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INTERNAL AUDITOR SR.
at TallGrass Energy
Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation’s most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.
We were named to Colorado’s Top Workplaces list for the five consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where all employees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued, have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total Rewards Package is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We offer our employees competitive base pay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time, holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement; Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan; company-paid Life insurance, Short and Long term disability insurance; Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; Identity Theft Protection; and Critical Health and Accident insurance.
Primary purpose for Internal Auditor Sr:
To examine and evaluate the effectiveness of operational, financial, compliance and information technology related controls, and support Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities. This role involves evaluating risk and performing financial, operational, compliance and information technology audits and documenting and communicating results in accordance with department and professional standards, and documenting processes and testing internal controls in support of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. The Sr. Internal Auditor will act as a first-line resource for Internal Auditor(s).
Essential duties and responsibilities:
•Perform audit field work necessary for evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls, efficiency of operations, compliance with corporate policies and procedures and industry laws/regulations.
•Assist in the development of the entity-wide risk assessment and a comprehensive annual internal audit plan.
•Develop comprehensive risk-based internal audit programs, plan audits and execute fieldwork.
•Perform internal control walkthroughs and Sarbanes-Oxley 404 testing procedures within budgeted timeframes for business process and information technology operations.
•Prepare work papers documenting procedures performed and that fully support audit findings.
•Recommend improvements that add value to risk management, internal control, governance and business processes and communicate control findings to process owners/audit clients.
•Assist in the preparation of Internal Audit reports which include formal recommendations to management for review and implementation.
•Track and follow up on audit findings.
•Provide management and process owners consulting services in the areas of corporate governance, risk and control management, policies and procedures and financial and operational processes.
•Develop and maintain through direct contact a strong rapport with key operating and corporate associates. Promote organizational confidence in the value and integrity of internal audit services.
•Offer assistance and act as a resource/mentor to the Internal Auditor(s) when needed.
•Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
•Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
•Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
•Will work non-traditional hours as needed.
•Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
•Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.
•Other duties as assigned.
•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline.
•A minimum of five (5) years of increasing experience in public accounting and/or internal audit involving public companies with extensive exposure to SOX 404 compliance requirements and related controls testing and in the direct performance of internal audit activities.
•A minimum of five (5) years specific IT audit experience.
•Exposure to COSO principals and practical hands-on experience evaluating risk and developing internal audit programs.
•Familiarity with information technology general control concepts and practices.
•Advanced proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:
•Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).
Competencies, Skills & Abilities:
•Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•Ability to present clear, objective evaluation and articulation of risks, opportunities for improvement and internal control recommendations.
•Able to effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization, as well as external customers and auditors.
•Previous experience with data analysis tools and techniques to support audit sampling, work paper management and the tracking and reporting of recommendations.
•Strong analytical, statistical and problem-solving skills in order to evaluate opportunities for improvement/optimization of processes, quality, safety or other operational resources.
•Ability to build relationships and work well across functions.
•Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
•Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and drive analysis to appropriate conclusion.
•Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
•Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
•Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
•Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.
•Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skill sets of the successful candidate.
All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughout facility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting up to 25 lbs.
•Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.
•Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
•The employee is regularly required to use hands to type, touch, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•Travel is anticipated up to 25%.
•May be required to carry a cell phone, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
•The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:
•Experience in the oil & gas, utility or other energy-related industries is preferred.
•CPA ,CIA or similar type professional certification or advanced degree highly desirable.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.
Tallgrass Energy, LP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V