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Intern - Internal Audit

ISO New England Inc., Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #384
Monday, September 2, 2019
ISO New England oversees the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of  New England and administers the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for the buying and selling of wholesale electricity. The power system is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge and energy policies evolve. There is a lot going on at our organization behind the scenes to make sure the grid continuously yields reliable electricity at competitive prices while addressing the unique challenges that come along with our industry.
Intern: Internal Audit
Minimum Education Level: Rising Junior
Preferred Majors: Accounting / Auditing

Department description:

The Internal Audit Department (IAD) is responsible for providing high quality, independent, professional audit coverage of ISO New England's business and information technology (IT) processes including the evaluation of the ISO New England's system of internal controls, reviewing governance and risk management processes, performing company-wide risk assessments for the purpose of developing the annual audit work plan, checking ISO New England's compliance with governing agreements and regulations, supporting external audits/reviews and examining the quality and integrity of financial reporting. IAD performs internal controls and compliance audits as well as substantive testing in the areas of business operations (e.g., bulk power system and grid reliability, control room and forecasting functions and bid to bill processes including market administration and settlements functions), financial reporting processes and IT (e.g., IT general controls support processes, application systems, technical infrastructure and systems development projects). IAD is responsible for providing resources to lead, facilitate, coordinate and oversee special ongoing projects such as the SSAE 18 engagement, benefit plans audits, third party certification of Market System software and an independent annual internet vulnerability assessment at ISO New England.

What will you be working on:
 

College intern position to assist IAD with performance of internal audit fieldwork, reporting, direct support of the SSAE 18 engagement testing and SOC 1 report review, as well as administrative tasks such as follow up of outstanding audit issues. Position reports to the Senior Audit Manager, with general direction given by the Director of Internal Audit and the Principal Auditor.

How will you make an impact:
  • Performing detail audit testing and analysis and preparing audit work papers in the areas of vendor contracts, expense reporting, wire transfers, various information systems audits, etc.;
  • Performing detail audit testing in direct support of the SSAE 18 engagement in the areas of automated testing, Market Monitoring, Customer Query Tracking, DA Energy Market, RT Energy Market, Forward Capacity Market, FTR/ARR, Reserve Market, and OATT;
  • Utilizing automated tools such as the ACL data mining and data analysis package to perform fraud, waste and abuse monitoring;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks such as the follow-up of outstanding audit issues, proofreading of senior management and Audit & Finance Committee presentations, etc.
What we look for in a candidate:
  • A minimum of two years of college education (preferably three) completed in an auditing, accounting and/or business administration program with at least a 3.2 grade point average (preferably 3.5 or higher);
  • Strong knowledge and experience with office software, preferably Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Demonstrate attention to thoroughness and accuracy in performing detailed, repetitive tasks;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills 
  • Experience performing detailed administrative tasks in a professional office/company environment
  • Active participation in college, community and/or volunteer activities
  • Although minimum grade as accepted is 3.2 grade point average, would prefer 3.7 or higher
To be eligible for the internship candidate must have completed at least the first year of college and be currently enrolled in a four year or graduate-level academic program. Candidates must have the authority to work in the US on a permanent basis, without requiring sponsorship.

 
Equal Opportunity
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.
Drug Free Environment 
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Social Networking Notice ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 1, 2020
  • Job End Date Friday, August 14, 2020
  • ISO New England Inc., Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America