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Principal Auditor


Southern California Edison

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Position Overview:

The Principal Auditor position will be in the Financial and Corporate Audits division within Southern California Edison’s Audits Services Department. The successful candidate will work on audits in the following areas: Energy Procurement, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management and Generation. The candidate will also be assigned to work on audits in the areas of Finance, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, and Human Resources (etc). He/she will provide significant input for briefing senior management regarding the system of internal controls, reliability of operating information, and compliance with regulatory requirements, including laws, and the corporate standards of conduct. This position requires that the auditor have general knowledge of the Edison operational unit functions as well as a broad knowledge of company and department policies, objectives, strategies, and goals; regulatory requirements, affiliate relationships, and applicable governmental laws. This position also requires knowledge of the audit function and audit techniques; data analytics, statistical sampling, audit protocols, generally accepted auditing standards, business risk assessment principles, control assessment techniques, audit report writing and documentation.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Independently conduct, lead or participate as a team member on highly complex, sensitive and/or specialized audit engagements that have a major significance to the Company.
  • Plan and execute audit engagements with assigned staff within budget and cycle time requirements that will involve making decisions with regard to day-to-day audit engagement activities.
  • Develop engagement level risk assessment of the system of internal controls, reliability of operating information, and compliance with regulatory requirements including applicable laws, and the corporate standards of conduct.
  • Evaluate processes and controls for improvement and efficiencies. Ensure continuous improvement in audit engagements and other special projects.
  • Provide guidance, mentoring, training, and written feedback to team members. 
  • Independently serve as a technical advisor/consultant on highly complex and/or specialized consulting assignments or special projects.
  • Develop audit reports with recommendations that influence executive and/or senior management decisions or reduce major corporate risk.
  • Lead consulting engagements as requested by management and offer recommendations to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Senior management occasionally requests the Audit Services Department to act in an advisory capacity to evaluate operations and provide recommendations to improve an organization’s governance, risk management, and control processes.
  • Interact with all senior levels of management, including the VP/General Auditor to present audit findings and complex issues.
  • Work effectively with flexibility in a variety of situations, including those involving uncertainty, lack of information, and changing circumstances.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Information Systems, or related field.
  • Ten years of audit experience (combined internal and external audit).
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification.
  • Experience with Energy Procurement activities.
  • Leading/supervising a team of audit professionals that includes all aspects of an audit engagement and protocols.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • A graduate degree in the subjects of business administration, accounting, information systems, or related field.
  • Experience with internal controls, auditing standards, and accounting (SEC, PCAOB, GAAS, and GAAP), SOX
  • Experience developing engagement level risk assessments including identifying potential fraud risks.
  • Prior Big 4 audit experience within the following industries: commercial business/manufacturing, utilities, or independent power producers.
  • Experience in both Financial and Operational audits.
  • Experience communicating technical concepts to a variety of audiences, including those with a non-financial background, at a variety of levels throughout the company.
  • Experience using software including TeamMate, Supplier Portal, Endur, Ariba and SAP experience, including Governance, Risk, and Compliance module.
  • Experience with applying regulatory and legislative compliance for utilities (FERC, NERC, CPUC, etc) and General Rate Case proceedings in California.
  • Experience with company operations, finance, accounting, information systems, and regulatory processes.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing.
  • Demonstrates experience using strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrates experience with defining problems, manipulating data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrates experience with negotiating and influencing others.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications 


  • The successful candidate may be required to travel as part of the job. Travel is estimated to be 15% to 25%.
  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years. 

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

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