City of Garland, TX

  • Staff Auditor/Sr. Auditor or IT Auditor

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/14/2018 8:26 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-5267
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Department
    Internal Audit
    Job Family
    Business Operations
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending on qualifications
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
    Business/Mgmt
  • Position Summary

    An individual will be hired EITHER as an intermediate level Staff Auditor, an experienced Sr. Auditor or a specialized IT Auditor who is most closely aligned to the following criteria and is able to recognize how strategies, decisions, and business situations impact outcomes to maximize value added to the organization. 

     

    Staff Auditor:

    Responsible for performing analysis of policies, procedures, financial documents and contracts to ensure accuracy of expenditures, maximization of revenues, efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and compliance with federal, state and local regulations and laws. 

     

    Sr. Auditor:

    Responsible for the complex analysis of policies, procedures, financial documents and contracts to ensure accuracy of expenditures, maximization of revenues, efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and compliance with federal, state and local regulations and laws. The Sr. Auditor may also train and lead auditors in the field.

     

    IT Auditor: 

    Responsible for auditing the governance, risks and controls for the City’s information systems.

     

    Essential Job Functions

    Staff Auditor (Essential Duties and Responsibilities upon assignment may include the following. Other duties may be assigned):

    1. Conduct operational and performance audits of procedures used to direct and control City assets, resources, services and products in conformity with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
    2. Verify City's compliance with federal and state rules and regulations, as well as internal policies and guidelines.
    3. Conduct risk assessments and develop audit programs and processes to determine timeline and resources.
    4. Perform comprehensive reviews of controls as it relates to the City's acquisition processes.
    5. Evaluate the effectiveness of City's system of internal controls and efficiency of operations.
    6. Review cost control procedures used for operating expenditures.
    7. Review the system of management controls in place to ensure that vendors and customers are in compliance with contracts.
    8. Provide report of findings and recommendations for corrective measures in areas needing improvement.
    9. Assist with department administration duties.
    10. Assist department with conducting fraud, waste and/or abuse investigations.
    11. Run reports from various City systems and perform data analysis using tools such as Excel, Access, IDEA, etc. 

     

     

    Sr. Auditor (Essential Duties and Responsibilities upon assignment may include the following. Other duties may be assigned):

    1. Conduct complex operational and performance audits of procedures used to direct and control City assets, resources, services and products in conformity with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
    2. Investigate fraud, waste and/or abuse (FWA) allegations reported directly or via the anonymous hotline.
    3. Assist with training lower level auditors in appropriate business procedures and internal controls. Promote cohesion among team members.
    4. Verify City's compliance with federal and state rules and regulations, as well as internal policies and guidelines.
    5. Conduct comprehensive risk assessments and develop audit program and process to determine timeline and resources.
    6. Identify and apply efficient practices in order to complete audits within the established timeline
    7. Perform comprehensive reviews of controls as it relates to the City's acquisition processes.
    8. Evaluate the effectiveness of City's system of internal controls and efficiency of operations.
    9. Review cost control procedures used for operating expenditures.
    10. Review the system of management controls in place to ensure that vendors and customers are in compliance with contracts.
    11. Provide report of findings and recommendations for corrective measures in areas needing improvement.
    12. Run reports from various City systems and perform data analysis using tools such as Excel, Access, IDEA, etc. 
    13. May supervise staff auditors in the absence of the Audit Manager.

     

    IT Auditor (Essential Duties and Responsibilities upon assignment may include the following. Other duties may be assigned):

    1. Conduct complex operational and performance audits of Information Systems’ Controls for the City’s numerous networks, operating systems, database and applications.
    2. Conduct Risk Assessments.
    3. Develop audit programs to determine objectives, internal controls & timeline.
    4. Evaluate and test Information Systems controls, internal controls and operating procedures. 
    5. Conduct industry research, on site reviews and other testing procedures to analyze system/application configurations.
    6. Provide recommendations for corrective actions in areas needing improvement.
    7. Run reports from various City systems and perform data analysis using tools such as Excel, Access, IDEA, etc. 
    8. Assist other auditors with Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAATs).
    9. Conduct other performance audits and investigations as assigned. 

