Company Name:
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Westminster, Colorado
United States
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Auditor-Associate, Staff or Senior (IRC27993)

Auditor-Associate, Staff or Senior (IRC27993)

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for providing risk-based, independent and objective assurance, advice and insight to Management and the Board of Directors through appraisal, evaluation and reporting of the adequacy and effective application of administrative, accounting, and operating procedures/controls and risk identification and analysis for the protection of all Association assets.


There are two positions available and these positions will be filled at either the Associate Staff Auditor, Staff Auditor or Senior Staff Auditor. This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidates and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.

Job Requirements


Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in, accounting, finance, computer science, management or related area.
  • Possess and maintain one of the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Expert level knowledge of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) mandatory guidance and recommended guidance and IIA Code of Conduct.
  • Expert understanding of the AICPA Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) to ensure the accuracy, consistency and verifiability of the auditor's actions and reports.
  • Expert understanding of the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), the provisions of Section 404 for internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) and COSO's Internal Control-Integrated Framework.
  • Working knowledge of the process flows and information technology systems for electric utility generation, transmission, and mining operations and maintenance, energy markets, fuel management, and system interfaces with other business units.
  • Ability to perform detail work with a high degree of accuracy in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Expert level knowledge of computer based financial/accounting/operations systems, data analytical and report writing software, personal computers, spreadsheets, and/or computer program languages.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to relate proficiently with all levels of internal and external personnel.
  • Ability to lead, facilitate discussions and collaborate with others to effectively solve problems and accomplish Association goals.
  • Respect for and ability to exercise sound judgment in the handling of confidential data.
  • Expert level knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) and theory.
  • Working knowledge of information systems controls, security techniques


  • Eight (8) years accounting, finance, budget, IT or other related experience.
  • Minimum four (4) years auditing experience.
  • Experience with data analytics, statistical sampling methods, and root cause analysis.


  • Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)
  • Respect for and ability to exercise sound judgment in the handling of confidential data.
  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.

The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the Senior Staff Auditor. Those with less experience will be hired at the Associate Staff Auditor or Staff Auditor.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to ten pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, or controls, talk and hear.
  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to a moderate level of noise. All of the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.

Additional Details

All employees interested in this position may apply online at the Tri-State Intranet site.

Click on Job Postings, then click on the iRecruitment link, Log In, then click on the iRecruitment Employee Candidate link and then click on Search for jobs.

Company Description

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., nearly 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.

Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.


Interested? Here is how to Apply:

Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at more details.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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