Arlington, Virginia
Jun 30, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Job Title: SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR (PART-TIME) Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $35.32 - $59.54 Hourly
Job Type: Part-Time Permanent Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Arlington County is seeking a seasoned and highly motivated Senior Internal Auditor to join a dynamic and progressive team in the County's Department of Management and Finance.  This part-time (20 hours per week) position in the Internal Audit Unit supports the County's commitment to strengthening and safeguarding the County's operations and ensuring that appropriate internal controls are in place to minimize and mitigate risk. The Internal Audit Unit is responsible for the coordination and implementation of a highly technical and/or diversely complex auditing work plan in accordance with professional standards, applicable statutes, rules, procedures, policies and regulations.

This Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for extensive efforts in audit planning; coordinating, executing, and documenting audit findings; and following-up on remediation efforts. Work is completed in accordance with established professional standards. This Auditor reports directly to the Management & Finance Deputy Director.

Specific duties of the position include:
  • Participating in the development of the annual work plan for the Internal Audit Unit; conducting formal County-wide risk assessments to assess organizational risk and focusing audit resources on high-risk areas;
  • Conducting entrance conferences with Department Directors to review the objective, scope and timing of an audit as well as coordinating schedules, on site visits, and identifying materials needed for review;
  • Conducting exit conferences with Department Directors to discuss audit findings and recommendations; evaluating department responses to audit reports and conducting follow-up reviews to evaluate the implementation of audit finding recommendations;
  • Executing audits, interpreting and evaluating internal controls, and evaluating policies and procedures in accordance with professional audit standards as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • Developing and preparing interim and final audit report findings in accordance with professional auditing standards which include detailed information about the audit, findings and recommendations for remediation;
  • Providing expert counsel to senior County management, department representatives, and professional colleagues on a wide variety of financial and operational issues and challenges;
  • Developing and delivering presentations on audit procedures, findings or best practices to department leaders, managers and purchasing representatives and other County staff; and
  • Providing analytical support for special investigations while working jointly with local law enforcement staff in gathering evidence for fraud, waste and abuse legal cases and coordinating with the County Attorney's Office on special projects.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum:  Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or directly related field from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours (or 36 quarter hours) in Accounting plus substantial, highly responsible professional auditing experience in either a private, public, or governmental environment.

Must be certified in one of the following: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Governmental Auditing Professional (CGAP).

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable:  The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and the ability to develop and give presentations to all levels of staff. Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Local government, non-profit or public sector auditing;
  • Developing and implementing highly technical and complex audit work plans including audit strategies and timelines;
  • Utilizing multiple types of internal control audits (e.g. inventory controls, cash handling controls, contract compliance, purchase card and expense reimbursements, grants compliance, etc.);
  • Interpreting and evaluating the efficacy of internal controls, policies and procedures;
  • Implementing professional auditing standards particularly for government auditing; and/or
  • Master's degree in a related field.

 Special Requirements: Please provide a cover letter addressing how your education, experience and training meets the requirements under position and selection criteria highlighting your accomplishments in these areas. Please use the space provided in the Supplemental Questions section of the online application for your cover letter or attach the cover letter to your online application.

 Additional Information: This is a part-time (20 hours a week) position that is part of a broad band, competency-based pay program. Entry salary within the pay band is based upon a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance and employee development.

This announcement will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and interviews conducted continuously with qualified applicants. This position will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified candidates has been received. 

Arlington County offers a competitive salary, a fast-paced, challenging and family friendly work environment, and an excellent benefits package which includes a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For details about our benefits, please follow the County Benefits link here.

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