Sr. Internal Auditor

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$78,998.40 - $133,161.59 Annually
Posted
Aug 16, 2019
Closes
Aug 27, 2019
Ref
4417-19B-DMF-BL
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Note: This is a re-opening to expand our pool of candidates. If you have already applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply unless you are making changes to your application.

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.

Selection Criteria

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.


Additional Information

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.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

To fully credit relevant experience, applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the application process.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

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Please check if you have the following minimum requirements for this position:
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of college accounting courses.
  • Substantial (at least 3 years), responsible auditing experience in either a private, public, or government environment.
  • None of the above.


02

Please check all applicable current certifications that you maintain:
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Governmental Auditing Professional
  • None of the above


03

Please indicate your experience in the following areas (check all that apply). Be sure to detail in sufficient detail such experience in your application.
  • 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, and grants compliance, etc.).
  • Providing effective, 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 internal controls, and policies and procedures.
  • Implementing professional auditing standards particularly for government auditing.
  • Master's degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration or related field.
  • None of the above


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