Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary
Perform financial (including Sarbanes-Oxley testing), operational, contract, compliance, and special investigation audits, to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and control structure of operations with minimal guidance. Develop audit assignment objectives and scope, create a detailed audit program, conduct testing, and effectively communicate audit results, which may include clear and actionable recommendations, to clients. As necessary, perform follow-up on assigned audit report recommendations to ensure that clients have completed agreed upon responsive action.

Essential Responsibilities
  • With minimal guidance, perform internal audits – including operational, financial (including Sarbanes-Oxley), and special investigations. As necessary, lead multi-person assignments. This includes performing audits within hours and dates agreed upon in project management plan, being innovative, determining ways to creatively use data to better understand potential issues, creating audit workpapers that comply with department and IIA standards for content and quality, and providing clear and actionable recommendations to client management in verbal and/or written format.
  • Lead the evaluation of the Company’s internal controls (including financial reporting controls relied upon for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance). Coordinate with business areas on documentation of processes and controls. Assess effectiveness of control design and operation. Assist business areas in improving controls.
  • Provide consultative services to business areas upon request. Develop and maintain relationships with audit clients in business areas. Develop understanding of business area risks, processes, and controls. Provide consultative advice and recommendations to business areas to improve processes and controls, and to address risks.
  • As necessary, perform follow-up on assigned audit report recommendations to ensure that clients have completed agreed upon responsive action.
  • Perform work each year on assigned department goals and participate on special projects underway by the department and/or the Company. Assist in identifying departmental process improvements and industry best practices that could provide additional benefits to the department. Provide guidance to internal auditors regarding department and company policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business, or related field or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) required.
  • Be willing to obtain a CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or relevant professional credential within two years of hire.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant business experience - preferably in accounting or auditing.
  • Experience with systems and applications for data analytics (SAP a plus).
  • Understanding of auditing concepts and principles, and how to apply them.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 20%.





As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Risk Audit and Compliance || 10200:Audit Services || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $62,700 to $89,033 per year

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Requisition Number: 32902

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Built to Last

We deliver energy; we deliver on our commitments

We are a major U.S. electric and natural gas company with annual revenues of $10.3 billion. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., we operate in eight states. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. 

We have a straightforward strategy we call Building the Core. We invest in our core businesses to provide safe, reliable energy to customers at a reasonable price. We demonstrate our commitment to the environment. And we serve our communities.

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