Corporate Auditor Consultant

Location: Rosemead, CA
Date Posted: 09-28-2017
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location: Rosemead, CA
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 12 month+
Industry: Energy
Rate: Commensurate with Experience

The Griffin Groupe is sourcing experienced audit professionals for a valued energy client in Southern California.  This is an excellent opportunity to work with a $10B+ company that has been servicing customers for over 100 years. Come work for a team committed to creating smarter grids & cleaner energy. This consulting engagement is for a 12 month+ project. Candidates must be able to relocate in or near Rosemead, CA for the duration of the project.
  • Graduate degree in accounting, tax or related field.
  • CPA or CIA, CFE (or related license)
  • Big 4 experience.
  • Regulatory and legislative compliance experience related to utilities
  • Excellent communication skills (including the ability to present to upper management and distill down highly technical matters to make them readily understandable)
The successful candidate will primarily work in the areas of Finance, Regulatory Compliance, Power Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources (etc.) on highly complex and/or specialized projects or audits having a major significance/risk to the Company by following the audit protocols and work program. He/she may, based on capability and situations, lead audits, which will require the auditor to have general knowledge of the Operational Unit functions as well as a broad knowledge of company and department policies, objectives, strategies, and goals; regulatory requirements, affiliate relationships, industry best practices, and applicable governmental laws. This position also requires knowledge of the audit function and audit techniques; data analytics, statistical sampling, audit protocols, generally accepted auditing standards, business risk assessment principles, control assessment techniques, audit report writing and documentation.
  • Independently conduct, lead or participate as a team member on highly complex, sensitive and/or specialized audit engagements that have a major significance to the Company.
  • Plan and execute audit engagements with assigned staff within budget and cycle time that will involve making decisions with regard to day-to-day audit engagement activities.
  • Develop engagement level risk assessment of the system of internal controls, reliability of operating information, and compliance with regulatory requirements including applicable laws, and the corporate standards of conduct.
  • Evaluate processes and controls for improvement and efficiencies. Ensure continuous improvement in audit engagements and other special projects.
  • Independently serve as a technical advisor/consultant on highly complex and/or specialized consulting assignments or special projects.
  • Develop audit reports with recommendations that influence executive and/or senior management decisions or reduce major corporate risk.
  • Lead consulting engagements as requested by management and offer recommendations to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Senior management occasionally requests the Audit Services Department to act in an advisory capacity to evaluate operations and provide recommendations to improve an organization’s governance, risk management, and control processes.
  • Interact with all senior levels of management, including the VP/General Auditor to present audit findings, complex issues and recommendations.
  • Interact professionally with various levels of management and personnel from different organizational units while performing audits or consulting engagements.
  • Work effectively with flexibility in a variety of situations, including those involving uncertainty, lack of information, and changing circumstances.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Management, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years audit experience (combined internal and external audit).
  • CPA, CIA, CFE or equivalent certification.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills with the ability to manage a team of audit professionals and assist them in all aspects of an audit engagement or special project.
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge of internal controls, auditing standards, and accounting (SEC, PCAOB, GAAS, and GAAP) and ability to explain technical concepts to a variety of audiences, including those with a non-financial background, at a variety of levels throughout the company.
  • Demonstrates experience with developing engagement level risk assessments including assessing fraud risk.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing and presenting during meetings.
  • Demonstrates experience using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Demonstrates experience using strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrates experience with defining problems, manipulating data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrates experience with persuading, negotiating and influencing others.
  • A graduate degree in the subjects of business administration, accounting, tax or related field.
  • Big 4 experience.
  • Experience with auditing commercial business/manufacturing and utilities and independent power producers.
  • Experience evaluating or auditing human resources and benefits functions such as pension plan, 401K, FLSA, etc.
  • Experience using software including TeamMate, Supplier Portal, Endure, Ariba and SAP experience, including Governance, Risk, and Compliance module.
  • Experience with applying regulatory and legislative compliance for utilities (FERC, NERC, CPUC, etc) and General Rate Case proceedings in California.
  • Experience with company operations, finance, accounting, information systems, and regulatory processes.
  • Experience with auditing contracts, including but not limited to supply chain contracts and labor union agreements.
  • Experience auditing or performing energy procurement and/or risk control functions.
  • Ability to explain highly technical matters in a readily understandable manner.
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

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