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Northwestern Energy Corporation Auditor or Senior Auditor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

TitleAuditor or Senior AuditorDepartment/DivisionFinance - Internal AuditWork LocationButte, MT or Sioux Falls, SDGuidepost5-7 ($47,500 to $81,000)Employment StatusRegular Full-timeEmployment PhysicalNot RequiredDrug TestRequiredBackground CheckRequiredRelocation BenefitNegotiableSUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTIONAuditors and Senior Auditors (depending on experience) are responsible for performing internal audits designed to examine and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiencies of the Companyis internal controls, assess the integrity of financial reports, evaluate risk, identify operational efficiencies, and submit recommendations to appropriate management. To accomplish these objectives the auditors conduct financial, operational, contract, compliance, and/or information technology audits and provide consulting services to management.DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSiAll NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Conduct and EthicsEnsure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energyis vision, mission and valuesDevelop audit programsComplete audit program steps in accordance with generally accepted auditing, the Institute of Internal Auditor professional standards and NorthWestern Energyis Internal Audit ManualReview audit evidence, internal controls, perform data analytics and the application of generally accepted accounting principles as a basis for informed objective opinion on the risk, efficiency, effectiveness, and adequacy of the system of control over the business process auditedEnsure that audits include sufficient, relevant, and competent evidence to provide a basis for conclusions reachedCreate and make oral and written reports to Management during and at the conclusion of auditsAssist in developing the annual Internal Audit PlanEvaluate the adequacy of corrective action taken to resolve deficienciesAssist the external auditor by performing audit tests as requestedParticipate in ad hoc task force meetings, to ensure concerns related to risk management and proper internal control are identified and discussedTravel up to 15% of timeOther duties as assignedGENERAL QUALIFICATIONSiDemonstrate and maintain a good safety and cyber security recordBacheloris degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology related, Engineering or a related fieldA certification (such as CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE) or advanced degree (such as MBA, MPAC, or MACC) is preferred, but not required for Auditor but required for Senior AuditorProficiency in Information Technology applications, including SAP and Tableau, and familiarity enough to perform reviews of technology, cyber security, and data analytics, is preferredExperience in utility operations is preferredExperience as an auditor or other relevant financial or industry experience with thorough knowledge of accounting and auditing techniques is preferredKnowledge of risk identification, assessment, mitigation and indicators of fraud is preferredStrong organizational, analytical, documentation, and problem solving skills requiredExcellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills required as well as the ability to work in a team environmentSELECTION PROCESSWhen considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail. APPLICATION PROCEDURESExternal applicants should apply online at http://www.northwesternenergy.com. Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or

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