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Senior Auditor

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The Southern Company Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 months ago

Senior Auditor


This position is accountable for conducting complex, non-routine high risk audits, consulting services, investigative services, or other projects anywhere within the Southern Company in accordance with audit policies, standards, and practices and IIA standards. These areas often have no history and may reflect emerging risk areas. This position is expected to independently plan projects, execute projects and deliver project results and seek input and support from management, primarily during planning, addressing findings or sensitive matters and when results are communicated. The position is responsible for: 1) effectively leading audit teams; 2) developing and assisting less experienced auditors; and 3) providing performance and developmental feedback to management on staff.


Education and Certifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in a job related field is required

  • Progress toward related certifications is strongly desired (CIA, CPA, CFE)


  • Prior internal auditing experience in leading projects, including planning, fieldwork, reporting, and administration, while meeting all required IIA quality requirements; or significant experience in a related field or industry, including, for example, monitoring, self-assessments, or quality standards

  • Prior experience in supervising the project work of others is desired

  • In lieu of the above, and for developmental purposes, prior experience, project or otherwise, in a related technical area may substitute for internal auditing experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Internal Auditing skills that are applied to diverse situations, including integration with information systems auditing

  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls, governance models, anti-fraud programs, and risk management

  • Knowledge of the electric utility industry and assigned technical areas

  • A working knowledge of data analytics and its application to audit planning and execution

  • Strong skills in the following areas:

  • Logical thinking and analytical skills,

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Project management skills

  • Supervisory skills

  • Teamwork

  • Ability to manage multiple audits and/or consulting projects with required quality is essential


  • Applies excellent business acumen, including audit and analytical skills, in all aspects of the job

  • Focuses on understanding the business and using that knowledge to assist in identifying and monitoring a variety of strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks

  • Teams effectively across the internal audit department, including knowledge sharing

  • Collaborates with other auditors on individual assignments or departmental initiatives

  • Builds and sustains relationships with audit clients across all levels of the company

  • Tracks and monitors audit hours and other resources to assist in meeting departmental goals and metrics

  • Appropriately alerts internal audit management of challenges in meeting audit goals or objectives

  • Participates in appropriate external organizations to obtain personal and professional training and development and to identify and share leading practices within the organization

With 4.5 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2007708

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