Westar Energy Internal Auditor in United States

Title: Internal Auditor

Job Number: COM0007

JOB TITLE: Internal Auditor
DEPARTMENT: Internal Audit
LOCATION: Topeka General Office, Topeka, KS or KC Headquarters, Kansas City, MO
PAY RANGE:$42,700 - $66,500

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This job posting is for one open Internal Auditor position within the Audit Services Department.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for conducting, documenting, and reporting the results of internal audits of various operations of the Company utilizing the department’s risk-based audit methodology, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley reviews and testing.

Performance of audit projects, focusing on internal control and operational improvements, and risk management capabilities.

Includes establishing effective lines of communication with staff and management.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Identifies and evaluates operational, compliance, technology and financial risks and controls.
  • Assesses compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Performs special projects and investigations as needed.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in business, accounting, or finance required. Minimum of 1-3 years of related business experience is required. Internships will be considered for experience requirements.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
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 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 have high ethical standards and the ability to remain independent.

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:
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.