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NiSource Internal Audit Project Manager (hybrid) in Merrillville, Indiana

Internal Audit Project Manager

  • Looking for an opportunity with exposure to many company business processes and leaders?

  • Are you a collaborative, critical thinker that likes to be creative and solve problems?

  • We want your energy at NiSource, where you can inspire positive change across the organization.

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

Relocation assistance is available

Job Summary

The Internal Audit Project Manager is responsible for leading and executing risk-based projects, per the approved Internal Audit Plan to assess, report on, and make suggestions for improving the company's risk management activities related to operational, technology, financial and compliance processes. The Internal Audit Project Manager manages internal audit projects and oversees and coaches auditors working on the projects they manage. The Internal Audit Project Manager ensures that target audit coverage is obtained within defined project budgets and schedules and escalates potential issues as appropriate. In addition, this position identifies and communicates continuous improvement opportunities within the Internal Audit department.

Essential Functions

  • Operate in a manner that and demonstrates the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

  • Comply with and ensure audit team compliance with audit standards (IIA professional practices) and department standards (Internal Audit Manual).

  • Manage multiple, complex audit projects simultaneously.

  • Structure and monitor the work of auditors assigned to project teams and facilitate the development of more junior auditors by providing coaching and mentoring.

  • Ensure that basic and complex business processes are comprehensively understood and documented.

  • Ensure that 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 are comprehensively understood with minimal assistance and oversight.

  • Ensure that inherent and residual business risk are understood and documented.

  • Ensure that expected and existing business controls are comprehensively understood.

  • Ensure that efficient and effective methods to test the business control environment are designed and executed by the audit project team (which includes data analysis, evaluation of transactions, and observation of processes).

  • Ensure appropriate sample selection methodology is executed.

  • Provide insight and advice to management regarding complex risk management and control activities.

  • Identify and comprehensively support control deficiencies and business improvement opportunities; represent an appropriate balance between cost and benefit.

  • Ensure that audit results in audit workpapers 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 to auditors.

  • 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.

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships to facilitate the objectives of the Internal Audit Department and achieve the vision of the department.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Information Systems, or Engineering (other four-year degrees might be acceptable in combination with appropriate experience and certifications)

  • Broad business knowledge

  • Substantial audit experience (operational audit experience preferred)

  • Project management 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

  • CPA, CIA, or CISA required; CIA strongly preferred; CISA strongly preferred for candidates with a technology emphasis (Candidates without a CPA, CIA, or CISA designation will be considered if the candidate demonstrates an excellent combination of experience, expertise, and education relevant to the job and is committed to obtaining a CPA, CIA, or CISA designation within one year)

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Advanced degree

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:

$125,800.00 - $188,600.00

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At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.