Manager, Audit & Quality Services

for Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

in Sacramento, CA

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About Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

A lot of talented individuals work at SMUD – information technology specialists, engineers, customer service representatives, line workers, administrative support, mechanics, energy specialists, and many other professions.

SMUD is a great place to work. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

  • Challenging and fulfilling work
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Flexible work schedules
  • An inclusive and diverse culture
  • An appealing region in which to live
  • SMUD's reputation as a national energy leader

We’re a public utility that's changing the way the world uses energy. Come join us and create a brighter future for yourself.


Job Description

The Manager, Audit & Quality Services is responsible for managing and directing the activities of the Audit and Quality Services Department (AQS).  AQS provides independent, objective, and innovative audit services that evaluate SMUD’s risks, controls, and governance activities. 

This includes independent evaluation and reporting on SMUD’s system of internal controls, quality programs and the accuracy and adequacy of SMUD information and policies by developing and administering a comprehensive audit and review program.

The Manager Audit & Quality Services has a dual reporting relationship.  While the manager is a member of SMUD’s senior management team and reports to the General Manager & CEO, the manager also provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services to the SMUD Board of Directors. 


Responsibilities Include:


Identifies and assesses business risk areas for SMUD and plans audit activities in the areas of greatest risk.  Coordinates risk assessment with SMUD’s Enterprise Risk Management function.  Develops annual and long-range audit plans to monitor risk areas.

Develops and administers comprehensive audit plans for operational, financial and informational system audits to ensure compliance with management duties and procedures and adequacy of controls.  Advises SMUD management on operational, financial, and/or information systems in need of improvement or not in compliance with established policies, procedures and controls.

Ensures audit work is performed within acceptable audit standards and meets applicable budget and schedules.  Represents SMUD’s internal audit function to external auditors and other outside agencies. 

Supports SMUD’s regulatory compliance activities including activities associated with the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Air Resources Board, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other associated regulatory bodies. 

Qualifications and Desired Skills

Ten years of progressively responsible experience in auditing, quality assurance, governance, risk and/or control including leadership and/or supervision of staff.  Electric utility experience is highly desirable.  

Bachelor degree in accounting, finance, business administration, engineering, law, or related utility profession is required.  

Auditing theory techniques and procedures; electronic data processing auditing techniques and IT systems and capabilities; quality principles; environmental auditing: financial and administrative controls; accounting theory and methods, government accounting standards and financial accounting standards; management and organizational principles; statistical methods; law, finance and construction practices; principles of project management; utility operations and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accounting; FERC/NERC reliability standards; supervisory techniques such as motivating, training, counseling, and evaluating staff.

Plan, organize and schedule audit activities and establish priorities; assess risk and significance; supervise a professional staff; read and interpret contracts and other legal documents; analyze and evaluate complex data; effectively communicate orally and in writing; deal tactfully and diplomatically with elected officials and all levels of management; use personal computers (word-processing, spreadsheets, databases and internet).

Additional Information

Employment Type:Full-time


Posted By:Irene Nishida, at SMUD