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Staff Auditor:

     

    Education/ Experience:     

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Information Systems
    • 2-5 years experience in auditing

     

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

    • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
    • Intermediate skill in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)
    • Ability to promote mission, goals, policies, guiding principles and standards of City of Garland
    • Ability to maintain objectivity and independence (Independence of Mind and Appearance) at all times
    • Ability to uphold and apply high ethical standards
    • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding sensitive matters or issues at all times
    • Ability to independently perform audits
    • Ability to analyze various financial and procedural information and documentation
    • Ability to complete projects within required timeline
    • Ability to learn and use report writing/data analysis tools such as, IDEA, Crystal Reports, etc.
    • Ability to promote mission, goals, policies, guiding principles and standards of City of Garland
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
    • Ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance 
    • Ability to go the extra mile to achieve departmental goals and objectives 

     

    Sr. Auditor:

     

    Education/ Experience:     

    • Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Information Systems
    • 5-7 years in auditing with at least 3 years of governmental auditing experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
    • Comprehensive knowledge of municipal government
    • Advanced skill in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint)
    • Willingness to go the extra mile to achieve departmental goals and objective
    • Ability to promote mission, goals, policies, guiding principles and standards of City of Garland
    • Ability to maintain objectivity and independence (Independence of Mind and Appearance) at all times
    • Ability to uphold and apply high ethical standards
    • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding sensitive matters or issues at all times
    • Ability to utilize report writing/data analysis tools such as, IDEA, Crystal Reports, etc.
    • Ability to plan and organize workload in order to meet established deadlines
    • Ability to understand strengths and weakness of team members and promote team spirit
    • Ability to independently perform complex audit analysis
    • Ability to analyze various financial and procedural information and documentation
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

    IT Auditor:

     

    Education/ Experience:     

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Business, Accounting or Finance 
    • 5 years of professional Information System auditing control or security experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
    • Comprehensive understanding of Information Technology systems, applications, platforms, databases and security requirements
    • Comprehensive knowledge of IIA’s General Technology Audit Guide
    • Comprehensive knowledge of CAATs
    • Comprehensive knowledge of FISCAM
    • Extensive knowledge of COBIT
    • Advanced skill in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, Visio, etc.)
    • Ability to promote mission, goals, policies, guiding principles and standards of City of Garland
    • Ability to maintain objectivity and independence (Independence of Mind and Appearance) at all times
    • Ability to uphold and apply high ethical standards
    • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding sensitive matters or issues at all times
    • Ability to conduct complex analysis of systems, procedures and operating protocols
    • Ability to utilize report writing/data analysis tools such as, IDEA, Crystal Reports, etc.
    • Ability to communicate complex technology issues in a clear and concise manner
    • Ability to plan and organize workload in order to meet established deadlines
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

    Licenses & Certifications

    Staff Auditor:
    CIA, CPA, CFE, CGAP or CISA Certification or the ability to obtain within 3 years of hire
    Valid Class C Texas driver's license

    Sr. Auditor:
    CIA or CPA Certification or the ability to obtain within 2 years of hire
    Valid Class C Texas driver's license

    IT Auditor:
    CISA certification required
    Valid Class C Texas driver's license

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Occasional outside work required.

    Competencies

    Models Organizational Values
    Customer Focus
    Communication
    Adaptability/Flexibility
    Results Focus/Project Management

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

    Staff Auditor:
    Four-year college degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Information Systems
    2 years related experience
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

    Sr. Auditor:
     Four-year college degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Information Systems
     5 years related experience
     CIA or CPA certification or the ability to obtain within 2 years of hire
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

    IT Auditor:
     Four-year college degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Information Systems
     5 years related experience
    CISA certification required
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

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