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Cost Controller (Auditor)

  • Location: Norfolk, VA
  • Start Date: 9/10/2020
  • Job ID: 20-00431
  • Posting Date: 9/10/2020
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
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Position Summary:
Business expert in operational expenditures and local revenue tasked to perform audit programs for non-automated validation processes of OPEX invoices, extra-costs and costs associated with special events and support the creation of risk assessment models. The Cost Controller (Auditor) executes audit projects within CLIENT and on-site at terminals and vendors' installations to mitigate and reduce potential risk of overbilling or fraud. This individual should display a strong level of integrity, outstanding communication, have analytical skills, and good attention to detail.

This position will be responsible to:
  • Perform analytical evaluation of data and operations, revision of processes, SOPs, instructions, etc. to identify loopholes and risks to formulate audit programs to ensure proper invoice control and cost - revenue recovery when applicable
  • Develop audit plans to verify adherence to internal processes, perform inquiries and testing as needed to identify and resolve vulnerabilities leading to recommendations to enhance current set up.
  • Communicate with other departments to verify records and confirm company policies, review and analyze transactions, documents, records, reports and accounts relating to OPEX and local revenue
  • Conduct on-site audits at terminals and vendors' installations to verify procedures, operating rules, and compliance aimed to mitigate and reduce potential risk of overbilling or fraud
  • Prepares working papers and audit reports of findings. Document, Raise, follow up on claims and recoveries resulting from audit projects
  • Support and engage in a team mindset of high performance, participate in permanent improvement actions and support a team culture of innovation.
  • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned.


Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree (BA) in accounting, business, Industrial Engineering or a similar subject, from a four-year college or university
  • At least 2 years of experience as internal auditor, cost control, operational audit
  • Experience in project of costs management or account payables compliance
  • Experience in international business preferred
  • Working knowledge of risk assessment
  • Training or working knowledge in Project management
  • Training or working knowledge in Lean Six Sigma or another optimization methodology preferred
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office products and data visualization
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to complex situations
  • Strong ethical standards, high levels of integrity to adhere to regulations and compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with strong presentation skills
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work in team environment
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability with focus on results
  • Ability to monitor and manage priorities and work on multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to develop processes and design process manuals
  • Ability to read and interpret contractual agreements
  • Available for frequent national travel

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Preferred:
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Preferred experience in shipping, Logistics, supply chain or international business
  • Preferred experience with ERP/OCEAN/SAP/LARA/ACE
  • Preferred experience as internal auditor in Big 4 audit firms
Posted by Robyn Wolf
Technical Resource Manager
(800) 821-4644 x

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