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Ameren Senior Financial Specialist, Internal Controls in St. Louis, Missouri

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SENIOR FINANCIAL SPECIALIST, INTERNAL CONTROLS (ZA5468)

About The Position

The Senior Financial Specialist, Internal Controls assesses the design of internal controls and monitors adherence to control policies. The Internal Controls group coordinates the Corporate Controller’s function to review financial processes and works closely with subject matter experts and auditors (internal and external) to ensure financial statement risk of misstatement is appropriately mitigated and control documentation allows for clear understanding of responsibilities and efficient audits. In addition, this role assesses the significance of deficiencies and monitors remediation. However, the nature of this role will require the individual to interact with broader leadership, including Managers and Directors.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assess financial statement risks to verify the completeness of existing internal controls and reduce SEC reporting risk.

  • Work closely with control owners to design efficient controls that mitigate financial statement risk and meet control objectives. Additionally, identify automation opportunities to reduce risks associated with manual controls.

  • Prepare and maintain SOX narrative and control documentation, ensuring it is appropriately detailed, accurate, and meets the requirements of internal and external audit teams.

  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors to maintain an efficient walkthrough and control testing program.

  • Work with management and the internal and external audit teams to evaluate control deficiencies and assess the severity, magnitude, root cause, and remedial actions.

  • Advise and educate business process owners on the importance of controls and the impact on the reliability of the financial statements.

  • Lead other ad hoc financial projects, as necessary.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university required. CPA also required. Advanced Degree preferred. Three or more years of accounting or relevant experience required. In-depth internal controls experience strongly desired. Previous project leadership and ability to balance competing tasks preferred.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • The ability to set, measure and consistently achieve goals within established timelines while balancing multiple priorities

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision

  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to interact with all organizational levels

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.

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