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Avista Utilities Internal Auditor I in Spokane, Washington


Closes: August 4, 2021Salary: DOQ

Job DescriptionThis position is responsible for driving positive improvement in the organization by collaborating with management and by performing financial, operational, and compliance audits and reviews to provide assurance that management is appropriately addressing business risks. Communicates and collaborates as a trusted advisor to management on business operations, risks, and controls. Develops, plans, and executes audits and reviews to identify opportunities to strengthen and improve processes and controls.

Responsibilities include:

  • Executes internal audit projects independently or as a part of a team under general direction and guidance.

  • Prepares and implements audit programs including the review of transactions, documents, records, reports, and the review of methods for accuracy, effectiveness, and compliance.

  • Establishes effective communications with personnel involved in each audit to ensure pertinent facts are obtained and resulting conclusions and recommendations are practical and understood.

  • Prepares oral presentations, written reports and memos which advise management of risks and issues in an accurate, clear, concise, and timely manner.

  • Performs detailed SOX controls testing, including interviewing personnel and assisting with resolving deficiencies.

  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

RequirementsBachelor's Degree in accounting or finance is required. Requires a minimum of 0 to 3 years of experience in accounting or auditing. Must demonstrate knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards and procedures, business principles, organizational practices, information system concepts, and management techniques. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Past experience should demonstrate the ability to excel in a dynamic, collaborative, team environment. Other combinations of education/experience may be considered.

Preferred Experience

2+ years of related work experience. Public accounting experience preferred, with primary experience in auditing. Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 auditing experience is preferred. A CPA or CIA license is preferred.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here ( . Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)