Auditor

Website Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General

Job Title

Investigative Analyst (Auditor) I/II/III; Grade 21/26/28
Location: OIG-51 Monroe Ste 600
Organization Name: Office of the Inspector General
Medical Exam: Medical History
Background Investigation: No
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Job Description:

Closing date:  October 6, 2021

The Office of the Inspector General is seeking to fill two Auditor positions that can be filled at one of the following levels:

Investigative Analyst I (grade 21) $55,771 – $92,211

Investigative Analyst II (grade 26) $70,377 – $116,825

Investigative Analyst III (grade 28) $77,035 – $128,483

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 investigations, audits, 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.

In October of 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed legislation that requires the OIG to conduct systematic risk-based reviews of the County’s internal accounting and contracting processes and controls as well as conduct audits of high-risk contracts and agreements. Duties may include but are not limited to:

Conducting financial, performance, compliance, and operational audits and reviews by collecting documentary evidence, conducting interviews, and analyzing data and evidence to form sound findings and conclusions;

Participating in planning audits, which includes developing audit work plans and audit procedures to assess the adequacy of internal controls, effectiveness, economy, and efficiency of County processes, and compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and policies and procedures;

Performing department-level risk assessments and identifying control weaknesses and opportunities for cost savings within county programs and operations;

Executing audit field work autonomously in accordance with audit work programs and generally accepted government auditing standards;

Making recommendations to supervisors on findings and recommendations related to audit work;

Working effectively with data analytics software to examine, compare and analyze large sets of data;

Drafting and revising reports and letters for publication and distribution;

Participating in discussions and briefings with auditees;

Preparing audit documentation in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards (Yellow Book) and OIG Policies and Procedures; and

Reviewing team members’ work papers, and providing guidance, coaching and feedback.

In addition, the successful candidate will have:

Ability to apply Yellow Book, discern key issues and draw appropriate conclusions

Experience working with large volumes of evidence, extensive data sets and/or complex financial information

Excellent writing, communication, analytical and research skills

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with department/agency personnel and other officials

Experience working both independently and in a team environment

Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

An ongoing commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment; and

Strong time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail

Additional consideration will be given to candidates with experience performing information technology audits, either alone or as part of a performance audit, a financial audit, or an attestation engagement, including communication of any identified control weaknesses.

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.

The OIG offers telework and flexible work schedules commensurate with Montgomery County policies regarding telework and flexible work arrangements.

Minimum Qualifications

If filled at the OIG Investigative Analyst I:

Experience: Two (2) years of professional-level experience conducting financial, performance, compliance, or operational audits in accordance with professional auditing standards.

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

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

If filled at the OIG Investigative Analyst II:

Experience: Three (3) years of professional-level experience conducting financial, performance, compliance, or operational audits in accordance with professional auditing standards.

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

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

If filled at the OIG Investigative Analyst III:

Experience: Four (4) years of professional-level experience conducting financial, performance, compliance, or operational audits in accordance with professional auditing standards.

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

The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas:

Advanced professional designation, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC);

Experience auditing government entities with a focus on governance, procurement, financial procedures, and other operations of governmental entities;

Experience leading teams in the performance of audits;

Developing audit work plans and audit procedures to assess the adequacy of internal controls and compliance with relevant laws, regulations, policies and procedures; and

Preparing audit documentation in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards (Yellow Book).

Minimum Salary $55,771

Maximum Salary $92,211
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.

To apply for this job please visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.