Lead Auditor - Non-Regulated Operations
AGL Resources 41 reviews - Naperville, IL

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Job Summary:
The purpose of this position is to conduct, financial, SOX and/or operational audits to ensure an adequate internal control structure and safeguarding of assets using an audit approach driven by industry and business risks that impact operational effectiveness, compliance to regulations and laws and adherence to company policies and procedures.

This role requires the receptivity to more complex business situations and process, keen analytical, written and oral communication skills and highly collaborative relationship-building abilities which are necessary to provide best in class internal audit services to clients and drive results for the organization. Additionally, strong multi-project management abilities and effective supervisory skills are essential to adequately support audit leadership and management teams.

Functional Expertise:
Responsible for retrieving basic audit data from internal information systems

Responsible for executing non-SOX audit procedure testing

Responsible for performing workpaper review for non-SOX and SOX audit activities

Responsible for drafting audit report for targeted or less complex non-SOX audits

Responsible for consolidating findings & drafting report of complex non-SOX audits

Responsible for executing SOX test plans and documenting results

Participates in the execution of corporate and fraud investigations

Business Acumen:
Participates in communicating, implementing, and executing audit plan & audit activities

Responsible for performing process and control analysis (strength, weakness, gaps)

Participates in developing non-SOX audit scope and objectives

Responsible for developing non-SOX audit test plans

Responsible for evaluating and analyzing ACL test results and outputs

Responsible for defining and drafting non-SOX audit issues as a result of audit testing

Responsible for assessing and rating issues/findings for non-SOX audits

Responsible for formulating audit recommendations for non-SOX audit findings/reports

Responsible for coordinating/planning detailed SOX activities

Responsible for designing SOX test plans

Documents, analyzes, and drafts SOX issues/exceptions identified

Participates in major business process improvement or system implementation projects

Liaise continuously w/ clients to keep abreast elements that impact plan

Conducts non-SOX audit meetings (entrance, status, exit)

Assists in managing and facilitating resolve of auditee dfferences or project conflict

Coordinates and collaborates non-SOX audit interviews during audit planning activities

Responsible for providing direction and guidance to staff during all phases of the audit

Obtains, evaluates and leverages audit reports from other areas as applicable

Leverages and obtains information, documents and support from owners to conduct audits

Participates in collaborating and coordinating SOX & audit activities w/ external auditors

Responsible for communicating exceptions of SOX testing to appropriate process owners

Responsible for collaborating & communicating SOX activities/issues (Internal Control)

Driving Results:
Coordinates mgmt. responses/assesses mitigation adequacy for less complex and more complex audits

Coordinates and performs follow-up activities/procedures to measure audit issue progress

This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:
Bachelor's Degree

Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Information Systems, Economics, CPA, CIA, CFE, CFA, or CMA

Related Work Experience:
At least 5 years audit or comparable professional experience

3 years project lead or supervisory experience

Specific Skills & Knowledge (Internal Audit Core Competencies):

Internal Auditing Standards / GAAP / COSO

Mastery comprehension and assessment of the organizational structure and components of AGL Resources, the role of Internal Audit and leveraging application of professional skills and competencies with regard to the internal control environment.

Mastery comprehension and application of the Internal Audit methodology with relevance and in conjunction with the internal control framework, consistent performance delivery and management expectations.

Conscientiously remains abreast of profession and industry trends/updates to effectively test the integrity and effectiveness of the business to agreed standards and delivering insights for change which will improve performance.

Intuitively develops and maintains relationships while maintaining objectivity as a trusted advisor. Thoughtfully provides constructive feedback on business issues making the case for change in a compelling way through effective communication.


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Occasional to Regular Traveler

Occasional Traveler (5-20% travel) – The incumbent will be required to travel on occasion. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights

Regular Traveler (20-50% travel) – The incumbent will be required to travel on a regular basis.

Trips will likely require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

AGL Resources is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V.

About this company
41 reviews
AGL Resources brings its resources to customers in seven states through its fleet of utilities. Its Nicor Gas unit has 2.2 million customers...