Internal Auditor

Internal Auditor

  • Full Time
Wage or Salary:
$57,200 - $99,800 per year, DOQ

The position will be filled at level I, II or senior based on the candidate’s knowledge skills and abilities.

The Internal Auditor plans, organizes and conducts small – complex audits and other engagements to provide risk-based independent, objective and reliable assurance, advice and insight services to the organization. Evaluates, monitors and improves the effectiveness of risk management, controls and governance processes as they relate to the accomplishment of organization goals and objectives, the operational optimization of processes and the protection of assets.  Ensures compliance with the State laws and Chelan PUD (“District”) policies and procedures.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Secondary functions are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.

1. EF Conduct all phases of small risk-based integrated audits of financial, compliance and operational areas and consulting services to management, including planning, fieldwork, and reporting that ensure compliance with departmental policies and procedures and Standards from the Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF). Assess a broad spectrum of risk areas including strategic, operational, compliance, fraud, financial, general IT, etc., to develop audit objectives, audit programs and the appropriate scope and procedures that address governance, risk and control processes. Communicate effectively with stakeholders and audit management throughout the process. Develop, communicate, and monitor implementation of value-added recommendations that improve and enhance District operations.

Prepare reports and effectively present results in a clear and concise manner to management. Assist the Senior Internal Auditor on complex department audits when necessary.

2. EF Conduct quarterly audits of the District’s P-card program and summarize the results. Conduct quarterly expense report reviews, review and approve District expenditures in accordance with RCW 42.24.080 and District policies, procedures and processes.

3. EF Collaborate with District staff to provide input and review of new or revised policies and procedures. Monitor compliance with state laws and District policies, procedures and processes.

4. SF  May participate on special projects and cross functional teams to promote, facilitate and develop effective risk management and internal control systems. Provide guidance concerning the effects of State or Federal requirements and assist in analyzing and developing alternatives. May attend audit committee meetings to communicate audit results.


The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Post-Secondary Education:

Bachelor’s degree (B. S., B. A.) in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Senior level incumbents are referred to hold professional certifications such as CIA, CGAP, CPA and/or CFE).


Typically requires a minimum of one (1) year experience assisting or leading the planning, conducting and/or reporting of formal audit processes (senior level incumbents are required to have six years’ described experience).   Government or Public Utility auditing and/or State Audit experience is preferred. Background in internal auditing is also preferred. Experience applying knowledge of the Institute of Internal Auditor’s International Professional Practices Framework (Red Book) and GAO’s Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) is preferred.


In addition to a competitive salary range, Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.

The position will be filled at varying levels based on the candidate’s qualifications, skills and abilities. Level I – $57,200 – $71,500; Level II $66,240 – $82,800; Senior $79,840 – $99,800


Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we’re proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we’ve also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS and by Forbes in 2017 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled


Apply on line at   Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document.  Your cover letter must summarize your formal audit experience.  To expedite the application, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

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