Manager – Internal Controls

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Job Summary
Performs advanced specialized professional work responsible for conducting, managing, and coordinating the internal process and protocol review activities. Work will involve application of advanced accounting and fiscal auditing principals and techniques to ensure controls are in place to protect the Division’s resources and assets and adhere to established policies and procedures.

Essential Functions
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
Plans operational reviews by understanding organizational objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas, preparing audit scope and objectives, prepares audit programs.
Assesses risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance, evaluating manual and automated financial processes, identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues.
Conducts financial, compliance, and operational performance assessments which include preparing and executing assessment surveys and programs; performing field review work and preparing working papers documenting the process and preparing executive level reports of findings along with recommendations to eliminate the issues identified.
Reviews and approves all internal assessment reports including supporting working papers and issues reports. Completes work papers and memoranda by documenting tests and findings.
Analyzes and assesses information through interviews, observations and review of documentation; identifies errors and control deficiencies; identifies and recommends cost savings and improvement; counts cash on hand, inspects notes receivable and payable, negotiable securities and cancelled checks; verifies journal and ledger entries of cash and check systems, purchases, expenses, and trial balances by examining and authenticating inventory items; makes recommendations regarding improving operations and financial position of Division.
Identifies errors and control deficiencies, works to understand the downstream impact on the business; develops corrective action plans and follows-up on completion of corrective action plans.
Communicates audit progress and findings by providing information in status meetings highlighting unresolved issues, reviewing working papers and preparing final reports; ensures that recommendations are clearly presented to management in both a written document and oral presentation, as appropriate.
Tests and verifies that all agreed-upon recommendations are subsequently implemented.
Manages COSO Internal Control Framework for assigned area.
Provides financial oversight to all business areas and divisions within assigned section; provide leadership and supervision to financial and operational staff in support of the Division’s business activities; oversee implementation of processes and procedures to improve efficiencies in general accounting, accounts payable, revenue management, purchasing, and other financial functions.
Identifies and recommends business process improvements resulting in strengthened internal control controls and operational efficiencies; examines the effectiveness of all levels of Department/Division management in their stewardship of County resources and their compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations regarding operating policies, expenditures, plans, and other administrative matters.
Ensures divisional compliance with all applicable federal, state and county codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Provides advice and counsel on policies and procedures on matters of internal controls, operating practices, compliance, and financial responsibilities.
Prepares executive summaries for presentation of internal control review findings to the
Board of County Commissioners and enters documents into Agenda Central; schedules meetings; prepares out of County travel requests for required training to maintain CPA certification requirements; prepares budget amendments, ordinances, resolutions, staff recommendations, agenda items and recommendations for presentation to the Division Director, Department Head, executive staff, and the Board.
Prepares ordinances, resolutions, staff recommendations, agenda items, and recommendations for presentation to the Division Director, Department Head, executive staff, and the Board Participates in special assignments as deemed necessary by executive leadership; serves on committees and task forces and participates in other related endeavors as required; assists external auditors in appropriate situations, and county internal auditors.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required.
Six (6) years of related experience.
Candidates without a degree should possess four (4) additional years of related experience.
Fingerprinting required.

Professional certification as a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Certified Fraud Examiner is preferred.

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