Position will plan and execute various IT audits in accordance with accepted professional standards to determine compliance with company policies/procedures and adherence to regulatory requirements. Provides Senior Management with value-added recommendations for improvements of the IT Internal Control. Supports other IT initiatives within the SOX and Operational Compliance function. The senior internal auditor should have strong communication skills, a team-building attitude and the ability to multi-task. The successful candidate will have direct interaction with senior management, business unit management, process owners and information technology teams.
Essential Duties / Responsibilities:
•Planning and performing value-added reviews of information security, business and operational systems, and IT operations.
•Planning, evaluating, and testing IT and IT dependent controls as required under the Sarbarnes Oxley Act.
•Conducting application systems reviews in accordance with generally accepted IT audit principles.
•Conducting reviews in a complex IT environment that includes mainframe, distributed systems, and network infrastructure technology.
•Developing draft audit reports by identifying and gathering support for potential issues, and recommending value added solutions.
•Communicating with departmental representatives regarding audit and project status.
•Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with management and internal clients.
•Keep current and increase your knowledge of GAAP, SOX , auditing, industry topics, and other company priorities.
•Special projects as requested by Management and/or Audit Committee.
•Updating SOX documentation as processes change.
•Assisting with the Quarterly SOX certification process.
•Assisting with the internal audit, SOX, IT application risk assessments.
•Assisting with the annual key spreadsheets assessment.
•Assisting the Director of Internal Audit with preparing for meetings such as the Organization Chart/Job Description Review meeting, SOX Steering Committee meetings, Audit Committee meetings, SOX Certification trainings and any other required meetings.
Requirements- Skills/ Knowledge/ Abilities
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or other business fields preferred. CPA, CIA, CISA or equivalent certification desired.
4+ years relevant work experience with 1+ years of prior or similar senior internal auditor experience required.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Proven ability to execute audits for areas not previously audited, including the identification of risks, controls, sources of information, key stakeholders, etc.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
•A strong business acumen is desired.
•Must possess the highest degree of integrity and ethical values.
•Extensive skill in planning, organizing, project management and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
•Working knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley.
•Pursue issues with a sense of priority and always think through alternatives and their impacts to other areas.
•Working knowledge of information systems terminology, concepts and practices a plus.
•A self-starter with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines and take ownership of projects.
•Ability to effectively delegate less significant responsibilities to more appropriate staff.
•Ability to adapt to changing business strategies and departmental initiatives.
•Flexibility in working with different stakeholders and personalities.
•Skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems.
•Outstanding team building skills.
•Experience in the energy industry a plus.
•Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
•Ability to challenge how technology can be leveraged to enhance audit coverage and efficiency.
•Ability to work well within a self-directed, team based environment.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills including effective listening.
•Proficient use of MS Office products, audit software, data analysis tools or other similar audit software.
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