Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Internal Audit Manager Job Opening in White Plains, New York

The New York Power Authority is seeking an Internal Audit Manager in White Plains

The New York Power Authority is seeking an Internal Audit Manager for full-time work in their White Plains location.

White Plains, NY Internal Audit Manager Job Description

In the role of NYPA Internal Audit Manager, the successful job candidate will:
  • Manage high quality, professional day-to-day planning, scheduling, execution, and reporting of internal audit engagements and projects within established timelines and budgets; provide overall guidance and direction of the team in conducting the entire audit engagement lifecycle from planning through reporting.
  • Oversee engagement operations and address the occurrence of unanticipated issues, demonstrating flexibility assisting the team in prioritizing and completing tasks and communicating potential conflicts and recommended solutions to the SVP of Internal Audit.
  • Be responsible for managing multiple concurrent audit engagements and the overall evaluation of key risks and internal controls, approving audit programs/risk & control metrics, approving benchmarking of financial and operational processes and controls, and communicating opportunities for efficiencies/performance improvements based on leading practice; work with the SVP of Internal Audit to communicate findings/recommendations to senior management and client personnel.
  • Oversee annual risk assessment activities, as appropriate, including leading interviews and/or survey processes, approving audit plans and risk assessment templates as well as preliminary audit scope areas; work directly with the SVP of Internal Audit to validate auditable entities and risk factors and to develop the long-range risk assessment and audit plan.
  • Support team in audit entrance and exit conferences, as appropriate.
  • Manage team in conducting testing procedures including, but not limited to, detailed tests of controls including sampling/confidence levels, analytical procedures, Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAATs), and other audit procedures to address risks identified and to test internal controls; responsible for directing work conducted by audit engagement teams.
  • Be responsible for guiding and reviewing high quality deliverables created by audit engagement teams using appropriate business and technical language, reviewing audit work performed and results by reviewing work papers and validating audit issues clearly articulate issue/root cause, risk/exposure, and recommendations for improvement; responsible for directing work conducted by audit engagement teams.
  • Oversee and review the drafting of internal audit reports and other audit deliverables, directing the work conducted by audit engagement teams.
  • Be responsible for approving documentation of processes and sub-processes in the form of walkthroughs (in a format that allows them to be re-performed), narratives, and flow charts for audit areas in scope as prepared by audit engagement teams.
  • Manage team in conducting interactions with clients to validate the information/communication flow from the client to the audit team is efficient and effective; collaborate directly with clients and discuss client concerns through building solid relationships; and work with client in an organized and knowledgeable manner/actively oversee client discussions and meetings.
  • Guide and direct the organization and maintenance of client documentation in a manner consistent with safekeeping practices.
  • Use available technical resources and tools to research and expand one's sphere of knowledge to enhance audit value; remain up-to-date on industry trends and NYPA-related strategic intent while sharing the knowledge amongst the team where applicable; be a knowledge champion providing insights to audit engagement teams.
  • Direct and guide “integrated” Internal Control Audits as necessary including evaluating IT general controls with the assistance of IT Audit team members, as appropriate.
  • Manage overall team development activities; provide constructive on-the-job feedback/coaching to team members; manage multiple concurrent audit engagement teams, creating a positive working environment through building of solid relationships with team members; monitor workloads of all team members and adjust/redistribute assignments accordingly to promote work/life quality, taking into account team members 'capabilities and needs and the meeting of client expectations; encourage team dialogue; provide candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keep the SVP of Internal Audit informed of progress and developmental issues.
  • Oversee a team of 1-3 auditors, senior auditors, and/or supervisory senior auditors as direct reports responsible for managing their performance and development opportunities; guide colleagues in a matrix environment on audits responsible for their day-to-day activities and reviewing their work.
  • Manage team in developing complex data analysis routines and visualize the results of analytics, interpret the results of data analytics and train team members in data analysis techniques and tools.
  • Approve work papers of completed projects to ensure adequate documentation has been gathered to evidence completion of the audit, and as an adequate basis for reporting results of the audit to management; guide staff to remediate any and all issues noted.
  • Support the SVP of Internal Audit with the following: the Vice President in:
    1. Coordination of plans with independent auditors, if applicable
    2. Recruiting efforts
    3. Staff performance evaluations
    4. Communication of plans with members of management
    5. Enforcing compliance with administrative practices, such as reports of weekly planning objectives and time reports
  • Guide the SVP of Internal Audit in developing the technical skills and audit capabilities of the staff through informal on-the-job training techniques and through formalized instruction in topical areas during periodic staff meetings.
  • Keep current as to developments related to matters of interest to the department, such as pronouncements by the FASB, IIA, FERC and others; keep abreast of evolving audit techniques and practices and share information with the team as appropriate and coach staff on information obtained.
  • Assist the SVP of Internal Audit in contributing to the strength of the internal audit profession through attendance and participation in meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Drive and contribute to non-audit specific strategies and initiatives for the department.

