Southern California Edison Principal Auditor in Rosemead, California


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The Principal Auditor position will be in the Financial and Corporate Audits division within Southern California Edison’s Audits Services Department. The successful candidate will work on audits in the following areas: Energy Procurement, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management and Generation. The candidate will also be assigned to work on audits in the areas of Finance, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, and Human Resources (etc). He/she will provide significant input for briefing senior management regarding the system of internal controls, reliability of operating information, and compliance with regulatory requirements, including laws, and the corporate standards of conduct. This position requires that the auditor have general knowledge of the Edison operational unit functions as well as a broad knowledge of company and department policies, objectives, strategies, and goals; regulatory requirements, affiliate relationships, and applicable governmental laws. This position also requires knowledge of the audit function and audit techniques; data analytics, statistical sampling, audit protocols, generally accepted auditing standards, business risk assessment principles, control assessment techniques, audit report writing and documentation.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Independently conduct, lead orparticipate as a team member on highly complex, sensitive and/or specializedaudit engagements that have a major significance to the Company.

  • Plan and execute audit engagementswith assigned staff within budget and cycle time requirements that will involvemaking decisions with regard to day-to-day audit engagement activities.

  • Develop engagement level riskassessment of the system of internal controls, reliability of operatinginformation, and compliance with regulatory requirements including applicablelaws, and the corporate standards of conduct.

  • Evaluate processes and controlsfor improvement and efficiencies. Ensure continuous improvement in auditengagements and other special projects.

  • Provide guidance, mentoring,training, and written feedback to team members.

  • Independently serve as atechnical advisor/consultant on highly complex and/or specialized consultingassignments or special projects.

  • Develop audit reports withrecommendations that influence executive and/or senior management decisions orreduce major corporate risk.

  • Lead consulting engagements asrequested by management and offer recommendations to enhance effectiveness andefficiency of operations. Senior management occasionally requests the AuditServices Department to act in an advisory capacity to evaluate operations andprovide recommendations to improve an organization’s governance, riskmanagement, and control processes.

  • Interact with all senior levelsof management, including the VP/General Auditor to present audit findings andcomplex issues.

  • Workeffectively with flexibility in a variety of situations, including thoseinvolving uncertainty, lack of information, and changing circumstances.

  • Performother duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Economics, BusinessManagement, Information Systems, or related field.

  • Ten years of audit experience (combined internal and externalaudit).

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified InternalAuditor (CIA) certification.

  • Leading/supervising a team of auditprofessionals that includes all aspects of an audit engagement and protocols.


  • A graduate degree in the subjects of business administration,accounting, information systems, or related field.

  • Experience with Energy Procurement activities.

  • Experience with internal controls,auditing standards, and accounting (SEC, PCAOB, GAAS, and GAAP), SOX

  • Experience developing engagement levelrisk assessments including identifying potential fraud risks.

  • Prior Big 4 audit experience within the following industries:commercial business/manufacturing, utilities, or independent power producers.

  • Experience in both Financial and Operational audits.

  • Experience communicating technicalconcepts to a variety of audiences, including those with a non-financialbackground, at a variety of levels throughout the company.

  • Experience using softwareincluding TeamMate, Supplier Portal, Endur, Ariba and SAP experience, includingGovernance, Risk, and Compliance module.

  • Experience with applying regulatory and legislativecompliance for utilities (FERC, NERC, CPUC, etc) and General Rate Caseproceedings in California.

  • Experience with company operations, finance, accounting,information systems, and regulatory processes.

  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills,including report writing.

  • Demonstrates experience using stronganalytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Demonstrates experience with definingproblems, manipulating data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.

  • Demonstrates experience with negotiating and influencingothers

  • Demonstrates proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suiteapplications


  • Thesuccessful candidate may be required to travel as part of the job. Travel isestimated to be 15% to 25%.

  • Candidatesfor this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees forany employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.


Job Audit

Title: Principal Auditor

Location: US-CA-Rosemead

Requisition ID: 71021683