SR. INTERNAL AUDITOR
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 key 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 position involves extensive efforts in audit planning, coordinating, executing, and documenting findings to follow up on remediation efforts. Work is completed in accordance with established professional standards.
Specific duties 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;
- Collaborating with other Internal Audit staff and the County Board Auditor on annual work plans for each unit as well as in executing audits;
- Conducting entrance conferences with Department Directors to review the objective, scope and timing of the audit as well as coordinating schedules, on site visits, and identifying materials needed for review;
- Conducting exit conferences with Department Directors to discuss the 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, 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 leadership to senior County management on a wide variety of financial and operational issues and challenges; 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.
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.
Minimum: Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university plus substantial, highly responsible professional auditing experience in either a private, public, or governmental environment.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Certification in one of the following is desired: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Governmental Auditing Professional (CGAP).
Desirables: 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 auditing work plans including audit strategies and timelines;
- Executing multiple types of internal control audits (e.g. inventory controls, cash handling controls, contract compliance, purchase card and expense reimbursements, grants compliance, etc.);
- Providing skilled, relevant consultation to senior management and professional colleagues on a wide variety of financial and operational issues and challenges;
- Interpreting and evaluating the efficacy of financial internal controls, policies and procedures.
- Implementing professional auditing standards particularly for government auditing; and/or
- Master's degree in a related field.
This is a full-time position that is part of a broad band, competency-based pay program. Entry salary within the pay band is based on a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance and employee development.
Arlington County offers a competitive salary, a fast paced, challenging and family friendly work environment, and an excellent benefits package. Click here for more information.
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.
To fully credit relevant experience, applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the application process.