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Director Internal Audit

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Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!


New tactical leadership role to oversee all internal audits and develop audit team!


GRADE:  Executive

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled




Position Summary

Director Internal Audit leads the operational division of the internal audit function to include overseeing all internal audits, establishing and communicating internal audit objectives, establishing priorities and setting direction for internal audit initiatives, and coordination of the internal audit operational budget.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordination and communication of all internal audit policies, procedures or guidelines
  • Development and execution of the annual internal audit plan with timely audit results and high-quality audit deliverables.
  • Work with VP of Audit Services to execute the internal audit strategy and lead the audit function, appropriately considering the relevant and evolving business risks facing the organization and addresses those risks in an effective manner.
  • Assess and anticipate organizational risks from current and changing business practices, policies, procedures, regulations, and laws. This includes monitoring, assessing, and analyzing organizational risks and controls, validating information and auditing for compliance. Identify problematic areas and provide insight to the organization on the impact of non-compliance.
  • Coordination of the internal audit risk assessment model to evaluate risk and establish audit priorities
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting and tracking of audit engagements
  • Establish and oversee the use of standardized processes and reporting consistent with business unit needs and performance requirements.
  • Responsible for the professional growth, performance and engagement of direct reports; ensure team is delivering value, being responsive and flexible to internal and external customers.
  • Implement process improvements that drive a high standard of excellence throughout Internal Audit and promote Operational Excellence through continuous improvement.
  • Promote culture of high performance, engagement and continuous improvement.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Advanced risk/controls, finance/accounting and/or information technology/operations knowledge

Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to identify control issues and financial/operational risk within a business process and recommend improvements

Strong oral and written communications skills, including presentations, report writing, and process flowcharting; and a proven track record of effectively building relationships with all levels of management in a positive and proactive manner

Prior direct report managerial experience

Experience with audit analytics tools (e.g. ACL/IDEA)

Experience with audit management software (e.g. MKinsight, TeamMate)

Proficient in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate the risks and impact of Finance and IT controls to technical and non-technical managers at various levels of the company
  • Process improvement certification (e.g. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt)


Developing Plans

Navigating Organizations

Accepting Responsibility

Driving Projects to Completion

Demonstrating Initiative

Developing Talent

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Information Services or related field

Required Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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