White Plains, NY Internal Audit Manager Job Required Skills

The level of job complexity for this job position is advanced. The successful internal audit manager job candidate must have excellent managerial and administrative skills to handle multiple complex audits being carried out simultaneously. In addition, the manager will have:
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity, values, principles and work ethic.
  • Expert knowledge of relevant auditing concepts and techniques and thoroughly familiar with COSO, GAAP, GAGAS, FERC, FASB and IIA standards.
  • Knowledge of typical Internal Audit functions and operations.
  • Thorough understanding of the electric utility industry including familiarity with current trends in marketing, rate setting and generation, transmission and distribution.
  • Ability to manage teams in the identification and articulation of key risks and controls in a process and sub process and to devise and execute audit steps for a variety of audits.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, execute and supervise a variety of complex audits conducted simultaneously; ability to supervise various levels of auditors, and develop their skills and provide leadership.
  • Deep knowledge and application of audit concepts and techniques.
  • Expert written and oral communication skills; requires critical thinking and analytical ability in accumulating and interpreting large amounts of data and information to identify audit issues and develop practical cost effective solutions.
  • Excellent leadership to inspire and motivate others to perform well; ability to provide continuous performance feedback and encourage growth and development of staff required.
  • Ability to provide creative input that will drive greater efficiency and value to the audit process; participate in the development of new internal audit processes and ongoing process improvements.
  • Capability to manage multiple senior auditors and auditors on audit engagements; ability to develop auditors and seniors and maintain their motivation while ensuring quality of work; ensure that team resources understand assignments, priorities and expectations and are held accountable for success.
  • Professional attitude and work ethic and ability to interface effectively with peers and clients.
  • Excellent understanding of sampling strategies and confidence levels and use of data analytics.
  • Ability to manage third party vendors.
  • Deep skills in execution of project management techniques and engagement closure.
  • Strong/excellent negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects/resources simultaneously.
  • High standard of ethics and professionalism.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with auditing tools such Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Visio.

White Plains, NY Internal Audit Manager Job Required Experience

The successful job candidate has:
  • Bachelor degree in MIS, Accounting, Finance, Business, or equivalent discipline.
  • Minimum nine years diversified audit/financial experience with solid record of increasing responsibility, preferable from a combination of Big 4 and major organization/company audit experience or minimum of 15 years’ experience auditing in an audit/firm and or/organization/company.
  • Minimum of 8 years supervisory experience.
  • A CPA, CIA or CISA required, MBA highly desirable, CISA or CFE professional designation a plus.


Send your resume and cover letter to
The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Senior Vice President Financial Operations Position Open in White Plains, New York

The New York Power Authority is seeking a Senior Vice President of Financial Operations in their White Plains location.

White Plains, NY Senior Vice President of Financial Operations Job Description

The SVP of Financial Operations (SVP) will be reporting directly to the CFO. The SVP is responsible for compiling, developing and analyzing the organization’s long-term financial strategy. The SVP will also ensure appropriate programs, accounting principles, practices, and internal controls are in place and maintained. In addition, the role leads the corporate finance teams that are tasked with developing and generating financial management reporting, analyzing financial trends, calculating the monetary effect of potential business decisions and advising business leaders on their impact, and supporting corporate development efforts.
Providing strategic leadership and tactical support for the Authority’s fiscal operations this candidate will drive innovation in all areas of the financial function by taking full advantage of the latest business tools and best practices in financing, accounting and procurement.
The SVP will work collaboratively across all levels of the organization, including executive management members, Board of Trustees, oversight committees, and senior leadership in executing decisions with financial implications impacting the Authority. The financial operations group is comprised of the Budget & Business Controls, Treasury, Procurement, Finance and Controller departments totaling approximately 145 employees.
 In addition to the above duties, the successful job candidate will:
  • Manage the annual business planning cycle, providing advice to senior leadership about the potential performance of the business and the choices to be made in delivering that performance.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the organization and finance function towards driving better holistic organizational outcomes – transition to a collective, versus siloed, outlook.
  • Champion, along with the functional leadership, for excellent processes in each facet of the business with clearly acknowledged process owners and continual improvement programs.
  • Align financial activities with corporate and departmental strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Lead efforts to improve service to internal and external customers through innovation and application of best practices.
  • Provide direction for the establishment, implementation and maintenance of corporate accounting policies and control procedures to protect the assets of the authority and ensure the integrity of financial information.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Risk and Internal Audit to evaluate and monitor internal controls to ensure the integrity of financial reports and the safeguarding of the company’s assets.
  • Oversee the management of the Authority's participation and response to audits and other review processes of Authority operations by outside auditors, including the State Comptroller's office, the State Budget Division, the State Legislature, etc.
  • Advise the CFO, the Board of Trustees, and other executives on matters pertaining to accounting, procurement, treasury and process improvement, and ensure all functions that s\he is responsible for are operating together effectively to achieve the Authority’s financial strategy.
  • Ensure the Authority is in compliance with external accounting standards groups, such as FASB and GASB.

