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Senior/Lead Auditor - Corporate Audit

National Grid

Brooklyn, NY
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Description: Description About the Position:

Be part of a professional internal audit team responsible for conducting operational, financial, regulatory, and compliance audits, as well as other projects, while maintaining objectivity and independence. National Grid’s Corporate Audit team is in the midst of a change program to continue to build best in class processes and develop highly respected and sought after resources.

Auditors effectively plan and execute their assignments, both independently and within a team structure, to contribute to the delivery of National Grid’s annual audit program. This position reports into a US Corporate Audit Director and provides exposure to various levels of management across all operating units.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

• 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 and 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 and risks to provide reliable and independent assurance on the design and effectiveness of the control framework.

• Disseminate best practices and lessons learned to colleagues and auditee.

• 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 the audit process and provide value adding and insightful recommendations that are pragmatic, address root causes, and lead to control/process improvements.

• Ability to be flexible and agile to changing conditions; organizational skills including ability to manage multiple tasks.

• Lead cross regional teams to design, deliver and successfully embed change resulting in sustainable and tangible improvements.

• 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, highlight issues and ensure audit progression

• Produce Summary of Issues (SOI) reports and Draft Audit Reports that are well written and effectively communicate the key finding and recommendations of an audit

• Own and manage a portfolio of audit actions being worked on by the business

• Develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with key stakeholders and maintain a thorough knowledge of the business and regulatory environment

Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required:

• 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, a plus

• Good 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.

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Job : Audit Primary Location : NY-Brooklyn Organisation : Audit Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Aug 10, 2017, 7:32:34 AM Unposting Date : Sep 9, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

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