DTE Energy Financial Auditor in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Financial Auditor-10591

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 3 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014 and 2015)

· Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

· J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

· Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

· Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

· Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

· Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Job Summary:

Performs independent financial controls audits to ensure that controls are in place and working as intended and that business objectives are being met. Also performs independent substantive audits to ensure that financial statements are fairly stated and consistent with GAAP.


  • Assists in planning, developing, conducting, and occasionally leads non-complex financial and control audits and assesses associated risks of those company systems, operations, processes, functions and activities.

  • Partners with clients to assess client business, and financial risks on non-complex subjects.

  • Accumulates pertinent data, organizes material, uses sampling techniques and software analysis tools, makes detailed analysis of existing conditions and appropriate recommendations on non- complex audits. Assists the Auditor In Charge on more complex audits or in providing consulting expertise.

  • Writes and presents audit reports describing scope, objectives, conclusions, findings and recommendations to both internal and external stakeholders. Identifiers and quantifies adjustments to financial statements.

  • Conducts supervised draft review meetings. Ensures workpapers fully support conclusions and conform to departmental and professional standards and meet standards of external auditors.

  • Performs non-complex special investigations as well as functions requiring the application of specialized auditing principles and practices with limited supervision.

  • Provides input to audit management in developing the Annual Audit Plan.

  • Protects confidential client information.

  • Ensures compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirement.

  • Keeps up to date with relevant professional literature regarding technical accounting and financial reporting standards.

  • May ocasionally perform non-complex operational audits.

  • Performs all duties in accordance with DTE's safety rules, operating regulations and practices, reports unsafe conditions and practices, and promotes a clean, safe workplace.


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration,from an accredited college or university or Bachelor's Degree in another discipline acceptable with additional relevant professional experience.

  • Required: Current CPA or 2 years of public accounting experience. If not certified, must be currently seeking certification or have plan to obtain within the first 2 years on the job.

  • Required: Must have relevant professional experience normally acquired in two years.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license, meet company driving standards and provide own transportation within the service area.

  • Must have availability to travel outside the service area. Experience/Demonstrated Knowledge:

  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of Finance, Accounting, Customer Billing, Payroll, etc.; a working knowledge of similar processes from other companies is acceptable.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of relevant software.

Job: Accounting, Auditing & Tax

Title: Financial Auditor

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 10591