White Plains, NY SVP of Financial Operations Job Required Skills

Financial acumen: Knowledge and experience of financial and accounting operations, including debt management, and municipal finance, sufficient to support an electric utility.  Fully conversant with corporate and governmental accounting requirements and practices, including GAAP, FASB, GASB and effective budgeting and planning techniques.

Strategic acumen: Strong knowledge of finance/procurement/process improvement best practices, understanding of information management systems and experience to support business objectives.  Knowledge of credit ratings and rating agencies.

Leadership: Ability to help drive strategic change to meet organizational goals in a continuously changing environment. Lead and develop high performing teams committed to the strategy.  Foster trust and collaboration among team members and use teams to address and resolve relevant business issues.  Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically and to build an effective team.

Interpersonal: Excellent written, oral communication, and presentation skills to effectively share information and work collaboratively with business unit management, executive management, and Board of Trustees.

Industry/role specific: Some knowledge of the electric utility industry including regulatory requirements and market structures.

Financial Operations SVP Required Experience

The successful candidate should have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, business (or related field), engineering, or science.  MBA/CPA/CFA preferred
  • 15+ years of financial experience with increasing senior management responsibility, preferably with some experience within the electric utility industry
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating strategy and measurement development and leading process improvement/change management initiatives
  • Broad familiarity with wholesale and retail electricity markets
To apply online, send your resume and cover letter to 
The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Plant HR Manager Job Opening in Somerset, New Jersey

Plant HR Manager Job Opening in Somerset, New Jersey

Akorn, Inc. is seeking a plant HR manager in Somerset, NJ

Akorn, Inc. is seeking a Human Resources Manager for immediate hire at their Somerset, New Jersey location. Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products.

Somerset, NJ Plant HR Manager Job Description

The Human Resources Manager position reports to the Vice President & General Manager with a dotted line to the Sr. Director of Human Resources.  The successful candidate will provide leadership, guidance, and counsel to the Somerset operations, develop, implement and coordinate policies and programs relating to all personnel activity.  Major areas of responsibility include recruitment, employee orientation, and training, compensation and benefits programs, employee relations, performance management.

The Plant HR Manager also:
  • Formulates, recommends and administers personnel policies which fulfill company objectives and comply with state and federal laws;
  • Conducts investigations and mediations for employee relations issues;
  • Develops and oversees staffing activities, including placement of ads, reviewing applications, scheduling and conducting interviews, and hiring of exempt and non-exempt personnel.  Recruiting efforts to include:  Job fairs, colleges, minority agencies and state employment service.  Secures prospects, interviews, and hires.  Generate offer letters to prospective employees;
  • Develops and conducts employee orientations;
  • Coordinates staffing activities for Decatur Facilities including placement of ads, reviewing applications, setting up and conducting interviews, and hiring of exempt and non-exempt employees;
  • Processes all new employees, conducts employee orientations and prepares all necessary paperwork;
  • Recruits, including Job fairs, placing job openings with newspapers, colleges, minority agencies, state employment service.  Secures prospects, screens, interviews, and hire.  Generate offer letters to prospective employees;
  • Recommends terminations to VP of Human Resources and composes termination letters.  Conducts exit interviews and discusses closing of benefits (401K, COBRA) with employee;
  • Keep records of insurance coverage, 401(k) and personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations;
  • Coordinates Workers Compensation claims with insurance carrier; Completes OSHA 300 Log; Form 301 and Annual Summary;
  • Maintains FMLA records; Processes STD and LTD claims for employees;
  • Assists with processing and tracking annual reviews;
  • Assists in developing and conducting the monthly Safety Committee meetings.  Writes and update Safety Policies such as Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogen, Respirator Policy, PPE, and Forklift Policies;
  • Oversees weekly submission of time sheets.  Ensures that the Paid Time Off Spreadsheet is updated weekly.

Somerset, NJ Plant HR Manager Job Qualifications

The eligible HR manager candidate has:
  • A Bachelor’s degree;
  • 7+ years of experience Human Resources, coaching, training, organizational development/consulting, cross-cultural communication;
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting the business;
  • Project management or business experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of organizational development activity preferred;
  • Significant breadth of understanding of functional HR roles and responsibilities and impact on the business.

Company Overview

Akron, Inc. specializes in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms, including ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies.


Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.