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Staff Internal Auditor

Company: American Water
Location: Camden
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

American Water is the best choice for your next role! With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information on American Water, visit--- ---and follow American Water on--- Twitter ,--- Facebook ---and--- LinkedIn .

Primary Role

Responsible for participating in assigned audits by evaluating and assessing American Water's (AW) risks/controls on the basis of an integrated control framework model to assure: 1) the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, 2) the reliability of financial reporting, 3) compliance with laws and regulations, and 4) the safeguarding of company assets. Also responsible for assisting with select compliance activities related to the company's code of ethics and performing direct assistance assignments for external public accounting firm.

Key Accountabilities

--- Assess risks/controls from an integrated business control framework and established enterprise risk management processes and works with management to mitigate risks.
--- Develops risk/control assessments based on project objectives and expectations.
--- Supports risk/control awareness and self-assessment throughout AW.
--- Responsibility for conducting selected financial and operational risk-based audits/projects on a day-to-day basis ensuring quality results. Support development of draft report for department projects.
--- Involvement in assurance or consultative activities within information technology processes and mechanisms.
--- Assists IA Senior or Manager with coordination and planning on a project basis.
--- Assist IA Senior or Manager with issue resolution on project-related items and adapts appropriately, seeking advice or help where needed.
--- Keep IA Senior or Manager sufficiently advised of progress and issues.
--- Provide support in the conduct of compliance activities related to the company's code of ethics.
--- Perform direct assistance work assignments under the direction of AW and external public accounting firm.
--- Responsible for assisting with Sarbanes Oxley testing activities.


--- Basic to intermediate understanding of audit theory, planning, testing, and reporting concepts
--- SOX compliance evaluation and testing risks/controls assessment from an integrated business control framework, such as COSO and COBiT (IT governance framework and supporting toolset)
--- ERP, CRM, fixed asset, and financial consolidation systems
--- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
--- Understanding of process evaluation and review.
--- Strong analytical, systemic and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and in teams or effectively work independently.
--- Interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on initiative, knowledge sharing, team building and decision making.
--- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel functionalities (i.e. pivot tables, Vlookup, etc.)
--- Prior public accounting, corporate and/or multi-subsidiary company experience a plus.
--- Project management experience or skills a plus.
--- Prior experience working in the utility industry a plus.


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience as an auditor with previous risk assurance and advisory experience.
  • Analyzing and documenting people and processes at the business unit and functional level.
  • Sarbanes Oxley controls testing
  • Working in a team-based environment.
  • ERP/CRM systems such as SAP, Hyperion, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics

    Travel Requirements

    • Up to 5% throughout the United States


      Champions safety
      Cultivates innovation
      Customer obsessed
      Develops Talent
      Drives Results

      Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing---

      American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they arean individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: American Water, Camden , Staff Internal Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Camden, New Jersey

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