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Title:  Internal Auditor

Req ID:  1423
City:  St. Louis
State:  MO
Country/Region:  US
Postal Code:  63101
Department:  Audit

Site: St. Louis HQ

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.

Job Summary

Develop and implement audit procedures that maintain compliance and improve business processes for Peabody. Execute all audit programs and corresponding procedures, including identifying and reviewing controls used to manage risk and executing test plans to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the controls.

Job Description


  • Visibly support and champion Peabody’s Mission and Values;
  • Act in accordance with and adhere to Safety as a Way of Life Management system
  • Under the direction of Internal Audit management, support the assessment of internal controls over financial reporting as required under SOX (Sections 404 Reporting) by facilitating process/procedural documentation, performing walkthroughs, executing test plans and documenting audit results
  • Directly assist external auditors with substantive testing procedures for annual financial statement and benefit plan audits
  • Execute discretionary internal audit projects and other ad hoc requests from management
  • Participate in recurring status meetings with Internal Audit management, as well as meetings with the business and/or external auditors, as applicable
  • Support other functions (e.g. Law, Finance, HR, etc.) with efforts to maintain corporate and SOX compliance and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure activities comply with safety, environmental and statutory requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by the company


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field
  • A minimum of one to three years of experience in auditing and/or accounting with SOX exposure; public accounting experience preferred
  •  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, or ability to attain CPA license, preferred


  • Primary understanding of audit methodologies and control frameworks, professional auditing standards, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 
  •  Excellent organizational and time management skills to prioritize work assignments
  •  Excellent analytical rigor for financial and accounting duties
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, including contributing positively to team goals
  •  Ability to foster positive relationships with key customer groups
  •  Ability to identify and implement process improvements
  •  Commitment to a high level of customer service 
  •  Strong problem-solving skills and ability to implement creative solutions
  •  Ability to travel domestically 10% of the year
  •  Ability to work overtime, as needed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements - Office

  • Must have the ability to sit for up to 8 hours
  • Must be able to use a computer and communicate effectively in various forms, including email and by phone
  • Must have the ability to review paper and electronic documents and complete computer entry of data from paper documents
  • Must be able to find, remove and return files to/from file cabinets and discuss issues by telephone and in person
  • Must be able to operate copier, fax machine, etc.

EEO Disclaimer

Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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