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Intern, Internal Controls (Princeton, NJ)

Date Posted: Apr 15, 2018

Location: Princeton, NJ, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

Summary:   The Internal Controls intern is primary responsible for performing assessment of internal controls by following the Company’s adopted assessment approach under the guidance of an experience Internal Controls 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
  • 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 Controls team in strengthen testing procedures use to assess internal controls
  • Corroborate with the Internal Controls team to provide recommendations for improved controls and enhanced business efficiency
  • Establish working relationships with client personnel
  • Exhibit a professional, business-like demeanor
  • Other attest related support and SOX assessment status reporting responsibilities


Education:  Pursuing of bachelor degree relevant to Internal Controls (e.g. IT, Accounting, Finance, Economics 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/Protected Veteran Status/Disability.

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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