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American Water Senior Manager Internal Audit in Camden, New Jersey

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

Primary Role

Responsible for providing support to the Vice President of Internal Audit in providing objective assurance and consulting services using a disciplined, systematic and collaborative approach to evaluate the effectiveness of governance, compliance, control and risk management processes, in order to add value and help management achieve its strategic objectives. Responsible for managing staff and the annual audit plan.

Also responsible for assisting with select compliance activities related to the company's code of ethics.

Key Accountabilities

Assist the VP of Internal Audit in the development of flexible annual audit plans, for Board approval, using appropriate risk-based methodology including risk and internal control concerns identified by members of management, the Board of Directors, Internal Audit and/or established enterprise risk management processes. Lead projects and project teams to ensure day-to-day quality results. This requires setting expectations with the team, reviewing their work, coaching and training team members, and meeting management expectations. Ensure that co-sourced personnel are capable and supported to deliver quality results in support of their assigned roles. Develop, train and mentor IA senior and staff members. Ensure that staff performance expectations are adequately described and that goals are aligned with those of leadership. Provide ongoing feedback to support formal interim and year end performance assessments. Coordinate audit planning and scheduling activities with external auditors and other internal assurance providers. Responsible for internal departmental planning and coordination activities. Assess risks and key controls in financial, operational, regulatory, and IT related processes. Work with management to recommend effective risk mitigation and promote a company-wide exchange of ideas. Support risk/control awareness and self-assessment throughout the company. Lead staff in conducting objective assurance and consulting services working collaboratively with management to recommend practical action plans. Responsible for the effective execution of all audit and consulting projects. Responsible for complete and accurate audit and consulting reports. Responsible for assisting the VP of Internal Audit with audit committee preparation activities, such as committee report development, budgeting, and forecasting.

Develop strong management relationships necessary in meeting strategic objectives.

Provide support in the conduct of compliance activities related to the company's code of ethics.

Knowledge

Advanced understanding of audit theory, planning, testing, and reporting concepts. Understanding of process evaluation and review.

Advanced understanding of SOX compliance evaluation and testing.

Advanced understanding of risks/controls assessment from an integrated business control framework, such as COSO and COBiT (IT governance framework and supporting toolset).

Advanced understanding of ERP, CRM, fixed asset, and financial consolidation systems.

Knowledge of IT auditing concepts and frameworks desired.

Knowledge of control processes/systems in the water utility industry is desired.

Skills

Excellent spoken and written communication skills. Excellent organization and time management skills. Excellent project management skills. Excellent analytical skills. Ability to work on multiple projects. Possess strong ethical values. Proficiency in MS Office products. Ability to adapt well to changing priorities. Develops relationships necessary for successfully meeting demands of a specific project, principally interacting with functional management associated with the project. Willingness to learn. Ability to lead people.

Competencies

Drives Safety Culture

Drives Vision & Purpose

Strategic & Learning Agility

Political & Organizational Savvy

Builds Effective Teams & Network

Situational Adaptability

Persuades

Experience / Education

Experience:

A minimum 10+ years of audit related experience is required including 4+ years experience managing people and projects. Experience consists of varied functional positions and diverse audit projects is preferred.

Experience working in a team-based environment is required.

Experience in analyzing people, processes, and technology at all levels:

--functional

--business unit

--enterprise-wide

Establishes strong relationships with key management in assigned business areas and/or functions.

Technical experience in specific areas beneficial for auditing including IT auditing, ERP/CRM system knowledge, financial and/or operational industry knowledge.

Preferred experience with one or more of the following systems: SAP, Data Analytics Tools, Hyperion, MS Dynamics.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree is required. Master's/MBA is a plus.

At least one of the following certifications & licenses (and/or equivalent) is required: CPA, CIA, CISA, and/or CFE.

Travel Requirements

Approximately 20% travel throughout the United States is required.

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