Under the direction of the Vice President – Chief Legal Officer and the Board of Public Utilities, plans, directs, manages, and coordinates the activities of Internal Auditing, providing assurance and consulting services in order to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Responsible for communicating significant results to the Vice President – Chief Legal Officer and the Board Audit Committee.
The Chief Internal Auditor is responsible for, and has commensurate authority to accomplish, the duties set forth below. The Chief Internal Auditor may delegate portions of his/her responsibilities and commensurate authority consistent with sound operating practices and authorized policies and procedures; however, he/she may not delegate nor relinquish any portion of his/her accountability for results.
Successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
A four-year degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, or other business-related field from an accredited college or university.
Advanced proficiency (CPA, MBA, MA or CMA) is required.
Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant is required.
Ten years' recent progressively responsible finance, accounting, and/or business-related experience, with a minimum of five years' auditing and evaluating controls of organizations at least as large as City Utilities is required.
Management or project lead experience is required.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, employees, and the Board of Public Utilities.
Knowledge of the operations of a multi-disciplined utility or similar size and scope of an organization is required.
Requires exceptional communication skills, including the ability to present material to both large and small groups of professionals and non-professionals and the ability to present material in written form that is understandable to both the technical and non-technical reader.
Must have working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAS), and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)/Governmental Account Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including medical insurance, company-paid defined benefit retirement plan, savings benefit plan with a company-match, paid vacation and sick leave, life and long-term disability insurance, and other voluntary insurance plans. In addition to our salary and benefits package, we provide an excellent work-life balance.
Internal Number: 21000057
About City Utilities of Springfield
City Utilities is a progressive, community-owned utility providing electricity, natural gas, water, broadband, and public transportation services to our customers. Our service territory covers approximately 320 square miles including the City of Springfield and portions of Greene County. With a population of over 167,000, Springfield is a great place to work and raise a family providing an abundance of nearby lakes, outdoor activities, retail shopping, and a low cost of living.