Internal Audit Director

  • Full Time
  • Nashville, TN
  • Applications have closed

Website Tennessee Department of Transportation

Job Overview 

Salary: $145,000 annually

The Division of Internal Audit provides the department’s Audit and Assurance, Consulting and Advisory, Education, and Integrity services. The Internal Audit Director will lead, mentor, and train each auditor through empowerment, communication, and delegated authority. This position will collaborate with Department leadership in developing programs, technical direction, organizational structures, and section budgets that align with the Internal Audit Division’s strategic vision. The Internal Audit Director will supervise auditors and assist in developing performance plans, schedules, and metrics that ensure each team member’s expected outcomes and accountability.

This position will maintain the availability of resources that provide for the success of the Internal Audit Division. This position will oversee the development and execution of audit plans, reporting, policies, and procedures regarding internal auditing. Additionally, the Internal Audit Director will conduct Performance Audits to ascertain the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of TDOT’s various operational and financial programs, processes, and activities. Audit and Assurance services are prioritized from a Risk Management approach to focus resources on areas of high risk. Consulting and Advisory services are designed to initiate a collaborative process to address concerns regarding the ever-changing business environment. Education services include training on ethical behavior, fraud awareness, internal controls, and department employees’ proper use of TDOT assets. Integrity services are performed to substantiate alleged fraud, waste, and abuse of TDOT funds by department employees, contractors, vendors, and grantees.

This position will empower staff to implement national best practices that provide management and senior leadership with the information they need to make better decisions. This is done through making practical, cost-beneficial recommendations to improve TDOT’s operations, drive innovation, improve performance, and ensure alignment with the Department’s strategic goals.

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  1. Bachelor’s degree, including at least 36 quarter hours in accounting
  2. 5 years of increasingly responsible professional audit work and at least 2 years of personnel supervisory experience.
  3. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is required.

Application for the TDOT Internal Audit Director requires completion and submission of the following two items:

1. Letter explaining applicant interest in the position.
2. Résumé that is a maximum of two (2) pages.

The two items should be emailed to by Thursday, November 2nd.