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Internal Controls Auditor

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE

Job Description



The Internal Controls Auditor plays a critical role within the District, ensuring a sound internal controls framework is designed and operating effectively, by conducting Financial Accounting, Treasury & Finance, and other process control examinations. Corporate Audit departments work may be leveraged by external auditors, on an annual basis, as they conduct the independent annual audit.

1. Ensures performance of independent and objective evaluations of the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the Districts' internal controls, disclosure controls, and general operating system controls.

2. Performs examinations of journal entries, work orders, account reconciliations, clearing accounts and certain specific District activities or transactions to determine whether controls were appropriately followed

  • Responsible for recognizing potential issues in business practices and accounting that can be determined through examination work and effectively communicating findings. Responsible for understanding emerging issues and proactively working with business units and other department teams to proactively adapt the Districts' policies to address as needed.
  • Participates in complex functional examination processes that consists of: assessment of risk and exposure associated with District activities in the area(s) of control examination responsibility; planning, design, performance, documentation, supervision and review of examination work; reporting of the results of examination work; and monitoring and verification of management's resolution of examination findings.

3. Ensures compliance with changes in control examination requirements as a result of regulation or District requirements.

  • Identifies opportunities to streamline compliance activities and make them a seamless part of operations.




  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field, or 3-5 years internal controls and/or auditing experience.
  • Knowledge of the COSO internal control framework, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, audit sampling techniques, risk management principles, financial and operational policies and practices, and accounting for utility operations.
  • This position requires thoroughness, accuracy, excellent documentation skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and human relations skills.  It also requires excellent problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously and work independently.


  • Professional certification (Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Experience using Audit Control Language (ACL), Excel, Word, Windows, PowerPoint, Oracle, Access or similar software.
  • Knowledge of professional auditing standards and practices and functional knowledge of District operations, accounting and financial functions, and the regulations governing District operations including Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Financial Accounting Standards Board and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pronouncements.  The incumbent should demonstrate continuous learning and periodically update his/her knowledge of the business through formal training.

Closing Statement


Salary Grade: S4

Minimum: $76,730

Maximum: $95,913

VisionLeading the way we power the future.
MissionTo provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.
ValuesWe have a PASSION to serve We HONOR our community We CARE about each other.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before December 9, 2019. 

Recruiter: Laura Fritson -

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

Job Details

Date Posted November 26, 2019
Date Closes January 25, 2020
Requisition 295931
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00