Auditor

Date: Jan 8, 2023

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. That's why we're always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.

Summary

Spire is dedicated to building a diverse community of talent, a place where employees feel valued for their contributions. If you are looking for a company that has great benefits and has great people that care about collaboration, diverse perspectives, and making things happen, Spire maybe the place for you!

Spire is seeking an Auditor. This position will be responsible for providing an objective and independent evaluation of risks, assessing the internal control environment and recommending improvements for Spire’s operations. We are looking for the right candidate to train:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Business Administration, Marketing and/or another business-related field
  • Candidate must be willing to work towards achieving a CIA and/or CPA certification within 1 year after employment
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Conduct SOX, operational, financial, and compliance audits, consultative reviews and/or special investigations per the annual IA Work Plan within the timeframe allotted with some assistance from a Senior Auditor or Audit Manager.
• Prepare process narratives or flow charts with key controls identified.
• Evaluate and test design and operating effectiveness of internal controls.
• Perform internal control and audit test work in accordance with the IIA’s IPPFs.
• Ensure audit issues are well defined and root causes are identified.
• Prepare and submit reports or audit findings recommending changes or improvements in policies and procedures where necessary.
• Develop and maintain relationships with personnel throughout the organization to ensure the understanding and acceptance of audit issues relating to business risks and controls.
• Perform complex data analysis.
• Monitor and follow up on all open issues.
• All other duties as assigned.
 

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

• Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
• Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
• Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines
• Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment
 

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Business Administration, Marketing and/or another business-related field
• Candidate must be willing to work towards achieving a CIA and/or CPA certification within 1 year after employment

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

• One+ years of experience in public accounting, internal audit or similar field is preferred but not required
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
• Familiarity with COSO Internal Control Framework, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the IIA’s IPPF’s and PCAOB auditing standards preferred but not required
• Able to quickly learn new processes and tasks 
• Strong critical thinking skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Attention to detail
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to use a personal computer and spreadsheet applications
• Ability to meet strict deadlines
 

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normal Work Environment – Work is normally performed in a shared office environment.
  • Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Overtime and/or travel may be required.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.
  • Hybrid in office/remote work schedule

Posting Requirements

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.


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