Chief, Audit and Program Review Division (MIII)

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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, 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 candidates to fill the position of Chief, Audit and Program Review Division (Manager III).  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. The Chief of the Audit and Program Review Division reports to the Deputy Inspector General and is responsible for managing the staff and activities of the Division.

This position coordinates and supervises the execution of the OIG’s audit work plan; directs the work of the Division to achieve optimal productivity, quality, consistency, timeliness, and accuracy of work; 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:

  • Facilitating the development, implementation, and performance of audits and reviews in accordance with professional quality assurance standards and practices and generally accepted accounting procedures
  • Assessing the adequacy of internal controls, effectiveness, and efficiency of county programs and departments in compliance with relevant policies, processes, and procedures
  • Overseeing the performance of risk assessments of county government programs and departments and applying varied tools including data analytics
  • 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
  • Reviewing and editing written reports for thoroughness, evaluating performance of audits, and contract monitoring activities
  • Applying policies and procedures, laws, and administrative rules to facts and data gathered in audits and reviews
  • Reviewing workpapers and spreadsheets to make certain they are objective, timely, complete, and sound in judgment
  • Conducting or assisting other members of the OIG with investigations, inspections, audits or reviews when appropriate
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with departmental administrators and managers, government employees, and the public
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations
  • 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; and Monitoring County issues, programs, and agency operations and working with professional consultants who are on loan or under contract to assist the OIG

The successful applicant must possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically; effective oral and written communication skills; and experience presenting the results of audits, inspections, reviews, analyses, and/or investigations to management, a governing body or board.

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work outside of normal work hours.

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

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:

1.    Knowledge of Government Functions and Operations;

2.    Conducting Financial and Compliance Audits;

3.    Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;

4.    Applying Internal Procedures and Processes; and

5.    Supervising and Leading Employees

Minimum Salary: $79,196

Maximum Salary: $144,751

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