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NRG Energy, Inc. Senior IT Auditor - Hybrid in Princeton, New Jersey

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com . Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary:

  • Execute assigned IT audit plan projects and IT SOX testing and under direction of the Director, provide an independent and objective opinion on the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s system controls in mitigating business risks to achieve NRG’s strategy and performance objectives. Provide additional assurance services as requested by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors or Senior Management.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Lead and perform IT and integrated audits by documenting and evaluating audit objectives, recognizing and addressing key risks and controls, developing plans and schedules, and preparing or adapting audit programs. Audit role may vary as to leading a team of auditors or co-source, working individually on projects, or participating under another lead auditor.

  • Perform and manage Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing efforts, including IT general controls, application, key reports / IPE, and interface effectiveness testing.

  • Support SOX efforts on planning, external audit coordination, issue remediation, PBC management, status updates and other related tasks.

  • Handle multiple assignments simultaneously, meet deadlines and work under pressure.

  • Gather information, resolve issues, and make recommendations for process and control improvements.

  • Complete audit work papers and memoranda effectively via strong documentation of audit tests, data analytics, observations, and recommendations.

  • Prepare well written and concise audit reports on results of audit for review by Director.

  • Assist department with execution and management of data analytics, post audit surveys, continuous improvement of department templates and documentation.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of IIA and ISACA professional auditing standards and best practice audit procedures and techniques.

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid working environment, three days in office, two days remote work.

  • Some overtime required as special projects or deadlines require.

  • Minimal travel but may require periodic travel up to 20%.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with information systems or computer science preferred, and minimum three to four years of Internal Audit or relevant experience.

  • Must have working knowledge of internal control requirements, operational and financial activities, IT general controls, and generally accepted accounting principles and accounting processes.

  • Natural curiosity and ability to probe into the depths of processes to detect control and audit matters.

  • Proven audit report writing skills with minimal rework.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to consider / develop alternative solutions, and “think outside of the box.”

  • Ability to work through and interpret minimal instruction.

  • Excellent, proven communication skills required (via both verbal and written form), ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of clients including technical and non-technical clients, as well as work with teams cross-functionally.

  • Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters.

  • Demonstrates attention to detail and ability to handle multiple assignments, meet deadlines and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

  • Motivated to work independently and complete responsibilities with little supervision, but also work well with colleagues and promote team-oriented culture.

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications, AuditBoard and/or other auditing and data analytics tools.

  • Demonstrated high degree of ethics and strong sense of business judgment, and able to operate within NRG’s published core values.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications preferred in one or more of the following: CISA, CISSP, CISM, PMP, CIA.

  • Experience in application development, IT project management, system and database administration, web application design and development preferred.

  • Experience working within a COSO / risk-based framework preferred.

  • Prior Big 4 Accounting experience preferred.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrable hands-on skills or knowledge for various technology areas such as Information Security Topics (Identity and Access Management, Authentication Services, DevSecOps, Encryption etc.), Operating Systems (UNIX/Linux, Windows), Cloud Technologies (AWS, Azure, etc.), Networking Technologies (Software Defined Networking, Firewalls, Proxies, Routing etc.), Database Systems (Oracle, SQL Server, etc.), Data Analytics technologies (PowerBI, Tableau, etc.), and Infrastructure (servers, containers etc.).

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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