Internal Auditor IV, IT Auditor
Houston, TX 
Posted 8 days ago
Job Description

Calpine Corporation is America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with operations in competitive power markets. Its fleet of 76 power plants in operation and one under construction represents nearly 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity. Through wholesale power operations and its retail businesses, Calpine serves customers in 22 states, Canada and Mexico. Its clean, efficient, modern and flexible fleet uses advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner.

The company was established on the premise that a strong commitment to the environment is inextricably linked to excellence in power generation and corporate responsibility. Since its founding in 1984, Calpine has led the power industry in its unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. In addition, its renewable geothermal plants use steam generated deep below the earth's surface to produce clean, renewable electricity.

Job Summary (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned)

Internal Audit provides a remarkable opportunity for team members to understand Calpine's business, processes, people and technology. The scope of our efforts spans across all aspects of Calpine's business, from governance and financial management through business operations and customer interaction. Internal Auditors can expect to participate on projects that cover a wide range of topics, in areas significant to Company objectives, while interacting with various levels of management. Internal Auditors work closely with the business owners using our expertise to support Calpine in matters related to operations, finance, information technology, business improvements, governance, risk management, and controls.

The Internal Auditor IV reports directly to the Internal Audit Manager and is primarily responsible for leading audits toward successful completion. The Internal Auditor IV will be responsible for audit projects from planning to reporting, and provide coaching and guidance to other staff auditors assigned to the project. The Internal Auditor IV may work in various roles on individual Operational and IT audits, and must demonstrate Calpine 's "ASPIRE" values and be capable of working in a highly technical and fast paced environment. The Internal Auditor IV should be well versed in technology and possess advanced knowledge in the realm of Cybersecurity, and protection of Corporate and Industrial systems in both cloud and physical infrastructure.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for conducting and documenting audits from planning to reporting. This includes performing a risk assessment, designing effective audit steps/tests, reviewing work of others, performing audit procedures and presenting issues to various levels of management;
  • Evaluates internal controls and designs and conducts tests;
  • Evaluates business processes, procedures, policies and internal controls and identifies factors causing deficiencies;
  • Provides audit support to fellow Calpine staff as well as outside consultants to facilitate the audit processes;
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to fellow audit staff and educates the team on IT topics;
  • Provides services in the area of research, analysis, and at the more senior levels, managing audit projects;
  • Audits the accounting and statistical data of various departments, divisions and locations in order to verify accuracy in compliance with plans, policies and procedures prescribed by management;
  • Performs Data Analytics including complex analysis, dashboard report and exception reporting;
  • Audits records of contractors regarding agreements where Calpine is the company of interest;
  • Cooperates with outside auditors in any undertaking that may expedite their work;
  • Assists in the implementation and support of a continuous auditing program;
  • Documents all work according to standards consistent with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) published by The Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and accurately using professional oral and written communications with all levels of management;
  • Prepares and submits reports of audit results including making recommendations on matters of significance and follows up on audit recommendations to ensure implementation;
  • Responsible for preparing opening meetings, audit status updates and closing meeting with Calpine business segments;
  • Assist Internal Audit management with administrative duties of the department; and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Seasoned professional with advanced applied experience with a minimum of five to eight years of internal audit, public accounting, or technical IT experience;
  • Using comprehensive knowledge, serves as working supervisor for team or work group; day-to-day technical leadership while performing escalated or complex duties;
  • Using advanced technical skills provides oversight of employees performing single function, location, product or technical area;
  • Decisions typically related to schedule, plans and tactics. Results impact daily operations and progress on small to medium sized projects;
  • Makes technical decisions and performs escalated or more highly complex work of a similar nature to that for which they oversee;
  • Works on problems of diverse scope ranging from moderate to complex. May make recommendations on new processes, tools and services; leads team in day-to-day implementation activities of new products, services and techniques;
  • Uses independent judgment requiring in-depth analysis of variable factors. Collaborates with management and top professionals/specialists in selection of methods, techniques, and analytical approach;
  • Works within specific guidelines and procedures and is frequently required to interpret application of policies/procedures/technical methods for staff; often required to apply ingenuity and originality;
  • Provides day-to-day technical oversight to staff; may become actively involved to meet schedules and resolve problems; * Collaborate and solve problems - works with others to resolve significant issues, clarify or interpret complex information; * Strong analytical skills to analyze complex and inconsistent data;
  • Experience with Electronic Work papers (i.e. TeamMate), Experience with Data Analytics, Advanced Excel and Business Intelligence tools (i.e. ACL, Microsoft Power BI, Cognos, Tableau).
  • Experience in the energy/power industry (preferred); and * Authorized to work for any employer in the United States.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Network/Database Administration, or Accounting
  • Professional certification such as CISA, CISSP, (Required) Portfolio of Assignments: (estimated)
  • SOX/Compliance: 15% - 20% * Operational & IT Audits: 65% - 75%
  • Consulting/Other Projects: 5% - 10% Travel:
  • Ability to travel domestically: 25%
  • Location: Houston, TX

Additional Calpine Information

  • Vaccination Information: Calpine requires an individual who is newly hired into this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 within the first 28 days of employment - if not already vaccinated prior to starting employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Calpine's HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Calpine does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to . Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 8 years
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