Senior Internal Auditor

Date:  May 25, 2023

Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary:

Provide independent and objective review of the overall effectiveness and efficiency of NRG current processes and internal controls in place to mitigate business risks impacting performance objectives and strategy.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Lead and perform audits by documenting and evaluating audit objectives, developing timetables and schedules, and preparing or adapting audit programs.
  • Assume responsibility for lead role in completion of audit projects. Audit role may vary as to leading team of auditors, working individually on projects, or participating under another lead auditor.
  • Handle multiple assignments simultaneously, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Complete audit work papers and memoranda effectively via adequate documentation of audit tests, data analytics, observations, and recommendations.
  • Prepare well written and concise audit reports on results of audit for review by Director.
  • Perform effectiveness testing and support on issues relating to Sarbanes-Oxley, internal controls, remediation assistance, and other compliance areas.
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening and the ability to communicate with all levels of clients in both verbal and written form.
  • Demonstrate high degree of ethics and strong sense of business judgment and operate within NRG’s published core values.

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid work schedule.
  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise and near quarterly close periods.
  • Minimal travel but may require periodic travel up to 20%.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, with minimum mix four years of Internal Audit and/or Big 4 experience.
  • Must have working knowledge of internal control requirements, operational and financial activities, generally accepted accounting principles, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, and accounting processes.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to consider and develop sound solutions beyond generic recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters. October 2022
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Minimum of one certification related to audit or accounting, e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, CFA.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Highly experienced in using data analytics for all phases of audit.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Motivated to work independently and complete responsibilities with little supervision yet, promote team-oriented culture.

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to work via laptop, which may require sitting for much of day.



Why NRG is a great place to work:

  • Great company culture!! Voted as a BEST employer by Forbes
  • A competitive total compensation package, including annual incentive and/or commission
  • Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Benefits on the first day of employment - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Short Term Disability, Wellness program, etc.   
  • Company-paid life insurance and disability insurance
  • 401 (k) plan to help save for retirement
  • Generous PTO plan, plus 8 company holidays, and 3 floating holidays
  • Numerous discounts, including electricity discounts on NRG brands


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