Internal Auditor

Requisition ID: 263407 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Glendale, AZ 

Postition Summary

The Internal Audit function provides a variety of services to management and projects to: 1) provide assurance about the effectiveness of internal controls, 2)  test compliance with policies and procedures, 3) review financial processes that could affect the accuracy of Bechtel’s financial reporting, 4) monitor systems and transactions to reduce the risk of theft, fraud or corruption, 5) evaluate aspects of risk management, and 6) perform special investigations.   The Internal Audit team includes professionals with experience in auditing, finance and accounting, and procurement and contracts.   The Internal Audit function reports to the General Counsel and to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors; and the Internal Audit function is independent of other functions and Global Business Units.



The Auditor will be a member of small teams conducting several audits during the year. The audits will vary in complexity.  Audits may focus on projects, joint ventures, permanent offices, and specific processes.  Some audits are performed remotely through Microsoft TEAMS video calls, e-mail exchanges, and data analysis of reports extracted from Bechtel systems.  Some audits involve travel to project sites, regional offices and other operations within Bechtel’s global organization.


Duties include

  • Reporting to and receiving operational and functional direction from the Manager of Internal Audit.
  • Participates in and/or conducts audits of several disciplines at a project site, area office, transaction or service center or in any other function or units
  • Coordinates and completes the audit activities within established time frames as assigned
  • Develops understanding of business processes and controls through interviews, testing and analysis
  • Evaluates business processes and control risks associated with project/functional area objectives and conducts reviews to assess compliance with FCPA, UK Anti Corruption, Export Control and other laws governing Bechtel operations
  • Assigns audit responsibilities to other employees assisting in audits/audit activities
  • Ensures compliance with the accounting standards as applicable
  • Ensures compliance with auditing standards
  • Ensures compliance with the contract terms and conditions
  • Analyzes the assigned audit activity to determine the degree of compliance with controls as set forth: Directives, Management instructions and Procedures, understands the results of testing, and can identify and recommend next steps/actions to the management of Internal Audit
  • Executes the completion of the specific audit activity by: assembling audit documentation, writing the consolidated audit report or a specific discipline report, reviewing the implementation of audit recommendations, identifying action steps required to effect implementation of the audit recommendations for specific discipline(s) within a reasonable time and following-up on the status of recommended improvements and corrective actions
  • Recommends to the Management of Internal Audit that a specific audit be formally closed and that appropriate actions have been taken and validated to affect that recommendation
  • Initiates the risk assessment process at the individual audit engagement level; develops and implements audit plans for the site or area of responsibility
  • Participates in the development of the annual risk assessment process
  • Significantly contributes or leads special investigations as required
  • Establishing relationships with all levels of management and operations being audited to ensure there is a mutual understanding of the audit goals and objectives.
  • When serving as a member of the audit team, receives operational and functional guidance and direction from the assigned team leader.
  • Maintaining active communication with individuals in Bechtel outside of Internal Audit that have expertise in functional areas so that they may be called upon for technical advice.
  • Ability and willingness to travel for 1-2 weeks at a time may be required for international audits – approximately 10 – 15% of the year.
  • Developing internal audit programs, reviewing relevant processes and procedures, identifying key control points, extracting and analyzing data, selecting sample transactions, requesting and reviewing documentation for the selected samples, conducting interviews, identifying issues, evaluating mitigating factors and control processes, and developing conclusions based on audit testing performed.
  • Helping craft solutions to audit findings, reviewing and following up on the implementation of audit recommendations and identifying action steps required to remediate within a reasonable time.
  • Possessing strong organizational and follow-through skills, including the ability to handle competing priorities to meet multiple deadlines and commitments.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Work location flexibility - Any Office / Project Location (candidate can work from any office or project location within the United States
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting with at least 8-10 years of experience in audit, internal audit or advisory services
  • Experience in a Big 4 accounting firm required (7+ years)


Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience with the engineering and construction industry preferred
  • Experience on large corporate client audit assignments preferred
  • Knowledge of procurement and contracts (supply chain) preferred
  • Knowledge of project accounting or project controls helpful
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong data analytic skills
  • Active CPA/ACCA/ACA license, CIA, CFE designation is a plus


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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