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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Internal Audit in Ames, Iowa

Our comprehensive, 12-week paid internship program gives you the opportunity to test your skills working for the nation’s leading producer of cleaner fuels and developer of renewable chemicals. This internship will begin May 17, 2021 and end August 7, 2021. REG values our interns. Our hopes are to host you in person, but with the potential of being remote like we committed to in the summer of 2020.


Assist REG organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. REG Internal Audit aspires to be the leading practice that helps to align to the key risks and strategies of REG organization. REG Internal Audit positive and supportive culture encourages individuals to do their best work, inspire and transform. We celebrate professionals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be motivated, confident, and use their strengths every day.


Key Accountabilities:

•Perform audit activities (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, compliance reviews, and operational processes) and advisory projects as directed by Internal Audit supervisors

•Establish professional and collaborative relationships with Internal Audit team and key process owners across the company

•Develop basis understanding of the company’s operations, business and IT environments

•Maintain ongoing communication with other IA team members to provide summary updates, regarding tasks assigned by Internal Audit Supervisors and Management

•Exercise professional skepticism, judgment and adhere to the code of ethics while on engagements

•Actively participate in intern program, including orientation activities, training and assigned intern project

•Present results of completed intern project to REG Upper Management

•Perform other duties as assigned

Support Function:

•Find opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness

•Assist with support work and testing for external auditor requests

•Participate in special projects on an as-needed basis, as assigned by Internal Audit management

•Develop basis understanding of the REG Internal Audit function, roles and responsibilities

•Have fun


•Demonstrate the highest ethical standards

•Ability to timely execute in a fast paced, high demand environment

•Communicating with all levels of personnel throughout the organization;

•Demonstrate attention to detail while focusing to articulate “big picture” impacts to the internal audit team

•Possess the following competencies:

oAnalytical Problem Solving

oCooperative Teamwork

oDrive for Learning


•Consistent attendance and punctuality

•Provide personal contact information on an as needed basis for official business purposes

•Periodic overnight business travel (approximately 10% or less), which may include some international travel


Education Required:

•Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master’s degree (in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Accounting Information Systems or related field preferred)

•Interest in pursuing a certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP or similar preferred

Experience Required:

•Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

•Strong verbal and written communication skills

•Ability to state complex issues concisely

•Professional judgment and critical thinking

•Good organizational and communication skills

•Ability to work in an ambiguous environment

•Working experience using Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

•Basic knowledge of Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and/or Hyperion Financial Management desired

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.