WGL - Senior Internal Auditor

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Job Description

Senior Internal Auditor

Participates as a project team member on assigned Internal Audits and special reviews. May also function as project lead on Internal Audit projects. Completes the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley certification process of internal controls over financial reporting for assigned cycles. Participates in the risk assessment process; leads business process control reviews to assess design; tests and determines the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls; and assists in the evaluation of deficiencies. Position may require approximately 10% travel, both domestic and international.

You Will

  • Performs testing to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls for assigned SOX cycles and assigned Internal Audit projects
  • Conducts walk-through meetings with business unit contacts and assesses the design of internal controls for assigned SOX cycles for internal audits, gathers and organizes background and other information to properly plan the audit and any special reviews
  • Actively participates in kickoff, closing, and other client meetings; presenting observations and conclusions relevant to work performed
  • Updates process documentation (narrative, flowchart and control matrix) for changes in assigned SOX cycles
  • Assists in the annual risk assessment and materiality processes, as well as deficiency evaluations. For Internal Audit Projects, prepares the risk assessment matrix to clearly and concisely document the business objectives, key risks and management controls. Develops appropriate plans to test the key controls
  • Develops, presents and works with business units to design effective controls and/or implement value-added recommendations to strengthen internal controls, prevent fraud and improve operating processes
  • Consults on changes to policies and procedures, identifies exceptions to policies and procedures, recommends solutions and reports issues to supervisors and management
  • Conducts control reviews on new processes and procedures, and participates as a team member on projects related to the improvement of the control environment
  • Prepares or contributes to weekly status reports for internal and external audiences on SOX and Internal Audit progress
  • Prepares Control Impact Evaluation Memos for deficiencies, as needed. This involves a discovery and interview process with executive and senior management to codify the background; an internal controls appraisal; an assessment of the quantitative and qualitative considerations for the deficiency evaluation; and a conclusion or judgment as to the significance of the deficiency
  • Develops relationships with management personnel to build rapport and serves as a controls expert or consulting resource on control issues throughout the organization, including company initiatives or system implementations
  • Trains, monitors and reviews the work of internal and consulting resources, may function as team lead as required

You Must Have

  • Bachelor's Degree degree in Accounting, Finance,, Business or a related discipline required
  • Master's Degree in related discipline or CPA may be substituted for 1 year of required experience
  • 5+ Years of experience in public accounting, internal audit, corporate accounting or a combination thereof, including a minimum of 3 years of auditing experience is required
  • CPA or CIA strongly preferred
  • Master's degree, MBA, 'Big 4' financial auditing experience, and/or continuous monitoring/data analytics experience including experience using Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAAT) preferred
  • Energy or utility experience preferred
  • Proven technical understanding and demonstrated command of accounting principles, audit techniques, risk management processes procedures, information technology and automated system controls
  • Demonstrated ability to present ideas logically and concisely to diverse internal and external audiences at all organizational levels, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, and including the ability to resolve conflicts, persuade decision makers, motivate people, inspire teamwork and influence groups
  • Proven strong aptitude for problem solving and root cause analysis, including the demonstrated ability to conceptualize and analyze multiple scenarios in solving business problems
  • Proven strong project management and organizational skills complemented by a keen sense of personal responsibility and initiative. Demonstrated ability to write and present diverse ideas in a logical and concise manner
  • Demonstrated the ability work independently and proactively identify opportunities for improvement
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, etc.), as well as Visio, able to understand the concepts of and efficiently use electronic document management systems or audit work paper software

WGL is a leading North American infrastructure company that connects Natural Gas Liquids and natural gas to domestic and global markets. A Our mission is to improve quality of life by safely and reliably connecting customers to affordable sources of energy for today and tomorrow. At our core, we are committed to maintaining safe and reliable operations, delivering the critical energy our customers need, and honoring the social and moral contract that we have with the communities we serve. Learn more about us atwww.altagas.ca.

WGL is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

For U.S. hires: U.S. affiliates of AltaGas are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.