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Date: Feb 4, 2019

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!


Seeking a thought leader to build partnerships across the enterprise to ensure a sound internal controls environment!


GRADE:  17

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled 

Position Summary

Provides leadership and overall management for the CPS Energy Internal Controls and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Programs, including internal controls for financial reporting, operational controls, IT general controls and application systems controls.  Coordinates with the Controller to be sure that internal controls are functioning effectively and are properly documented using established frameworks to support the external financial audit.  Provides leadership in the training across the organization on the importance of effective internal controls while supporting business objectives.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and internal consulting to the various operational areas across CPS Energy to ensure that internal controls have been established and functioning, while also providing proactive advisory services to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of these internal controls.
  • Works with the various operational areas building partnerships to formally document these internal controls using established frameworks, with the goal of having a central library within Enterprise Risk Management of functioning controls across CPS Energy.
  • Partners with the Controller to develop and provide formal training to build financial acumen across the enterprise about the purpose and importance of internal controls.
  • Works with Internal Audit to ensure a strong control environment.  
  • Provides comprehensive program management oversight designed to advance the maturity of CPS Energy’s governance, risk management and internal controls compliance framework.
  • Manages the Executive Financial Responsibility & Disclosure Certification Process.
  • Working collaboratively with other members of the GRC operations team to ensure reduction of segregation of duties risks in SAP and other CPS Energy IT systems, and other internal control improvements.
  • Facilitates improvements in financial and managerial accounting and reporting processes, procedures and controls.
  • Leads activities relating to the annual financial statement audit and special reviews.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Leadership experience in finance, accounting or auditing services.

Ability to lead a diverse team of staff. This leadership experience may be through formal supervisory experience or informally, such as directing the work of a junior colleague, or through significant peer leadership experience.

Foundational understanding of financial principles, financial statements and other applicable business operations.

Assertive self-starter, with ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, with a high degree of accuracy and ability to handle and/or manage sensitive and confidential information.

Evidence of strong planning and organization skills, essential for managing multiple tasks and large-scale projects of the section while ensuring timely and accurate completion.

Excellent relational, analytical, planning, multi-tasking, negotiating, problem-solving, verbal, written and communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to interact well with others (peers, co-workers, all levels of the organization and outside entities).

Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team environment, either as a team leader or team member.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or other related finance or internal controls certification.
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related business field.
  • Proficient in SAP.


Driving Projects to Completion

Navigating Organizations

Developing Plans

Prioritizing and Organizing Work

Coordinating Project Activities

Managing Time

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Auditing or related business field from an accredited university.

Required Certifications

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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