Internal Controls Specialist
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 2/6/2018

Job Description

It’s all about culture. Work with professionals that embody our core values in safety, environmental stewardship, and excellence in operations. The Internal Audit (IA) team serves a fundamental governance role by providing assurance on risk and controls to the Audit Committee as well as providing meaningful advice to stakeholders. We’re committed to being a source of leadership for the organization and looking to add a dynamic IA leader to have a positive impact every day. As part of the Westmoreland team you can expect:

  • Strong respectful company culture
  • Excellent work/life balance
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package including generous time away and flex time
  • Great location in metro Denver, Colorado
  • Take ownership of audits and special projects
  • Direct access to all levels of Management
  • Opportunity for rotational assignments with other departments
  • Travel approximately 10%


The Internal Control Specialist reports to the Internal Audit Director and is responsible for contributing to the co-sourced SOX compliance effort that may include:


  • Developing internal controls over financial reporting
  • Creating and maintaining process flows, risk assessments, and risk and control matrices
  • Performing tests of design and operating effectiveness and assisting in remediation and deficiency evaluation
  • Presenting routine status updates to Management, IA, and external auditors
  • Coordinating SOX compliance efforts between IA, external auditors, and control owners
  • Performing SOX walkthroughs and testing under the external auditor direct assist/reliance model
  • Leading SOX training for control owners
  • Assisting in developing presentations for Sr. Management and the Board of Directors

Most importantly, you’ll be a valued internal audit partner to the business to engage, educate, and drive action towards shared goals.    

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, or related field
  • 2+ years’ work experience in public accounting, SOX consulting, or internal audit for a public company
  • Working knowledge of the Sarbanes Oxley Act and capable of leading walkthroughs and SOX 404 testing
  • CIA, CPA, CISA desirable
  • Most importantly we want Internal Auditors to demonstrate leadership every day, constantly learn, apply business acumen, and seek out ways to contribute to the organization.


  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Comfortable leading process mapping, brainstorming, project status discussions to team members of all levels


Work in a safe manner always and be aware of environmental responsibilities both in an office and in a mining or industrial setting. This is sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, sitting, walking, finger dexterity, feeling, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

Ability to lift minimum of 10 pounds to a maximum of 20 pounds unassisted; able to perform repetitive standing, sitting, stooping, walking, stretching, reaching, lifting, and use full range of body motions.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Westmoreland Coal Company began mining in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1854 as a Pennsylvania corporation. In 1910, we incorporated in Delaware and continued our focus on underground coal operations in Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Basin. We moved our headquarters from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Colorado in 1995. Today, we are an energy company with 13 coal mines in the western U.S. and Canada, a stake in an activated carbon plant and char production facility and two coal-fired power generation units. Our headquarters are located in Englewood, Colorado and we have approximately 2,900 employees.

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