Provide independent and objective opinions on the overall effectiveness and efficiency of NRG internal controls in place to mitigate business risks to NRG’s objectives and strategy.
Provide additional assurance services as requested by Senior Management or the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Provide leadership in directing, instructing and mentoring less technical and experienced auditors.
Position requires strong skills related to project management, critical and analytical thinking, as well as significant experience in auditing both operational and financial controls.
Lead and perform complex audits, with minimum oversight, by documenting and establishing audit objectives, recognizing and addressing key risks and controls, developing timetables and schedules, and creating insightful audit programs.
Plan work programs and assign work to less technical/experienced team members, reviewing workpapers, observations, recommendations and reports.
Complete audit work papers and memoranda by documenting audit tests and findings, root cause analyses and recommendations.
Support external auditors by coordinating information requirements and participating on selected audits led by the external auditor.
Provide support on issues relating to Sarbanes-Oxley, internal controls evaluation, remediation assistance, and other compliance areas, as requested.
Assist with the development and implementation of training and testing programs in areas such as risk, ethics and anti-fraud.
Conduct audit walkthroughs and detailed evidential control tests; evaluate and summarize audit results; complete audit documentation.
Effectively and concisely communicate audit results and value-added recommendations to the business and Internal Audit management.
Support and lead co-sourcing projects by coordinating information requirements and managing external auditors.
Assist department with execution and management of data analytics, post audit surveys, continuous improvement of department templates and documentation.
Bachelor’s degree required, with accounting, finance or business degree preferred, and minimum three to four years of Internal Audit or relevant experience.
Must have working knowledge of internal control requirements, operational and financial activities, and generally accepted accounting principles and accounting processes.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with representatives from other departments and functions is required, as well as work with teams cross-functionally.
Natural curiosity and ability to probe into the depths of processes to detect control and audit matters.
Strong analytical skills and ability to consider / develop alternative solutions, and “think outside of the box.”
Ability to work through and interpret minimal instruction.
Excellent communication skills, including listening and the ability to communicate with all levels of clients in both verbal and written form.
Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters.
Demonstrates attention to detail.
Demonstrates ability to handle multiple assigments, meet deadlines and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to travel up to 30 percent of the time to both domestic and international (limited, but potential) field locations.
Motivated to work independently and complete responsibilities with little supervision, yet work well and promote team oriented culture.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
Demonstrated high degree of ethics and strong sense of business judgment, and able to operate within NRG’s published core values.
Experience working within a COSO / risk-based framework preferred.
Experience in the energy industry and with Sarbanes-Oxley preferred, but not required.
Certifications preferred in one or more of the following: CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, CFA, etc.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience in TeamMate, IDEA, SAP or AuditBoard SOX tool.
Internal Number: 31389
About NRG Energy Inc.
NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.
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