Audit Manager (Chief, Audit and Program Review Division)

Montgomery County OIG

You must apply to this position through the Montgomery County OHR website, https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html.

Montgomery County Job Number: IRC 56051

Salary Range: $82,068 to $148,607

The Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent agency created by the County Council in 1997. The Inspector General is charged with reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations within County government and independent County agencies. The Office conducts independent audits, investigations, inspections, and reviews with a goal of preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, and abuse in government activities. Through its work, the OIG proposes ways to increase the legal, fiscal, and ethical accountability of County government departments and County-funded agencies and improve the overall integrity of County government.

The OIG is seeking to fill one position of Chief, Audit and Program Review Division (Manager III). The Chief of the Audit and Program Reviews manage a team of 4-5 professional staff auditors in the Audit and Program Review Division and reports to the Deputy Inspector General. The Audit and Program Review Division was created following legislation passed by the Montgomery County Council in October 2019 that requires the OIG to conduct risk-based audits and reviews of the County’s internal accounting and contracting processes and controls, as well as conduct audits of high-risk contracts and agreements.

This position will coordinate the execution of the OIG’s audit work plan through the direction and supervision of a team’s work to achieve optimal productivity, quality, consistency, timeliness, and accuracy; ensures audit reports are precise, concise, and thorough through careful review; and assists in the planning and implementation of the OIG’s mission-related functions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing a professional staff of auditors, including setting priorities for their work, assessing auditing strategies, delegating tasks, and monitoring workloads to manage a number of competing needs
  • Ensuring training and expertise in audit skills is maintained by staff, coaching auditors in performance and completion of audits following robust government auditing standards
  • Facilitating the development, planning and implementation of fiscal and compliance, and performance audits and budgetary analysis and reviews of County Programs and departmental activities in accordance with professional quality assurance standards and practices and generally accepted accounting procedures
  • Serving as a technical expert on audits, evaluations, and reviews of the various programs, operations, and functions of Montgomery County Government and other publicly funded agencies
  • Performing auditing duties or assisting with auditing of a highly complex or sensitive nature; gathering data; conducting interviews; reviewing spreadsheets or databases and making recommendations for corrective action
  • Assisting in the drafting of audit procedures and technical audit programs. Recommending new audit approaches and policies, as well as revision to audit policies and procedures based on technical expertise and operating experience. Collaborating with management to craft audit plans and risk assessments
  • Providing feedback to audit staff and checking work papers for appropriate documentation and support and ensuring that conclusions, findings and recommendations are supported, free from influence and appropriately referenced
  • Reviewing, editing, and evaluating written findings and analysis developed by staff including the interpretation and application of relevant laws, rules, regulations and standards to facts and data gathered in audits and reviews
  • Preparing audit work papers, memos, letters and other correspondence. Drafting reports of findings and recommendations. Writing in a clear, concise fashion. Contributing to other OIG mission related activities including the preparation of the annual report and Work Plan
  • Representing the Inspector General on task forces, advisory bodies, or other groups that the Inspector General determines will assist in the performance of the office’s mission
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with departmental administrators and managers, government employees, and the public. Acting as a liaison with departmental points of contact and management during the course of the audits in all assigned areas of responsibility; and
  • Assuming the lead role in briefing conferences (e.g., entrance, exit and updates) with MCG officials to present findings and recommendations as appropriate.

Additional information

  • This position requires the ability to work in high performance/high morale teams. The selected applicant must possess unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics. In addition, this position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work outside of normal work hours as part of a 40-hour week.
  • The OIG offers a hybrid work environment that includes telework and flexible work schedules commensurate with Montgomery County policies.
  • For more information, please go to https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/OIG/career/index.html

For information about our exciting benefit offerings and total reward summary, please visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html

Additional Employment Information

Effective August 30, 2021 all new hires will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to their first date of employment. Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated should contact OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov to discuss possible accommodations.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in conducting complex performance and/or financial audits in a public sector environment.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications. Applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified,” placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for interview. The selection interview will evaluate the items highlighted below. Taking the time to address these areas in your resume is recommended.

  1. Knowledge of Government Functions and Operations;
  2. Conducting Financial and Compliance Audits;
  3. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAGAS);
  4. Applying Internal Procedures and Processes; and
  5. Supervising and Leading

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