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Senior IT Auditor


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  2303

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve.  We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
* J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
* Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
* Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
* Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
* Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Professional Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable



Job Summary

    Responsible for applying advanced Information Systems internal auditing standards, procedures, and techniques to evaluate and provide assurance regarding the adequacy of controls related to the accomplishment of business objectives, compliance with laws and regulations and reliability of financial reporting. Frequently leads audit teams, provides technology consulting to business clients and may take action on certain matters with minimal reference to superiors for advice and guidance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Plan, develop, conduct and frequently lead new or previously reviewed IT related audits of complex Company systems, operations, processes, functions and activities. These include information systems audits and special investigations requiring the application of specialized auditing principles and practices.
  • Partner with clients to help provide guidance on internal control structures, information security, information privacy, process efficiencies, policy and procedure development and re-engineering initiatives as well as other complex business subjects.
  • Assist audit staff and consults with client organizations with respect to the design and implementation of automated controls and/or automated testing of controls.
  • Ensure work-papers fully support conclusions and conform to departmental and professional standards.
  • As an AIC is responsible for planning and directing audits, reviewing teams' work-papers and draft audit reports and managing client relationships.
  • Accumulate pertinent data, organize material, use sampling techniques and software analysis tools, make detailed analysis of existing conditions.
  • Write and present comprehensive audit reports or develop presentations that clearly describe objectives, scope, conclusions, and findings and provide value added recommendations to both internal and external stakeholders. Conducts draft review meetings.
  • Perform, and may lead Sarbanes-Oxley IT controls testing.
  • Partner with clients to assess their business risks on new and/or complex subjects. Use this knowledge to provide input to audit management in developing the Annual Audit Plan and Audit Universe.
  • Research and prepare position statements on proposed and existing professional audit standards, management concerns, and regulatory decisions.
  • Use knowledge of the client's business/industry to identify technology and industry developments and evaluate the impacts. Protect confidential client information.
  • Ability to read, evaluate and analyze various programming languages including SQL. Design, develop, and implement CAATs. Provide CAAT and software analysis tool assistance to other auditors and clients.
  • Work effectively with personnel at all levels internally and externally such as outside accountants, MPSC, FERC, IRS, management consultant firms, etc. Provide mentoring, training, and direction to new IT Auditors.
  • Provide varied desktop support for the remainder of the Audit organization, e.g. assistance with desktop tools, data retrieval, Auditing LAN upgrade projects.
  • Provide management support for the Audit Services organization as needed, particularly with respect to Audit ServicesÆ IT needs and systems.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering or other related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have at least five years relevant audit or professional experience in client/server operating systems, application development and maintenance, SDLC, database mining and administration, system administration, data center operations, controls and telecommunications.

Other Qualifications


  • CISA, CIA, CPA or CA certification
  • CISSP, MCSE or other IT security or operations related certifications
  • IT security experience


Other Requirements

  • CISA, CIA, CPA or CA certification required within two years
  • Demonstrated consulting expertise to business segments and in the analysis of audit subjects and evaluation of controls.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills to improve processes, minimize risk and add value to a wide variety of complex operations.
  • Duties require high degree of judgment and ingenuity.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others.
  • Proficient verbal, nonverbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Negotiates and settles conflicts with clients and others.
  • Advanced working knowledge of the company's regulated and unregulated operational processes, such as Finance, Accounting, Customer Billing, Payroll, etc An advanced working knowledge of similar processes from other companies is acceptable.
  • Proficiency with MS Office products.
  • Advanced Excel abilities required.
  • Understands and utilizes data analysis tools such as ACL.
  • Possesses a valid driver's license, meet company driving standards and provide own transportation within the service area.
  • Availability to travel outside the service area.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit