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Director, Audit Services Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents 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 position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary

Develop broad comprehensive programs for assessing financial risk, evaluating the organizations internal control structure and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Plan, organize, and direct department audit activities, including long range and dynamic audit plans, goals, resource allocation, and coordination with external auditors and SOX project management office. Communicate results to senior management.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the Audit Department. Establish and maintain Audit Department standards and policies, consistent with Corporate policy, to guide the technical and administrative performance of audit activities. Ensure compliance with those policies.
  • Develop Audit Department goals, objectives, and key performance indicators (KPI). Develop a long-term and annual Audit Plan. Monitor progress against the audit plan and KPIs; approve plan variances as necessary.
  • Maintain business relationships with appropriate levels of management to ensure Audit is aware of changes in business activities and objectives to identify risks.
  • Develop the annual department budget and manage department activities to stay within the budget. Evaluate audit activities and results to ensure the efficient use of audit resources.
  • Lead execution of IT audit risk assessment and development of IT audit plan, in conjunction with development of the overall audit plan. Direct the execution of IT Audits.
  • Coordinate the SOX Internal Audit testing program to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of management’s internal controls over financial reporting. Collaborate cross-functionally across all business functions and IT to identify risks and drive process improvement. Maintain on-going communication with external auditors including alignment on SOX planning, walkthroughs and testing, audit requests, and any deficiency evaluation.
  • Recruit talent, participate in workforce planning, establish clear expectations, and effectively manage performance. Provide training, coaching, and oversight to drive employee engagement. Develop a culture of high performance, personal accountability, and continuous improvement.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least ten years of business experience.
  • Three to five years of managerial experience.
  • Internal audit experience, preferably with a medium to large institution, or Big 4 assurance experience.
  • Advanced degree with CIA, CPA, CISA or other relevant professional certification highly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience managing audits within a complex operational and regulatory environment.
  • Strong supervisory and time management skills.
  • Experience managing a staff of diverse professionals.
  • Experience evaluating controls associated with complex business processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills.




Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.


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; CO - Denver || United States (US) || Audit and Financial Services || 25270:Audit and Financial Services || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $132,000 to $187,333 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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Requisition Number: 48711

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.

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