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At Calpine, we give you the tools you need to chart your own career path in an engaging, fast-paced environment where you can learn from power industry leaders.

Whether you are a student seeking an internship that offers real-world experience, a recent graduate ready to build a rewarding career or a seasoned professional who wants to expand your horizons, Calpine provides meaningful opportunities and challenges.

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Requisition Number 19-0352
Title Internal Auditor IV
City Houston
State TX
Job Family Legal
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 25
Relocation Provided No
Location Houston Office
Description Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

Internal Audit provides a remarkable opportunity for team members to understand Calpine’s business, processes, people and technology. The scope of our efforts spans across all aspects of Calpine’s business, from governance and financial management through business operations and customer interaction. Internal Auditors can expect to participate on projects that cover a wide range of topics, in areas significant to Company objectives, while interacting with various levels of management. Internal Auditors work closely with the business owners using our expertise to support Calpine in matters related to operations, finance, information technology, business improvements, governance, risk management, and controls.

The Internal Auditor IV - Information Technology - reports directly to the Internal Audit Manager and is primarily responsible for leading audits toward successful completion. The Internal Auditor IV will be responsible for audit projects from planning to reporting, and often provide guidance to other staff auditors assigned to the project. The Internal Auditor IV may work in various roles on individual Operational and IT audits, and must demonstrate Calpine ‘s “ASPIRE” values and be capable of working in a highly technical and fast paced environment. The Internal Auditor IV should be well versed in technology and possess advanced knowledge in the realm of Cybersecurity, and protection of Corporate and Industrial systems including Cloud environments.

Job Responsibilities:

• Responsible for conducting and documenting audits from planning to reporting. This includes performing a risk assessment, designing effective audit steps/tests, reviewing work of others, performing audit procedures and presenting issues to various levels of management;
• Evaluates internal controls and designs and conducts tests;
• Evaluates business processes, procedures, policies and internal controls and identifies factors causing deficiencies;
• Provides audit support to fellow Calpine staff as well as outside consultants to facilitate the audit processes;
• Provides services in the area of research, analysis, and at the more senior levels, managing audit projects;
• Audits the accounting and statistical data of various departments, divisions and locations in order to verify accuracy in compliance with plans, policies and procedures prescribed by management;
• Performs Data Analytics including complex analysis, dashboard report and exception reporting;
• Audits records of contractors regarding agreements where Calpine is the company of interest;
• Cooperates with outside auditors in any undertaking that may expedite their work;
• Assists in the implementation and support of a continuous auditing program;
• Documents all work according to standards consistent with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) published by The Institute of Internal Auditors;
• Communicates clearly, concisely, and accurately using professional oral and written communications with all levels of management;
• Prepares and submits reports of audit results including making recommendations on matters of significance and follows up on audit recommendations to ensure implementation;
• Responsible for preparing opening meetings, audit status updates and closing meeting with Calpine business segments;
• Assist Internal Audit management with administrative duties of the department; and
• Additional duties as assigned.
Requirements • Seasoned professional with advanced applied experience with five to eight years of internal audit, public accounting, or technical IT experience;
• Using comprehensive knowledge, serves as working supervisor for team or work group; day-to-day technical leadership while performing escalated or complex duties;
• Using advanced technical skills provides oversight of employees performing single function, location, product or technical area;
• Decisions typically related to schedule, plans and tactics. Results impact daily operations and progress on small to medium sized projects;
• Makes technical decisions and performs escalated or more highly complex work of a similar nature to that for which they oversee;
• Works on problems of diverse scope ranging from moderate to complex. May make recommendations on new processes, tools and services; leads team in day-to-day implementation activities of new products, services and techniques;
• Uses independent judgment requiring in-depth analysis of variable factors. Collaborates with management and top professionals/specialists in selection of methods, techniques, and analytical approach;
• Works within specific guidelines and procedures and is frequently required to interpret application of policies/procedures/technical methods for staff; often required to apply ingenuity and originality;
• Provides day-to-day technical oversight to staff; may become actively involved to meet schedules and resolve problems;
• Provides input into human resources decisions such as hiring, promotions and disciplinary actions;
• Collaborate and solve problems – works with others to resolve significant issues, clarify or interpret complex information, provide initial screening/negotiations;
• Strong analytical skills to analyze complex and inconsistent data;
• Experience with Electronic Work papers (i.e. TeamMate), Experience with Data Analytics, Advanced Excel and Business Intelligence tools (i.e. ACL, Microsoft Power BI, Cognos, Tableau). (Required)
• Experience in the energy/power industry (Required); and
• Authorized to work for any employer in the United States.

• Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Network/Database Administration, or Accounting
• Professional certification such as CISA, CISSP, (Required)
Portfolio of Assignments: (estimated)
• SOX/Compliance: 15% - 20%
• Operational & IT Audits: 65% - 75%
• Consulting/Other Projects: 5% - 10%
• Ability to travel domestically: 25%
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.
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