Sr Auditor STL

Date: Nov 6, 2022

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101 Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

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 our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. 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.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a Senior Auditor to work in our St. Louis, MO office. This position will be responsible for providing and leading an objective and independent evaluation of operational, financial or technology risks while assessing the internal control environment and recommending improvements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct operational, financial, information technology, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and compliance reviews and/or special investigations. Work will be determined per the annual Internal Audit Risk Assessment and will include activities from planning phase through field work and to final audit report issuance. Work will be performed in accordance with acceptable quality assurance and audit standards, with guidance from the Audit Manager or Director
  • Define objectives, scope, timing, contacts, and deliverables for each engagement
  • Oversee or prepare process narratives and flow charts with defined key controls
  • Evaluate and test both the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls in accordance with the IIA’s IPPFs
  • Confirm audit workpapers and issues are well defined, supported and root causes are identified, while adhering to department standards
  • Draft and submit reports or audit findings for review
  • Identify control gaps, assist management in creating action plans to address risks or process improvements and validate that action plans are completed
  • Responsible for leading and developing other auditor(s); or directing and managing external audit consultant(s) as assigned to an engagement
  • Develop and maintain relationships with personnel throughout the organization to ensure the understanding and acceptance of audit issues relating to business risks and controls
  • 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 as a positive part of a team 
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing environment
  • 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

Supervisory Responsibilities


Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Technology or a business-related field required
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) required

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • A minimum of 5-6 years of experience in public accounting, internal audit, or similar field.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles or IT general controls
  • A self-starter with good supervisory and motivational skills
  • Familiarity with the COSO Internal Control Framework, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the IIA’s IPPF’s and PCAOB auditing standards desirable
  • Able to quickly learn new processes and tasks
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with a focus on attention to details
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the natural gas industry desirable

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Hybrid in office/remote work schedule
  • 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


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employers. 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 click on the following links: About the EEO law and EEO law supplement.

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