DTE Energy Senior Auditor - Operational in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Senior Auditor - Operational-11537

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 5 consecutive years

· 7th on Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award

· 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.



Applies advanced internal auditing standards, procedures, and techniques to evaluate and provide assurance regarding the adequacy of controls related to the accomplishment of business objectives, compliance with laws and

regulations and reliability of financial reporting. Frequently leads audit teams, provides consulting to business clients and may take actions on certain matters without referring to superiors for advice and guidance.


-Plan, develop, conduct and frequently lead financial and operational audits of new and/or complex Company systems, operations, processes, functions and activities. Audits also included special investigations requiring the application of specialized auditing principles and practices.

-Develop supervisory skills and as an Auditor-In-Charge is responsible for planning and directing audits, reviewing teams’ work-papers and draft audit reports and managing client relationships.

-Accumulate pertinent data, organizes material, uses sampling techniques and software analysis tools, prepares audit programs for fieldwork testing, and makes detailed analysis of existing conditions.

-Write present comprehensive audit reports, or develop presentations that clearly describe objectives, scope, conclusions, and findings and provides value added recommendations describing scope, objectives, conclusions, findings and recommendations to both internal and external stakeholders. Conduct draft review meetings.

-Partner with clients to assess their business risks on new and/or complex subjects. Provide input to audit management in developing the Annual Audit Plan and Audit Universe. Recommend new auditing techniques to analyze

the adequacy of controls and the effectiveness of operational procedures and processes.

-Research and prepare position statements on proposed and existing professional audit standards, management concerns, and regulatory decisions.

-Use extensive knowledge of the client’s business/industry to identify technology and industry developments and evaluate the impacts. Protect confidential client information.

-Work effectively with personnel at all levels internally and externally such as outside accountants, MPSC, FERC, IRS, management consultant firms, etc. Provide mentoring, training, and directions to new employees.

-Participate on varied task forces, teams, or committees as an Auditing representative or lead projects within Internal Auditing.


-Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or Engineering from an accredited college or university.

-Required: Five year’s of professional experience.

-Preferred: CIA, CPA, CMA or CISA certification or must complete certification in Michigan within two years.

-Preferred: Master’s Degree.

-Possesses a valid driver’s license, meet company driving standards and provide own transportation within the ervice area.

-Demonstrated consulting expertise to business segments and in the analysis of audit subjects and evaluation of controls.

-Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills to improve processes, minimize risk and add value to a wide variety of complex operations. Duties require high degree of judgment and ingenuity.

-Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others. Proficient verbal, non-verbal, written, and presentation skills. Negotiates and settles with clients and others.

-Advanced working knowledge of the company’s regulated and unregulated operational processes, such as Finance, Accounting, Customer Billing, Payroll, etc. An Advanced working knowledge of similar processes from other companies is acceptable.

-PC Proficiency, including experience with MS Office Products. Understand and utilizes data analysis tools such as AC. Familiarity with CSA and Option Finder software.

-Advanced working knowledge of the company’s client/server applications such as Financial Management FMS, Human Resources HRMS, Customer 2000 etc. Working knowledge of similar applications from other companies is acceptable.

-Exhibits strong visionary skills to identify future client needs.

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize varying combinations of the competencies cited in this description, depending on the organization and role to which they’re assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the right of any supervisory or management representative to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision

Job: Accounting, Auditing & Tax

Title: Senior Auditor - Operational

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11537