Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

  • Staff Auditor

    Job Locations US-TX-The Woodlands
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  • Overview

    The primary purpose of this position is to provide independent, objective compliance testing support across the organization. The Staff Auditor performs internal control audits of the company's financial control framework, and procedures in conjunction with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, including functional areas such as job cost, payroll, billing, and cash receipts. The Staff Auditor is responsible for working with the subsidiaries on implementation, execution and compliance with entity level controls. The Staff Auditor assists in the development of SOX self-assessment programs for key controls, and testing entity level controls as applicable. The Staff Auditor reports results to management so that remediation can be performed and then updates appropriate documentation.


    The Staff Auditor works collaboratively with business process owners and brings a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control.


    Key Responsibilities:

    Performs financial, operational, and compliance audits in accordance with accepted standards and report findings. Works with the Manager of SOX Compliance, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, as well as other internal and external stakeholders in the following:

    • Audit planning—Assists SOX Compliance Manager with performing walkthroughs, creating work programs, identifying risks, establishing objectives, evaluating effectiveness of control design and developing scope of work. Monitors business for new activities and modifications of activities that require risk assessment, controls and monitoring.
    • Audit Execution—Requests/ obtains audit evidence, evaluates effectiveness of controls, identifies and communicates control nonconformance, follows-up on any action plans for identified deficiencies and monitoring any remediation and or process changes throughout the year.
    • Process Improvement—Identifies areas of potential improvement of business processes and develops practical recommendations that address root causes. Continuously evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of testing strategies and proposes and offers suggestions for improvements, as appropriate.
    • Audit Reporting— Contributes to the drafting of effective and reliable audit reports and key communications to management. Effectively communicates audit findings and corrective actions with management at the local and corporate levels.


    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Keeps abreast of current developments in accounting, auditing, fraud and emerging risks that could impact the organization.
    • Learns key concepts about the construction industry including project management, project controls, percentage of completion accounting, contract administration, etc.
    • Works collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization, including external auditors, business process owners, and management.
    • Offers constructive feedback and elevates issues in a timely manner

    Regular attendance and punctuality is required.



    Position Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting combined with 2+ years job related experience in audit, fraud, compliance, and accounting or as a business analyst (or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Working knowledge of GAAS, GAAP, SOX and COSO risk frameworks.
    • Willingness to comply with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and the Institute of Internal Auditor’s International Professional Practices Framework.
    • Ability to perform audit tests and detect/document weaknesses in internal controls.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including advanced Excel functionality.
    • Attention to detail and strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making skills—Must have ability to organize and assess detailed information such that relationships, irregularities and influences/drivers of data are identified and challenged. Must be solution-oriented and have the ability to consider/ propose effective course of action once issues are identified.
    • Solid interpersonal skills—Must have Ability to communicate effectively with a broad group of users with different backgrounds.
    • Some domestic travel is required.
    • Relevant certification (CIA, CISA) preferred, but not required. 


    In addition to the above job requirements, the Company also requires each of its employees to observe all safety rules, policies and procedures, 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 DEMANDS:  Describe amount &  frequency of  physical requirements of the position (i.e. lifting, pushing, climbing)

    While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The incumbent is frequently required to sit. The incumbent is occasionally required to kneel, crouch or stoop. The incumbent on occasion may lift, move or push up to 25 pounds, and frequently lift, move or push up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision. Extended periods of sitting at desk while working on the computer or phone in a climate controlled environment as well as movement within an office environment and navigating between desks and file cabinets. Ascending and descending stairs may be required to gain access to the workspace.


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