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American Water IT Internal Auditor in Camden, New Jersey

We are a people powered enterprise, providing the most important product on Earth to millions of customers a day, all across the country! Join us in our mission in clean Water for Life - Working at American Water, you are part of the purpose!

Primary Role

Responsible for participating in assigned audits by evaluating and assessing American Water’s (AW) risks/controls on the basis of an integrated control framework model to assure: 1) the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, 2) the reliability of financial reporting, 3) compliance with laws and regulations, and 4) the safeguarding of company assets.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assess risks/controls from an integrated business control framework (COSO and/or COBIT) and established enterprise risk management processes and works with management to mitigate risks.

  • Evaluates control systems currently existing in AW.

  • Supports risk/control awareness and self-assessment throughout AW.

  • Involvement in assurance or consultative activities within information technology processes and mechanisms.

  • Responsibility for conducting selected audits/projects in the field on a day-to-day basis ensuring quality results.

  • Responsible for assisting with Sarbanes Oxley testing activities.

  • Evaluates processes and internal controls and works collaboratively with management to identify actions needed. This requires understanding expectations of the IA Manager and Senior IA staff in conducting work. Also involves open and constructive communication.

  • Assists IA Senior or Manager with coordination and planning on a project basis.

  • Assist IA Senior or Manager with issue resolution on project-related items and adapts appropriately to situations encountered, seeking advice or help where needed. Keep IA Senior or Manager sufficiently advised of progress and issues.

  • Support development of draft report for department projects.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, systemic and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work in teams or effectively work independently.

  • Familiarity with technology and science such as coding, data science, statistics, programming a plus.

  • Desire to learn finance, operational, compliance, and information systems related processes and control mechanisms.

  • Interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on initiative, knowledge sharing, team building and decision making.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel functionalities (i.e. pivot tables, Vlookup, etc.)

  • Prior public accounting, corporate and/or multi-subsidiary company experience a plus.

  • Project management experience or skills a plus.

  • Prior experience working in the utility industry a plus.

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • Preferred 1-5 years' previous overall business experience desired. Experience working in a team-based environment a plus.

  • Experience with ERP/CRM systems such as SAP, Hyperion, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics a plus.

  • Desire to pursue professional certification as a CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE and/or equivalent.

  • Preferred experience with technology and science such as coding, data science, statistics and programming.

  • Experience in analyzing and documenting people and processes at the business unit and functional level is desired.

  • Experience in Sarbanes Oxley controls testing desired.

  • Experience working in a team-based environment is desired

Travel Requirements

20% travel.

Competencies

Champions safety

Collaborates

Cultivates innovation

Customer obsessed

Drives Results

Nimble learning

  • Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing*™

  • American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants* based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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