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NorthWestern Energy Senior Auditor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Senior Auditor

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  • 07-Apr-2021 to 21-Apr-2021 (MST)

  • Finance

  • Sioux Falls, SD, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: April 7, 2021 through April 21, 2021


Senior Auditor


Finance - Internal Audit

Work Location

Butte, MT or Sioux Falls, SD


6-8 ($57,200 to $110,800)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Not Required

Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



Senior Auditors are responsible for performing internal audits designed to examine and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiencies of the Company's 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.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's vision, mission and values

  • Develop audit programs

  • Complete audit program steps in accordance with generally accepted auditing, the Institute of Internal Auditor professional standards and NorthWestern Energy's Internal Audit Manual

  • Review 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 audited

  • Ensure that audits include sufficient, relevant, and competent evidence to provide a basis for conclusions reached

  • Create and make oral and written reports to Management during and at the conclusion of audits

  • Assist in developing the annual Internal Audit Plan

  • Evaluate the adequacy of corrective action taken to resolve deficiencies

  • Assist the external auditor by performing audit tests as requested

  • Participate in ad hoc task force meetings, to ensure concerns related to risk management and proper internal control are identified and discussed

  • Travel up to 15% of time

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrate & maintain a good safety and cyber security record

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology related, Engineering or a related field

  • A certification (such as CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE) or advanced degree (such as MBA, MPAC, or MACC) is required for Senior Auditor

  • A strong proficiency in Information Technology applications, including SAP and Tableau, and familiarity to perform reviews of technology, cyber security, and data analytics, is preferred

  • Experience in utility operations is preferred

  • Experience as an auditor or other relevant financial or industry experience with thorough knowledge of accounting and auditing techniques is preferred

  • Knowledge of risk identification, assessment, mitigation and indicators of fraud is preferred

  • Strong organizational, analytical, documentation, and problem solving skills required

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills required as well as the ability to work in a team environment


When 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.


External applicants should apply online at 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 via email

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3256

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statuses.