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Waste Management

Audit and Controls Analyst (22004647)

Waste Management




Houston, Texas, United States

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

I. Job Summary

The Audit and Controls Analyst performs a wide range of financial, operational and compliance audits at Waste Management. The individual will take an active role in contributing to department’s strategic initiatives focusing on continuous improvement, cost savings, and effectiveness of the control environment. This position reports to the Manager, Integrated Audit and will interact with process owners at varying levels throughout the Company.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist as part of a cross-functional team in auditing activities of various business components, departments and operations for:
    • operational efficiency and effectiveness
    • cost control and cash flow opportunities
    • compliance with established plans, policies, procedures, controls and applicable regulations
  • Participate on projects that review financial and operational processes including the functionality of workflow, data sources, controls, efficiency, performance metrics, user roles, and alignment with strategy.
  • Communicate effectively with employees at all levels across the organization, building strong relationships to advance Internal Audit and Controls (IAC) strategic initiatives and foster career development.
  • Prepare ad hoc information requests in areas beyond assigned responsibilities.
  • Determine effective data analytic techniques to aid in audit and control testing as well as creating audit plan development and programs.
  • Execute scoping and planning activities as part of our SOX program, including participating in rationalization efforts to strategically increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of the WM control environment.
  • Complete walkthroughs and testing of key controls and core business processes.
  • Coordinate with process owners to collect documentation evidencing the effective performance of SOX activities, test execution and resolution of identified control failures.
  • Prepare accurate and descriptive audit work papers and reports through interviews, document review, surveys and other audit testing procedures.
  • Draft presentations for various members of management that effectively and concisely communicate audit activities and solutions.
  • Drive cost reduction and efficiency of audit and compliance activities by actively seeking ways to develop and implement improvements to audit methodology, client service and administrative processes.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities


IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education:
    • Required: Bachelor’s degree (accredited) in relevant area, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four (4) years of relevant work experience.
    • Highly Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, data analytics, or other relevant area of study; advanced degree (e.g. MBA, MS-Accounting) is desirable.
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience with internal or external audit and/or SOX 404 compliance (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

Preferred: Certified Public Accountant

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Technical Proficiency: Knowledge of audit and controls practices including accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) and internal control frameworks (COSO and/or COBIT).
  • Critical Thinker: Ability to quickly analyze, synthesize, and apply information to drive solution-based outcomes.
  • Collaborative: Contribute to work within a team environment and build solid relationships with team members. Display strong interpersonal skills and maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Accountable: Must be self-motivated and willing to take necessary actions to get the assigned tasks completed.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: Desires the need to know the “why” through probing questions, moving beyond surface level understanding to get to the foundational ideas concerning a particular issue.
  • Partnership Oriented: Build relationships with stakeholders across the organization to gain an understanding of their key processes/systems and the underlying internal control environment. Has ability to recognize and respond to diverse thinking styles, learning styles and cultural qualities.
  • Flexible: Ability to multitask and adapt to dynamic audit plan and programs. Ability to travel as required to complete assignments (up to 30%).
  • Analytical: Apply understanding of risk recognition in financial and operational processes with solid core analytical and problem-solving skills. Use of data analytics to present audit issues and project results.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site. You and your family can go back to school — and it’s on us! Access WM’s education benefit, Your Tomorrow, and see what’s possible. Benefits-eligible team members can receive 100% tuition coverage for 135+ fully funded programs — including bachelor’s degrees, high school completion, college prep, professional certificates and more. Plus WM will contribute toward 40+ master’s programs! Even better, all required books and out-of-pocket fees for education programs are 100% reimbursable.

Don’t forget, Your Tomorrow is also available for dependents. WM will pay 100% of the tuition for children ages 18 to 26 and spouses of benefits-eligible team members for more than 35 in-demand programs from high-quality schools and universities including undergraduate degrees, short-form technology and business certificate programs and high school completion. Students only pay for books.

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