NW Natural offers a General Auditor 2 or 3 opportunity to interested applicants. The following is a summary of the position specifics.
Purpose of Position:
This position conducts operational and financial audits and analytical reviews of various operational processes to determine compliance with applicable policies and standards; efficiency and economy of operations; reliability of information; control over financial records; and safeguarding of assets. Assesses governance controls over capital projects. Assist and review audits of Company’s information system integrity, security, and data processing functions, as well as controls over application development, implementation and integration.
Position Essential Functions:
Plan, conduct and report results of financial, compliance and operational audits.
Assess whether organizational units in the Company are performing their planning, accounting, custodial, and control activities in compliance with management instructions, and applicable statements of policy and procedures.
Evaluate information systems to ensure the most effective utilization of control techniques and equipment.
Identify key control points of the system or activity under audit and determine auditing procedures to be used.
Review the safe and efficient use of Company assets and the reliability and integrity of data by examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal controls over major functions.
Research relevant technical information.
Serve as an internal controls resource for management; participates in process improvement exercises to identify customer needs and resolve operational challenges.
Assist in feasibility studies and investigations into the development of new projects and systems or the expansion of existing systems.
Provide recommendations to management regarding scope and theory of audit, assessment and recommendations.
Influence management decisions regarding internal controls, processes, and policies and procedures.
Assist external auditors in examining and assessing the reliability and integrity of the Company’s financial information.
Participate in process improvement exercises to identify customer needs and resolve operational challenges.
Employ the highest of professional standards in compliance with AICPA Professional Standards, Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (IIA), COSO guidelines, and COBIT standards.
Maintain the highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior; exercise sound professional judgment and demonstrate professional knowledge and proficiency in a variety of settings, including compliance with regulatory and legal policies and requirements, Company policies, and the Corporate Code of Ethics.
Participate in on-going professional education and certification requirements.
Limited travel may be required
Support Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 5 years of experience (level 2) internal audit experience required. Additional years of experience for level 3 position (5-7+ years).
Certification as a CPA, CIA, or CISA strongly preferred.
Advanced skills in data mining, statistical sampling and data analysis, including proficiency in analytical tools such as ACL preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency in PC/computer use - word-processing, spreadsheet, data access, presentation tools.
Advanced knowledge of accounting, finance and industry regulations.
Experienced with Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and testing.
Proven skills in analyzing, evaluating and developing technical/financial data and work processes and preparing effective written communication, including report writing and statistical documentation.
Proven ability to obtain sufficient information to perform comprehensive project-level risk assessments and then develop targeted test plans to meet audit objectives.
Proven background in being self-managed, and application of advanced problem-solving and decision-making techniques.
Self-starter, who works efficiently and effectively independently with limited oversight, but can also work effectively in a team environment and has experience leading audit teams.
Demonstrated skill multi-tasking, organizing and managing time effectively to meet deadlines and balance priorities.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including effectively consulting with internal and external customers regarding issues which may be sensitive in nature; proven ability to work with all levels of an organization with diplomacy, including people with different styles and backgrounds; proven ability to work as a member of a team; proven ability to present alternatives and recommendations.
Functional knowledge of SAP application controls and reporting strongly preferred.
Basic knowledge of large project management activities preferred.
Utility industry experience preferred.
Salary Range: $65,250-$79,950-$94,600 (Level 2- Grade 19) or $77,450-$94,900-$112,300 (Level 3-Grade 21) depending upon qualifications
Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including a cover letter and a resume.
Applications will be reviewed once application deadline has passed.
Deadline: August 11, 2017
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
On Jan. 7, 2009, NW Natural celebrated its 150th birthday. The company that became NW Natural was a business before Oregon became a state.When the Portland Gas Light Co., the original gas company, first started delivering gas, it had 49 customers – all using gas for lighting. Today, NW Natural serves more than 670,000 customers for space and water heating and a variety of industrial processes. O...ver the years, the gas company has changed products and names to match the times. But three things have never changed: the company’s dedication to its customers; it’s commitment to the communities it serves; and its support for its employees. At NW Natural, we like to say, “We grew up here.” That’s because we have evolved and grown with the communities where we work, and because we’re dedicated to keeping them strong.