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Internal Audit Specialist- Portland, Oregon #43280

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Date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Under supervision, provides advice and counsel to management and client organizations. Conducts special studies and analyses, develops alternatives, presents recommendations to management and influences management decisions. Researches, analyzes, develops and implements new strategies, programs, and processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.

Responsibilities

  • Complete financial, operational, governance or compliance audits to ensure controls are effective in meeting company strategic initiatives, business objectives and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging issues impacting the energy industry, internal auditing and the company.
  • Complete the planning phase objectives have been met for effectively identifying:
    • Business goals and objectives.
    • Risks for meeting the goals have been identified.
    • Management controls used to mitigate the identified risk.
    • Resources required to complete the audit project.
  • Identify appropriate evaluation techniques (e.g. automated testing, statistical sampling, etc.) for effectively and efficiently analyzing and testing process and control effectiveness and information accuracy.
  • Prepares accurate, logical, concise and grammatically correct work papers, reports and memos documenting and summarizing the audit results and applicable recommendations in compliance with the internal audit department standards.
  • Collaborate with all levels of personnel from operational staff in the field to the executive management team as applicable for each audit project.
  • Timely reports audit project hours and expenditures for tracking and meeting established project hours and department budgets.
  • Effectively communicate and report audit status, results; and working with management develop management actions plans to remediate audit issues and process improvement enhancements.
  • Completes audit projects in accordance with the internal audit department standards which comply with the following applicable professional standards:
    • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
    • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations' (COSO)
    • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT)
    • International Organization for Standardization- Information technology - security techniques - information security management systems requirements (ISO-27001).
  • Effectively communicate and report audit status, results; and working with management develop management actions plans to remediate audit issues and process improvement enhancements.
  • Monitors and reports on the status of audit findings requiring remediation.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials presented to Berkshire Hathaway Energy on behalf of the internal audit function.
  • As needed, provides direction to and trains less experienced auditors.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in auditing, information systems auditing, risk management, energy trading, finance regulatory compliance or accounting.
  • Must have or in the process of obtaining professional certification in either information technology, accounting, audit, fraud examination or other related discipline.
  • Knowledge with establishing and applying effective audit principles, theories and methodologies to information systems, financial, operational, governance and compliance auditing projects.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with project management and leadership skills for effectively and efficiently completing all phases of the audit projects such as:
    • Working with all levels and diversity of an organization as well as ability to work as a team member.
    • Assisting with planning internal audit projects to identify audit objects and develop efficient audit plans.
    • Establishing and applying effective audit interviews.
    • Completing the audit projects within the yearly audit plan in an effective and efficient manner.
    • Effectively communicating the results of the audit project in a timely manner.
    • Maintaining project hourly timelines and budgeted expenses.
    • Managing and prioritizing competing initiatives.
    • As needed, recommending corrective action to audit clients.
    • As needed, following-up on audit client corrective action(s).
    • Delivering audit project commitments.
  • Knowledge with the company’s strategic plan, regulatory and political environment, as well as the company’s policies, procedures and practices, and applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge with:
    • Sarbanes-Oxley and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board auditing standards.
    • Committee of Sponsoring Organization of the Treadway Commission (COSO) control framework.
    • Institute of Internal Audit Standards and Code of Ethics.
    • Generally accepted accounting principles and standards and federal energy regulatory commission accounting.
    • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT)
    • International Organization for Standardization- Information technology - security techniques - information security management systems requirements (ISO-27001).
  • Proficient with personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation applications to gather, analyze, model and communicate information.
  • Must have a valid current driver’s license.
  • Must be able to travel for out-of-town engagements.

Preferences

  • Advanced Degree.
  • Certified Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 71,200.00 - 91,500.00

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


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