This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.
We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!
IT Compliance Analyst
Note: This role is located in Portland, Oregon. The work in IT is a hybrid model with some days working from home and some days in the office for in person collaboration opportunities. We are able to support work from Oregon and Washington at this time.
This is an addition to the IT digital program team, under Cybersecurity and Governance. The ideal candidate will be someone that has strong understanding of IT SOX controls, NACHA controls, automated controls, and experience with IT general control environment.
We are looking for someone to work closely with our IT and SOX Compliance teams to design and build operational controls as it relates to compliance. This is an exciting opportunity to strengthen partnerships and ensure compliance standards are met.
This role requires a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, technical field or other related field or equivalent experience and typically five or more years in combination with compliance and one or more years of utility operations, cyber security or auditing in a regulatory environment (Utility/energy preferred).
What you would get to work on:
Ensure continuous SOX compliance across all critical business applications.
Serve as the subject matter expert for IT leadership, internal and external auditors.
Assist in successful completion of daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual user access reviews
Collaborate with SOX team in developing testing, devising solutions/processes to meet applicable IT control objectives
Partner with SOX and facilitate training for IT and business process and control owners on regulatory and compliance requirements.
Gain insight into pain points across IT compliance processes and work with IT application teams to eliminate friction points.
Coordinate with the Information Technology Security Team (when needed) for log review and security concerns or issues.
Review IT internal processes for compliance with internal policies and procedures.
Develop measurable metrics for an improved compliance process and control performance.
Data visualization with tools, including script writing, extract, and SQL programming across standard commercial databases (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, etc.) would be strongly preferred.
Operational Procedures, Processes and Practices Analyzes new or revised regulations for SOX, NACHA AND IT GENERAL CONTROLS, requirements and standards. Translates into the appropriate systemic and procedural solutions to enable compliance adherence. Writes and revises standards and provides guidance on implementation.
Compliance Monitoring and Review Tracks and documents data related to compliance controls. Identifies gaps, analyzes trends and recommends remediation strategies. Collaborates with Corporate Regulatory Compliance on initiatives and reviews.
Consultation and Outreach Serves as a subject matter expert for questions related to standards and regulations. Provides both proactive and responsive information on standards and regulations, procedures and processes. Develops and delivers training within operational domain.
Research and Analysis Monitors regulatory and industry websites and other information channels for decisions and developments related to compliance. Researches changes in technology, process or regulation. Analyzes implications, determines which procedures or process are impacted and makes recommendations to management.
Compliance Audits Assists with internal and external audits of federal regulatory compliance matters conducted throughout the company. Provides functional subject matter expertise.
Compliance automation Analyzes ways to automate control performance, control evidence and controls monitoring.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)
Advanced knowledge of business processes and procedures in operational domain.
Advanced knowledge of relevant regulations and reliability standards. Advanced knowledge of corporate and operational compliance and risk management principles and protocols.
Advanced analytical skills, including defining problem or issue, researching solutions and alternatives, supporting conclusions and presenting findings.
Intermediate skills in using database and documentation tools.
Intermediate business acumen skills
Intermediate problem-solving skills
Intermediate decision-making skills
Advanced written and oral communication skills
Advanced analytical thinking skills
Advanced diplomacy skills
Advanced organization and prioritization skills
Intermediate interpersonal skills
Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).
Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks
Ability to follow accuracy standards
Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks
Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment
Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress
Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change
Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback
Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement
Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks
Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization Demonstrates sound memory
Ability to process latest information to be applied consistently to work tasks
Ability to work long hours
Ability to work a variable schedule
Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather
Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance
Driving/travel/commute: Overnight inside/outside the service territory - Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)
Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)
Join us today and power your potential!
To be considered for this position, please visit www.portlandgeneral.com/careers to complete an employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.
PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.
PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.
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