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ConocoPhillips Sr. nxtgenERP Internal Controls Advisor in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Sr. nxtgenERP Internal Controls Advisor


Job Number: 00V8V

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.


If you are selected as the Senior Internal Controls Advisor, nxtgenERP, you will support project objectives to maintain a positive controls environment during implementation of SAP, Workday, GEP and other systems. You will assess business process design, identify what can go wrong, and advise on fit for purpose solutions to meet both compliance and operational objectives. You will also support change management and training for the implementation of an effective system of internal controls.

Working in the nxtgenERP Security, Controls and GRC team, we establish a single view of risk and controls across the functions, leveraging our guiding principles to drive an integrated solution for nxtgenERP. We are changing many of our processes with the new systems. This is an opportunity to influence the way the company will do its work for decades to come.

This position can be based in Bartlesville, Oklahoma or Houston, Texas.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Understand and apply the Anchored Agility work approach followed for nxtgenERP

  • Work collaboratively to integrate with assigned functional workstreams to understand scope, business processes, data, workflows, and application landscape

  • Iterative engagement with both Functional and Technical Enabling work streams (Security, Data, Integrations, Reporting, Solution Assurance) to coordinate how to best address relevant controls requirements

  • Leverage existing project documentation and participate in working sessions to ensure appropriate controls are integrated into end-to-end processes

  • Identify sensitive access and segregation of duties risks in the processes and systems

  • Identify opportunities for transforming and improving our controls framework and standards

  • Develop test scenarios and scripts relevant to internal controls

  • Support the Change Management teams in training development and rollouts as applicable

  • Prepare and review project documentation and deliverables



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Accounting, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, or another related field or foreign equivalent

  • CPA, CISA, CIA or relevant certification candidate

  • 7 years of experience in internal or external audit, internal control, and/or risk assessments with business process


  • 1 years of experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and external audit requirements

  • 1 years of experience with nxtgenERP’s application scope (SAP, Workday, GEP) and tools for project execution (JIRA)

  • Basic understanding of process integration points across functions as well as the specific outcomes needed to meet business objectives

  • Ability to understand what is possible in the new systems rather than being bound to current practices

  • Understanding of nxtgenERP vision and goals for transformation, and ability to drive and influence stakeholders around achieving that vision

  • Effective communication and collaboration with cross-functional teams and regional boundaries

  • Written and verbal communication skills for documenting and communicating processes, risks, and controls

  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of July 7, 2022.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Accounting, Finance, Auditing, and Tax

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: NXTGEN FINANCE

Title: Sr. nxtgenERP Internal Controls Advisor