Financial And Program Auditor (management Analyst Iv)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$80,764.32 - $134,606.99 Annually
Posted
Sep 12, 2020
Closes
Sep 26, 2020
Ref
20-01532
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Assists the auditor in assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Prepares and provides audit reports and recommendations; follows up on implementation of findings and recommendations; maintains effective communications with county managers, and external auditors/contract agencies. Additional duties include:
  • Leads the Risk Assessment in Audit Planning (RAP) function for the Office of Financial and Program Audit (OFPA). This function is to drive the effective audit strategy and Master Audit Plan (MAP) for the achievement of the goals, objectives, and the mission of OFPA. OFPA execute studies (the term study and audit will be used interchangeably) as advisory to the Board of Supervisors, management, and the constituents. The MAP must focus on the core initiatives of OFPA (reduce cost/cost mitigation and revenue enhancement/generation). The objective of risk-based planning is to ensure that the Auditor examines subjects of highest risk to the achievement of the organization's objectives.
  • Designs and conducts reviews, surveys, evaluations, and investigations of county agencies as assigned by the Board of Supervisors or the Audit Committee acting on behalf of the Board of Supervisors. The auditor should focus primarily on the county's stewardship, including developing recommendations that can be used to increase county revenues, reduce county expenditures, and otherwise improve the efficiency and effectiveness of county resources. Studies can vary from a simple inquiry to a program study or long-term monitoring.
  • Identify studies in the MAP detailed in a manner to provide a guidance on planning the studies. The incumbent as part of this MAP process must perform the appropriate level of due diligence to ensure these studies identified in the MAP can be performed and will add value.
  • The incumbent must consider the organization's risk management framework, including risk appetite levels set by management for the different activities or parts of the organization. If a risk management framework does not exist, the incumbent must use his/her own judgment of risks after input from the Auditor of the Board. The incumbent must review and adjust the plan, as necessary, in response to changes in the organization's business, risks, operations, programs, systems, and controls.
  • The MAP strategic and annual audit plans must be developed through a process that identifies and prioritizes potential audit topics. The entire population of potential auditable areas, which can be categorized in many ways, is called the audit universe.
  • For each element of the audit universe the risks or opportunities must be assessed, and decisions taken on other risk factors that may influence the priority to be given to each element of the audit universe (audit objects).
  • This MAP will translate the strategic plan into the audit assignments to be carried out in the current year. The strategic and annual plans must be clearly structured and well written and should provide a persuasive summary of the logic supporting the judgments made on the priority given to certain topics.
  • The incumbent must take structured approach to risk-based planning is an important step towards an effective audit strategy.
  • Individually, or as part of a team, conducts studies of county programs and systems. Determines nature of operations and formulates objective opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness, efficiency and compliance of systems or programs reviewed.
  • Verifies and analyzes transactions, management representations, documents, and records, methods of reporting, receipts, disbursements, etc. for adequacy, effectiveness, accuracy, consistency as part of the auditing process.
  • Plans and performs audit assignments in accordance with professional audit standards, audit plan, and schedules.
  • Prepares working papers, rough drafts, and final reports. Makes recommendations for the correction of unsatisfactory conditions, improvements in operations, and reductions in costs.
  • Follows up to assess implementation of recommendations and their effectiveness, and updates permanent audit files.
  • Performs data mining to compile data necessary for audit studies and projects.
  • Maintains positive/constructive written and oral communication with county departments, team members and supervisors throughout the audit process.
  • Assist in reviewing the Management Analyst III's work and represents the director in his absence.
Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are auditing, accounting, finance, and information technology.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:

(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in fields related to the assigned functional areas; plus five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree;
  • Experience coordinating, planning, organizing and directing an audit investigation under minimal supervision;
  • Experience applying state, federal and county laws and procedures, auditing and accounting standards (such as GAAP, FASB, GASB, SAS);
  • Experience with data mining within automated financial, purchasing and human resources systems;
  • Certification in the auditing, accounting and/or IT fields.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and credit check as a condition of hire or continued employment.
May require work during non-standard business hours.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position is primarily sedentary, but requires vision sufficient to read standard text, and read a computer monitor; speak and hear, ability to stand, sit, walk, stoop, manual dexterity to write and operate a computer keyboard. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
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