Internal Auditor
Westar Energy - Topeka, KS

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Under general direction, provides audit services to the company to assure functions are adequately controlled, operating in an effective and efficient manner, and in alignment with company goals. Assesses risks, evaluates internal controls, develops solutions to keep risk within acceptable limits, and effectively communicates the risks and solutions to management.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Identifies operational, compliance and financial risks.
  • Evaluates operational, compliance and financial controls.
  • Assesses compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Performs special projects and investigations.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business required. CIA, CPA or other related certification or auditing experience is preferred. MBA or other advanced degree may offset a portion of experience. The preferred candidate will have relevant experience and a clear demonstration of the knowledge and skill base associated with auditing.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:
Must have an understanding of fundamental internal control practices and be able to work effectively with others in a team environment. Must be able to build relationships and effectively use oral and written communication skills while dealing with personnel throughout all levels of the company. Must be able to review complex applications and evaluate the related controls. Must be able to analyze effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and formulate opinions and develop recommendations. Must be able to apply analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and sound reasoning. Must have high ethical standards and the ability to remain independent. Must have the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities at the same time. Must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills including being organized, self-motivated, dependable, perceptive, decisive, objective, tactful, assertive, and persuasive. Must possess the ability to present a professional image to obtain the confidence, trust, and cooperation of the customer. Working knowledge of Windows, word processing, databases, and spreadsheets is preferred.

Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required:
Valid driver's license required.

Working Conditions:
Normal office working conditions. Some travel to other locations may be required. Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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