Internal Auditor - Dallas, TX metro area

Pailin Group Executive Search

Internal Auditor Dallas, TX metro area

Staff Internal Auditor

Degree - 4 Year Degree

Our client is a leading specialty construction company, providing services both on and off the water in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean Basin through its heavy civil marine construction segment, its industrial segment, and its commercial concrete construction segment. The Company’s heavy civil marine construction segment services includes marine transportation facility construction, marine pipeline construction, marine environmental structures, dredging of waterways, channels and ports, environmental dredging, design, and specialty services. The Company’s industrial segment provides heavy civil construction and specialty services to the industrial market. The Company’s commercial concrete segment provides turnkey concrete construction services including pour and finish, dirt work, layout, forming, rebar, and mesh across the light commercial, structural and other associated business areas. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with regional offices throughout its operating areas.
Immediate opening for a Staff Internal Auditor, in Dallas, TX.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide independent, objective support and advisory services across the organization. The Internal Staff Auditor works collaboratively with business process owners and brings a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control.

The Internal Staff Auditor, under the supervision of the Internal Audit Director, Manager, and Senior Auditor has a responsibility for execution of projects, including:

  • Financial, operational, and compliance audits in accordance with accepted standards and reports findings. Works with designated supervisor in the following:

  • Audit planning, creating work programs, identifying risks, establishing objectives, and scope of work.

  • Execute audit including fieldwork, preparation of work papers, drafting preliminary audit issues, identifying areas of potential improvement, developing practical recommendations that address root causes, and generating effective and reliable audit reports and presentations.

  • Effectively communicates audit findings and corrective actions with management at the local and corporate levels.

  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance program.

  • Responsibilities include performing process walkthroughs, updating documentation, evaluating controls, testing, following-up on any action plans for identified deficiencies and monitoring any remediation and or process changes throughout the year. * Keeping abreast of current developments in accounting, auditing, IT, fraud and other emerging issues that could impact the audit process.

  • Learning key concepts about the construction industry including project management, project controls, percentage of completion accounting, contract administration, etc.
    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization, including external auditors, business process owners, and management.

  • Executes testing strategies with appropriate level of professional skepticism to ensure internal controls are operating effectively and efficiently.

  • Continuously evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of testing strategies and proposes and offers suggestions for improvements, as appropriate.

  • Contributes to the drafting of audit reports and key communications to management.

  • Works independently, performs effective self-reviews of testing performed, and surfaces/communicates issues in a timely manner.

  • Offers constructive feedback and elevates issues in a timely manner.

  • Participates in the evaluation of control deficiencies.

  • Participates in the quality assurance program.

  • All employees, current and former, must maintain confidentiality by not disclosing to others any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information belonging to the Company.

  • Responsible and accountable for incumbent’s own personal safety.

  • Responsible and accountable for the safety of all co-workers and any others incumbent comes in contact with.

  • Authorized and obligated to stop work on any task or series of tasks whenever an unsafe condition or situation is anticipated or is observed.

  • Complies with all applicable laws, regulations and Company policies and procedures, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so.

  • Reports any and all violations of applicable laws, regulations or Company policies and procedures promptly, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so.

  • Performs other related administrative and technical duties as may be assigned or requested by immediate supervision (such as certification training, safety training, procedure review, etc.).

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 -4 years of experience in internal or external auditing, accounting, or other related field. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required.

  • Relevant certification (CPA or CIA) preferred. In depth understanding of SOX compliance requirements.

  • Willingness to comply with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and the Institute of Internal Auditor’s International Professional Practices Framework.

  • The incumbent must have functional PC skills with knowledge of Microsoft office products. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Discretion and trustworthiness, and the ability to keep all Company information and materials strictly confidential (both internally and externally) are essential elements of this position.

  • Must be well organized, diligent, and be a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision and to independently identify work to be done.

  • Must be flexible, and have the ability to adjust to sudden changes in work priorities.

  • The incumbent must also have the ability to prioritize work generally and in order to accommodate those changes.

  • Attention to detail and extreme care in performing tasks accurately and carefully are also essential.

  • Some domestic travel is required.

The Company expects and requires incumbent and each of its other employees to observe and fulfill the above and all other safety responsibilities and actively work toward maintaining a safe workplace. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable workplace accommodation.

  • The individual must also be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment if required to work or visit the jobsite. This may include hard hat, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel-toed shoes, personal flotation devices, or other equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being done.

  • The incumbent must possess the ability to remain calm during emergencies and respond appropriately as dictated by the circumstance of the incident and as directed by the Safety Representative or other management personnel. Must be capable of evacuating the work area in a timely manner should an emergency situation arise. 

Compensation & Benefits:
An excellent compensation and benefits package is offered. Benefit plans include:

  • Medical, including Prescription Drugs

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Paid Time Off For Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Jury Duty and Bereavement Leave

  • Pre-Tax Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Career Growth & Development

Candidate Response:
Qualified applicants should apply via e-mail to

Susanne Eisenberg - Accounting & Finance Group Manager

Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.
The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), age, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other category protected by law.