Arizona G&T Cooperatives
  • 18-Oct-2018 to 09-Dec-2018 (MST)
  • Benson, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

The Internal Auditor oversees the Cooperative's internal audit department and facilitates the enterprise risk management (ERM) process to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services, designed to add value and improve the performance of the Cooperative by assisting management and employees (customers) in the effective discharge of their responsibilities and by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of risk management, control and governance processes.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • BS in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
  • MBA or similar advanced degree is preferred.
  • Active designation as Certified Internal Auditor and/or Certified Public Accountant.
  • 7 - 10 years public accounting and/or internal auditing experience.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience directing an audit team or audit department.
  • Strong executive presence and a history of building and maintaining excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effective written and oral communication and relationship building skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), the principles of cost accounting, and financial accounting principles.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Institute of Internal Auditors Professional Practices Framework and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Working knowledge of the RUS uniform system of accounts.
  • Working knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Strong understanding of internal audit methodologies and techniques, including data analytics.
  • Extensive experience with risk-based internal auditing and annual planning.
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, accounting, presentation, email and internet software applications.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to synthesize and communicate business issues and solutions.
  • Experience or training with ERM programs, emerging risk management issues and operational risk preferred.
  • Ability to oversee and conduct risk analysis and communicate practical mitigation solutions to Management.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversight and management of the internal audit function including the development and implementation of the risk-based annual audit plan, including recurring and special audit work, which supports the strategic objectives of the Cooperative(s).
  • Facilitate with Management the continued development of the ERM program to ensure key business risks have been identified, internal controls exist to mitigate risks and risk indicators are developed and monitored regularly. Provide independent assessment and reporting of risks and risk-related issues.
  • Assist the Board of Directors and Management in establishing ERM program objectives, policies and guidelines that define risk tolerance and that govern and manage risk.
  • Act as staff liaison to AEPCO Risk and Audit Committee including preparation of meeting agenda and content and providing periodic reports on audit coverage, the results of audit activity and key business risks.
  • Develop budget for the department and routinely monitor and manage budget by analyzing variances and taking appropriate action, where necessary. Implement continued efficiency and productivity improvements.
  • Establish processes for auditing activities, direct department technical and administrative functions, maintain department independence and professionalism in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter.
  • Provide assistance to all departments in implementing audit recommendations.
  • Recruit and hire professional audit staff.
  • Mentor, motivate and ensure the development (i.e. continuing education, appraisals, counsel) of internal audit staff.
  • Coordinate the efforts of all internal audits, including management responses and follow-up on audit findings.
  • Coordinate the efforts of external audits, as needed.
  • Facilitate the conduct of the annual audit of the financial statements by the principal external auditor for each Cooperative, including review and update of financial statements and footnotes presentation.
  • Provide consulting services in fraud investigations, employee training, financial analysis and other process efficiency initiatives, as required.
  • Promote and support a high level of ethical awareness compliance and risk mitigation within the Cooperatives and evaluate business practices, policies, procedures and controls to ensure consistency with the Cooperatives' principles, values, and mission.
  • Modeling professional, leadership characteristics
  • Maintaining positive relations with customers
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