Office of the Inspector General/ Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Job Title: Senior Auditor/Analyst
Salary: $73,400 – $91,750
Open & Closing Dates: Open Until Filled
Agency: Office of the Inspector General/ Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Location: New York City, New York
Hours: 37.5 per week; Full-Time – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7.5 hours/day)
Office of the MTA Inspector General:
The Office of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Inspector General (OIG) is an independent New York State Authority created in 1983 to oversee and review the operations of the MTA. The MTA, which employees over 70,000 people, includes among other entities, New York City Transit, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bridges & Tunnels, Staten Island Rapid Transit, and MTA Construction & Development.
The OIG promotes safety, economy, and efficiency in MTA agencies and programs while also detecting and deterring waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct. The OIG employs attorneys, auditors, analysts, investigators, data scientists, computer forensic specialists, and support personnel. The OIG has unrestricted access to all MTA records and has broad authority to subpoena documents and take witness testimony under oath. Exercising that authority, the OIG conducts management reviews, performance audits, and civil and criminal investigations.
As part of its investigations and audits, OIG identifies systemic vulnerabilities and makes recommendations. The OIG’s reports have resulted in reforms that have improved many aspects of MTA operations. When fraud, corruption and other illegal activities by MTA employees, contractors, and others who do business with the MTA are uncovered, the OIG works with prosecutors to pursue criminal charges.
Under the direction of the Executive Deputy Inspector General for Audit (EDIG/Audit), the Senior Auditor/Analyst is responsible, within the mandate of the MTA Inspector General, for participating as a team member supporting multiple audits simultaneously, reporting directly to the team leaders. Senior Auditor/Analyst may also lead specific tasks or parts of an audit.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Evaluates agency or program performance using qualitative and quantitative methods to determine expectations/standards, problems, causal factors, and options to correct.
• Reviews agency processes, procedures, and controls designed to manage and mitigate risk, fraud, waste, and abuse of agency resources.
• Works within the team to identify issues and develop a plan to assess their significance.
• Helps conduct interviews of agency and other personnel and prepares clear and concise interview memoranda.
• Contributes chapters to official written reports on the areas evaluated.
• Responsible for meeting project milestones.
• Develops and maintains professional working relationships and continually gains knowledge of evolving MTA and agency operations.
• Analyzes data using a variety of software to identify risks.
• Supports investigative cases with analysis or participates as part of the investigative team, as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned by the EDIG/Audit or designee.
• Bachelor’s degree, in fields such as public administration, business, mathematics, data science, economics, accounting, the social sciences, or other related business or operational field.
Master’s degree is a plus.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience, in the fields of performance auditing, evaluation, oversight, data analysis or a project management-focused field. Applicant’s work experience sufficiency is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
• Demonstrated analytical skills, critical thinking skills, impartial judgment, and research aptitude.
• Strong oral skills for interviewing, experience a plus.
• Strong writing skills for documenting interviews and summarizing evaluation findings.
• Ability to gather and interpret high volumes of complex data. Excellent working knowledge of computer applications relevant to auditing, including Microsoft Office. Advanced Excel is a plus.
• Ability to handle multiple projects while maintaining careful attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to interact effectively with department and agency staff and senior management.
• Travel within the MTA geographic jurisdiction will be required.
• Working outside of regular business hours may be required.
• Pursuant to authorization by the EDIG/Audit, this position is eligible for tele-working according to office policies.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to: RECRUITMENTS@MTAIG.ORG
To apply for this job email your details to RECRUITMENTS@MTAIG.ORG