Internal Auditor III

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • May 02, 2024
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • 4 year degree in accounting, business, social sciences, public administration, or related field
  • 4 years relevant experience, including 2 years lead or supervisory experience
  • Masters in related field can substitute for 1 year of experience

Licenses or Certifications:
  • CIA , CGAP , CPA , CISA , CFE , or other relevant certification required
Notes to Applicants

Financial Services Department
The Financial Services Department mission is to maintain the financial and economic integrity of the City; provide comprehensive and integrated financial management, administration, and support services to City departments and other customers; and develop and lead innovative programs that increase the prosperity of Austinites, businesses, and diverse neighborhoods, creating a cultural and economic environment that enhances the vitality of the community.

Position Overview
Duties in addition to those listed in Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities include: - Perform governmental financial audits with financial policies and procedures. - Perform hotel occupancy tax audits. Preferred qualifications: -Experience with internal audits, -Experience in preparing and presenting information to executive leadership, - Proficiency using MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, -Experience with financial accounting systems, - Plan, perform, and report on internal audits with internal Audit Manager.

Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.
Ninety (90) day provision for additional vacancy
When the same or an additional vacancy occurs within a department in the same job title within 90 days after the start date of the top candidate, the hiring department may offer the additional position to another candidate from the same candidate pool.

Application Instructions and Top Candidate Requirements
A detailed and complete Employment Application is required. Employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application. Employment history dates must include month and year. Please include contact information from previous employers. Top Candidates may be subject to a skills assessment. The candidate selected for this position may be required to provide proof of education. This position will require a pre-employment Criminal Background Check. Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and wellness benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information .

If you are selected for this position and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program , you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Post Interview Verification If you are selected as the top candidate for a position, we will be contacting your current and former employer, as well as the references listed in your application. Please do your best to ensure that the contact information on the application is accurate. Top candidates will also be required to provide proof of education from an accredited organization, copies of any professional licenses or certificates listed on the application and a copy of your DD-214 if claiming veteran’s preference. If you are selected for this position and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Travel: If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.
Pay Range
$33.05 - $42.14
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..
Telework opportunities may be available after an initial training period. Work schedules are implemented to meet department requirements and are subject to change based on business needs. Note: Effective October 1, 2023, non-executive staff that are eligible to telework are required to be in the office for a minimum of three (3) days per week.
Job Close Date 06/15/2024 Type of Posting External Department Financial Services Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 124 W 8th Street, Austin Texas 78701 Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience leading audits and audit teams.
  • Experience working as a government auditor or internal auditor.
  • Experience conducting fraud investigations.
  • Experience using TeamMate or TeamMate+ audit software or other electronic working paper software.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Manage complex audits, large projects, or fraud investigations
2. Prepare risk assessments of the department or specific processes to be audited
3. Plan audits, including objectives, scope, methodologies and audit program
4. Collect, review, and analyze various types of information and data that are significant to the project
5. Perform interviews of personnel in the course of performing projects
6. Perform tests of internal controls to ensure safeguarding of assets, compliance with laws and policies, accomplishment of objectives, reliability of information, and efficiency of operations
7. Prepare and review work papers and draft audit reports
8. Develop conclusions, recommend improvements and communicate audit results to auditees
9. Present audit results to audit committee and/or executive management
10. Develop audit policies, procedures, and templates
11. Coordinate with other agencies and auditors
12. Coach others on audit skills

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • This position is not responsible for supervising but may lead multiple projects, assign project tasks to others, review tasks performed by others, and coach others

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of the concepts for review and evaluation of internal control systems and auditing procedures
  • Knowledge of enterprise risk management methodologies
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to appropriate professional standards, including the Yellow Book and Red Book
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and principles
  • Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of investigation as well as the ability to apply such knowledge to fraud investigations involving government activities and resources
  • Knowledge of performance measurement principles
  • Knowledge of audit project management
  • Knowledge of City of Austin and departmental auditing policies and procedures (preferred qualification)
  • Knowledge of departmental business operations with regards to management practices, internal controls (preferred qualification)
  • Knowledge of governmental and/or utility accounting principles (preferred qualification)
  • Skilled in effective oral and/or written communication
  • Skilled in completing assigned duties and functions in a timely and effective manner
  • Skilled in resolving problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment
  • Skilled in examining financial and operational information systems
  • Skilled in identifying, obtaining, and analyzing information from a variety of sources, evaluating facts, and employing sound deductive reasoning to draw appropriate conclusions and make improvement recommendations
  • Skilled in compiling information and creating and delivering clear, concise, deductive, and fact-based project reports
  • Skilled in the development of the audit scope, objectives and methodology to identify and address risks and meet client needs
  • Skilled in developing and executing effective procedures for accomplishing an audit
  • Skilled in planning, leading, and coordinating fraud investigation, detection, and control projects
  • Skilled in identifying and conceptualizing complex issues, anticipate obstacles and propose solutions to overcome potential problems
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining good working relations with other City employees and the public
  • Skilled in flexibility, versatility and effective team building to achieve project goals and objectives
  • Ability to maintain integrity, objectivity, and independence and implement appropriate standards of care in all scopes of work.
  • Ability to consider alternative ideas or points of view
  • Ability to maintain high ethical standards in difficult situations
  • Ability to manage project tasks, resources, and timelines in an effective manner for multiple projects at a time
  • Ability to recognize the risks inherent to the subject matter of the project
  • Ability to coach and train others regarding processes and skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and growth through the development of new skills, pursuit of applicable professional certifications, and involvement in professional organizations

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires a 4-year degree in accounting, business, social sciences, public administration, or related field, and 4 years relevant experience, including 2 years of lead or supervisory experience. A Master's degree in a related field can substitute for 1 year of experience. CIA, CGAP, CPA, CISA, CFE or other relevant certification is required. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* Describe your experience working as a government auditor or internal auditor. If you do not have government or internal auditor experience, please describe your experience collecting, reviewing, and analyzing information, documenting results, developing conclusions, and recommending improvements.
(Open Ended Question)
* This position requires a criminal background check. By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful CBI to be hired.
  • I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Check
* Do you have experience working as a government auditor or internal auditor?
  • Both - (6.0 points)
  • Governmental Auditor - (3.0 points)
  • Internal Auditor - (3.0 points)
  • Neither - (0.0 points)
* Which of the following describes the highest-level Teammate, Teammate+, or other electronic working paper software user role you have been assigned?
  • None (0.0 points)
  • Observer. Has view-only access
  • Test Reviewer. Has the ability to view all data and can mark the procedures under the project as reviewed - (2-0 points)
  • Test Manager: Can add and manage the procedures under the project. Has full access over the procedures, workpapers, issues and recommendations, and coaching notes. - (3.0 points)
  • Manager Reviewer: Can add and get and update objects, add or generate audit reports, etc. Can view all data, mark the objects under the project as reviewed, and create issues and coaching notes. - (4.0 points)
  • Owner: Can perform any available action within the project including closing the project, updating the profile, adding and getting and updating objects, adding or generating audit reports, etc. - (5.0 points)
  • System Administrator: Can create roles, groups, and manage the TeamMate, TeamMate+ or other electronic working paper application. - (10.0 points)
* Which of the following certifications do you currently hold?
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • None
* Describe your experience planning, leading, and presenting to internal and external stakeholders on projects and programs.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience in monitoring compliance with regulations and controls by examining and analyzing documentation, preparing and distributing draft reports to the executive management, and completing reports and memoranda by findings. (2500 char. max)
(Open Ended Question)

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