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Renewable Energy Group Senior Accountant, Internal Audit in Ames, Iowa


Assist REG organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. REG Internal Audit aspires to be the leading practice that helps to align to the key risks and strategies of REG organization. REG Internal Audit positive and supportive culture encourages individuals to do their best work, inspire and transform. We celebrate professionals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be motivated, confident, and use their strengths every day.


Key Accountabilities:

•Support Internal Audit management in managing planning, execution, and reporting of internal audit activities and advisory projects

•Establish and sustain professional and collaborative relationships with key process owners across the company

•Develop a thorough understanding of the company’s operations, business and IT environments, along with establishing effective business relationships within the organization’s leaders

•Mentor and coach staff members of Internal Audit team, including interns

•Assist Team Lead/Manager to supervise Internal Audit staff members, including work assignments, work review, and development

•Support Internal Audit management in planning and execution of control testing as part of Sarbanes Oxley compliance including the planning, scheduling, assigning staff, performing testing, reviewing test documentation, and sharing files with the external auditors

•Provide support in the planning and implementation of operational and consulting projects

•Provide support role in creating and presenting oral and written reports to management supporting results of audit conclusions and recommendations

•Exercise professional skepticism, judgment and adhere to the code of ethics

•Assist in interacting and coordinating completion of external auditor documentation requirements (e.g. SOX, quarterly SEC forms 10-Q and 10-K assistance)

•Perform other duties as assigned

Support Function:

•Support Internal Audit management in the evaluation process of Internal Audit staff

•Participate, as needed, in the selection and interviewing process when hiring additional Internal Audit staff

•Take initiative to identify opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness and recommend value-added improvements to the processes

•Continuously develop technical proficiency in areas of auditing, accounting, and industry matters

•Provide regular status updates for ongoing of projects, changes to the control environment, issues, risks, department improvements opportunities, and progress of the staff

•Oversee and enable team members to be able to assist management in performing special reviews of operations when requested

•Perform other duties as assigned


•Demonstrate the highest ethical standards

•Ability to timely execute in a fast paced, high demand environment while overseeing multiple priorities/tasks simultaneously

•Communicating with all levels of personnel throughout the organization;

•Demonstrate attention to detail while focusing to articulate “big picture” impacts to the internal audit team

•Possess the following competencies:

-Analytical Problem Solving

-Cooperative Teamwork

-Drive for Excellent Results


-Initiative / innovation

•Consistent attendance and punctuality

•Provide personal contact information on an as needed basis for official business purposes

•Periodic overnight business travel (approximately 10% or less), which may include some international travel


Education Preferred:

•Bachelor's or Master’s degree (in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Accounting Information Systems or related field preferred)

•Certification as CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, or similar preferred

Experience Preferred:

•3-5 years of experience in public accounting or a combination of public/private accounting, preferably with exposure to commodity accounting

•Experience supervising team members desirable

•Experience in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance reviews;

•Experience in audit, governance, risk or in a business environment, and enterprise risk management concepts (e.g., risk assessment, root cause analysis)

•IT auditing background desirable

Skills Preferred:

•Ability to state complex issues concisely

•Strong professional judgment, critical thinking

•Robust organizational and communication skills

•Experience with working in an ambiguous environment

•Analytical and accounting skills

•Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

•Knowledge of Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and/or Hyperion Financial Management highly desired

•Experience with data analysis/mining tools (e.g., Tableau, ACL) preferred

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.