Robert Half Finance & Accounting Energy firm seeks Sr. Inernal Auditor in Waltham, Massachusetts

Robert half is working with a national energy provider in search of a Sr. Auditor to join their team of internal auditors. This opportunity also affords the opportunity to travel (25%) time. This opportunity would provide a great challenge for an established auditor. As the Sr. Auditor, you would 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. The 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 the annual audit program. This position reports into a US Corporate Audit Director and provides exposure to various levels of management across all operating units. As a Sr. Auditor, your daily responsibilities would encompass:

  • Leading 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

  • Leveraging or developing 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 looking 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.

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

  • Delivering 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 looking for areas of improvement during the audit process and provide value adding and insightful recommendations that address control and process opportunities/weaknesses

  • 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 If interested, please call me directly at 781-505-4000 at ext. 60333 or email me with an updated copy of your resume to to discuss the role in further detail. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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Req ID: 02130-9500200542

Functional Role: Account Executive/Staffing Manager

Country: USA

State: MA

City: Waltham

Postal Code: 02451

Compensation: $80,000.00 to $110,000.00 per year

Requirements: The ideal Sr. Auditor will come with the following experience and skill sets:

  • 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.