- Job Description
Risk and Compliance Supervising Senior Auditor – Fiscal
The Supervising Senior Auditor is responsible for all aspects of fiscal examination and reporting including but not limited to risk assessments, internal control evaluation, data analytics, preparation and implementation of work programs and determining audit effectiveness. The Supervising Senior Auditor will coordinate with other fiscal auditors and departments within NCTCOG as well as Subrecipients and/or Contractors/Consultants to perform risk assessments, fiscal compliance examination engagements, and other areas of responsibility according to timelines. Performs and reviews complex examination duties as well as assigns, supervises, trains and develops Senior and Staff Auditors and Interns. This position coordinates audit activities under the direction of the Risk and Compliance Audit Manager to ensure fiscal compliance with contract responsibility.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Supervises the Risk and Compliance Division’s (R&C) independent fiscal examinations of NCTCOG Agency departments (Agency), as well as Subrecipients, Contractors and/or Consultants or work of other third parties (Organizations) including those that involve controversial regulatory matters.
- Serves as a point of contact for the auditee Organization and as such represents NCTCOG and the Division. Familiarity with NCTCOG and its various activities and grants is essential. Activities revolve around maintaining relations and organizing and implementing a cohesive range of auditing activities. Attends committee or public meeting or events, seminars, workshops, and conferences to obtain relevant information and make relevant contributions. Provides technical assistance to appropriate Agency, Subrecipient or Organizational management as requested.
- Performs advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) financial audit examination work. Work involves overseeing the review and evaluation of fiscal and financial records of internal Agency, Subrecipient or Organizations to determine financial condition, level of internal control, and/or compliance with statutory requirements. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and discretion.
- Coordinates or conducts independent examinations of Agency departments (Agency), as well as Subrecipients, and Contractors/ and/or Consultants or work of other third parties (Organizations), including those that involve controversial regulator matters Examines records and affiliated business transactions to determine fiscal trends, regulatory compliance, and address the integrity and reliability of financial and/or operating information and the system used to identify, measure, classify and report such information.
- Responsible for planning of the audit examinations with input from Audit Manager; preparation of work programs prior to the commencement of each audit assignment; design of procedures; assuming responsibility for the execution of assigned audit section/tasks; identifying risks, issues and control weaknesses and proposing constructive and practical solutions and recommendations to Agency or Organizational management.
- Confers with Agency or Organizational management to resolve problems and deviations from required and permissible standards and procedures. Must be able to work collaboratively and independently. Conducts or participates in presentations.
- Responsible for assistance and guidance with risk assessments; defining scope and completion of planning phase for the execution of audit reviews. Must apply internal control concepts in a wide variety of NCTCOG settings and appropriately assess the exposures resulting from ineffective or missing control practices.
- Provides guidance to less experienced auditors and assists Audit Manager and other NCTCOG management in meeting training objectives for staff. Supervises Senior Auditors, Auditors and Interns by providing guidance, work direction and training; establishing project deadlines; assigning and monitoring work tasks and providing review notes; conducting performance evaluations; assisting employees in correcting deficiencies; Makes hiring recommendations, processes timesheets and coordinates and serves as R&C representative during activities of collaborative project teams.
- Oversees and/or conducts data analytics, statistical sampling of records, and prepares formal and informal documentation and work papers to support findings.
- Compiles audit examination documentation in connection with each engagement in sufficient detail to provide a clear understanding of the work performed including the nature, timing, extent, and results of audit procedures performed, the audit examination evidence obtained and its source, recommendations for regulatory or contractual compliance and the conclusions reached. Analyzes error findings for trends or patterns. Prepares informal/formal documentation and presentations, supervises or prepares Draft and/or Final audit examination reports for approval by Audit Manager.
- Confers with Agency or Organizational management to resolve problems and deviations from required and permissible audit standards and procedures. Communicates audit examination results, both verbally and in writing, such that the results are persuasive, placed in the appropriate context, and understood by the recipient.
- Recommends improvements to departmental audit examination practices and processes. Ensures all audit examinations are in compliance with Uniform Guidance, FMGC, OMB Circular A-133 and State of Texas Single Audit Circular as appropriate.
- Conducts statistical analysis utilizing techniques of auditing and accounting standards and techniques; of both generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and governmental auditing standards board (GASB) rules and regulations; of audited financial statements, unaudited financial statements, and business tax returns, financial and governmental industry terminology and practices; of corporate and governmental financial statements, business operating procedures, management controls, and internal reporting techniques.
- Engages in; strategic planning, personnel management, and leadership; in conducting research, in identifying, resolving, and preventing compliance examination related issues by using strong analytical techniques and innovative approaches; in supervising team activities and day-to-day operations to meet Agency and Division goals, and in the use of a computer and applicable software
- Executes a wide variety of audit examination tests/procedures and accurately interpret results against defined criteria such that the work is competently and efficiently performed in accordance with professional and division standards , to audit financial statements, reports, records, budgets, procedures and forms for accuracy and compliance with relevant rules, regulations, statutes, law and contractual agreements; to create and/or deviate from R&C operational procedures as appropriate; to supervise projects for timely completion; to prepare concise reports and correspondence; to apply interpret and apply relevant rules, regulations, and statutes, law and contractual agreements; to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, such that the results are persuasive, placed in the appropriate context, and understood by the recipient; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
- Performs other functions, duties and related work as assigned. Occasional travel may be required within the NCTCOG 16 county region. Infrequent travel may be required out of region.
- Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner
- Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability and to exercise independent judgment
- Ability to articulate issues, risks, and proposed solutions to various levels of staff and management through positive interactions, influence and collaboration
- Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
- Ability to track and monitor project progress, identify project and process gaps, recommend controls and communicate progress to staff and senior management
- Bachelor’s degree
- 5-7 years of related work experience
- Supervising and conducting fiscal compliance desk and field reviews, financial statement reviews, internal and third-party risk assessments, internal control evaluations, and data driven analysis in a governmental accounting, audit and/or compliance related environment.
- External CPA firm experience with valid CPA license
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field of study
- Knowledge of and proficiency in using TeamMate, MS Word and Advanced MS Excel. Prefer experience in use of ACL, Survey Monkey and PowerPoint.
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.
Arlington, United States
Equal Opportunity Employer