Manager, Internal Audit – Compliance, Regulatory and Quality

Company Name: Sacramento Municipal Utility District
City: Sacramento
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95817
Job Title: Manager, Internal Audit – Compliance, Regulatory and Quality
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Finance and Accounting
Posting Start Date: May 16, 2016
Salary: $121,164-$151,284
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours


As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County (and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment.


Internal Audit Department

SMUD’s Internal Audit department provides SMUD with risk-based, objective, independent and reliable assurance, advice and insight to support achievement of SMUD’s strategic objectives and imperatives. Our vision is to be a valued business partner and a high performing risk intelligent team that is committed to continuous improvement and innovation to drive a culture of governance, accountability, compliance and execution within SMUD.


Position Purpose

To provide leadership in the performance of internal audits and consultation services across SMUD. To manage the design, development and delivery of highly effective audit and consultation services focused on compliance, regulatory and quality; project management; and engineering functions. To strategically determine areas of greatest opportunity and impact focused on SMUD’s core objectives of risk reduction, operational excellence and financial fitness. To cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships across SMUD and working to improve operational efficiency and financial performance, mitigate risks, and comply with relevant laws and regulations through value-added insights and detailed recommendations.


*Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages the development of strategic multi-year and annual audit plans and risk assessments
  • Develops, trains, and assigns staff to audits and provide consultative services to organizations across SMUD. Ensures observations and recommendations improve operational efficiencies, reduce risk, and provide compliance, as required. Evaluates performance of staff and provides development as required.
  • Leads staff to develop partnerships and collaborative relationships with customer organizations across SMUD, centered on how they can help organizations achieve key business objectives.
  • Provides technical expertise and guidance to staff and customer organizations on specific elements of audits and resultant recommendations.
  • Provides independent assessments and specific recommendations of audits and investigations to senior and executive management.
  • Collaboratively works with customer organizations to resolve issues, improve efficiencies, meet key objectives and ensure compliance, as required.
  • Assess the performance of major projects to determine if pre-established objectives and goals have been met.
  • Manages and supports the Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Program and process improvement initiatives and activities.
  • Manages the development and implementation of key performance measures to assess the value of internal audit to SMUD as well as individual audit performance.
  • Ensures audit activities are conducted in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, as promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Performs related duties as required.
Experience Required:


Seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in internal auditing, public accounting, compliance audits, and/or regulatory audits.



BS degree from an accredited college or university majoring in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is highly desirable.



Knowledge of:

Auditing theory and best practices; internal auditing standards and requirements; trends and best-practices related to quality assurance program analyses and design; theories and practices related to electrical, mechanical and civil engineering in the electric utility industry; principles, practices and procedures related to quality standards and auditing; financial, budgeting and administrative systems and controls; principles and practices for business strategic planning and development;  principles and practices of economic analyses of projects and programs, program evaluation, analytical approaches, and project management; audit report planning and writing; problem analysis and statistical methods; methods and techniques for planning, organizing, directing and controlling work activities; principles and practices for motivating coaching, mentoring, training and developing staff; principles techniques and concepts related to team management and collaboration; safety policies, practices and procedures; English grammar, punctuation and vocabulary standards.


Skill to:

Develop, refine and implement highly effective audit programs; manage and direct the work of staff; lead, motivate and develop staff, providing regular feedback, managing performance and offering opportunities for staff to grow skills and knowledge; establish priorities and assess risk and significance ; provide value-added consultation to customer organizations to help improve operational efficiencies, mitigate risks, and comply with relevant laws and regulations; define, investigate and provide recommendations to help resolve highly complex problems and issues; analyze complex financial, accounting and business performance data; analyze business processes and provide recommendations for improvements; communicate effectively orally and in writing internally/externally; establish and maintain effective working relationships internally/externally.



Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), American Society for Quality (ASQ) or equivalent certification as a Certified Quality Manager (CQM), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA), or similar professional designation is/are highly desirable.


Desirable Qualifications

BS degree from an accredited college or university majoring in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is highly desirable.

How to Apply:

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Posting End Date: June 2, 2016