Internal Control Officer

Washington D.C
Aug 13, 2019
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time
Management Audits, Risk and Compliance (MARC) Mission Statement:

MARC's mission is to provide independent and objective internal auditing and advisory services to Metro management that add value and enable change for strong organizational governance, internal controls, and effective risk management.

This mission is accomplished by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to the evaluation of risk management practices and the system of internal controls and underlying business processes that support core services. Our goal is to protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight.

Marketing Statement :

The Internal Control Officer position supports the Chief Risk and Audit Officer in the development and execution of a risk-based internal audit and review plan. The incumbent will assist in identifying organizational risks; performing reviews and assessments; and in supporting program and vendor oversight and assurance efforts.

The incumbent will support the implementation of an Enterprise Risk Management policy and process across the organization, specifically as it relates to vendor risk assessments, and risk assessments for other risk focus areas including safety and security, asset management, financial management, etc.

As part of Program & Vendor Oversight efforts, the incumbent will participate in Cost Analysis and Contract Compliance Reviews, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Contract Compliance Oversight Audits, Small Business Program Oversight Audits, and Project Management Audits. The incumbent will also keep senior management abreast of risk and compliance trends and related regulations and provide guidance to Internal Compliance Analysts.

  • Senior level experience supporting an Enterprise Risk Management process with a focus on vendor risk management and vendor assurance, and the ability to independently lead meetings and discussions with executives and senior management across the Authority.
  • Ability to apply general risk management principles to specific risk focus areas like safety risk or vendor risk, and facilitate the identification, assessment, prioritization and monitoring or risk across the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple high-level projects, sometimes requiring immediate action.
  • Prior experience leading the design and implementation of a Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) tool like Archer GRC is highly preferred.
  • Prior experience with an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework preferred.
  • Prior experience with vendor or contractor facing audits, cost analysis, and contract compliance reviews is a plus.
  • Certified Internal Auditor, Certification in Risk Management Assurance, other related certification or registration as a Certified Public Accountant.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field. A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible senior level experience in contract audits, investigations, public accounting, financial management or other related fields including considerable supervisory experience in auditing and experience in providing quality reviews for reports of other units.

Or, an equivalent combination of post-high school education and a minimum of twelve (12) years of progressively responsible senior level experience in contract audits, investigations, public accounting, financial management or other related fields including considerable supervisory experience in auditing and experience in providing quality reviews for reports of other units.


Registration as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or other related certification.

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is a key position with overall responsibility to assist in the execution of an internal control strategy within the Authority. The incumbent documents, tracks, monitors, and escalates risk related issues as necessary. Assists the Authority's business units in the development, implementation, and maintenance of new policies, practices and procedures under the DGMA/CFO's direction. Provides support to business units to ensure that current policies, practices and procedures are clearly communicated and complied with working in concert with other oversight stakeholders. This position requires a thorough understanding of the Authority's business objectives, risks, critical success requirements, regulatory environment as well as the needs of business unit management.

Develops, implements, and maintains a "best practice" compliance function through effective use of resources, on-going needs analyses and timely stakeholder involvement.

Develops and secures the Authority's senior management approval of both Compliance Strategic and Operational Plans consistent with established schedules.

Provides expert compliance advice and counsel to the Authority's business units. Keeps senior management abreast of new compliance trends and regulations.

Continuously monitor and examine the level of business unit compliance with existing policies, practices, and procedures.

Develops and creates internal audit processes that are perceived as added-value by affected stakeholders.

Acts as primary focal point for the Authority's external audit activity.

Provides compliance oversight with major emphasis on high risk business units.

Develops and coordinates the implementation of an enterprise-wide Quality Assurance Plan that supports compliance by business units.

Facilitates business unit compliance improvement to ensure that identified deficiencies are corrected in a timely manner.

Encourages and demonstrates a collaborative working relationship with the Office of the Inspector General.

Acts as focal point for the dissemination of new compliance practices, trends and methodologies.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

    This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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