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Duke Energy Lead Corporate Audit Consultant in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Job Summary

The Lead Audit Consultant performs as an in-charge and provides leadership over complex operational/financial audits and consulting engagements. They work in a team environment on various audit activities including performing risk assessments, development of audit test plans, gathering and analyzing data to draw appropriate conclusions, preparing audit deliverables to support conclusions, and communicating audit issues.


Major accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and lead complex risk-based audits, including oversight of the day-to-day activities of assigned audit staff personnel

  • Gather and analyze data, using reasoning and logic, and draw appropriate conclusions

  • Evaluate the design and effectiveness of processes with an appropriate level of professional skepticism

  • Monitor and track the status of post-audit action plans and perform follow-up procedures to validate implementation and risk mitigation

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with audit customers including various levels of management

  • Participate in annual risk assessment processes, including the identification of key risks across the enterprise and development of the annual audit plan

  • Exhibit a sense of urgency in completing assigned tasks for audits, initiatives and other department projects in accordance with prescribed milestones

  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills with ability to tailor messages for a variety of levels of management

  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of matters impacting the energy industry and the company This position will be based in Charlotte, NC. Travel will be required at approximately 10%. This position will report administratively to an Audit Manager but will work in a matrix environment for increased career growth and diversity.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or other related degree

  • In addition to required degree, six (6) years minimum related work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Accounting or Masters degree in Business Administration

  • Eight or more years of applicable experience

  • Internal and/or external auditing experience, preferably from a large public accounting firm

  • CPA or other certification (e.g., CIA, CFE, Six Sigma, PMP, PE)

  • An advanced degree, such as an MBA or Master of Accounting

  • Utilities/energy industry experience

  • Resourcefulness when managing through ambiguity, including complex audit projects.

  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple projects

  • Ability to identify and assess risks and impacts and develop and manage the scope of audits accordingly

  • Acknowledgement of customer needs and expectations and ability to adjust tasks accordingly to add value to the business

  • Project management and supervisory experience, including coaching skills

  • Data analytics experience

Working Conditions

  • M - F

  • Hybrid mobility classification - work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to a Duke Energy facility.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.

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