Senior Internal Auditor / Internal Auditor
Portland, OR 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description

At PGE, our work involves dreaming about, planning for, and realizing a smarter, cleaner, more enduring Oregon neighborhood. Its core to our DNA and we haven't stopped since we started in 1888. We energize lives, strengthen communities and drive advancements in energy that promote social, economic and environmental progress. We're always on the lookout for people passionate about leading and being a part of teams that are advancing innovative clean energy solutions that are also affordable and accessible to all.

Internal Auditor / Senior Internal Auditor

Are you ready to apply your audit, risk, and governance expertise towards Portland General Electric's exciting and sustainable future? As Oregon's largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation harnessing the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

To help enable this transformation, we are seeking an experienced Internal Auditor or Senior Internal Auditor to join our Internal Audit Services team, applying your financial and business knowledge and critical judgment to execute risk-driven audits. This opportunity provides broad visibility across the organization including senior leadership. You can contribute to the achievement of PGE's vision and craft the future of PGE's assurance and advisory practices across a variety of emerging risks, areas of growth, operational practices, compliance requirements, SOX/financial disciplines, and technology areas.

To be a part of our integrated Internal Audit Services team encompassing technology, safety and financial/operations specialists, we are looking for a candidate with demonstrated, exceptional verbal and written skills, risk acumen, and passion for value-added results.

PGE supports career progression, and this role will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's applicable skills and experience at either the Internal Auditor or Senior Internal Auditor levels.

KeyScope and Areas of Impact:

For Senior Internal Auditor

  • Leads planning and fieldwork for audit and consultation engagements, gathering and analyzing information and data, performing complex research,efficiently and effectively documenting work in support of reporting, and coordinating and reviewing the work of others.
  • Drafts clear, concise, and progressive audit and consultation reports, making risk reduction and/or process improvement recommendations that align with PGE's corporate strategies.

For Internal Auditor

  • Supports audit and consulting engagements by performing prescribed tasks, including developing process flows, workpaper documentation, data review and organization, and reviews of reports, presentations and other documentation.
  • Performs control testing according to fieldwork procedures, including completing workpaper documentation, identifying exceptions, and communicating results to team members.

For Both Levels

  • Supports our clients by providing regular updates on risk mitigation activities and reporting as well as communicating conclusions to clients, including difficult and complex outcomes when necessary.
  • Designs effective and efficient control test plans and performs control testing to enable management to assess the operating effectiveness of key controls. Good project management skills to monitor their own progress and ensure timely remediation of deficiencies.
  • Proactively engages with management on tracking and resolving remediations and other solutions to resolve previously identified risks through completed audit engagements.
  • Performs a variety of individual and department administrative tasks and implements process improvement initiatives.
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) financial controls, including SOX audit planning, walkthroughs, testing, and control validations is preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Institute of Internal Auditor's IPPF framework for developing, conducting and reporting on audit engagements and consultations is preferred.

What you will bring to this role:

  • For both the Internal Auditor and Senior Internal Auditor roles, a Bachelor's degree in finance, computer science, liberal arts or other related field or equivalent experience is required.
  • For a Senior Internal Auditor, five or more years in business, internal auditing, public accounting or related functions.For an Internal Auditor, at least three years similar experience.
  • Professional licenses/certifications preferred and may be required within one year of obtaining position (CPA, CIA, CRMA, CFE,etc.).
  • Experience conducting audit engagements from planning, to fieldwork through reporting - along with a basic understanding and application of project management techniques.
  • Skilled at interacting with a variety of technical and non-technical functions and negotiating and resolving differences around simple to complex and sometimes challenging risks.
  • A willingness to research and understand emerging regulatory topics that are complex or difficult to understand and incorporate them into audit processes
  • Proficient use of Microsoft programs.

Environment - Indoor/Outdoor

  • PGE supports hybrid flexible work arrangements; and will have a combination of at least 2 days in the office and the rest of the time working offsite. Currently, this role will require you to commute into the office, plants as well as out in the field. A valid driver's license and a history of safe driving practices will be required for this role.
  • These arrangements may need to change due to business needs or changes in responsibility.

*Please note that currently, we are not offering relocation or sponsorship for this position*

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Join us today and power your potential!

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PGE believes in rewarding dedicated performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

PGE does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We recognize individuals have a variety of abilities to offer and we believe there is much to value and celebrate by incorporating different abilities into the work we do. One very important way we live this out is in our application and interview process. We work hard to support individuals who may need an accommodation to fully participate in these processes. If you feel you may need an accommodation, or would like to request one, please notify the Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter) associated with the job posting. You may also make this request by contacting or by calling 503-464-7250. The Recruiter will provide information and next steps for the accommodation process. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team is also available for support. You can contact them at .

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. Posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date below. If no date is listed, job is open until filled.

PGE is committed to Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origina, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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