Auditor V (Audit Project Manager)

Job Posting:         

#00006697

Opened:               

08/15/19

Closes:  

Open until filled

Position Title:      

Auditor V (Audit Project Manager)

Class/Group:

1052/B23

Military Occupation Specialty Code:  

Marine-3441; Air Force-65A1

FLSA:     

Exempt

Number of Vacancies:

1

Division/Section:

Internal Audit Division

Salary Range:

$5,258.67 - $7,166.67/ monthly

Duration:

Regular

Hours Worked Weekly:     

40

Shift:     

Days

Travel:   

Limited

Agency Address: 

300 W. 15th Street, Austin Tx 78701

Work Location:   

Same

Web site:

www.dir.texas.gov

Refer Inquiries to:              

Human Resources

Telephone:

(512) 463-5920 or (512) 475-4612

HOW TO APPLY:

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  • You must create a CAPPS Career Section candidate profile or be logged in to apply
  • Update your profile and apply for the job by navigating through the pages and steps
  • Once ready, select “Submit” on the “Review and Submit” page.

Applicants must provide in depth information in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section to demonstrate how they meet the position qualifications. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification.

Resumes may be uploaded as an attachment but are not accepted in lieu of the information required in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section of the application. 

Interview Place/Time:

Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.

Notice:

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their
Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodations.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Texas Department of Information Resources serves a wide spectrum of customers including State of Texas government agencies, county or local government offices, and public education entities of all sizes by leveraging bulk buying power that enables eligible customers to buy IT products and services at aggressive discounts without the need for a lengthy procurement process. DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state.

Performs highly advanced and/or managerial (senior level) auditing work for the Department of Information Resources Internal Audit. Work involves planning, scheduling, investigating, coordinating, sampling, conducting and reviewing functions, records, contracts, financial statements, and internal control structures, reporting results on agency practices and processes, and following-up on previous audit work performed. Provides guidance and assistance in governmental auditing. Determines compliance with rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and contracts; assessing the adequacy of controls; determining whether the agency resources are being utilized efficiently and economically; determining whether operations and information technology processes are effective; and determining whether agency goals and objectives are accomplished. May plan, assign, and evaluate audit staff project performance. Work is performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, agency and Internal Audit’s policies and procedures. Work is performed under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

WHAT WE DO

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience or aptitude for performing the following functions:

  • Oversees and performs audits, consulting, and other audit-related projects that is highly complex in nature or large in scale and/or oversees audit staff who performs audits, including coordinating assignments and activities to include developing audit programs, budget, questionnaires, data reliability assessments, and risk assessments; sampling; planning, and performing fieldwork; preparing work papers; developing relevant and accurate conclusions; and testing and evaluating controls, compliance, and performance.
  • Establishes audit objectives and scope of work; develops the audit methodology; obtains background information; determines the necessary staff, budget, and timelines to perform audits; prepares and reviews audit planning documents including the planning memo, the fieldwork program, and summary memos; and conducts entrance and exit conferences.
  • Prepares and reviews work papers and prepares accurate and relevant issues and recommendations; coordinates management responses; completes audit reports; reviews work to ensure necessary audit procedures were completed and properly documented; ensures audit documentation and reports are complete, accurate, and in accordance to applicable auditing standards, policies, procedures, and that the evidence fully supports conclusions, issues, and recommendations. Submits final audit reports for review and approval.
  • Oversees and examines and analyzes management operations, internal control structures and systems, and accounting records for reliability, adequacy, accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with legal regulations. Recommends and advises management regarding changes in business processes, information systems, and accounting or management procedures.
  • Monitors status of projects and prepares routine and ad hoc reports; coordinates and develops documentation and responses to status requests, special projects, and special requests for assistance from internal and external entities. Coordinates management responses for external audits.
  • Reviews and identifies changes in professional standards, pronouncements, and federal audit requirements, and notifies management and audit staff with previous approval. Confers with experts in the auditing profession on specialized projects and makes recommendations for implementation. Provides technical advice on the requirements, liabilities, and penalties of compliance and non-compliance.
  • Plans, leads, and monitors audits using accepted project management methodologies to ensure that audits are completed within planned and approved scope, budget, and time.

OTHER DUTIES

  • May testify before governmental bodies, juries, and courts, or in administrative hearings.
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance, information technology or a related field. Master’s degree (preferred).

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING REQUIRED

Minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible auditing experience

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING PREFERRED

  • Experience as an Internal Auditor in state government (preferred)
  • Experience in audit techniques associated with large complex procurements and contract management activities (preferred)
  • Experience as an Audit Lead (preferred)

CERTIFICATIONS

The current certifications are not required but preferred:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM)
  • Other certifications relevant to the essential functions of the position

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards
  • International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • Texas Government Code 2102, known as the Texas Internal Auditing Act
  • Governmental Accounting Standards Board (preferred)
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Procedures (preferred)
  • Information Systems Auditing and Assurance Standards (preferred)
  • Department of Information Resources rules, regulations, and programs
  • State government, audit, and investigative processes, procedures, and practices
  • Accounting methods, contracts, and information technology tools, best practices, principles, terminology, programming, and automated systems
  • Statistical and judgmental sampling, and evaluating sampled results
  • Identifying risks and controls
  • Using analytical skills and critical and independent judgment for decision making, planning, evaluating, review, testing, and analysis of programs, operations, policy, contracts, transactions, and information systems
  • Using computer and related equipment, including the Microsoft Office Suite, TeamMate Audit Management Suite, and analytics software
  • Performing research
  • Developing interpersonal relationships
  • Prioritizing and organizing work to meet deadlines
  • Taking initiative
  • Mentoring other audit staff
  • Establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers
  • Gather and analyze accurate and relevant audit information and data
  • Create, analyze, and evaluate information and translate it into easily understandable and concise documents and oral presentations
  • Accurately and timely complete, assemble, and review audit work papers
  • Evaluate accounting, processes, and operations for efficiency, effectiveness, accuracy, completeness, validity, timelines, and compliance 
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; in a clear and concise manner
  • Compose clear, objective, accurate, and balanced audit reports
  • Develop realistic and feasible recommendations
  • Work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines
  • Work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks
  • Comply with all agency and Internal Audit policies, procedures and applicable laws
  • Comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations and standards
  • Understand, follow, and convey brief oral and/or written instructions
  • Work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Plan, assign, and lead the work of other audit staff
  • Travel overnight

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments e.g. word processing, spreadsheets (Microsoft Office preferred)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Criminal background check

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Frequent use of a personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening and talking
  • Occasional bending and stooping
  • Occasional lifting and climbing