Are you looking for a strategic leadership opportunity in the audit field? Then this director position could be the perfect fit.
Here’s what you’ll be doing (position summary):
This position provides strategic direction to the Audit & Consulting Department in accordance with board of directors requirements for two affiliated companies: Georgia System Operations Corporation ($85 million tax-exempt electric system operations company) and Oglethorpe Power Corporation ($12 billion energy producer that is an SEC filer and adheres to Sarbanes-Oxley standards of internal controls over financial reporting). In addition, the Audit & Consulting Department is a business partner with the internal audit staff of a third affiliate, Georgia Transmission Corporation ($2.8 billion in assets responsible for planning, building and maintaining high-voltage transmission lines and substations).
Other duties associated with this leadership role include:
Helping ensure strategic plans are developed and monitored for achievement of business objectives.
Providing advice and counsel to the boards and executive management groups to strengthen the corporate governance and the system of internal controls.
Developing and executing a comprehensive internal audit program for the evaluation of internal controls to ensure the department fulfills its mission of providing independent, objective assurance services that add value and improve the organizations’ operations.
Establishing and maintaining a quality assurance and improvement program that adheres to the standards of the internal auditing profession.
Directing evaluation of the organizations’ risk management program, controls and processes to determine adequacy and to identify areas of improvement.
Here’s the education and experience you’ll need (minimum qualifications):
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, auditing, management or a related field from an accredited institution. An advanced degree is desirable and a CPA, CIA or related professional designation is preferred.
Ten years of experience in accounting and auditing, including five years in both the utility industry, and as a department head preferred.
If no degree, then five additional years of experience is required.
We think the best qualified candidates have:
A knowledge of the Internal Audition Professional Practices Framework
A knowledge of commonly recognized internal controls and enterprise risk frameworks, such as COSO, SEC, PCAOB, SOX, and NERC, to name a few
A knowledge of common information technology frameworks
Experience with Audit Command Language and Workiva software
The ability to lead a team in a fast-paced, demanding environment
Well-developed communication and presentation skills across a variety of audiences.
The ability to build relationships in a matrixed environment
An orientation to detail
The ability to summarize complex issues
Highly developed prioritization skills
Here’s why you should choose Georgia System Operations Corporation:
We offer aggressively competitive pay, as well as generous benefits.
Top-of-the-line healthcare for employees and eligible dependents
A generous paid-time-off program
Flexible work schedules
A comprehensive retirement savings program
Georgia System Operations Corporation earned a Georgia Trend Best Place to Work designation in 2017, which underscored our five core values: competence, excellence, innovation, integrity and unity. We are proud of the organization we’ve built and invite you to check us out: www.gasoc.com.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Georgia System Operations Corporation
Georgia System Operations Corporation is a not-for-profit system operations company, operating as a cooperative. Our members are 38 of Georgia’s distribution electric membership corporations, Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Georgia Transmission Corporation. GSOC is one of four companies, along with OPC, GTC and Smarr EMC, that this group of EMCs — the distribution Members — formed to provide and deliver wholesale electric services to them. These 38 EMCs light up half the households in Georgia, covering two-thirds of the state.
GSOC was formed in 1997 when OPC spun off its transmission and system operations business units to form GTC and GSOC, respectively, although GSOC, in effect, has been managing system operations since 1990.
As the system operator, GSOC ensures reliable, independent system operations by monitoring and controlling electric generation for OPC, transmission for GTC and balancing resources with loads for our Member-owners' scheduling groups. GSOC's system operations meets the Member-owners' electricity demands from generation to transmission. GSOC complies with all applicable FERC operating and reliability standards, as delegated to SERC Reliabilit...y Corporation by the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO), North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Our corporate setup is unique in the electric utility industry. Most electric utility corporations operate as investor-owned utilities; that is, in addition to their customers, they also serve their investors. GSOC's business model is truly a cooperative. We're member-owned and member-directed, and each EMC has a voice in how we serve them and how we operate.