Internal Auditor

Posted Date: Feb 14, 2024

Location: Camden, NJ, US, 08102

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.


As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.


American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

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Primary Role

Responsible for participating in assigned audits by evaluating and assessing American Water’s (AW) risks/controls 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. Also responsible for performing direct assistance assignments for external public accounting firm.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct risk-based audits/projects on a day-to-day basis ensuring quality results.  Includes assisting Seniors and Management with coordination, planning, fieldwork, drafting audit/project reports, and issue resolution.  
  • Assess risks/controls from an integrated business control framework and collaborate with management to mitigate risks.  Supports risk/control awareness and self-assessment throughout AW.
  • Organized and proactive communication of progress and issues.
  • Perform substantive testing and financial statement tie outs on behalf and under the direction of AW’s external auditors. 

Knowledge/Skills

  • Basic to intermediate understanding of audit theory, planning, testing, and reporting concepts.  Understanding of process evaluation and review.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on initiative, knowledge sharing, team building and decision making.
  • Strong analytical, systemic and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and in teams or effectively work independently.
  • SOX compliance evaluation and risks/controls assessment from an integrated business control framework, such as COSO and COBIT (IT governance framework and supporting toolset)
  • Proficiency in 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 or Master’s degree in accounting or finance required. 
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 3 years overall business experience, of which minimum of 1 year within audit related fields is required.
    • Analyzing and documenting people and processes at the business unit and functional level.
    • Working in a team-based environment.
    • ERP/CRM and fixed asset systems such as SAP, Oracle/Hyperion, and PowerPlan.
    • AuditBoard software is a plus.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 5% throughout the United States.

Work Environment

  • Hybrid, in Camden, NJ office 3 days a week.

Competencies

Champions safety
Customer obsessed
Cultivates innovation
Nimble learning
Drives Results
Collaborates

 

 

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