Internal Auditor (Auditor V)

Office of the Governor

Internal Auditor (Auditor V)

Job #: 2020-63

TWC Job #: 14147219

Opening Date: 7/28/2020

Travel Required: N/A

Monthly Salary: $5,400.00-$7088.00/month

Position Location: Austin, Texas

Group Step: B25

Class: 1052

Veterans, Reservists or members of the Guard with a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) code of 36A- Financial Manager, 87Q0- Director of Complaints Resolution, 65 FX- Financial Management, or other related fields may meet the minimum requirements for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.

Additional Military Crosswalk Information

In order to qualify for this position a State of Texas Applications must be submitted through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed.

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process. 

General Description

The Internal Auditor reports to the Chief of Staff and is responsible for objectively and independently analyzing risks to the Office of the Governor (OOG) through audits and advisory projects that concisely present the most significant risks to agency programs and operations.  Performs highly advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) auditing work. Work is performed under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Directs a program of internal auditing that complies with Title 10, Chapter 2102, of the Texas Government Code, and the Audit Charter.
  • Administers OOG Internal Audit programs, policies, procedures, and practices to reflect the independence of the audit organization, professional competence, continuing education requirements and highest ethical standards. 
  • Develops an annual audit plan utilizing risk assessment techniques/results to prioritize the reviews of agency programs and services and to allocate audit resources.
  • Conducts an annual agency-wide risk assessment of agency programs and services using standard risk assessment techniques. Continuously monitors, identifies, and objectively assesses and reports potential risks agency-wide. 
  • Develops audit scopes, programs, objectives, procedures, and deliverables.  Performs audits, documents results, prepares audit reports, reviews recommendations and drafts reports with stakeholders, finalizes reports and presents them to agency management.
  • Prepares the annual audit report and submits it by the required deadline.
  • Conducts post-audit assessments and follows-up to evaluate the timely implementation of recommendations and their effectiveness.
  • Conducts quality assurance reviews in accordance with professional standards and periodically takes part in a comprehensive external peer review.
  • Participates in the agency anti-fraud committee as defined in the agency’s Ethics and Fraud Policy. 
  • Assists the Chief of Staff, other Executive staff, and division management in evaluating and improving OOG business systems, programs, and the administration of public funds.
  • Works collaboratively with the Governor’s Executive team, division management and program specialists to determine the appropriate level of internal audit involvement, including strategic collaboration, formal audits, or technical guidance as required. 
  • Maintains certifications, obtains training, and participates in professional auditing organizations. 
  • Handles sensitive and confidential situations accordingly. 
  • May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • College graduate from an accredited U.S. four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration or related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive Internal Audit work experience and experience as an audit manager or audit director. 
  • Current certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
  • Experience in documenting and testing internal controls and risk assessments required. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration or related field.
  • Ten (10) years’ progressive experience in auditing. 
  • Additional certifications such as Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge in the field of auditing standards, procedures and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of automated information tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of the state government.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software applications.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process which includes analysis and interpretation of legislation.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to plan work procedures.
  • Ability to make complex decisions and to interpret agency enforced regulatory laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to evaluate program, financial, and management systems for accuracy and legal conformance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Ability to coordinate.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License. Current certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). 

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment.   Ability to move up to 35 lbs. Ability to drive and travel as needed.  Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person.  Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed. 

Posted: July 28, 2020