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DTE Energy Senior Auditor - Vendor in Detroit, Michigan

Senior Auditor - Vendor


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC

Job ID: 1915

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

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.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years

  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence

  • Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running

  • 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.

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required:Professional Pre-Hire Assessment

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Job Summary

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. Frequently leads audit teams, provides consulting to business clients and may take action on certain matters without referring to superiors for advice and guidance. Particular focus would be on Vendor contract evaluation and identification of Vendor Recoveries.

Key Accountabilities

  • Plan, develop, conduct and frequently lead audits of new and/or complex Company systems, operations, processes, functions and activities in Vendor contract and management space. 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, managing client relationships and participating in negotiation of recoveries.

  • 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 and 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 in the Vendor contract and management space.

  • Use extensive knowledge of the client's business/industry to identify technology and industry developments and evaluate the impacts in the Vendor contract and management space. Protect confidential client information.

  • Work effectively with personnel at all levels internally and externally such as outside accountants, suppliers, contract managers, supply chain employees, , management consultant firms, etc. Provide mentoring, training, and direction to new employees.

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

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related degree from an accredited college or university and five years of professional experience

Other Qualifications


  • Master's Degree

  • CIA, CPA, CMA, CFE or CISA certification within two years

  • Previous Vendor Audit Recovery Experience

Other Requirements:

  • Possesses a valid driver's license, meet company driving standards and provide own transportation within the service 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 judgement and ingenuity.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others.

  • Proficient verbal, nonverbal, written, and presentation skills.

  • Negotiates and settles with clients and others, including vendors.

  • Advanced working knowledge of the company's regulated and unregulated operational processes, such as Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Accounts Payable, etc. An Advanced working knowledge of similar processes from other companies is acceptable.

  • PC Proficiency, including experience with MS Office Products particularly Excel and Access

  • Ability to manipulate and analyze large quantities of data

  • Understand and utilizes data analysis tools such as ACL and IDEA.

  • Advanced working knowledge of the company's client/server applications such as SAP and Maximo. Working knowledge of similar applications from other companies is acceptable.

  • Exhibits strong visionary skills to identify future client needs.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work 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 rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Nearest Major Market:Detroit

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