LG&E and KU Energy Financial & Contract Auditor in Louisville, Kentucky
Financial & Contract Auditor
Under the direction of Audit Services Management, perform assessments of internal controls in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Ensure effectiveness of ongoing internal controls over financial reporting by designing adequate testing plans, performing testing, assessing errors, identifying deficiencies, and working with process owners to remediate any weaknesses.
Provides direct assistance to the Company’s independent auditor in support of the annual financial statement audit.
Perform financial and contract related internal audits in accordance with the mandatory guidance set forth in the Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Professional Practices Framework including Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, Code of Ethics, Core Principles and the Definition of Internal Auditing.
Perform planning work on assigned segments of the audit.
Develop the work program including determining the records or activities to analyze, the extent of tests to apply, and the working papers to prepare. Identify potential applications for data analytics to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit project.
In accordance with the approved work program, obtain, analyze, and evaluate evidentiary data as a basis for an informed objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of control and on the efficiency of performance of the activities being reviewed.
Document work performed in the TeamMate electronic work paper system.
Prepare oral or written reports for management during and at the conclusion of the audit, discussing audit findings, recommending corrective action, and suggesting improvements in operations and reductions in cost.
Perform work with integrity, helping the Company comply with laws and regulations, and contributing to meeting the organizations ethical objectives.
Maintain objectivity and perform unbiased assessments of Company activities.
Maintain confidentiality by safeguarding information acquired during the audit process.
Maintain competency by seeking and continuously improving the knowledge, skills and experience needed to perform assigned audits.
Conducts oneself in a professional manner. Provides appropriate, timely feedback to peers, management, clients, and others. Presents feedback, opinions, suggestions and issues in a positive light, always striving for a win-win solution. Meets deadlines for routine administrative tasks such as status reports and time entry without supervision. Attends and contributes to team and departmental meetings as requested.
Approaches position with a team attitude. Supports team and department initiatives. Adjusts personal and team contributions to the changing conditions throughout the year as dictated by PPL, regulatory drivers (such as Sarbanes-Oxley), and CFO Department objectives.
Performs other duties as assigned by manager.
Primarily sitting. Occasional walking, lifting, climbing, and driving associated with required field job accountabilities and work conditions.
A successful academic or work background with an ability absorb information and achieve results. Must have the ability to manage work independently in a project based environment.
Normal office and plant environments. On-site reviews and field visitations are required. Occasional overnight travel required.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in accounting or business related field or an alternate combination of education and experience which results in equivalent job knowledge.
220 W Main Street
Finance & Accounting
This position will be filled according to the candidate's education and experience level.
Provides independent and objective assurance and consulting activities to help enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based evaluations and insight for improvement of the Company’s financial and contract related systems and operations. Helps the Company accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined and timely approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
Company Paid Relocation - External:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, perceived disability or any other protected characteristic as may be defined by applicable law.