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Lead Auditor (hybrid)

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Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00936122

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Lead Auditor

**We are looking to hire someone to work in either our Columbus, Ohio or Merrillville, Indiana office (3 day/week hybrid schedule)**

Essential Functions

  • Operate in a manner that and demonstrates the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Understand and comply with audit standards (IIA professional practices) and department standards (Internal Audit Manual).
  • Comprehensively understand and document basic and complex business processes with minimal assistance and oversight.
  • Comprehensively understand interrelationships and dependencies between business processes and functions, both internal and external to the company, and the associated impact on the effectiveness of the control environment with minimal assistance and oversight.
  • Identify and document inherent and residual business risk with minimal assistance and oversight.
  • Identify and document expected and existing business controls.
  • Design and execute efficient and effective methods to test the business control environment (which includes data analysis, evaluation of transactions, and observation of processes).
  • Determine most appropriate sample selection methodology and select appropriate audit samples.
  • Identify and comprehensively support control deficiencies and business improvement opportunities; represent an appropriate balance between cost and benefit.
  • Provide insight and advice to management regarding complex risk management and control activities with minimal assistance and oversight.
  • Document audit results in audit workpapers that are comprehensive, clear, concise, organized and in compliance with department standards.
  • Report audit results to management.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with coworkers and business partners.
  • Review workpapers and provide relevant and appropriate feedback.
  • Manage minor to complex audit projects, sometimes simultaneously.
  • Direct and monitor the work of auditors assigned to project teams and facilitate the development of more junior auditors by providing coaching and mentoring.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships to facilitate the objectives of the Internal Audit Department and achieve the vision of the department.
  • Manage department administrative tasks and projects as requested.
  • Provide value-added feedback regarding Internal Audit Department processes and conduct special projects related to the continuous improvement of audit processes with assistance and oversight.

Required Qualifications For Position

  • Bachelor's Degree Accounting, Information Systems, or Engineering
  • At least 4-8 years of audit related experience or equivalent.
  • Strong business acumen

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Substantial audit experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Committee of Sponsoring Organization (COSO) Risk Management Framework
  • Comprehensive understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal control principles
  • Understanding of information technology general computer controls

Work Authorization

Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship.

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$91,000.00 - $136,600.00

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Internal Audit is responsible for conducting audits and assessments of operating procedures and the adequacy of internal controls within the company's business processes. Internal Audit also performs testing to evaluate compliance with SEC and other regulatory requirements. Internal Auditors prepare work programs, provide recommendations on control deficiencies and prepare reports to communicate audit results to management.

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