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Audit Specialist - Hybrid Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Finance
Date:  May 12, 2023


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


Position Summary


Working under the direction of the Hess Corporation (HC) internal audit management team, these seasoned internal audit positions primarily perform internal audit work of a moderate to a complex nature and may review the work of other internal auditors.  The positions are designed to carry-out internal audit work in line with the HC’s audit plan and risk management strategy, and internal audit methodologies.




Client Service

  1. Performs internal audit work of a degree that may range from a basic to a very complex nature depending on the applicant’s background and involves significant knowledge of internal audit techniques and technical problem solving skills.
  2. Creates work products such as audit analysis, client correspondence, memoranda and other working papers that document the engagement procedures performed, the findings, and the results of those procedures.
  3. Understands and evaluates processes and related controls.
  4. Executes tests of controls.
  5. Obtains background information on the areas to be audited.
  6. Gathers preliminary information on risks and controls for an individual internal audit project or assignment.
  7. Depending on the applicant’s background, prepares an audit approach that describes in detail the nature, timing, and extent of our internal audit procedures for an individual audit project.
  8. Assists in preparation of the final report and enhances its content based on application of knowledge and experience. May help present final report draft to HC internal audit management team. May participate in presentation of report and audit findings to management.
  9. Understands and applies HC’S internal audit methodologies, use of technology and tools.
  10. Works with HC Internal Audit Management team to identify key areas of risk and appropriate coverage.
  11. Makes recommendations for new audit techniques to analyze the adequacy of controls and the effectiveness of operational procedures and processes.
  12. Works with internal audit team in the development of creative, practical, and cost-effective recommendations for improvement.
  13. Depending on the applicant’s background, works on special projects or consulting engagements concerning significant corporate issues as directed by HC internal audit leadership team.
  14. Possesses in-depth knowledge and awareness of general business/economic developments and new pronouncements and standards, to gain an understanding of their links and impact to the business.
  15. Thoroughly understands and applies technical standards to audit work.



  1. Works with team members to set goals and responsibilities for specific internal audit engagements.
  2. May provide written and verbal performance feedback for team members on internal audit engagements.
  3. May assist with training new staff members in internal audit techniques, organizational issues, and departmental procedures and protocols.
  4. May participate in the recruiting process by conducting interviews and evaluating candidates.






  • 3-5 years minimum related, applicable experience, with at least 2 years in public accounting preferred.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite is expected
  • Working knowledge of SAP and TeamMate+ is preferred
  • Well-developed analytical, interpersonal, and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Business exposure to several of the following:
    • Accounting/Finance trends and techniques
    • Production and Revenue
    • Exploration Operations
    • Human Resources
    • Information Systems
    • Legal and other corporate functions
    • Procurement/Facilities
  • Other Position Requirements:
    • Ability to travel as needed (estimated 15 - 25%).
    • This position has potential to rotate into other areas, i.e., Finance, Tax, Global Supply Chain, etc.    


Education Training & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field.  MBA is desired.
  • Certification in at least one area (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA, CMA, CFE, etc.) is desired.




The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Finance | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26661