Position Summary Under general direction of the Manager of Internal Audit, this position conducts operational and compliance audits across the District in order to identify risks and control deficiencies that may impact the integrity of reported information and the achievement of business objectives. This role will perform a wide variety of routine and non-routine accounting and auditing functions in accordance with standard auditing procedures. Additionally, this position performs the duties of the Manager in his/her absence.
Job Responsibilities • Perform and assist with internal assurance and consulting audits in accordance with the Definition of Audit, the Audit Code of Ethics, and the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF – Red Book) Standards, the Audit Charter, and internal policy. • Assist the Audit Department during planning, development of scopes, identification of site visits, etc. • Identify financial, operational, routine and non-routine risks, as well as the mitigating controls relating to the risks. • Perform testing of assigned areas of the audit. • Communicate identified deficiencies, root cause, and recommendations for remediation with audit customers as well as quantify the potential financial impact if applicable. • Leverage overall business knowledge and prior audits in order to improve effectiveness and develop audit efficiencies. • Assist employees and supervisors with questions and/or corrections regarding current utility policies. • Ensure that payments are made in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies that apply. • Authorize and issue approved warrants prior to action by the Commission. • Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations. • Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures. • Actively participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to: o Following all safety policies and procedures; o Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions; o Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and o Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.
Educational Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with major in accounting or finance. Equivalent experience may be substituted. A CPA or CIA designation is preferred. • Five years of accounting and/or auditing related work. Prior utility experience is desired, but not required.
Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of – • Washington State laws and regulations related to Municipal Corporations and Public Utility Districts, payroll processing, employment law, and contracts; • Knowledge of Grant PUD policies and procedures; • Knowledge of computer systems and software including spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation graphics; • Knowledge of basic auditing procedures including the International Professional Practices Framework and Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards.
Skills in – • analytical thinking, problem solving, and good judgment; • people and communication to manage information gathering effectively and positively influence others; • organizational fundamentals; working within a team environment; interacting with varying levels of individuals (frontline to senior leadership); • building relationships, managing conflict, and embracing change; • handling confidential information; • having the ability to be bonded.
Special Requirements • Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
Physical Requirements • This position works in a standard office environment.
For a full list of requirements, the applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE).
Closing Date to Apply: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package
Equal Opportunity Employer
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