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Portland General Electric Senior Auditor in Portland, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

Our vision at PGE is that together with our customers, stakeholders and communities, we will lead the energy transformation by decarbonizing, electrifying and performing. This vision is embedded across all business units and across all roles at the company.

With these ambitious goals in mind and our customers’ needs at our core, we are seeking a Senior Auditor to join the Internal Audit Services team who will develop, plan and execute risk-based audits and consult to assess company compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.

This role interacts widely across the organization and will collaborate extensively with all levels to enhance audits and consult on best practices. Exceptional verbal and written skills are required in this role to work successfully and deliver critical goals.

Key Scope and areas of impact:

  • Performs the planning and fieldwork of basicto intermediateaudits and consultations through gathering and analyzing information, performing more complex research, reviewing the work of otherson the projectand efficiently and effectively documenting work in support of reporting.

  • Drafts clear, concise and progressive basicto intermediateaudit and consultation reports, making risk reduction and/or process improvement recommendations; participates in client updates on risk mitigation activities and reporting. Supports and participates in communicating conclusions to clients.

  • Designs effective and efficient control test plans and coordinates and performs control testing to enable management to assess the operating effectiveness of key controls. Documents and communicates results to management. Monitors progress to ensure timely remediation of deficiencies.

  • Gathers and analyzes information, utilizing key client contacts, for assessing companywide risks in development of the annual audit plan and ongoing reporting to company leadership and the Auditand RiskCommittee.

  • Performs a variety of individual and department administrative tasks and implements process improvement initiatives.

What you will bring to this role:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in finance, computer science, liberal arts or other related field or equivalent experience.

  • Typicallyfive or more years in business, internal auditing, public accounting or related functions.

  • Professional licenses/certifications preferred and may be required within one year of obtaining position (CPA, CIA, CRMA, CFE,etc.).

  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of financial, operational and/or other subspecialty auditing and consulting practices.

  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of internal control over financial reporting frameworks and testing methods.

  • Intermediate knowledge of programs and systems used in department activities.

  • Intermediate knowledge of data analytic tools and techniques.

  • Intermediate knowledge of risk management principles.

  • Intermediate knowledge of PGE policies, procedures and plans.

  • Intermediate organization and prioritization skills.

  • Intermediate written communication skills.

  • Intermediate oral communication skills.

  • Intermediate business acumen.

  • Intermediate skills in project management.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills

Physical and Cognitive Demands

Cognitive Level

Substantial: Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).


Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

Ability to follow accuracy standards

Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization Demonstrates sound memory

Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks


☐ Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule [typically for nonexempt positions, although some exempt positions may have an established start/stop time]

☒ Ability to work long hours [typically for exempt positions; if included in nonexempt positions, overtime applies]

☒ Ability to work a variable schedule

☒ Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather

☒ Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance [for part-time positions, change to part-time attendance]

☐ Ability to work shift schedule

☐ Ability to work on-call schedule

Physical Capabilities

☒ Does the job require a valid driver’s license?

☒ No

☐ Yes

☒ Driving/travel/commute

☒ Travel within service territory

☐ Frequently (at least once a week or more)

☒ Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)

☐ Overnight inside/outside the service territory

☐ Frequently (at least once a week or more)

☐ Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)

☒ Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)

☒ Lifting/pushing/pulling (check appropriate weight):

☒ Up to 10 lb

☐ Up to 50 lb

☐ More than 50 lb

☐ Carrying (check appropriate weight):

☐ Up to 10 lb

☐ Up to 50 lb

☐ More than 50 lb

☐ Unstable surfaces requiring balance (i.e., moving equipment, boats); check all that apply:

☐ Elevated areas (i.e., catwalks, roofs and high buildings)

☐ Confined spaces

☐ Walking distances and surfaces (long distances and over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces)

☐ Stairs (over 10 steps)

☐ Ladders (over 10 rungs)

Environment - Indoor/Outdoor

☒ Office environment

☒ Plant environment

☐ Field environment

Hybrid /Office - World Trade Center, Portland, OR

Open until filled


Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

Talent Acquisition Contact:

The posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date below:

At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.