Senior Manager, Audit (Office of the Inspector General)

  • Full Time
  • Los Angeles CA
  • Applications have closed

Website Los Angeles Metro - OIG

Metro provides excellence in service and support.

Basic Function

Provides leadership in an audit team environment while managing multiple complex audits and special projects. This classification is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG). This classification operates and performs in the Audit unit of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), creating and developing audits, studies, and reviews to monitor, investigate, and report to the Inspector General and the Metro Board on Metro programs and operations.

Example Of Duties

Plans and manages contract, financial, and/or operational audits
Plans and participates in the completion of Annual-Agency-wide Risk Assessment and development of annual audit plan
Manages and reviews all audit workpapers and reports completed by assigned staff and ensures compliance with audit standards and guidelines
Develops, recommends, and implements audit policies, procedures, and programs
Establishes and monitors goals, work plans, schedules, and strategies
Prepares audit reports and presents findings to management, executive staff, and Board members
Analyzes and resolves audit-related issues; investigates and determines causes of irregularities and errors
Performs complex audit technical work
Coordinates, monitors, and manages external audits performed by Metro’s independent external CPA (Certified Public Accountant) firms and consultants
Writes statement of work for out-sourced or co-sourced audits and studies
Prepares and develops annual performance plans for staff, monitors staff performance, and assists in developing staff professionally
Ascertains the reliability of accounting and operational data
Represents department at meetings, conferences, and public events
Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency’s safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees
Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out
May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:


Bachelor’s degree in in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related field


Six years of relevant experience or three years of relevant supervisory-level experience leading projects in contract (pre-award and incurred cost), financial, operational efficiency and effectiveness, compliance, and/or performance audits; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment
Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements 

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.

The following are the preferred qualifications:

Experience conducting government audits

Experience conducting construction audits

Experience utilizing computer software such as Quickbooks, TeamMate, Toad, and Microsoft Suite

Experience working in transit operations

One or more of the following certifications or licenses: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)


Theories, principles, and practices of compliance, financial, contracts, and performance audits
Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and other applicable auditing standards
Project management best practices
Research and statistical methods, and program evaluation
Controls and accountability required of large public agencies
Modern management theory
Applicable computer business software applications

Skills:Managing staff and the operations of an auditing function
Understanding and analyzing complex projects and programs
Assuming initiative in identifying substantive issues, devising analytic strategies, exercising critical thinking, and providing creative solutions to issues
Establishing, recommending, and implementing relevant policies and procedures for the agency’s various departments and programs
Communicating effectively orally and in writing
Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
Supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff


Effectively manage multiple or highly complex audits and projects
Produce superior quality analysis and written products on multiple, complex projects with minimal supervision and short timelines
Manage project completion on-time and within budget
Establish constructive working relationships with agency management, while maintaining objectivity, independence, and credibility throughout the audit process
Handle highly confidential information
Think and act independently
Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
Plan financial and staffing needs
Write Statement of Work for co-sourced or out-sourced audits and studies
Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro’s website at and complete an online Employment Application. Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (TW)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.