Deputy Inspector General – Audits

Website Office of the Inspector General - Montgomery County, MD

Job Title: Deputy Inspector General – Audits

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a re-announcement.  Applicants who previously applied for this position remain under consideration

This is a term position funded through June 30, 2021.  Continued employment is contingent upon renewal of term.

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 produces a number of confidential and public documents to better inform officials and the public and improve the overall integrity of County government.

The OIG is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Inspector General for the OIG’s newly created Audit Division (Manager II).  In October of 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed legislation that requires the OIG 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 Deputy Inspector General will be instrumental in launching the OIG’s efforts to perform these new duties and help to create the Division. The Deputy IG reports directly to the Inspector General and is responsible for managing the staff and activities of the Audit Division.

The Deputy IG oversees, coordinates, and leads the planning 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 accurate, concise, and thorough through careful review; and assists in the planning and implementation of the OIG’s mission-related functions.

Responsibilities Include:

– Facilitating the development, implementation, and performance of audits in accordance with quality assurance standards and practices and generally accepted accounting procedures to assess 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 financial investigations, audits, and contract monitoring activities

– Applying policies and procedures, laws, and administrative rules to facts and data gathered in audits and reviews

– Reviewing, writing, and editing reports and spreadsheets to make certain they are objective, timely, sound in judgment and based on and supported by audit workpapers and findings

– 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

– 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, and/or investigations to management and a governing body or board.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in supervising or conducting complex performance audits, financial audits, fiscal compliance or accounting work in a public sector environment; three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term “executive” is further defined as a high echelon or high level position in an organization  that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County  positions at Grade 30 or above).

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.    Problem Solving;

3.    Knowledge of Government Fiscal Operations;

4.    Conducting Financial and Compliance Audits;

5.    Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;

6.    Applying Internal Procedures and Processes; and

7.    Collaboration and Partnership

Minimum Salary:                      $92,185

Maximum Salary:                   $167,345

The complete job listing and application process can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR

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