending on circumstances, such as base location and the annual audit programme.
Internal Audit operates on a principle of eight rounds of fieldwork per year and auditors are able to plan and prepare for their audit travel several months in advance.
At bp, we provide a phenomenal environment and benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others!
Diversity sits at the heart of our company and as an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone's place. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role
This role is not eligible for relocation
This position is a hybrid of office/remote working
Agility core practices, Analytical Thinking, Digital fluency, Influencing, Internal Auditing, Managing change, Managing volatility, Negotiating, Organizational knowledge, Organizational Savvy, Regional perspective, Risk Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Management
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.). If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.
If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy. This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.