Senior Internal Auditor Charles County Job opening - MACo state Maryland ( Job openings )
MACo , state Maryland
( By Press Release office )
2022-01-10T00:00 - 2022-02-09T00:00 | 44 | 1
Charles County Government invites applications for the position of:
Senior Internal Auditor
$40.45 - $52.99 Hourly
$78,882.40 - $103,335.94 Annually
OPENING DATE: 01/06/22
CLOSING DATE: 02/17/22 11:59 PM
Manages the daily functions of the Internal Audit Office. Plans, coordinates, supervises, and conducts financial, compliance, operational, performance, and information technology audits of Charles County Government as well as departments, offices, agencies, and other organizations that receive funds from Charles County. Performs audit and consulting engagements in a professional manner and in accordance with current professional auditing standards.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Manages and oversees the daily functions of the Internal Audit Office to provide riskbased and objective assurance, advice, and insight. Supervises the Assistant Internal Auditor.
Prepares an audit work plan for the activities of the Charles County Government. Presents the audit plan to the Internal Audit Oversight Committee.
Plans, coordinates, supervises, and conducts audits and consulting services in a professional manner and in accordance with current professional auditing standards. Audits typically focus on the design and operation of internal controls; acquisition, protection, use, and disposition of assets; cost, quality, quantity, timeliness, and achievement of goals for operations or services; and compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and contracts. Consulting services are specific to the group or person seeking advice.
Accepts and performs special audits or investigations in accordance with appropriate auditing, investigative, or other appropriate standards; Internal Audit Office’s procedures; and County policies.
Designs and maintains a quality assurance and improvement program for the Internal Audit Office that evaluates compliance with professional auditing standards, assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of the internal audit activity, and identifies opportunities for improvement. Coordinates external peer review of the Internal Audit Office and communicates results as required by professional auditing standards.
Evaluates the effectiveness and contributes to the improvement of Charles County Government risk management processes by determining whether objectives support and align with missions, significant risks are identified and assessed, risk responses align with risk appetite, and relevant risk information is timely communicated.
Performs research to obtain background information for the audit. As required, becomes familiar with the specific laws, regulations, policies, procedures, technical guidelines, and professional standards associated with the issue or subject matter.
Establishes the objectives, scope, and methodology of the audits and develops audit programs. Documents the operations and internal control systems of the auditee in a manner that is sufficient to complete the audit objectives contained in the audit program.
Determines the nature, timing, and extent of audit procedures. Develops audit procedures and uses a sampling methodology that best achieves the audit objectives and ensures sufficient and appropriate evidence is obtained. Performs cash counts, physical inventories, or other audit procedures as necessary to meet the audit objectives.
Identifies and gathers the necessary data, documents, or records to examine, compare, contrast, and assess the adequacy of the auditee's operations and internal control systems. Use analytics, observations, surveys, interviews, and other specialized techniques and methods to detect weaknesses, deficient controls, duplicated efforts, significant fluctuations, or noncompliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and contracts.
Determines or identifies the condition, cause, and effect of errors, deficiencies, and weaknesses. Develops audit recommendations to assist the auditee with improving operations and internal control systems. Solutions generally reduce or eliminate weaknesses, mitigate risks, conserve resources, and protect assets.
Creates and reviews workpapers that document the audit work performed; ensures the work is sufficient and appropriate to support opinions, findings, and conclusions; and supports the audit report. Workpapers may include reports, letters, memorandums, exhibits, supporting schedules, or other documents.
Prepares, presents, and distributes draft audit reports and final audit reports in accordance with professional auditing standards and Internal Audit Office procedures.
Performs follow up procedures to assess the adequacy of the auditee's implementation of recommended actions.
Monitors and controls financial and personnel resources for audits to ensure the costs of performing the work does not exceed the benefits. Certain audits may continue even when the cost is known to exceed the benefit, especially if there are concerns of fraud, waste, abuse, or legal action.
Communicates the status of work to the County Administrator or Deputy County Administrator, Internal Audit Oversight Committee, and Board of Commissioners as requested or required.
Drafts, reviews, or updates the Internal Audit Office’s Internal Audit Charter, standard operating procedures, and manual. Reviews and analyzes new, proposed, or revised professional auditing standards to interpret their meaning and determine their impact.
Directs and participates in formal and informal meetings and conducts presentations in a professional manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Three years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience.
Licenses or Certifications
Valid driver's license.
Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor
Ability to maintain information confidentially.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of professional auditing standards and governmental accounting principles.
Knowledge of County and Internal Audit Office policies, procedures, and standard operational practices.
Knowledge of computers, calculators, software, and other office equipment.
Ability to create and support a proactive and positive attitude to lead, motivate, develop, and direct employees.
Ability to set, prioritize, and achieve goals.
Ability to successfully communicate, both orally and in writing.
Ability to actively listen and participate in discussions and meetings.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in work.
Skills to analyze and evaluate complex processes, operations, and data to meet audit objectives and make valuable recommendations for improvement.
Skills to examine and evaluate financial and information systems and make recommendations to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
Skills to evaluate costs and benefits of potential actions to determine the most appropriate solution.
Skills to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions.
Skills to prepare accurate workpapers and reports.
The work is sedentary with frequent periods of light physical activity and is performed in office surroundings. Requires workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 20 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards; and requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.
Principal duties of this job are performed in a general office environment.
Department: County Administrator
Pay Grade: 118
FLSA Status: Exempt
Telework Eligible: Yes
Reports To: Deputy County Administrator
Supervises: Internal Auditor
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646
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