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Assistant Director for Audits

NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)


Description
Office of Support, Accountability and Value- Enhancement (SAVE)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR AUDITS Administrative Management Auditor M-I

The New York City Mayor's Office of Operations is responsible for the oversight of agency internal audit functions. It monitors external audit activity citywide including examinations by the City Comptroller, the New York State Comptroller and federal entities, as well as manages the citywide federal Single Audit. These audit oversight activities include tracking the status and progress of external audits; working with agencies and auditors to resolve conflicts; offering guidance with respect to identifying and interpreting applicable directives and standards; and assessing the completion of corrective action plans in connection with audit findings and recommendations. It also facilitates the completion of agency annual financial integrity statements, which include a risk assessment tool in accordance with City Comptroller guidelines, in addition to preparing a written evaluation of certain agencies' internal controls, which is published in the annual Mayor's Management Report.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Office of Support, Accountability and Value-Enhancement is charged with improving agency operations as well as cross-agency revenue maximization. We are seeking an experienced Assistant Director for Audits who is committed to this goal and brings the skills and expertise to expand the team's capacity to perform analysis of agency internal controls in a variety of financial and programmatic areas. S/he will have extensive dealings with established agency audit liaisons, including multiple meetings with mid- and senior-level staff, in addition to auditors and their supervisors/managers as it relates to initiating and/or closing audit engagements. The Assistant Director for Audits will:
• Review grant compliance primarily with respect to federal standards. This includes developing guidance and assessment tools to facilitate adherence to federal grant expectations.
• Prepare Internal Control Statements for publication in the Mayor's Management Report based upon agency risk assessments, internal and external audits, and other source documents.
• Conduct meetings to discuss audit progress and emerging concerns so as to resolve potential differences, identify citywide trends and facilitate consistent resolution of audit-related matters among agencies.
• Obtain written reports on the status of audit-related corrective actions and evaluating such documents to determine necessary follow-up by the Office. This also includes assessing agencies' internal and control environments ensuring the proper and timely distribution of audits and related documents/information.
• Maintain a current and accurate database of audit proceedings, based in part upon periodic agency reports of audit activity. This also includes the maintenance of an online audit library, as well as the development of material to increase and enhance such references.
• Report, periodically, on the progress of agency audits.
• Survey agencies with respect to internal audit staff and identification of audit liaisons.
• Supervise clerical staff as it relates to the maintenance of complete and up-to-date hardcopy and electronic files.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Very strong leadership, analytical, organizational, interpersonal/collaborative, time-management, multi-tasking and writing skills, including the ability to problem solve, take initiative, prioritize duties, work independently and within a team environment, with a commitment to follow-up and detail
• Strong facility in establishing and maintaining an internal control framework. This also includes the daily maintenance, reviewing, organizing and distilling of data.
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credentials are a plus.
• Ability to focus sharply on the details and to "think outside the box" with respect to developing solutions to pertinent concerns.
• Knowledge of City Comptroller Directives and federal grant regulations is preferred.
• Strong knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Word and MS Access is required.
• Comfortable with giving public presentations.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 24 credits in accounting, including one course each in advanced accounting, auditing and cost accounting and five (5) years of full-time experience in management auditing, EDP auditing, financial accounting and/or financial auditing, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or in the supervision of several teams of auditors; or 2. A valid Certified Public Accountant License or a certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor and four years of full-time experience as indicated in "1" above, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or in the supervision of several teams of auditors.

TO APPLY: Please go to https://a127-jobs.NYC.gov and search for Job ID #146370 to apply.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000 New York City offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.

SUBMISSION OF A RESUME IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INTERVIEW New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment.

The Office of the Mayor and the City of New York are Equal Opportunity Employers.


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