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Senior Internal Auditor 


Company Profile:

NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. A Fortune 500 company, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers: whether as one of the largest solar power developers in the country, or by building the first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use. Our power generating facilities can support over 20 million homes and our retail electricity providers—Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus—serve more than two million customers.  More information is available at or Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.


Provide independent and objective opinions on the overall effectiveness and efficiency of NRG internal controls that mitigate business risks impacting performance objectives, and provide additional assurance services as requested by Senior Management or the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.


  • Lead the effective and timely execution of internal audit projects as assigned – this includes planning, scoping, testing, documenting, and reporting audit projects to clients and, if appropriate, to Senior Management.
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of IIA auditing standards, PCAOB generally accepted standards and common audit procedures and techniques.  
  • Complete audit work papers and memoranda by documenting audit tests and findings.
  • Support external auditors by coordinating information requirements and participating on selected audits led by the external auditor.
  • Provide support on issues relating to Sarbanes Oxley, internal controls, remediation assistance, and other compliance areas as requested.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of training programs in areas such as risk, ethics and anti-fraud.
  • Conduct audit walkthroughs and detailed evidential control tests; evaluate and summarize audit results; complete audit documentation.
  • Proactively interact with key client's management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business required.


  • Must have four or more years of Internal Audit experience.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of internal control requirements, operational and financial activities, and generally accepted accounting principals and accounting processes.
  • Ability to work effectively with representatives from other departments and functions is required.
  • Natural curiosity and ability to probe into the depths of processes to detect control and audit matters.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to consider/develop alternative solutions – “think outside of the box. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening and the ability to communicate with all levels of clients, verbal and written.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Ability to travel up to 30 percent of the time to domestic field locations.
  • Motivated to work independently and complete responsibilities with little supervision, yet work well and promote team oriented culture. 
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated high degree of ethics and strong sense of business judgment, and able to operate within NRG's published core values.
  • Experience working within a COSO/risk based framework preferred.
  • Experience in the energy industry and with Sarbanes Oxley preferred.
  • Additional training or degrees preferred; e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, CFE, etc.

NRG Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Business Unit 340
Position Sr Internal Audit  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number INT-13-00006  

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