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 Essential Functions: — Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
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.
Lead and assist in performance of audit field work necessary for evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls, efficiency of operations, compliance with District policies and procedures and State laws/regulations. 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: • Following all safety policies and procedures; • Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions; • Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and • Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with major in accounting, finance, business, human resources (or similar discipline). Equivalent experience may be substituted. A CPA, CIA, CFE or other relevant certification is preferred.
Three years of accounting and/or auditing related work; audit experience is preferred. 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; Knowledge of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to plan, perform, and report on the evaluation of various business processes / areas / functions.
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.
Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
Physical Requirements This position works in a standard office environment.
*applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE).