Principal Auditor

<strong>The Board of Water&nbsp;&amp; Light serves Lansing, Michigan, and surrounding areas with electricity, water, and steam. Lansing's city charter vests the BWL with full and exclusive management of water, steam, and electric services for the city. The American Public Power Association has honored the Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light as one of the country's best publicly-owned utilities.</strong>

Lansing, MI

Lansing Board of Water & Light

<h3>The Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light is a municipally owned public utility dating back to 1885, when Lansing citizens approved building a water system. Electricity was added to the list of utility services in 1892, steam heat in 1919 and chilled water in 2001. BWL&rsquo;s mission is to provide safe, reliable and affordable utility products and services to over 97,000 electric and 56,000 water customers throughout the greater Lansing area. For more information about the BWL and our community service, visit: <a href=""></a>.</h3>

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$73,000- $103,200

Overview: Under the direction of the Internal Auditor, evaluates, develops and implements audit objectives, programs, and procedures required to ensure that the BWL complies with accounting, operating and other regulatory standards. Works with minimal supervision.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Leads operational, performance, information technology, financial and compliance audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing and accounting standards. Reviews audit evidence as a basis for an informed, objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system or program.&nbsp;</li> <li>Evaluates and reviews programs and procedures that help to ensure that the BWL policies, procedures, and internal controls are operating as intended.&nbsp;</li> <li>Performs audit testing, prepares workpapers, and gathers documented evidential matter to support audit conclusions.&nbsp;</li> <li>Drafts formal, written audit engagement reports, expressing opinions on the adequacy of the system and/or business process being reviewed and the efficiency with which activities are carried out.&nbsp;</li> <li>Assumes the Internal Auditor&rsquo;s responsibilities in their absence.&nbsp;</li> <li>Makes presentations to management at the beginning, during, and at the conclusion of an audit engagement, discussing audit findings and deficiencies, recommending corrective action, and suggesting improvements in operations and reductions in cost.&nbsp;</li> <li>Periodically reviews the adequacy of corrective action taken by management to address audit findings by monitoring and reporting upon related policies and procedures (to ensure they continue to function as designed and that any problems previously or presently disclosed are handled appropriately).&nbsp;</li> <li>Required to follow BWL Safety Manual and wear personal protective equipment as required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Attends training for safety and information security awareness or skills improvement as required by Internal Auditor, BWL, or governmental agency.&nbsp;</li> <li>Some extended hours will be required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Minimal travel required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>Required Skills and Qualifications:&nbsp;</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology or related field.&nbsp;</li> <li>Minimum 7 years of performance/IT/financial or compliance auditing and/or accounting or information technology experience, with demonstrated leadership experience. Abilities to review, correct, provide guidance and direction to others, organize, plan, and prioritize audit engagements and projects, identify problems on a timely basis and make sound, efficient, and cost-effective recommendations and proposed solutions, and conduct group presentations.&nbsp;</li> <li>Must possess at least one of the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Management Accountant.&nbsp;</li> <li>Knowledge of electronic audit management software, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, project management, data analysis and modeling, quality improvement techniques, finance, budget, and planning techniques.&nbsp;</li> <li>Excellent oral and written communication skills.&nbsp;</li> <li>Must possess and apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of a particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments.&nbsp;</li> <li>Must always be independent in both fact and appearance from all BWL functions and processes that Internal Audit can and will audit and review.</li> </ul> <strong>Preferred Skills and Qualifications:&nbsp;</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Master of Business Administration (MBA). Previous regulatory, governmental, and/or public utility experience&nbsp;</li> <li>Knowledge and comprehension of information technology system development audit/control principles and processes.</li> </ul> <strong>Physical Requirements/Working Conditions</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Normal office environment. Some night meetings required. Some travel required. Provides own transportation between job locations.</li> </ul>