Senior Auditor (Financial)

DC Housing Authority
Washington, DC
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time
The primary purpose of this position is to plan, coordinate, conduct, and/or oversee financial audits of District of Columbia Housing Authority ("DCHA" or "Authority") programs, activities, and functions. The incumbent is an expert advisor for all financial audits and is responsible for ensuring the integrity, propriety, accuracy, and timeliness of financial reports through analysis of program operations and trends in accounting transactions. All activities must support DCHA's strategic goals and objectives and produce the results that accomplish the goals of the Office of Audit and Compliance ("OAC"). The OAC is an independent appraisal function within DCHA with a dual reporting relationship to both the Board of Commissioners and the Executive Director. OAC serves as a resource to the Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director, and the Senior Management Team in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by providing independent assessments on whether financial and operating information is accurate and reliable; risks to the agency are identified and minimized; external regulations and acceptable internal policies and procedures are followed; satisfactory operating criteria are met; resources are used efficiently and economically; and DCHA's objectives are effectively achieved. OAC serves as liaison and coordinator of DCHA's interest with the Federal and District of Columbia regulatory agencies in reporting actions to correct violations pursuant to audit and compliance responsibilities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned. . Reviews transactions at detail level and reconciles generated reports with corresponding balances entered into the accounting system; ensures necessary actions are taken to correct accountability and accuracy; edits problems as they relate to financial reports and other disbursements; . Manages planning and performance of audits of DCHA's financial statements with special emphasis on DCHA items supporting financial statements such as property plant and equipment, inventory, operating materials and supplies, accounts payable and receivable, and fund balances; audits include assessments and opinion work related to financial systems, including: financial management, accounting, disbursing, budgeting, and payroll; duties entail primary responsibility for the supporting audits of management control system and general and application controls of the financial systems providing data supporting DCHA financial systems; . Advises and informs the Director of Audit and Compliance concerning accounting and related audit matters as they impact financial opinions, as well as reporting fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies; manages development of long-range annual and semi-annual audit plans; directs review of manor programs by establishing the basic audit concept and approach to be implemented, and supervises development of applicable financial audit programs, procedures, guides, and instructions; provides guidance to subordinate staff and supervises the planning and conduct of multi-location and single location audits; and approves operational guidance for audits; . Reviews audit reports for conformity with applicable policy and directives; approves financial audit reports and final audit responses involving audit results, findings, and recommendations; and ensures that appropriate efforts are made to resolve management non-concurrence to audit report findings and recommendations; . Performs operational and non-compliance audits through the examination of accounting procedures to assess the quality controls and the degree of compliance and consistency; . Communicates observations and develops cost-effective recommendations for improvement of operational systems; and conducts subsequent evaluations to determine the effectiveness of actions taken by management; . Evaluates DCHA policies and procedures and develops recommendations for improvement; . Provides management with advisory services for the development and implementation of operational processes; . Maintains documented records of tasks performed; . Provides assistance to DCHA's independent public accountant in providing cost effective audit services; . Provides management with written and oral reports as required; Performs other related duties as assigned Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Job Competencies . Comprehensive knowledge of the policies, procedures, goals, objectives, operational entities, requirements and activities as they apply to the assigned organizational entity in the DCHA Expert knowledge of financial auditing and compliance concepts, practices, and techniques to effectively evaluate administrative systems, programs, and internal controls Intensive knowledge in the use of accepted accounting principles, theories, practices, policies, and procedures according to GAAP Extensive ability to apply state of the art financial audit analysis methods to accomplish very complex assessments and to plan, research, conduct, and coordinate audits and special evaluations Extensive knowledge of current policies, legislation, and regulations relating to DCHA financial programs and functions Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Auditing and/or Accounting; and (6) six years related experience and/or training; or other equivalent combination of education and experience which meets the minimum qualifications requirement may be substituted. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $106,453.00 - $138,898.00 per year Benefits: Dental insurance Flexible spending account Health insurance Paid time off Schedule: 8 hour shift Monday to Friday COVID-19 considerations: If you are offered this position, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to an HR representative. All new employees must provide proof of vaccination before starting work with the District of Columbia Housing Authority. Education: Bachelor's (Preferred) Experience: Auditing: 6 years (Preferred) Work Location: One location