This is an accounting/auditing position within a professional
accounting, financial management, and engineering organization that performs
financial audits, management efficiency reviews or audits, and financial and
operational analysis. The person in this position has a knowledge of
accounting and auditing standards and administrative/technical knowledge,
which enables the employee to engage in audits of public utility companies.
The types of audits generally include adjustment clause, compliance,
continuing property records, operational and management audits (MAs),
management efficiency investigations (MEIs), and other projects conducted
utilizing established guidelines or audit programs. This individual may
function as the sole auditor during the conduct of smaller utility audits or
as a part of an audit team on larger utility audits. Performing these
audits may require travel (including overnight travel).
Specific duties include:
Researching available utility background information (PUC Annual Report,
approved tariffs, Section 1307 and other utility rate filings, independent
auditor's reports and working papers, prior PUC audit reports, and financial
and market data from various sources) and assisting in preparation of a
preliminary work plan which identifies specific objectives, work steps,
budgets and estimated times of
organizing, and conducting interviews at all levels of an organization.
Reviewing and verifying information supplied by the utility by reference to
appropriate source documents.
Analyzing general ledger accounts and performing tests of utility systems and
Observing utility operations to determine if they are conducted in accordance
with written company policy and
that they achieve the desired results.
Developing, preparing and presenting testimony in formal hearings, as needed.
Testing utilities' internal accounting and operational procedures and
practices to determine if regulatory rules, regulations, and industry best
practices are followed.
Preparing working papers according to guidelines and techniques of the
Utilizing appropriate technical financial accounting or operations expertise
while conducting audits or reviews
Reviewing, auditing and analyzing the management of utilities including the
financial or operating aspects of
functions such as: board of directors, executive management, corporate
planning, systems planning, human resources; and areas such as corporate
governance practices, organization structure, management controls, and
Reviewing, auditing and analyzing utility corporate and customer service
functions. This includes all aspects of such areas as: budget
management and control, financial accounting, cost allocation procedures,
internal auditing, management information systems, customer services,
customer relations, purchasing, materials management, operations and
maintenance, transportation management, productivity management systems, etc.
Assisting in and/or assuring completion of audits within budgets and
according to generally accepted auditing standards.
Reviewing applicable tariffs and reviewing and updating permanent file data
prior to audit in order to obtain information necessary to the conduct of the
Developing or modifying work plans and audit programs.
Preparing financial audit reports consisting of financial data, background
information, audit findings and recommendations presented in a clear manner
for use and follow-up by appropriate personnel.
Reading and understanding appropriate PUC directives, regulations, laws and
guidelines and maintaining a working knowledge of generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP) and generally accepted auditing standards
(GAAS), regulatory rules and regulations, and current business practices.
Reviewing annual and interim adjustment clause filings and preparing written
narratives and recommendations regarding such filings for supervisory review.
Providing accounting and administrative advice to other audit team members.
Utilizing automated databases and computer software packages such as
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook,
SAP and InfoMAP, etc. to perform segments of required work.
Assuring completion of audits within budgets and according to acceptable
Gathering financial and market data from various sources to prepare exhibits
and support findings and reports.
Performing related work and a variety of special projects as required.
Traveling to and from work assignments including overnight travel, as
Obtaining personal transportation to and from work assignments, as needed.
Carrying computer equipment, catalog case containing work papers, financial
materials and other job related documents to vehicle from office or job
Performing other audits and tasks as assigned.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).
Knowledge of financial audit objectives, procedures, and practices.
Knowledge of operations audit techniques for the review of corporate records
and utilized procedures.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of financial management.
Ability to assemble, analyze, and prepare reports and statements of financial
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
associates, superiors, representatives of utility companies, and the general
Ability to utilize computers and various software programs such as Microsoft
Word, Excel, Outlook, SAP and automated databases such as InfoMAP.
Ability to travel to and from work assignments including overnight travel.
Ability to obtain personal transportation to and from work
Ability to carry computer equipment, catalog case containing work papers,
financial and operational materials and other job related documents to
vehicle from office or job site.
Ability to perform other tasks as assigned.
Applicants must meet one (or more) of the following methods(s) to be
considered for this vacancy:
- Civil Service Lists
- Promotion Without Examination
- Voluntary Demotion
Eligibility - Competitive Promotion
Without Examination Only
- Have held regular civil service status in one of the
In a classification at Pay Scale
Group 6 where there is a clear linkage between the knowledge, skills,
and abilities required to perform the duties of that class and the knowledge,
skills, and abilities required of the Public Utility
Auditor 1 class. Applications submitted will be reviewed to
determine if an applicant's current or previous class has a logical
occupational, functional, or career development relationship to the Public
Utility Auditor 1 class.
- Minimum experience and training required for the job.
- Meritorious service; defined as (a) the absence of
any discipline above the level of written reprimand during the 12 months
preceding the closing date of the posting, and (b) the last due overall
regular or probationary performance evaluation was higher than
unsatisfactory or fails to meet standards.
- Seniority, defined as a minimum of one year(s) in the
next lower class(es) by the posting closing date of 1/18/2018.
Interested qualified applicants must submit all requested
materials as specified in the "How To Apply Section". Failure
to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from
consideration for this position.
Additional information may be obtained by calling: (717)787-8714
This section is issued for compliance with Management Directive 580.19, Promotion in the Classified
Service without Examination.
How to apply - all candidates:
Submit an online application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/promotionaljobs
on or before Thursday, January 18, 2018 and include:
- Please attach a copy of
your most recent Employee Performance Review (EPR) to your application -
if you do not have this document, please include a note explaining why
it is not included.
All application materials must be
filed online by the closing date of this posting. Faxed,
e-mailed, mailed, late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
To be considered for this vacancy, all applicants must meet the minimum
experience and training requirements.
In addition to the application materials listed above, individuals applying
for Voluntary Demotion must submit a letter of interest acknowledging
reduction in pay.
Individuals applying for Reinstatement must submit a letter of interest
requesting consideration for reinstatement.
Please use the contact information provided for additional information.