Investigative Auditor Analyst

Website Office of the Inspector General - Montgomery County, MD

Closing Date:  April 30, 2020

The Office of the Inspector General is seeking to fill two Investigative Auditor Analyst Positions in the newly created Audit Division.  The two positions will be filled at the following levels, respectively:

·         Investigative Analyst I (grade 21) $54,947 – $90,848

·         Investigative Analyst III (grade 28) $75,897- $126,586

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, information system, and operational audits and reviews by collecting documentary evidence, conducting interviews, and analyzing data and evidence to form sound findings and conclusions.

·         Participating in developing audit plans to assess the adequacy of internal controls, effectiveness of agency processes, and compliance with county policies.

·         Identifying control weaknesses and opportunities for cost savings within county programs and operations.

·         Executing audit fieldwork autonomously in accordance with audit work programs and generally accepted government auditing standards.

·         Researching applicable laws, directives, regulations, and audit reports to gain knowledge of areas being audited.

·         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 and OIG guidelines.

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

 

In addition, the successful candidate will have:

·         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 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.

·         Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

This position requires the ability to work in high performance/high morale teams, foster teamwork and that the selected applicant possess unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics.  In addition, this position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work outside of normal work hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

If filled at the OIG Investigative Analyst I:

Experience: Two (2) years of professional-level experience conducting financial, performance, compliance, information system or operational audits utilizing generally accepted government auditing standards, including at least one (1) year of professional experience in auditing or accounting.

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, information system or operational audits utilizing generally accepted government auditing standards, including at least two (2) years of professional experience in auditing or accounting.

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.      Advanced professional designation, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).

2.      Experience auditing government entities.

3.      Experience leading teams.

4.      Knowledge of state and municipal government, with a focus on governance, procurement, financial procedures and other operations of governmental entities.

5.      Experience working with data analytics software.

Minimum Salary:        $75,897

Maximum Salary:       $126,584

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.