Controls Analyst


Houston, Texas, US, 77002

Job ID#:  684
Job Category:  Accounting / Finance
Position Type:  Regular FT

JERA Americas Inc. is part of a global energy company, supporting the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable world while fulfilling our responsibility to provide a safe and stable supply of reliable and affordable energy. The Company is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based JERA, which stands for Japan's Energy for a New Era. JERA has committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions from its businesses by 2050 and is contributing to the development of a sustainable society.

JERA Americas seeks to continue its rapid expansion into renewable energy markets focusing on wind, solar, and cutting-edge technologies for hydrogen production and transportation. To meet the challenges of a fast-growing company, we are searching for talented individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to be part of the equation to provide energy for a new era.


JERA Americas is looking for a highly motivated, well-rounded Internal Controls Analyst to assist with executing the responsibilities of the Internal Controls function. This position will assist documenting and maintaining the processes and internal controls across various parts of the organization. This role will involve regularly evaluating and testing the internal controls related to, but not limited to, commodities trading and hedging, financial trading activities, financial reporting, subsidiary processes & communications, compliance and regulatory compliance, and risk management. A successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written skills, proven problem solving and project management skills, and the ability to ensure projects are completed while staying flexible in a dynamic environment.

Position Description

Essential Functions


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Performs work under the direction of the Internal Controls Manager which can include individual or multiple assignments and/or projects
  • Maintains a current log of any observations and deficiencies noted throughout the annual ICOFR testing project, including their current remediation status
  • Identify and evaluate business risks and the controls in place to mitigate these risks
  • Provide recommendations to management on how to improve control environments
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems in various organizational processes
  • Maintains Controls software (AuditBoard) to provide a well-documented and organized controls program and testing work papers
  • Understand company operations, goals, and associated risks
  • Work with Management to develop practical solutions for issues identified during audits
  • Facilitate a culture of compliance and risk awareness across the organization
  • Establish strong business relationships and communication with various business units and business functions
  • Develop and review process documentation and flowcharts to ensure they accurately reflect the various business operations
  • Assist with the development and updating of policies and procedures across the organization
  • Provide support for new systems and upgrades to ensure controls are properly designed and implemented

Position Description Continued



  • Desire to work in team-oriented culture
  • Ability to document and verbally communicate financial reporting processes, risks, and controls in a clear and concise manner
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Discretion and Confidentiality
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Excel, Outlook, and Word)


Required Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field
  • 3+ Years of progressive experience
  • Ability to travel up to 20% domestically and internationally


Preferred Education and Experience


  • CIA or CPA preferred;
  • Previous experience in continuous monitoring;
  • Previous experience utilizing data analytics to support controls testing;


Additional Qualifications Considered


  • Bilingual English/Japanese is a plus

Qualifications Continued

AP/EEO Statement

JERA Americas Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Houston