Job Description :
Description:
Lead all aspects of audit activities including risk assessments, audit planning, audit testing, control evaluation, report drafting, work paper documentation, follow-up and tracking of management''s corrective actions in response to findings, and verification of issue closure.
Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and manage work within agreed timelines, while producing high quality deliverables (i.e. audit work papers, audit reports and other documents
Ability to effectively work in a team environment fostering self-development, as well as the development of others.
Effectively collaborate with other parties as necessary to perform audit work, including developing and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships.
Ability to prepare comprehensive, clear, concise reports; communicate effectively in writing and orally; maintain objectivity and impartiality.
Leverage or develop a solid understanding of business processes, corporate strategy, controls & risks to provide reliable & independent assurance on design & effectiveness of the control framework.
Disseminate best practices and lessons learned to colleagues and auditees.
Communicate the results of audits and other related work to appropriate levels of management, using influencing and negotiating techniques to gain support and agreement.
Proactively look for areas of improvement during audit process & provide value adding and insightful recommendations that are pragmatic, address root causes, & lead to control/process improvements.
Ability to be flexible and agile to changing conditions; organizational skills including ability to manage multiple tasks.
Deliver assigned program of audits in line with excellent quality and within allocated time, using professional judgment to set the scope and testing approach to ensure key risks are addressed.
Proactively look for areas of improvement during the audit process and provide value adding and insightful recommendations that address control and process opportunities/weaknesses.
Continuously communicate with Audit Managers to avoid surprises and ensure audit progression.
Produce Summary of Issues (SOI) reports and Draft Audit Reports that are well written and effectively communicate the key findings and recommendations of an audit.
Own and manage a portfolio of audit actions being worked on by the business.
Develop and maintain strong/ positive relationships with key stakeholders and maintain a thorough knowledge of the business and regulatory environment.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Engineering or relevant field.
3+ years of Internal Audit experience in a large energy/utility company and /or operations/functional or accounting/financial experience. Auditing experience with Big 4 experience preferable.
Experience within multinational utility/asset management companies or operations/functional experience from utility/assessment management companies.
Knowledge and understanding of audit delivery and practices, internal control frameworks and risks management activities and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices.
MBA or professional certification or equivalent in relevant area (e.g. Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor), a plus.
Prior experience with audit delivery and practices, internal control frameworks and/or risk management activities a plus.
Demonstrable track record of developing successful/ long lasting relationships across the business, including ability to engage, challenge and influence senior managers, deal effectively with resistance to proposals and secure their buy-in and support.
Strong knowledge of and experience of business processes (e.g. Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Meter to Cash), ideally within the utility sector.
Experience of managing project teams, managing others and projects independently.
Project management qualification would be desirable (e.g. PMP
Knowledge of data analytics (e.g. ACL), process improvement methodologies (Lean/Six Sigma) and auditing software are a plus.
Travel 20% - 30% within the US, occasionally to UK.