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Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor (Butte, MT or Sioux Falls, SD Preferred.  Other Major office locations may be considered)

Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor (Butte, MT or Sioux Falls, SD Preferred. Other Major office locations may be considered)

locationButte, MT, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor (Butte, MT or Sioux Falls, SD Preferred. Other Major office locations may be considered)

Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor

Work Location: Butte MT or Sioux Falls, SD (other major company office locations may be considered)

Pay range: $52,700 to $105,700 per year

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position and am I right for this job?

NorthWestern Energy is in search of an ambitious individual to fill the position of internal auditor or senior auditor. This individual will engage in cross-functional collaboration with the business units, involving continuous learning of the controls, processes and operations throughout the organization. If you enjoy variety, problem-solving, and appreciate a dynamic team setting, this is the job for you. NorthWestern Energy offers the opportunity for growth and extensive benefits and wellness programs. We emphasize our relationship with employees and focus heavily on company culture to benefit the communities we serve and the environment in which we operate.

The successful applicant will be responsible for completing financial, operational, contract, compliance and information technology engagements as well as have the opportunity to work with management to provide consulting services. The individual will be part of team and work with other staff and senior auditors, reporting directly to the Audit Manager. They will be performing internal audits designed to examine and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiencies of the Company's internal controls, including IT general controls, assess the integrity of financial reports, evaluate risk, identify operational efficiencies, and submit recommendations to appropriate management. All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

Qualifications include:

  • A degree in accounting, finance, data science, information technology or related discipline
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Institute of Internal Auditors professional practices framework
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and technical skills are essential to this position
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • IT audit experience is a plus
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • For the Internal Auditor role, a certification or advanced degree is preferred but not required. The company is very supportive in helping employees obtain various certifications.
  • For the Senior Auditor role, at least 3 years of related experience as well as a certification (such as CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE) or advanced degree (such as MBA, MPAC, or MACC).

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ over 1,500 amazing people and serve 764,200 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%
  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)
  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)
  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

Requisition #4145

Posting Dates: October 17, 2023 through Open Until Filled

Department/Division: Finance/Audit

Employment Physical: Not Required

Drug Test: Required

Background Check: Required

Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

Telecommuting: Part-time Negotiable within NorthWestern Energy Service Territory

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 1-800-245-6977 or at