Senior Internal Auditor

  • location: San Francisco, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $45 - $55 per hour
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Senior Internal Auditor

job summary:
The Senior Internal Auditor role will have a unique opportunity to help build Pattern's internal audit function. The Senior Internal Auditor will support the various Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) compliance and control initiatives including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX 404) and Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16. The Senior Internal Auditor will gain a complete understanding of all SOX process narratives, will update process flowcharts as needed, will develop and execute testing procedures according to the audit plan, will provide recommendations to remediate issues noted during testing, and will perform follow-up testing for remediated controls. In addition, the Senior Internal Auditor will perform operational, compliance and information technology audits, and will assume an advisory role for system and process improvements.

Communications

The Senior Internal Auditor must maintain strong working relationships with various departments within the company to ensure both SOX and internal control requirements are met. This role must feel comfortable and confident in approaching process owners to obtain necessary information and documentation to perform the duties listed below.

Key Accountabilities

The key responsibilities will include as a minimum the following:

  • Assist in developing the annual audit plan and performing risk assessments
  • Perform testing procedures for SOX 404, financial, operational and information technology audits and thoroughly document results
  • Performing intermediate and advanced level audits, reviews, or analysis of transactions in execution of the annual internal audit plan
  • Make recommendations to improve control design and operating effectiveness, streamline processes for efficiency, and comply with company policies and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain an issues log and work with process / control owners in determining remediation efforts and timing
  • Communicating noted issues, risks, and control deficiencies to the Director, Internal Audit in a clear and concise manner
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative, value-added assurance and advisory co-sourcing relationship with the external audit team, leveraging access to necessary subject matter expertise and staff supplementation
  • Collaborating with management to build and maintain ongoing business relationships.
  • Evaluate information security and associated risk exposures
  • Provide support to the company's anti-fraud program
  • Evaluate the company's enterprise risk management program
  • Evaluate the company's regulatory compliance program with consultation from legal counsel
  • Complete ad hoc and other duties related to Internal Audit services, as assigned.
  • Limited domestic and international travel to be expected
  • Other special projects as assigned
Qualifications

Educational and Work Experience

  • A BS / BA degree in accounting, finance or related field required
  • CPA, CIA, CISA or CFE required
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years' experience in internal / external audit and / or consulting
  • Experience at a Big 4 audit firm highly preferred
  • Experience in auditing at a global company with international locations is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of professional standards (U.S. GAAP, GAAS, SOX 404, COSO, AS5 and the Professional Practices Framework of the IIA)
  • Willingness to learn new business processes and clearly document process controls
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present to peers and management.
  • Renewable energy industry experience is preferred
Additional Requirements

Skills & Ability:

  • A passion for auditing and wanting to understand how processes work
  • Eager to learn about Pattern Energy and the renewable energy industry
  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand business processes to identify control deficiencies, process issues, and business problems and recommend potential solutions
  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices to ensure best practices are always considered
  • Perform all assigned audit duties in manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of InternalAuditors (IIA)
  • Extremely accurate in data analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills and understanding of methods for streamlining and automating repetitive functions
  • Initiative in pursuing appropriate, timely and effective solutions to complex issues
  • Ability to respond to time sensitive issues with quick turnaround
Technical Skills

Computer skills -.Advanced Microsoft Office skills

 
location: San Francisco, California
job type: Contract
salary: $45 - 55 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 3 Years
 
responsibilities:
Key Accountabilities

The key responsibilities will include as a minimum the following:

  • Assist in developing the annual audit plan and performing risk assessments
  • Perform testing procedures for SOX 404, financial, operational and information technology audits and thoroughly document results
  • Performing intermediate and advanced level audits, reviews, or analysis of transactions in execution of the annual internal audit plan
  • Make recommendations to improve control design and operating effectiveness, streamline processes for efficiency, and comply with company policies and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain an issues log and work with process / control owners in determining remediation efforts and timing
  • Communicating noted issues, risks, and control deficiencies to the Director, Internal Audit in a clear and concise manner
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative, value-added assurance and advisory co-sourcing relationship with the external audit team, leveraging access to necessary subject matter expertise and staff supplementation
  • Collaborating with management to build and maintain ongoing business relationships.
  • Evaluate information security and associated risk exposures
  • Provide support to the company's anti-fraud program
  • Evaluate the company's enterprise risk management program
  • Evaluate the company's regulatory compliance program with consultation from legal counsel
  • Complete ad hoc and other duties related to Internal Audit services, as assigned.
  • Limited domestic and international travel to be expected
  • Other special projects as assigned
 
qualifications:
Qualifications

Educational and Work Experience

  • A BS / BA degree in accounting, finance or related field required
  • CPA, CIA, CISA or CFE required
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years' experience in internal / external audit and / or consulting
  • Experience at a Big 4 audit firm highly preferred
  • Experience in auditing at a global company with international locations is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of professional standards (U.S. GAAP, GAAS, SOX 404, COSO, AS5 and the Professional Practices Framework of the IIA)
  • Willingness to learn new business processes and clearly document process controls
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present to peers and management.
  • Renewable energy industry experience is preferred
 
skills: Audit - Internal
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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