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Senior Internal Auditor

Date Posted: Dec 31, 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.

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Purpose:  Responsible for assisting and/or performing assessment of risks and internal controls over financial reporting by following the Company’s risk rationalization and adopted control assessment approach in support of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Program.  Other responsibilities include assisting with executing Internal Audit procedures designed to support the business.  This position interacts with the other Internal Audit staff, internal and external auditors, as well as process owners and executives throughout the company.



  • Serve as an internal controls specialist for assigned SOX business processes / areas. This includes, but is not limited to, risk identification and risk rationalization, process flow and narrative development and maintenance, internal controls integration, advising on the design and implementation of controls, mitigation of risk, remediation of control deficiencies or design gaps and assisting management in analyzing reported changes to assigned processes
  • Ability to work independently with SOX Process Owners, SOX Coordinators and Accounting Representatives to prioritize critical business areas for conducting management’s assessment
  • Work with the external auditors to facilitate management’s assessment in accordance with the SOX Act of 2002
  • Plan, facilitate, and provide guidance with management’s execution and verification that the SOX assessment of internal controls over financial reporting is performed in accordance with the Company’s control assessment approach
  • Participate in the development of control evidence expectations, detailed SOX testing plans and reviewing test guidance/scripts for completeness, accuracy and readability
  • Assist in carrying out various routine duties, such as monitoring the 302 certification process, review control assessment work papers, independently interpret implications of management’s self-reported observations of SOX controls and Internal Audit’s reported observations
  • Maintain SOX documentation in the Company’s SOX assessment tool
  • Maintain and administer the Company’s SOX assessment tool
  • Other SOX assessment related support and assessment status reporting responsibilities



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field from an accredited college/university
  • Minimum of four years of relevant experience in internal audit
  • CPA, CFE, CISA, CIA or working towards a relevant certification is a plus
  • Minimum of two years of public accounting experience is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work directly with SOX owners and control operators at all levels
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, communicate and assist management in meeting regulatory requirements of SOX and standards set by PCAOB and adopted by the SEC
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to apply judgment to provide efficient and effective solutions
  • A self-starter that is able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once
  • Awareness of deadlines and a commitment to achieve objectives within defined parameters
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels throughout the Company
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and data management tools
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning software
  • Strong working knowledge of corporate support functions and accounting policies
  • Front-office, mid-office and back-office subject matter expertise is a plus
  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours as necessary, especially during critical issue resolution and to achieve project milestones
  • Willingness to travel within the continental United States

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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