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Contracted Services Auditor - Houston, TX


Job Field: PROC - Procurement
Location: Houston, TX, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704023

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… This role is responsible for conducting operational, compliance, and fraud audits related to contractor management at BASF locations throughout North America. Contracted Services audits are designed to identify risks and review controls in related operational, financial, compliance, legal, accounting, and administrative controls. Contracted Services Auditors perform detailed analysis/testing to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the process being audited, adherence to the Contractor Management and related guidelines, corporate policies and procedures, and sound business practices. They evaluate the overall effectiveness of the internal controls being relied upon by management. Auditors report findings in such a manner that the responsible procurement management team and site teams may appraise/assess/evaluate the processes and activities audited and take the appropriate corrective action. Contracted Services Auditor (1704023) – Houston, TX Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Assist with the planning stage of the audit process with guidance from the Indirect procurement category manager team and supervisor.
  • Develop detailed audit approaches within the scope of each audit or assigned area based on terms of the Master Service Agreement and Corporate Policies.
  • Direct and perform detailed contractor management related audit testing for mostly reimbursable, T&M, and fixed contract agreements.
  • Prepare and discuss audit observations and reportable items with responsible staff, process owners, and local/functional management to confidently provide guidance and share best practices.
  • Discuss all findings as detailed in the draft report with recommendations that create a sustainable process moving forward. Identify systemic issues and communicate to Procurement management and internal audit.
  • Prepare such correspondence as may be required for clarification and later follow-up on audit observations and comments.
  • Track the audit findings to ensure that follow-up to the agreed upon action items have been completed and, if applicable, that the contractor credit has been collected and returned to BASF.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline; advanced degree or CPA/CIA/CFE designation preferred.
  • At least 2 years of diversified business experience in public accounting, general accounting, internal audit, controlling, procurement, project and/or contractor management, or a related field.
  • Experience in a manufacturing and/or chemical environment is preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage time in a dynamic work environment without a significant amount of oversight from supervisor.
  • Sound problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical and math skills.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of vendor contracts and corporate policies.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Audit, Compliance, Internal Audit, Accounting, CPA, Finance, Legal

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