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IT Auditor II
at First Solar
Perrysburg, OH

IT Auditor II
at First Solar
Perrysburg, OH

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Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix.


Primary Job Functions:

Basic Job Functions:

As part of the Global Audit team, you will support the completion of IT, systems, general and application controls audit/business process improvement activities to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management and control processes in order to promote effective and efficient use of resources; reliability of reporting; and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, build relationships and provide general audit and investigation support for the Perrysburg location and the Global Audit Team.


  • Minimum of 2 years of prior audit experience, preferably with a Big 4 CPA Firm.


* Four year Accounting or MIS degree or degree in a related field

* CISA, CPA, or CIA strongly preferred.

Required Skills:

  • Solid critical-thinking skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work on various audits and projects in different phases
  • Exposure to Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements
    • Ability to lead Information Technology General Control, and Automated Control SOX walkthroughs and assess controls for design effectiveness.
    • Ability to identify and test operating effectiveness attributes for IT General Controls and Automated Controls.
    • Ability to coordinate with external auditors.
  • Exposure to system implementation reviews including the following aspects:
    • Testing Reviews
    • Data Migration/Validation Reviews
    • Security Assessments
    • Project Management Assessments
  • Familiarity with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards a plus.
  • Familiarity with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation a plus.
  • SAP experience preferred
  • SAP GRC experience preferred
  • Ability to understand, document, and analyze business processes from a control and operational perspective;
  • Ability to apply the COSO/CObIT Internal Control Framework principles in the planning and conduct of an Audit;
  • Ability to effectively use a broad range of tools to support audit work, including data analysis, benchmarking and business research tools.

Ability to make good judgments based on observations and supporting information

  • Ability to be persuasive when working with clients and yet balanced in application of internal controls principles
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, including oral and written communications, listening, interviewing, fostering open communications, facilitating and influencing
  • Team player.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Travel about 15% US/internationally.

    Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Support the IT Audit Manager to provide oversight and maintain audit presence supporting all Perrysburg functions.
  • Plan, lead and complete assigned audits and projects and supervise the work of assigned auditors or contractors.
  • Provide recommendations of changes to IT Internal Audit ways of working, policies, programs and procedures ensuring methodology and quality assurance standards are in accordance with the requirements of legislation.
  • Collaborate with IT Audit Manager to develop innovative, actionable, and cost-effective solutions to mitigate risk exposure and improve operating efficiencies.
  • Report IT audit results to IT Audit Manager and key customers, including the outcome of our assessment of the business and IT risk environment and the related controls.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with customers to enhance their awareness and understanding of general and application-specific internal controls, and influence improvements in the company's control environment.

    Proactively identify business initiatives and other changes in the business environment, assess their impact on the business control environment, and communicate this to SOx Senior Manager for future audit consideration.

  • Support investigations, as needed.

Physical Requirements:

* Will sit or stand for long periods of time throughout the day.

* Required to lift up to 25 lbs.

* Will walk and climb stairs.

* Will reach over shoulder heights and below waist.

* Required to use hands to lift, handle, carry or feel.

* May be required to kneel, bend, talk and hear.

* Specific vision abilities are required.

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