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Intern, Internal Audit

Date Posted: Mar 6, 2020

Location: Princeton, NJ, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!


Summary:   The Internal Audit intern is primarily responsible for performing assessment of internal controls by following the Company’s adopted assessment approach under the guidance of an experienced Internal Audit staff.   Other responsibilities include assisting with executing internal control procedures designed to support the business.  


Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop an understanding of the Company’s control assessment approach, methodology & tools related to compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Review business and IT policies, procedures and guidance to obtain understanding of the Company’s operating environment
  • Apply concepts of risk assessment
  • Perform assessment of internal control over financial reporting
  • Corroborate with the Internal Audit team to strengthen testing procedures used to assess internal controls
  • Corroborate with the Internal Audit team to provide recommendations for improved controls and enhanced business efficiencies
  • Establish working relationships with client personnel
  • Exhibit a professional, business-like demeanor
  • SOX assessment status reporting responsibilities and other Internal Audit related support


Education:  Pursuing of bachelor or masters degree relevant to Internal Audit (e.g. Audit, Accounting, Finance or other business related field).  Completion of sophomore year or higher preferred.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Develop excellent professional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments, and manage ambiguity
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels
  • Ability to conduct interviews with SOX owners and control operators
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft’s  Outlook, Word and Excel


Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to use computer keyboard and office equipment


Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.  Official description on file with Human Resources.

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