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Senior Technology Auditor Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: November 29, 2022
Reference Code: 53009-en_US

Job Grade: Q
Hierarchy: No - We can only hire at the posted level
Union Position: Non-Bargaining

Position Summary
Perform technology and security-related internal audit work across all business areas. Audit projects (and related Sarbanes Oxley control testing) may include examinations of processing environment/database/application controls, new system development efforts, etc. with minimal guidance. Develop audit assignment objectives and scope, create detailed audit programs, 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 technology and/or systems-related audit work - including examinations of processing environment/database/application controls, and new system development efforts. As necessary, provide leadership role for multi-person assignments. This includes performing audits within hours and dates agreed upon in project management plan, being innovative, 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 application/system controls and general computer controls (relied upon for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance). Coordinate with business areas to ensure processes and controls are properly documented. Assess effectiveness of general computer control design and operation. Assist business areas in improving technology and security-related controls.
  • Provide consultative services to business areas upon request. Develop and maintain relationships with audit clients in business areas. Develop understanding of technology and security-related risks, processes, and controls. Provide consultative advice and recommendations to business areas to improve processes and controls, and to address risks.
  • 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 information systems discipline (preferred) or business-related field required.
  • Professional information systems-related certification (ex: CISA, CISM, SSCP, CISSP, etc.) required.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant business experience.
  • Demonstrated experience, skills, and knowledge of technology area(s) required.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 20%.






  • Utility and cyber security experience


Competency Band:



  • Accountability
  • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Job and Business Expertise
  • Operational Excellence
  • Relationship Focused


Location(s): MN - Minneapolis
Organization: Audit and Financial Services
Department: 10200:Audit Services
Schedule: Full-Time

Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.
Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $79,000 to $113,000 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Recruiter: Lea M Felty
Hiring Manager: Virginia (Teena) J Buenviaje-Liu

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com


About this Employer

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.