Senior (Lead) Auditor

Valley Forge
1 week ago(12/7/2017 11:30 AM)
Job ID
2017-2972
# Positions
1
Category
Accounting/Finance

General Position Summary

Under direction of Internal Audit Director, the auditor is responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects in order to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of procedures and operating controls. Additionally, this person may be required to fill in for the Director, supervise other professionals in the department when appropriate, and supervise/coordinate the work of consultants hired by the Department to perform internal audit work.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to clearly and effectively convey information, ask appropriate questions; organize, express, and communicates ideas clearly in writing; ask clarifying questions and summarize or paraphrase what others have said to verify understanding; use analogies, visuals, and other techniques to tailor communications to specific audiences; identify and use effective communication channels and methods (e.g., presentations, electronic dissemination, social media); present information in a clear, succinct, accurate, convincing manner, as is appropriate for the audience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the IA Director in conducting the overall company risk analysis, preparation and execution of the annual risk assessment and audit plan exercise, completion of confidential management requested audits or investigations, provide oversight and mentoring to other department staff as necessary. Assists the Director in preparing Requests for Proposals for needed outsourcing and in evaluating responses received. This person may be required to supervise and train other professionals in the department when appropriate, and supervise/coordinate the work of consultants hired by the Department to perform internal audit work.
  • Performs and/or oversees performance of Department Information Technology audits to insure effectiveness of internal controls, work processes, and compliance with company policy and procedures. Participates in financial, operational, NERC CIP audits; Value-Added Projects and Organizational Task Forces as needed. Specifically:
  • Conducts assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end
  • Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk
  • Supervises junior auditors assigned to engagements providing guidance and overall review of deliverables
  • Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk
  • Develops audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives.
  • Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented
  • Ensures adherence at all times to all applicable department and professional standards
  • Communicates assigned tasks to engagement team in a manner that is clear and concise ensuring high quality, accurate, and efficient results
  • Organizes personal effort along with those of junior auditors to be risk-based, productive, and efficient at all times
  • Ensures adequate focus on personal professional growth relevant to taking on more challenging assignments, in line with standard audit career progression – proactively consults with the Director and seeks relevant Education and training opportunities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Proposes individual audit objectives, scope and approach based on risk assessment, and initial internal control evaluation. Drafts audit plan for approval, including time budget, schedule, personnel resources, IT audit support and statistical applications. Verbally communicates findings to senior management and draft comprehensive and complete reports of audit area(s). As necessary, assists in or conducts presentations to Management and the Audit Committee of the PJM Board of Managers.

Characteristics and Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelors in, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology
  • At least 5 years of experience Auditing, Risk Management, Compliance Management, Accounting
  • Ability to produce high-quality work products with attention to detail
  • Ability to operate in a confidential and controlled environment
  • Experience in compliance monitoring and audit practices
  • Experience managing projects


Preferred

  • MBA, Business Administration
  • At least 4 years of experience Managerial experience preferred.
  • Experience with PJM operations, markets, and planning functions
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) 
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) 

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